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The Gate

Rickmansworth Road, Chorley Wood, Rickmansworth, WD3 5SQ +44 1923728255

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00

A bit disorganised when we arrived at 12.15 but it soon swung into the usual efficiency

Terence Regan 13 January 2017
from Chobham Surrey

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Tucked away in the historical village of Chorleywood, right beside the local cricket club ground, The Gate offers al fresco dining in its peaceful beer garden, as well as a cosy bar and restaurant. This refurbished gastro pub serves a selection of modern British dishes.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Gate menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest seasonal ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include Mediterranean mezze, seared chicken breast with sweet potato rosti & buttered British beans, and spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar at The Gate restaurant showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at the bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Gate in Hertfordshire is a 3-minute drive from Chorleywood Tube Station.

The Gate

Rickmansworth Road, Chorley Wood, Rickmansworth, WD3 5SQ

Contact +44 1923282053
Reservations +44 1923728255

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Customer reviews for The Gate

3.6 ((()* (based on 20 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (6)
  • trendy (3)
  • romantic (2)
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  • business (1)
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  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Barbara Brackley from Rickmansworth

    Good food and service

  • (((** 20 February 2017 by Charlie Proctor from London

    Friendly staff, lovely decoration in the dining area. Had 4 roasts on our table. Meat was good, maybe more chicken and beef than on the pork roast. Probably would have preferred more vegetables - i.e. Bigger portion size and more variety. Bigger stuffing would have also been ideal. I think with a pub roast it needs to be better than you could make at home. Temperature of the vegetables was also just warm rather than hot. Having an increased variety such as cauliflower cheese, red cabbage etc would be better. Only two potatoes again is on the small size when paying £15 for a roast.
    Ladies toilets could do with a lick of paint and a refresh, 2/3 were blocked with loo roll.

    Pudding was really lovely- the chocolate bomb was wonderful!
    Overall friendly staff and good service, would like a bit more on my plate from the roasts.

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Eileen Charalambous from Chorleywood

    Salt and Pepper Squid starter is always excellent as are the Roasts on a Sunday, also the Cheese Board is always a good bet. Sound selection of wine if slightly over priced for a "country pub"

  • (**** 30 January 2017 by Brenda Fullylove from Prestwood

    Worst meal ever. Manager deducted amount from the bill. Please see previous review!

  • ((((* 13 January 2017 by Terence Regan from Chobham Surrey

    A bit disorganised when we arrived at 12.15 but it soon swung into the usual efficiency

  • (**** 9 January 2017 by Barry Frankham from Watford

    The chips we ordered with our steak were sent back twice as they looked like they were cooked in dirty oil as they looked brown and not golden or they were left over from lunchtime and warmed up

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Anthony Brooks from London

    Great food selection, one party of the group commented that that was the best fish dish he had ever had

  • (((** 6 January 2017 by diner from Saint Albans

    Very slow service we had ordered 2 soups and 2 sandwiches with a small side of soup. It took 35 mins to come. When it arrived the soup was luke warm and not very tasty and the sandwiches were not to bad. The staff were very pleasant. We didn't complain at the time as were short if time!

  • (**** 20 December 2016 by Robert Burrows from Rickmansworth

    Customer service very poor. Staff not attentive. Made food selection - 4 roast dinners to be told there were no potatoes! Had to reorder. Food portions small and lack of attention by staff meant they served my dish with the wrong side. Had to ask 4 times for a jug of tap water! End of meal waited 25 mins to pay bill but no-one attended. Had to find staff who were busy chatting. VERY POOR EXPERIENCE, FOOD OVERPRICED & SERVERS APALLING.

  • (((** 19 December 2016 by Cordelia Bryan from Chorleywood

    The vegetarian nut roast with beautifully cooked vegetables was fantastic. Sadly my partner's £21 plus rib eye steak was as tough as boots. We took home half of it for the dog!

    The manager apologised and knocked off a fair chunk of the bill as no one checked if the meal was ok. Nice friendly but clueless waiting staff need basic training. Even though it was a Friday evening before Xmas, the place was only half full of diners when we left at 8.30pm.

    The whole experience was well below what we have enjoyed at the Gate over some years.

    Would not recommend based on this visit but it has been great in the past.

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