The Gate Bistro

The Gate Bistro

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We say…

Thought of as the ‘gateway to good food’ in Leicester, The Gate Bistro on Braunstone Gate provides a memorable, first class dining experience that will enhance any occasion from a casual breakfast to a romantic dinner for two. The team behind The Gate love good food and can’t wait to welcome you whether you’re planning on dropping in for a coffee and a read of the paper or a main meal to remember.

Housed within the building that was once home to Zavu, The Gate Bistro has been refurbished and transformed in a stylish and sophisticated, yet comfortable and welcoming space with a warm and friendly atmosphere. From the comfortable chocolate brown leather sofas that line the bar and lounge area to the quirky bar design and exposed brickwork, the devil really is in the detail. The large windows to the front of the venue fold out completely allowing the atmosphere from the restaurant to spill out effortlessly across Braunstone Gate. This not only attracts visitors but also allows those sitting at the bar stools at the front of the venue to feel included in the buzz from inside. The Gate Bistro boasts not only one, but two perfectly formed al fresco areas and whilst the front area is perfect for a few causal drinks in the summer sun, the space to the rear is enclosed and perfect for a little more intimacy.

The philosophy at The Gate Bistro is simple. They believe that food should be great and offer their full flavoured dishes made using free-range, sustainable produce at great value for money. Open from Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and evening service and over the weekend for breakfast, this ethos is consistent across each menu whether you fancy full English or a delicious steak to share. The team at The Gate want to make sure that you have the ultimate dining experience so if there’s something in particular that you fancy and whether it’s a dish cooked a certain way or something your nan used to make, if you don’t see it on the menu then give them a call and they’ll see what they can do to accommodate your requests. The kitchen team also love fresh fish and have a steady supply of the freshest seafood from their fish monger, so if you’re usually a little shy when it comes to sampling some of the ocean’s delights, there really isn’t a better place to try the fruits de la mer.

Absolutely nothing is too much trouble for the staff at The Gate Bistro on Braunstone Gate, Leicester, so why not book a table and take the gateway to good food, good times and great surroundings, now.

Review summary

8.9 based on 7 reviews
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Reviews (7)

  • Imogen Jones

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    I have been to the Gate Bistro a few times and have yet to have a disappointing meal. In previous visits I have had the rump steak and though I can't fault it, I wanted to branch out and try something a little different. I went for the BBQ pork ribs and they were lovely. My husband loves the food too, so we'll be going back again - I can't wait to sample the rest of the menu!

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  • Hannah Lee

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    I had heard The Gate Bistro was good from friends so decided to go there with my boyfriend. We both enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was good quality. I had the chicken kiev and he had the steak burger. We were both satisfied with our meals and the service.

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  • Colin Bishop

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    Excellent food, good value, friendly and attentive service from the owner to the waiting staff. Highly recommended.

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  • Tina Rippin

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    Booked for Valentines day and was not disappointed. Staff were friendly and the Food was prompt. They served the biggest onion rings I had ever seen. The starter was excellent and the dessert was delicious. I have had better main meals but overall I could not fault the food. A great night was had and I would certainly recommend The Gate Bistro.

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  • Chris Palmer

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    Went at lunch time mid-week and we were the only people there so difficult to judge. Food we had was good but the desserts menu didn't offer much.

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  • Chris Palmer

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  • Sheila Greyson

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    A must visit! The food is delicious and the staff are lovely. Not a single complaint and we look forwards to visiting again.

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