The Gate was established in 1989 by Michael and Adrian Daniel, brothers with an Indo-Iraqi heritage who wanted to recreate the diverse flavours and culinary experiences they had enjoyed as children, eating food with Arabic, Indian and Jewish influences. We started with passion and creativity and we maintain that passion and creativity today. Originally opening in Hammersmith, we have successfully launched other branches in Islington and most recently Marylebone in December 2016.
The Gate Hammersmith is located in what was once the studio of artist Sir Frank Brangwyn, next to the Hammersmith Apollo.
When it was due to close for refurbishment in 2012, Michael took the decision to open a second branch in Islington. The Gate Islington has become a popular and well-established institution in its own right and since the reopening of the Hammersmith restaurant in 2014 the restaurants have gone from strength to strength. The Gate Islington is the first restaurant in the UK to be awarded Autism Friendly Status by the National Autistic Society.
The Gate has just launched a new outpost in Seymour Place, Marylebone. The Gate Seymour Place opened its doors in December 2016, bringing the creative and delicious vegetarian food enjoyed at the Hammersmith and Islington restaurants to this popular area of Central London.