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The Starting Gate

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Station Road, London N22 7SS, England
+44 20 8889 9436
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family to celebrate my birthday at lunch. It was a Sunday, so most of us had the Roast Beer, which was delicious. The atmosphere was really nice, friendly and relaxed. The decor is kept in the original features which is nice as many gastro pubs are stripped back to look trendy. I would definitely come again.... More 

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Thank Jo T
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Jo Really glad you enjoyed your visit to us, and Happy Birthday! Hope to see you again soon. Dave More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just popped in for a few beers. Shocked at the cost. £5.05 for a London Pale. I'm told the reason is they are close to Ally Pally and can't adjust the prices down when there are no events on. Sounds like a rip off to me.

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Thank Barry C
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Barry I hope that the quality of your beer and service were as good as we aspire to serve. As for the pricing of our beers, they are competitive within our micro market, I apologise if you felt ripped off, this certainly is not the case and we have many happy guests. If you would like to discuss your... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All food very good but the lemon sole main course the best pub food we have ever had. The staff were very good, marco, claudia in the kitchen and in the bar domi sim and maddie were superb, so friendly and helpful, would thoroughly recommend.

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Thank DebbieDave2008
StartingGateTeam, Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Debbie Thanks so much for your feedback, really pleased that you enjoyed our menu and that you found our service great! I will pass your comments back to my team who will be chuffed to hear :) Kind Regards Dave General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked some space at the pub to have a bit of a gathering for my son's first birthday. We were quite vague about how many guests we might have - but the staff were flexible enough to allow us to just turn up and see on the day. We were placed in the pretty rainforest corner, with space for... More 

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Thank F13JOY
StartingGateTeam, Assistant Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the lovely review, it means a lot to get such a positive feedback! We are really happy you enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. It was a pleasure to host your party in our pub, and we will love to have you back! I'll pass on your kind words to the... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a Sunday roast with a group of around ten friends and the food was great, plenty of veg and well cooked meat with lashings of gravy all at a very fair price. Amazing ambience and the service and staff were exemplary. Kid and dog friendly pub. All in all, a classic example of the modern boozer lovingly restored... More 

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Thank James H
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi James Thanks a lot for your kind words! Will pass your feedback to the rest of my team. Hope to see you and your lovely friends again soon! Dave General Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at the Starting Gate, our new local pub:) The snacks and drinks are really good, and the pub quiz was a lot of fun. Looking forward to trying the Sunday Roast tomorrow! Adjusted the location on the map as it was wrong. Cheers!

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Thank Siem v
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Siem Thanks for your kind feedback! Welcome to our little community, always nice to meet new people :) See you for that roast! Dave More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always nice to come out the station and have a pint. Had cod, chips and mushy peas last night which was 10/10. Lovely.

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Thank nickspurs
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Nick Thanks for your feedback, really glad you enjoyed the fish! Kind Regards Dave More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Came here after the snooker at Ally Pally for an evening Sunday Roast and love the place. Roast amazing- best I've had in ages! Staff were so friendly, I'm from South London and wish this was on my door step. Will definitely come again when we are in the area!

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Thank Mel H
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Mel! Thanks for your lovely words, I will pass this onto our team :) Hope to see you again next time your in Jolly North London Kind Regards Dave More 

London England
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for over ten minutes ears now and I've seen this pub change over that time. I've always enjoyed this pub as it has a cool relaxed vibe with some decent beer on tap and now a much better food menu than the old pizza based dining it used to have. I came here with my wife... More 

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Thank Alan T
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Alan Thanks for your kind words, really glad you have stuck with us through the years! Let us know when your coming and we will put a table aside for you. We have just launched a new wine list, which will go great with some roasted meats. See you again soon Dave More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

After visiting an exhibition at Alexandra Palace. We stopped in for a qucik pint. The beer was good , the menu was well structured and interesting so we ordered lunch. This is a friendly pub with a relaxed atmosphere. it is dog friendly the staff are atentive and the food generous and tasty. We comfortably stayed the whole afternoon .... More 

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Thank Terryk67
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Terry Thanks for your kind words, glad you wanted to stay with us all afternoon! Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Dave More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, London N22 7SS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8889 9436

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?