The Garden Gate is a 19th-century gastropub with a beautiful beer garden and a quaint wood-panelled period interior in the heart of Hampstead. It’s no more than a minute’s walk from the Hampstead Heath Rail Station, and the same to (or from) the Royal Free. My family and I love this rustic looking pub and have at least one extended family gathering here every year (this year included). The garden is heavenly when the weather permits, and the whole establishment is dog friendly.
Although their menu offers little more than typical pub grub, everything they serve is really good. The burgers, for example, are a favourite of ours. As are the posh looking sausages and mash. After trying a couple of different dishes, I now stick to the fish and chips which I find as good as any dedicated chippy. The steak is small, but you get a prime cut of meat which is usually cooked just the way you ask.
Yeah, the girls and boys in their kitchen know what they’re doing. So does the team behind the bar. This pub is well worth a visit.
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