Urbano Christmas Lunch

The Gate Restaurant
370 St John Street
Clerkenwell, EC1V 4NN

The Gate Restaurant

Celebrate Christmas 2019 with Urbano and your fellow members at The Gate Restaurant in Islington - with great wine, an exceptional 3-course menu, great conversations and fun!

And this year we are doing things a little differently. So save the turkey and pigs in blankets for Christmas Day, and join us for a delicious alternative festive feast.

To build on Urbano's zero carbon programme of events and the importance of contributing to reducing our carbon footprint, we have chosen an outstanding vegetarian and vegan restaurant. According to the Vegetarian Scoiety, the whole food production process of farm-to-plate totals 30% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and by replacing meat with vegetarian sources of protein, we can reduce these emissions. It is something we feel passionately about - and we know many of our members do too. And also the food alternatives are now pretty darn tasty!

For our Christmas lunch we will be seated at The Gate Restaurant in Islington. As plant-based pioneers since 1989, they have been creating inspiring vegetarian and vegan food for everyone to enjoy time and time again with a growing number of restaurants across London. Their delicious menu is below and we are pretty confident there is something for everyone including meat-lovers...


~ Starters ~

Plantain Fritters (ve)
served with a creamy sweet chilli sauce, seasoned with ginger, chilli & coriander

Chestnut & Caramelised Parsnip Terrine (ve,n)
grilled olive bread, cranberry & orange compote

Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vent (ve)
truffle oil, rocket salad, creamy leeks

~ Main~

Christmas Rotolo (ve,gf)
pommes dauphinoises filled with wild mushrooms, served with parsnip purée,
roasted shallots, mushroom & red wine sauce, & parsnip crisps

Butternut & Sage Wellington (ve,n)
with leeks & roasted chestnuts, served with a cep reduction sauce, new potatoes & sauté kale

Aubergine Schnitzel (ve,n)
grilled aubergine layered with cashew cheese & basil pesto, roasted peppers, tomato
served with new potato, caramelised onions, sauté kale & horseradish sauce

~ Dessert ~

Chocolate Snowball ve gf
dark chocolate shell filled with chocolate mousse & griottines, served with Chantilly cream & dark chocolate sauce

Cranberry & Vanilla Cheesecake (ve,n,gf)
spiced cranberry & orange compote

Prune & Apple Crumble (ve,gf,n)
Armagnac crème anglaise

Plus petit fours and a half a bottle of wine per person.

After you have placed your booking, we will be in touch to confirm your menu choices.

Terms and Conditions of Booking (in addition to Urbano's usual event terms)

  • Strictly for Urbano Members only. Two places per company maximum.
  • As the date is popular we have made a deposit in advance based on expected numbers. We advise booking early as we cannot increase numbers.
  • When booking please note that we cannot provide a refund if you cancel or cannot make the event. No exceptions. However you can transfer your place to another colleague.


To join Urbano in time to attend this Christmas Lunch event at appropriate member rates, please view www.urbanonetwork.co.uk/membership

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