The Gate Bistro

December 11, 2011

I’m not over on Braunstone Gate very often thse days but it’s good to see a new independent restaurant opening in the heart of the strip there. Several of my West End pals expressed disappointment  when Jones’ Bistro closed a couple of months back – every neighbourhood needs a nice little bistro serving a decent steak, something mediterranean and maybe a good breakfast at weekends and it looks like The Gate fits the bill .

Now I’ve not been yet so reports from you lot are welcome, but I like the cut of it’s gib – nothing too fancy or pricey but it looks fun enough. Evening menu has fully garnished 28-day hung steaks at around £12,  other dishes such beer battered haddock, pork tenderloin wrapped in sage and serrano, free-range chicken breast with garlic and thyme rosti and grazing boards come in at around £9-£12.   If it’s all done well – and head chef Adam Lynch has worked at a high level before  –  that sounds a bargain. Breakfasts sound promising too – full English, eggs benedict, eggs florentine, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon etc.

It’s located at 32-36 Braunstone Gate, next to Left Bank.

7 Responses to “The Gate Bistro”

  1. […] The Gate Bistro I'm not over on Braunstone Gate very often thse days but it's good to see a new independent restaurant opening in the heart of the strip there. Several of my West End pals expressed disappointmen… Source: […]


  2. Mike & Jessica said

    We ate there last Friday night on spec. The food was not bad (v. tasty bubble & squeak for starter; points deducted for overcooking the hake and making paella with standard long grain rice. Otherwise pretty tasty). Service was very good; friendly & welcoming. Good range of offers too. The place didn’t deserve to be as empty as it was, but maybe the constant changes of ownership put people off.


    • riponia said

      Thanks Jessica – glad to hear the food sounds reasonable. I think you’re right about the site having had a few relatively short-lived, fairly undistinguished tenants and therefore people need a bit of persuading. Good luck to them anyway.


  3. Rebecca Smith said

    We had a couple of dishes off the specials, as recommended by our waitress, Seabass fillets and Salmon, followed by a brulee and cheesecake. We both thought the fish was perfectly cooked with very tasty extra bits, and the desserts were amazing, would definitely recommend leaving a little room to have dessert. I hope these guys stick around for a bit, definitely our new local restaurant!


  4. Nicola said

    Lovely evening at The Bistro, food is perfect and there is a lot of attention to detail and quality of ingredients. The menu is also varied to suit all tastes. The breakfast is delicious here also. Really great offers aswell, plus main menu is also priced very reasonably. Excellent customer service also and has been everytime we’ve been. I Would highly recommend this restaurant !


  5. Mike & Jessica said

    Just back from Fratelli’s, which has taken over Jones’ old premises on Braunstone Gate. Service is attentive and friendly, prices are about par for the course and surroundings are attractive (especially if your musical taste runs to the finest cheesy Italian pop music 🙂 ). Food is tasty, fairly rich but not too heavy and prepared with attention to detail. If you’re missing Jones’, you could do a *lot* worse than come here.


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