Picture of Gate, W11 3JZ

Gate, W11 3JZ

The Gate was a bar, club, and restaurant serving pan-Asian food in Notting Hill, located in a basement below the Gate Picturehouse. It has now closed.

As of October 2018 the entrance is boarded up photo, and although there's a premises licence application for "The Little Yellow Door" taped to the boards photo, this dates from April 2017.

The information below is retained for historical purposes.

Bar, club, and restaurant serving pan-Asian food in Notting Hill, located in a basement below the Gate Picturehouse.

It appears to have been there for some time; we spotted a licensing application dating from 2006. Judging by some reviews, the food style used to be different, but as of 2011 they offer a menu of pan-Asian options including dim sum.

Kake, Ewan, and Kerry visited on a Wednesday evening in November 2011. We had a Groupon offer voucher which entitled us to a platter of dim sum plus two cocktails, and we ordered a couple of extra dishes and an extra cocktail to round this out.

Har gow photo were sloppily-made and badly overcooked. Scallop dumplings photo were actually mostly prawn; also, the wrappers were a bit thick, but at least not overcooked. Gyoza photo were Japanese-style rather than Chinese-style; they were OK. Siu mai were also OK, but nothing special.

Service was a little scattered; the tap water we asked for never arrived, and after finishing our first round of cocktails the wait for a member of staff to order more was long enough that we eventually decided not to bother. Nevertheless, a 12.5% service charge was automatically added to the bill.

Kake's verdict: Mediocre. I can't imagine wanting to come back.

Accessibility: Access is via a flight of steps with a non-continuous handrail on one side.

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Last visited by Kake, Ewan, and Kerry, November 2011.
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