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Welcome to V-ATE, the ultimate destination for those who refuse to let their inner cool kid grow old. Step into our automotive-themed diner, where nostalgia meets modern flair, and every corner is infused with the spirit of the '70s. Created by fellow cool kids Bob and Lesley, V-ATE offers an unforgettable dining experience that combines delicious food, a vibrant atmosphere, and a hint of rebellion against the ordinary.

a vintage photo of our company directors back in the 70s. they are posing in front of the custom hotrod made by our company director Bob
an old school photo of Bob our company founder. The photo is of him as a teenager wearing vintage clothes and lounging on the grass with his customer car. He is just about to race it down a drag strip

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional”


why daytimes at v-ate?

  • Peaceful Atmosphere: Escape the hustle and bustle of peak hours and savour the tranquillity of a quieter setting, ideal for relaxed conversations and laid-back dining.

  • Laid Back Environment: With fewer children around during the daytime, you can enjoy a more mature dining experience while still feeling at home among like-minded cool kids.

  • Bowling-Free Zone: Bowling isn't on until 5 pm Monday - Thursday. Say goodbye to the noise of bowling balls and immerse yourself fully in the rockin' ambience of V-ATE without any distractions.

an interior shot of the restaurant. it looks bright and colourful with lots of cars and car themed memorabilia

Experience V-ATE at a slower pace during our daytime hours, where you can enjoy:

Location & Accessibility

Located at Sutterton Truckstop, V-ATE is easily accessible and welcomes guests of all abilities. Our restaurant is wheelchair-friendly, with fully equipped disabled toilets on-site to ensure everyone feels comfortable and accommodated. We have lots of tables which are suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Just let us know when booking and we can secure you the most appropriate table. 

Get in Touch

Ready to join the fun at V-ATE? Book your table now by calling, emailing, or using our online booking widget. Our friendly team is here to assist you and ensure your visit is nothing short of fantastic. Can't find what you're looking for? Fill out the contact form and a member of our team will get back to you ASAP!

01205 726 049

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hungry for more?

Want to learn more about what V-ATE has to offer? Explore our menu page for a tantalizing preview of our culinary delights and check out our events page for upcoming happenings, including family-friendly bowling sessions and lively happy hour deals. Whether you're planning a solo outing or a gathering with friends, V-ATE has something for everyone. Thank you for supporting our family business, we can't wait to see you! 

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