Welcome to The Gate, Saffron Walden
The Gate reopened on August 2010 and has been ever since an Italian Restaurant run by us, Andreea and Daniel. The Gate is located on Thaxted Road in the historical market town of Saffron Walden. This year, in 2019, The Gate is celebrating its 200-year anniversary since it has been opened as a public house.
Our food is freshly prepared to order on the premises from carefully selected ingredients by our chef Daniel, to create simple, traditional, yet tasty and exciting Italian dishes.
All our pasta is home made in our kitchen, from spaghetti and tagliatelle to lasagne and not one, not two but three different types of ravioli. The sea bass ravioli, cooked with prawns, courgettes, pine nuts, fresh tomatoes and parsley has been a stalwart of the menu for 8 years and continues to be a favourite for many of our guests.
We also offer an extensive choice of pizzas that are stone baked in our wood fire pizza oven by our chef Philip. If a 12-inch pizza is a little challenging for our younger visitors, we are happy to make a smaller one upon request.
All our deserts are freshly prepared here, from the lightest panna cotta to our extra special tiramisu. For our guests visiting us in the evening (over 18 only), we love to offer a complimentary homemade limoncello.
Our extensive wine list offers a varied choice of Italian Wines and we also have Peroni on-tap to complement your choice of meal.
In the summer guests can dine ‘al fresco’ in our welcoming garden while the little ones expend some energy in the friendly play area. Parking is available and located to the rear of the The Gate.
We look forward to seeing you soon!