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The Gun

#579 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
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27 Cold Harbour, London E14 9NS, England
+44 20 7515 5222
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This generous pub, gave itself heart and soul last night to a little sailing club I belong to and boy what an evening. Roaring log fire, terrace overlooking the Thames, lovely sparkling wine to toast the evening and a genuinely amazing meal. Tasty warm scallops, a wonderful homemade meaty terene then a saddle of beef, roast chicken and a delightful... More 

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LONDON
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is off the beaten track and has a homely feel, a civilised pub with a good atmosphere. Nice clientele. We has lunch on a Sunday. The tables downstairs are a bit too tight together, but they do try and persuade diners to the terrace, which we declined. The tightness of the tables mean a 4/5 but the staff are... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday night in November. The front room is a restaurant. Around the back you have tables where you can eat but can also just drink. There are undercover tables out the back looking over the river towards the O2. Friendly service from all staff. The venison carpaccio was lovely although maybe a bit too sweet for my... More 

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High Wycombe
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a second time for sunday lunch. A bit of a walk due to construction going on in Docklands (nearest tube is Canary Wharf). Sunday lunch was still great we had the beef. Good selection of beers anbd wines and a nice open fire inside. As weather was good we sat outside and had a great view of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live nearby so this pub is always a nice option. On Sundays, be advised to call ahead and book if you plan to eat - it gets quite busy. The front (entrance) part of the pub and restaurant are quite underwhelming in atmosphere but once you go to the back (that faces the thames) the atmosphere is much better.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Sunday roast the atmosphere the food are amazing from the food to the ambient top number one if you want nice food and feel at home go to the gun amazing

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Thank Francesco V
TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'Francesco V' Thank you for your 5* review of your visit to The Gun. Delighted to hear your comments on the food and ambiance. See you next time! More 

London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had roast chicken for 2, it's beautiful and excellent portion for two adults. Make sure there is room for desert, it's yummy.

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Thank Anteater222222
TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'Anteater222222' Thank you for another lovely review of The Gun - so pleased to hear the second visit and meal was a successful as the first. Great photo of the roast chicken as well!! We look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere is fantastic in this country pub in the city. Warm fires and a lovely terrace to have dinner on. Will come back here time and time again. Booking needed to avoid disappointment, it can be very popular on some days.

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Thank foodguider
TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'foodguider' Many thanks for the review of your visit to The Gun for Sunday dinner. We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby so picked here to meet up with family. Great atmosphere, good beer and great terrace views. They were really busy so we had to wait to find a table big enough but they were really welcoming and helpful. We had some food from the bar menu, it was very good but not huge portions, kind of... More 

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1 Thank Steve E
TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'Steve E' Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Gun with the family. Next time you are looking to visit give us a call and we would be delighted to reserve a table for you. Look forward to seeing you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second review about The Gun, I love this pub! it has loads of different areas for you to eat and sit or reserve. A big pub area near the front bar, a back room for dining, a terrace for parties which is also an evening dining spot if not set for a party and also another back... More 

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TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'emilym1991' Thank you for yet another fantastic review of The Gun!! We are delighted that you and especially your cousin had such a great evening to celebrate her 30th birthday. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 63
Cuisine
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Cold Harbour, London E14 9NS, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground: Canary Wharf; DLR: Blackwall, Canary Wharf
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7515 5222
Description
The Gun is a beautifully restored Grade II listed riverside pub, dating back to the 18th century. Frequented by Lord Horatio Nelson in the late 18th century, the venue has been transformed in recent years into a legendary London gastropub with a 40 cover dining room in the main bar, a back bar with two snugs, two private dining rooms and a fantastic riverside terrace that seats 40. Previously awarded London's Best Dining Pub 2012/13 by The Good Pub Guide, The Gun serves the highest quality British food complemented with experienced service. The bar offers a wide range of beers and cocktails and the wine list is seriously classy too. The nearest stations are Canary Wharf for the Jubilee line and South Quay or Blackwall for the DLR.

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