The Gate – St John’s Wood

Raising a toast (literally) to the restaurants serving up epic vegan brekkies 🥞 {complimentary}

You’ve probably heard of veggie @gaterestaurant, as it’s one of the original veggie spots in London, but did you know that they’ve JUST opened a branch in St John’s Wood, which is currently the only place serving breakfast? @wear.juti.eats and I popped over to test our their morning selection 🤤 Here’s what we thought:

🌱Full English w/ scrambled tofu, a mushroom & bean sausage, hash brown, smoked tofu bacon, homemade baked beans, wild mushrooms, roasted tomato & sourdough toast
✏️Baked beans had a beautiful sweet flavour but I was after some more juiciness! The shrooms on the other hand, were bringing those juicy vibes! They had a nice hint of garlic without being overpowering (although no amount of garlic is too much in my eyes 😂). The tofu was well cooked and really moist though could’ve used a little more flavour. I liked the flavour of the sausage but it was a bit doughy / dense. The spinach was perfectly salted 👌🏼 The bacon wasn’t very realistic – more soft & chewy and a little too salty for me. The hash was a bit dry but I loved the flavour. .
❓Order Again? Yes, with some changes

🌱Huevos Rancheros – A wheat tortilla topped w/ refried beans, scrambled tofu, Colombian Aji salsa, green jalapeños, coriander & chilli relish
✏️I enjoyed this – Props for branching out a bit! I used to love this dish pre-vegan. It was sweet, creamy and a little spicy. The beans gave it substance but again, tofu needed more flavour. Loved the fresh salsa! Also, a generous portion
❓Order Again? Yes

🌱Banana & berry pancakes – American style w/ berries, bananas & maple syrup
✏️ These are some of the best vegan pancakes I’ve had! They were so so fluffy and despite being chunky little things, they were light and soaked up the syrup well. The berries worked perfectly but i would’ve liked a few more. It did also need a tiny bit more moisture – perhaps more maple syrup
❓Order Again? Yes

📍Location: Various (This is St John’s Wood)
🌾GF Options: Yes
🌱100% Vegan? No, 100% Veggie
🏠Eatery: Formal restaurant
💰Affordability: ££
👩‍🍳Service: Good, Friendly staff
🎶Atmosphere: Relaxed
📸 @wear.juti.eats & me
📦Leftovers: Nope
🗺Restaurant Map: Link in bio


The Gate is featured on my list of Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants. To see the rest of the list, click here.

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