The Handbook
The Handbook

The countdown to Christmas begins, you can now listen to Mariah Carey on repeat and you’ve probably already opened the second day of your advent calendar. Who isn’t looking forward to Christmas though? Turkeys that’s who. They will love The Gate though, because the vegetarian restaurant is opening its third branch today in Seymour Place.

Following on from the Hammersmith and Islington restaurants, this central restaurant will serve up classic dishes such as the green banana fritters, aubergine teriyaki and plantain chips and green dragon. New additions will include a three-way filled globe artichoke, aubergine schnitzel and wild mushroom rotolo. It’ll also be the first of The Gate restaurants to serve breakfast. Start the day with scrambled tofu with smoky shiitake mushrooms; bagels with avocado and poached eggs; egg white and spinach omelette with avocado and toasted sunflower seed salad and pots of chia, banana and dates with halva and sweet pecans.

As natural, healthy eating is the order of the day they’ll be offering freshly made juices and non-alcoholic cocktails. For those wanting something stronger then there’ll be jalapeno margaritas and a more festive quince and vanilla margarita as well as sustainably sourced wines.

Designed by Alice Bajrach, 86 cover restaurant be kept simple with plenty of natural light, simple furnishings and plain walls. There is also a terrace, although it might be a little while before you want to venture outside, seeing as it is officially freezing.

So balance out your pig in blanket consumption with a visit to The Gate.

The Gate: Opens 1st December 2016, 22-24 Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 7NL,