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The Gun

#623 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food, friendly staff and amazing view. Perfect for a hot summer's day. Sometimes it can be busy though and a table is hard to come by outside!

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Thank karanm0dy
TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'karanm0dy' Thank you for your wonderful review of The Gun. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! The Gun Team! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I visited this pub on the hottest day of the year (so far) in March. It was the first day they opened up the outside bar. Which was lovely btw. We managed to get a table looking over the Thames. (Beautiful Views). The staff were great! We decided to eat here too and we were so glad... More 

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Thank clbaines2015
TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'clbaines2015' Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your recent visit and Sunday lunch at The Gun. Fingers crossed for the same fantastic weather the next time you visit us! The Gun Team! More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here on so many occasions and always regarded it as one of the best pubs in east London, the food has always been good sometimes exceptional but the last few times we have been in it has gone really down hill. Service is poor with no enthusiasm or motivation from staff and food is very average and extremely over... More 

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1 Thank Martin M
TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Hello 'Martin M' Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of The Gun. We are sorry to hear that your recent visit did not live up to your expectations especially as you had previously regarded us as 'one of the best pubs in East London'. I would very much like to get in contact with you to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Gun restaurant for a early family dinner. (Been there lots of times before) There was no one in the main restaurant and we sat out in the indoor Terrance as we had a small dog. We all felt like steak for dinner so we ordered 1x rib eye mr, and 3 x sirloin m, mw. Ordered 2x... More 

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TheGunDocklands, Manager at The Gun, responded to this review

Dear 'Michael K' Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to The Gun. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. We are delighted however, that following our recent email correspondence with you, you have allowed us to invite you back to The Gun to give us the... More 

Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with The Gun, it's a hidden little gem my friend had managed to unearth. Sitting outside next to the river was so tranquil albeit a little breezy (they really need to get plastic cups outside!). Although we did not eat, the menu looked appealing but with only a handful of cocktails which looked a little pricey.... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gun is a traditional Pub Restaurant which is tucked away in a residential area of the Docklands on the outskirts of Canary Wharf. It's combination of superb food (you have to try the scotch eggs), great wine, amazing local ales and a fantastic Thames edge position makes it one of the best pubs in London. The service is excellent... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch as I had heard great things about this place. Sitting was for 1.30 but by the time we arrived they were out of the 2 dishes we wanted to order for a starter. Ordered the lamb for the main and it was just a huge piece of fat. Not good for £24 a pop. They did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent old pub with fantastic river views overlooking the 02 Greenwich. A real hidden gem within Isle of Dogs!

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Paris, France
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the pub by chance as it was close to our hotel. The staff is very nice and friendly, the restaurant is cozy and the food is traditional yet tasty and somewhat original (I had the blini with goat cheese mousse). All in all a very nice place have dinner or to just have a drink!

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Thank Ceastyle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the setting opposite the 02 on the river is great & the pub décor is great. The food was excellent and was accompanied by an extensive wine list. My only complaint would be that the starters didn't arrive at the same time so some of us had finished before the others were at the table. Otherwise great, recommend!

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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
US$13 - US$64
Cuisine
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Groups, 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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