The Starting Gate

Restaurants, British Wood Green
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Situated only minutes from Alexandra Palace in London’s Wood Green, The Starting Gate combines traditional pub with modern bar and restaurant to great effect. Particularly popular with locals, The Gate has an easy, laid back atmosphere well suite to those after work drinks, lazy Sunday lunches and thank-goodness-it’s-Friday moments.


Venue name: The Starting Gate
Address: Station Road Wood Green
N22 7SS
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4 / 5

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Chlo Fo

Fab pub opposite Ally Pally Station. Having lived in the area for four years, it's taken me until now to actually visit this pub and I think I'll now be a regular. The beautiful wood and etched glass transport you back in time to the Victorian era and it carries on right through the pub giving that lovely comforting air that makes you want to sit there all day. Great selection of food and drink, friendly welcoming staff and I hear they put on a great quiz!

Laura P

My local! Practically lived in this place while my flat was being redecorated. Lovely staff and excellent service, rotating range of beers and a super quiz night :)

Giles C

Lovely ambience, with original Victorian etched glass. It has been modernised but in harmony with the original features. Good food (Modern British) and a wide range of craft beers. Their Bloody Mary is pretty good too!


This pub could be good but unfortunately it does not think toilet hygiene is of importance to its cliental. The toilets stink and I mean stink! They also seem to think soap and hot water are not required. This wasn't a one off I have visited 4 or 5 times in the last few years because of closeness to work. They sell food and the pizzas aren't bad but sort the toilets!