Welcome to the Gateway

 We are open through the Summer until 10th September

for cocktails, drinks and meze style small plates.

Our comfortable, intimate space offers the ideal surroundings

to enjoy a drink with freshly cooked food. 


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You are welcome to come in just for a drink - also on offer are small plates, drawing on the vibrant cuisine of the Middle East.  As always, every element is cooked fresh here in our kitchens by chef Samantha Sastry, using locally sourced fish and meat.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes

are naturally a big part of our menus.


About us

We love living and working here on the edge of Dartmoor,

where we have an abundance of local growers and suppliers

whose produce helps us to lovingly create delicious, wholesome

and seasonally inspired food.

Chef Samantha Sastry's Indian heritage and creative appetite are reflected in our emphasis on Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, 

as well as dishes from other countries and closer to home.

The Gateway is available for

private parties of up to 20 guests.


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"Quite simply, the food was beautiful.

I absolutely recommend this restaurant"

"This was the finest, most delicious, clever and authentic meal I have eaten in a very long time"


Pop-up Events

We offer 3 or 4 pop-up dining events every year -

sumptuous taster menus with a variety of dishes

and a unique range of flavours.

Every element is cooked fresh here in our kitchens 

by chef Samantha Sastry.

Our next event -

The Gateway to Korea

will be held on these evenings in October:

Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th

Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd

Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th

The cost is £42.00 per person, and booking is essential –

dates fill up fast.

Drinks are available at our licensed bar at normal prices.


Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes are naturally 

a big part of our menus, but please let us know about any dietary requirements or allergies when you book.


For more information, or to book a table, 

please contact us by phone or email.

If you are not already on our mailing list, we suggest subscribing

so that you can be kept up to date with new events.



Do you have gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan foods?

Yes, we are experienced at providing for special dietary requirements -

please discuss your needs with us when you book.

Are there disabled facilities?

The restaurant is on the ground floor, with a small step down into the building.  

Our only toilet is on the first floor, up a slightly uneven staircase.

Is there parking nearby?

Yes, there is some on-street parking right outside, unrestricted in the evening.  

Otherwise there are car parks at Station Road and Court Street, both a short walk

and free after 6:00pm.

Do you accept credit / debit cards?

Yes, we take most major cards, except AmEx and Diners.


Our story



We took over the long-established Gateway Tea Room in 2015, breathing new life into the 17th century building, and creating a menu with traditional elements as well as more adventurous and

exotic dishes.

Every winter we transformed the tea room into an authentic South Indian thali restaurant, and last year we decided to make the transformation permanent and offer globally-inspired food along with homely meals in a comfortable restaurant setting.


We are blessed on Dartmoor with a wealth of mindful producers who, like us, believe that local, low-impact, sustainable food and drink supplies should be the norm.  For us, locally sourced means just up the road!


Contact us

We prefer contact by phone.

To book a table, please phone us any time on 01647 440722

You can email us at


Email bookings are not confirmed until you hear

back from us

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