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The London Restaurant Festival has announced The Gate Islington as winner of the Discovery Award 2012.

Adrian and Michael Daniel opened The Gate in Hammersmith 23 years ago. Their Indo-Iraqi-Jewish heritage informed vegetarian food was a far cry from the nut cutlets and leaden pulses that too often define this way of eating. This year, opposite Sadler’s Wells theatre, they opened a sleek, seductive second restaurant.

Just five months after launch, The Gate Islington has become an award-winning restaurant, having won the Discovery Award at the London Restaurant Festival. Marina O’Loughlin, one of the judges...

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