A lovely dinner on Saturday
the food was nice and the service good despite it being quite busy on a Saturday evening.
Perfect Sunday afternoon venue
Came here for lunch with a group of friends who were visiting from overseas. Disappointed not to be seated outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon (as requested in on-line booking) but the service and food were excellent and made up for us sitting indoors. We had a one-year old toddler in the group, who was also made to feel very welcome. My second visit here and would definitely return.
The Gun has an "outside" Thames side eating area, a lounge, and saloon rooms, giving a variety of choices. The food is nicely cooked, and the regular menu choices are very adequate, with "specials" not quite so generous, albeit sufficient for most tastes. Waiting staff are particularly polite and attentive. Parking is limited near-bye, and the pub seems to fill quite quickly, so booking advised. Altogether a very good venue, especially for those wishing to visit a waterside pub serving very good food.
Dined during the week and noticed lots of business people enjoying great lunches. Have been before on a weekend and noticed a real contrast with families and locals. Great atmosphere. Staff are really helpful and friendly. Food is delicious. Nothing at all bad to say.
Our favorite London restaurant
My husband and I eat and drink at The Gun regularly; so much so that it has become our favorite London pub and restaurant. The food is always fresh, locally sourced, and elegantly prepared. The service is excellent and we have become friends with several of the staff members (we go there quite frequently!). One favorite aspect is the sourcing of the seafood from Billingsgate market which is only a short walk away. It is always fresh and delicious. And with a charming interior and views of the River Thames, what else could you ask for?
Best oysters I had in London
Food was excellent (though portions were quite small). We were amazed by the quality of oysters. Also lovely atmosphere if you can get a table in the terrace area on a sunny summer day.
My wife and I went for lunch
My wife and I went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Pre-booked a table on the Terrace to enjoy the view of the river. We had an excellent meal (my wife highly recommends the pea soup starter) with very attentive service including help in selecting the most approriate wine to compliment our main meal of monkfish. After showing some interst in the history of the pub we were fortunate enough to be given a quick tour, which we also enjoyed. We will definitely be returning in the future.
Lovely food; ambience not so good
As a regular customer of The Gun I knew what to expect, but was dissapointed to find that thay had run out of oysters (we ALWAYS have oysters) and crab. There was as, usual, a very interesting menu and it was revelatory to be forced to choose something different; the smoked sea trout salad was great to start with as was the lamb rump with truffle polenta main. Sticky toffee pudding was explemplary, the chocolate mousse with mango sorbet scrumptious. Service was fine. Unfortuantely, (I don't know if this was because it was a week-day evening), the noise level in the dining room was horrendous; everyone was shouting at the tops of their voices, we had shout as well, or we could not hear each other at all. Such food deserves a better ambience.
out on a limb
Took my aunt and uncle there who are visiting from NZ and it did not disappoint, it's tucked in a little corner with a great view of the O2, most food/wine was great (except the roast goat which was a little tough and perhaps could be cooked differently?) Service was excellent apart from a little spilled soup! The most intriguing part was actually getting there from canary wharf station as we walked right along the waterline into what seemed like no man's land but follow the gps and you'll be right!
A great 'posh pub' experience
A great 'posh pub' experience with great food and service, pretty pricey for the environment
The Gun was very lively on
The Gun was very lively on a Friday evening.There are a wide varierty of speacil beers and ales on tap so we gamely tried one each. The specials board listed one starter and two main courses which got sold out by the time we ordered (strater) and by the tie we ate (main vcourse). My Devon dressed crab was lovely with both white and brown meat. The terrine looked and tasted great. The special main was a roast Scottish salmon which looked great but lacked seasoning. As it was my friend's birthday and we didn;t get her a cake (as she is dairy intolerant), the restaurant had kindly written happy birthday on her dessert plate which was a lovely touch. Overall, a lively ambience, great food and brililant views of London.
Fantastic way to spend Sunday after
We met friends at the gun for an informal Sunday lunch with our children.we were made to feel very welcome by the staff who even organised the best looking fish fingers and chips that I have ever seen.our roast dinner was delicious looking out over the Thames on a wonderfully sunny day.
Top marks to the staff who made it a lovely day and tended to our every request.thankyou.
A very reliable lunch option if you don't wish to stay on the wharf is just a short walk away.
Good family meal
Group of 4 of us dined on Saturday and had a very enjoyable evening. Good food and wine and good service. Only slight niggle was even though we booked in advance a week before hand, were sat on the table right by the front door when rest of restaurant was empty, asked to be moved which they did. Apart from that, great night
Ate here 6.30pm Saturday night. Dreadful weather outside for August but a very warm welcome inside. Everything superb, staff, food, drinks, glasses, tablecloths etc. etc. We were celebrating the fact that we had defended a ridiculous parking ticket (and won).
This was a repeat visit to
This was a repeat visit to a hidden gem on the Isle of Dogs - an 18c. waterside inn with views across to the Millennium Dome / O2. Despite booking only the day before, I was able to get a table for two on the terrace which on a glorious summer's day was ideal. The food was imaginative, excellently presented and with appropriately moderate portion sizes. There is plenty of fish on the menu sourced from nearby New Billingsgate. I look forwards to my next visit.
EXCELLENT SUNDAY LUNCH
Superb quality and imaginative cuisine. A real find! Not cheap, but still good value
Nice Gastro Pub
This is a nice gastro pub with the a nice view out the back of the river and the 02. The service is too over bearing this is something they could improve. They didn't have our reservation correct or have the high chair ready, despite them ringing me to confirm it all that morning. Once we were seated I advised that we were waiting for two others but they proceeded to serve us bread and asked to take our orders before evryone was even seated. Food is very good but probably not worth a second visit as the overall experience is not worth the money £200 for 4 with wine.
Fabulous location, food and service ***** star dining
Elegant food, good service and atmosphere. Classy gastropub.
I had heard of the Gun but wondered whether the reviews were over-hyped. I decided to visit before I moved away. In essence, everything I had heard proved true that evening. The atmosphere is great. The tables are fairly close together but yet you feel in your own space. It still maintains a pub feel but has a luxurious overtone. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delivered at perfect intervals and when it came was beautifully presented, hot and delicious. The wine menu gave a good choice of wines in all price ranges. We had Prosecco, three courses each, a bottle of wine and coffee and it came to £60 a head.
I couldn't fault the Gun and my only disappointment was that I hadn't tried it earlier...
Very good British fare. Good service and with an outstanding terrace which on a sunny day is wondrous to dine by the river in the sun. Beautiful old pub.
Nice Pub with Good Food
Tucked away from the fury of activity in Canary Wharf is this smart Pub on the riverside. The menu is attractive with solid options which do not disappoint. The staff were very attentive, friendly and really very welcoming. I would recommend this Pub to friends for a bit of an escape to a nice but relaxed place for lunch or an early dinner.
and excellent food. The wine list is great and it is easy to rack up a bill buying special wines, but also easy to keep it reasonable. Good selection of ales, great steak and seafood.
But would probably go for the cheaper alternative at the back with a view.
The Gun in South Quay was good
Comments from all those lunching -
Pleasant environment with good beer and above average food. Will visit again.
Totally agree the fish and chips looked excellent and my salad, was really tasty.
I agree. I would praise more the food though. It was really good.
I loved the food. It was “gewd” .
Lovely restaurant, great service
Lovely restaurant, great service and food to die for! One of our group, an extensively-travelled businessman, who has dined at several high-level restaurants previously, stated it was easily the best food he has ever eaten in the UK. And I tend to agree with him...
We booked from France and spent very good time. Warm welcome and good service.
We just had a small problem, we arrived by underground and stopped at Canary Wharf, not so easy to find the restaurant but hopefully we find nice English people to help us.
Great Food, great ambiance
The pub part of this gastro pub, is one of my favourite pubs in London with a really nice ambiance and a great view of the Thamse right opposite the O2. The quality of the food in the restaurant part of the business is definitely above average and not one in our party of 8 left dissatisfied. The meat is of good quality and all vegetables are fresh. The local draft is a great beer. The service is improvable, not terrible by any means but definitely not the stand out part of the dining experience there. In terms of value for money this is definitely not the cheapest gastro pub you could go to but given the quality of the produce it is worth the money you pay.
Food and service was top class. Value too. Hope to get back there soon if poss at all. Go if you can.
Really good experience
We had, my partner and myself, a really good experience at the Gun. We went for dinner and enjoyed everything, the food, the staff and the place!
Next time we have to try the bar.
Food was lovely - perfect crackling on the belly pork. and they do an amazing bloody mary! the setting on the river is very serene.
What a great venue!
Directly opposite the Millenium Dome with the River Thames lapping against the wall, our US visitors were absolutely delighted with this traditional pub and restaurant. I had been here before for business lunches and occasional work suppers so it was interesting for me to gauge others reaction but I wasn't to be disappointed, they were thrilled!
The service was good, the food excellent and it reminded me why I think London is such a great city!
The Gun is a gem. I live on
The Gun is a gem. I live on the Ilse of Dogs and it is my go-to place for a casual pint and a book, a pub dinner with mates or a finer dinner with someone special. The only small niggle was that it was quite noisy that evening in the main room. The Cabins are better. Try to get a seat there if you are going.
Another fab meal at The Gun
We booked The Gun for Sunday lunch and it was superb. We had huge sprats as a shared starter, followed by roast pork and the special lamb. All absolutely delicious and generous portions. The wine is a little expensive but what the heck. It never fails to deliver and the staff are most courteous.
Perfect Sunday Lunch
Sunday lunch was perfect as usual with the roast done as ordered and the matching wine superb .. not in fact the advertised wine but a better earlier vintage at the same price.
Faultless.excellent menu and friendly service,real ales river views smart casual atmosphere.
good food, great service and views
We always have a great time, the staff are excellent from the bar to the waiters. Food was excellent as well.
Were never asked if we had
Were never asked if we had a booking (we did), but view from Terrace is excellent, daily menu comprehensive, quality v good,
The Gun blew me away!
Couldn't fault it on any level. From the call to confirm to the thanks for coming and all the bits inbetween it was great. We went on a Monday, usually quiet most places and it was packed out. Great ambience, fantastic food. Had the belly of pork, couldn't have been better and the chocolate pave for puds. Both the specials of the day and outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the atmosphere was buzzing. Definitely going again!
Excellent evening :)
Initially, we chose to spend our anniversary at The Gun because of their amazing view of the Thames (it being fireworks night and all). But even though the "terrace" is inside, it was pretty cool out there! So we went for the "normal" table inside the restaurant/pub, which was perfectly fine. So our only negative comment: They should have some kind of heating at the terrace! Other than that, our meal was marvelous! We both decided to go for the grouse, and it was sooo juicy and good. For dessert we had the carrot cake and parfait, both of which were perfectly made, my other half doesn't even like carrot cake, and he ate every last crumb! All in all, friendly and observant staff, nice atmosphere, great food and lovely pub with great beer!
Great! If you like fish.
The Gun is a pleasant place to spend a weekend lunch with friends and our 2 year old. Although the food was good in general and the service great it wasn't all plain sailing. The lobster ravioli wasn't up to scratch, even when replaced, as it was too thick. The choice was restricted if you aren't a fish fan and I'm not. I appreciate that it is close to Billingsgate fish market but more meat and veggie options would be appreciated. Yes I will be back but I will make sure I am in a fish phase and I won't be having ravioli!
We went to The Gun after reading a review in the Sunday Times article "Top 50gastropubs" We had been to the ATP tennis finals in the O2 arena and The Gun was ideally located.
We couldn't find fault and enjoyed a lovely delicious meal with excellent service from friendly staff. We had a drink first in front of an open fire.
Good value at £111 for 2 people including drinks and service charge.
Highly recommended, please go if you get the chance!
Having not eaten at The Gun
Having not eaten at The Gun in over two years we were pleased to see that it hasn't changed and still holds true it's east end charm and still provides great food. This time with kids and celebrating my husbands birthday they couldn't have been more welcoming. Great service, and a lovely warm atmosphere.
An amazing Sunday roast! Great service in a pub steeped in history
I love it here. Pricey but worth it.
Firing from all barrels
My 3rd visit to the Gun and will be back for sure. Excellent food as always (in particular a wonderful venison on red cabbage main for me. Indeed an opinion shared by all seven of us. Taxi pick up and return certainly makes this my favourite lunch spot within 5 mins of Canary Wharf. Big thanks for Lisa who could not have been more helpful in organising.
An old world gem amidst modern surroundings, The Gun serves up a mixture of game and fresh seafood which is high quality both in terms of preparation and presentation. A range of ales is available. I will certainly be back.
Our group of six spent a very
Our group of six spent a very relaxed Saturday afternoon celebrating a birthday. The service was excellent, the wine and food outstanding. I would recommend The Gun to others who wish for a relaxed and exceptional dining experience but don't mind spending money to get this.
Great location, great food,
Great location, great food, great ambience and service. Last time the service was a bit slow but that has certainly tightened up and was spot on this time. Took some friends who were blown away by the whole experience.
Still not quite sure why there has to be such a high mark up on the wine though.
Hits the target - and then some
I'd heard very good things about The Gun and finally went for Sunday lunch. The food was amazing - reasonably priced, big portions, seasonal menu and absolutely delicious. The service was also exceptional. I expected it to be basic, given it's a pub, but the waiters were nicely dressed and the service was on par with an upscale restaurant. Sunday lunch was great, but I'm sure Canary Wharf types would find it a great place to take clients for lunch too. They offer free taxi rides from Canary Wharf if you've booked in advance - definitely worth calling them to find out about it. There's also a glassed-in, heated terrace right on the river with views of North Greenwich.