All Reviews by GAJ
Via Margutta 118, Rome, Italy
A real pleasure to find
27 Mar 2007
We found this via Happy Cow reviews - many thanks. We went there for lunch, (twice), and for dinner one evening during our recent visit to the city. Lunch is great value, and the atmosphere is lively without being overpowering with clientele ranging from students to serious business types. On both occasions we got in without a reservation, at 2.40pm the last time and we were still welcomed with a smile. Dinner is a more sophisticated affair with a choice of set menus or a la carte. We chose one of the former and enjoyed a very pleasurable evening as course after course of stylish delicacies were brought to our table. Dinner is more costly than lunch, but this is a very classy restaurant, rare for vegetarian establishments, and was worth every Euro. Please Margutta open a branch in London. We have some good veggie restaurants here but there is a very big gap waiting for you to fill.
24 rue Rambuteau, Paris, France
Vive la difference!
15 Aug 2007
This place is obviously quite popular with locals and there was quite a mix of Parisians and tourists, most of whom seemed to have aimed to be there rather than having discovered it by chance. My regards to the reviewer who did find this by chance and put it on this site, as we were led there by a Happy Cow review. We were impressed by the imaginative menu and found the portions to be generous. Everything was freshly prepared and there was lots of evidence of fresh seasonal ingredients. The prices were quite reasonable, especially bearing in mind this is the middle of Paris. Also, they spoke English with a smile, which is priceless, and also allowed us to practice our French. Very busy on Sunday lunchtime, make sure you book.
51 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, West London, England
Still as good as ever
27 Mar 2007
I am pleased to report that our recent visit found food standards in line with our high expectations and we were welcomed as usual by pleasant staff. The Gate is not the cheapest option but it offers a unique and imaginative menu and a good night out. We always go for the mezze as it is too difficult to choose a single starter, and then share two main courses. (We don't like to miss anything).
64 High St, Kingston-upon-Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, England
Good food and a friendly atmosphere
26 Apr 2009
We are regular visitors here and find the food consistently good and the staff friendly and attentive. I think the food is best described as 'ethnic' rather than haute cuisine but there is a very wide choice and everything is fresh and well presented. The menu is also well annotated for those with particular requirements, such as dairy or gluten free. One of the best locations in Kingston too, right by the river.