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The Gun
The Gun

The Gun Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegundocklands.com
  • Phone: 0207 515 5222
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 3:00PM,
    Saturday - Sunday 12:00PM - 4:00PM;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00PM - 10:30PM, Sunday 6:30PM-9:30PM

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, British
  • Executive Chef: Quinton Bennett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Underground: Canary Wharf;
    DLR: Blackwall, Canary Wharf
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Gun
The Gun is a stunning grade II listed, early 19th century, public house located on the banks of the Thames, in the heart of London's docklands.
Painstakingly restored to its former glory, the stylish venue boasts 2 bars, a restaurant, two private dining rooms, two snugs, an elegant riverside terrace and a chic sun deck.

Recently awarded London's Best Dining Pub 2012/13 by The Good Pub Guide and a finalist in the ITV London Restaurant Awards, The Gun serves the highest quality British food.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "All very good apart from the roast pork which was left not pink but actually raw inside, as if it had been beef. The guinea fowl was fantastic. Waiter was very attentive and nice."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "It was a lovely hot day and 4 or us had a table outside by the water. It was lovely. We all had the fish finger sandwich and chips which was really tasty. We will be back again!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "This was my first time there,and was the right place for me and my partner. We love it,very good service,delicious food and a very friendly staff. I recommend it."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "On reflection, we had an enjoyable meal a The Gun. Our starters, the smoked chicken terrine and charred lettuce/soft boiled egg were disappointing maybe because we had very high expectations. The steak & pork main courses were good. The anchovy dressing on the lamb wasn't to our taste - the meat was lovely though. The creme brulee was delicious. Couldn't tell the chocolate mousse was praline - but it was still good and the banana ice cream was delicious too. Unrequested the waitress said she wouldn't charge us service as it had been slow. Which it wasn't, so we tipped them anyway. My opinion of restaurants that err on the side of the customer is its a reflection of the general ambiance they create."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "My second visit, food is really great every time. The style of the pub is really nice with good quality sit down pub dining and a lively bar area. The bar just can get a little loud when you're trying to have a dinner conversation nearby, but the place has an atmosphere. Love the view of the dome and the great service. Our waitress was very nice. Recommendable!"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Dinner at the Gun was outstanding as usual. Superb food, fantastic service and always a great atmosphere. Definitely the number one pub in London"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • " Was a little disappointed with my visit especially I was taking family for a treat. The choice was more limited than shown on the website Sunday lunch menu and as we were a late sitting there were no specials. We had the roasts and the carrots were too hard to eat and the pork wasn't as hot as I would have liked. The scallop starter at £12 was. Dry disappointing. A very small amount of baby queen scallops. Compared to the rabbit starter it was over priced and under sized. The main waitress was excellent and gave good service but when she was on her break the others were less attentive and drinks took longer to come. Shame as I've been 3 times recently and had good quality food. Won't go again on a Sunday."
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "The location is a little off the path, which we liked since we got out of the tourist type areas. We went for sunday roast. Excellent food and a great ambiance right on the river. Everyone was friendly and wonderful. Eating outside was great."
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "Excellent venue with superb food. Arrived on time but was not rushed to order so were able to have drinks outside by the river. Beautiful building, a real hidden gem in the Isle of Dogs."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "Amazing view of the O2 and an active and interesting part of the Thames - literally just the other side of the wall from where you sit. Fantastic friendly service and truly scrumptious food. Wonderful place to hang out for an afternoon before a concert at the O2. Thank-you The Gun for a great experience"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Really disappointed, 16 people is to many for the gun to deal with."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Most beautiful pub! Just gorgeous,, fab food, really a great experience."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Probably due to the extensive hype about this gastro-pub expectations were running high and I was left feeling a little disappointed. By any pub standard the food was of high quality but somehow lacked finesse in flavour and cooking. Perfectly pleasant but expensive."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Excellent location within easy reach of Canary Wharf and away from the major chain restaurants. Great history and feel to the venue. Service is outstanding and nothing is too much trouble even on the first day of a new menu. Food cooked to perfection. Claire was a great host and made sure that we enjoyed the meal and the after dinner drinks on the deck."
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "I have used The Gun on several occasions for client entertainment now and have always been very pleased with the quality of food and service, the specials are always worth trying. The service is attentive but in no way overbearing."
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "Had a lovely meal, well presented and cooked. My only gripe is there is not enough room to have a drink at the bar if you arrive early. "
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "This is a great little restaurant, especially in the summer when you can drink on the terrace overlooking the dome. You can't reserve tables on the terrace apparently so it's first come first serve if you want to eat with a view."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "With family in London from overseas we wanted to share with them the ye olde world feel of The Gun, while enjoying brilliant food. The fact the sun was out and we had post lunch drinks in the Gin Garden was an unexpected bonus."
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "Nice views over the river. Service is good and the food of a good quality and well presented BUT it is expensive for what you get. Main courses include minimal vegetables so sides are a must unless you have a very small appetite. However £4 for a serving of new potatoes is a rip-off, each other vegatable side is the same price so you are best off ordering several and sharing. One of us ordered steak and the other 7 enviously eyed the size of it."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "Been to the Gun a few times as i work in Canary Wharf and its a lovely little pub to trek down to (about 5-10 minute walk from Canada Square) It has a lovely outdoor space but when we were there this week it was raining so we sat in their sheltered terrace with outdoor heaters with a table overlooking the river. The staff are soooo lovely and very attentive, we were impressed :) The food is very yummy and reasonably priced. This is my favourite place to go to if i want to meet friends for lunch during the week. If you've not been you should make a plan to check it out, i promise you will be impressed! "
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "The Gun was a nice little pub with some decent beers and wines available. Food was a little mixed and service was nothing special. Beef shin was delicious, cooked well while being tasty. The orange duck was a little disappointing. This was served pink for tenderness, as duck should be, however, instead of being tender the meat was a little chewy, plus the dish's flavour didn't seem to compensate for the disappointing meat. This could have just been this batch of meat as the shin was delicious. We both had deserts which were fantastic. Well made with great balanced tastes. For the price paid we felt a little let down for the full meal. However, I would recommend The Gun for dessert and a drink on the terrace with a nice Thames view. "
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "Good meal, Dexter beef delicious and two first courses. Generous portions, no room for pudding. Service too fast, we finished well within our 2 hour slot, so that detracted from what was a special evening out. Lovely pub in interesting area. Restaurant very noisy, tables too close together. Staff very welcoming. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "We had a late booking--for which the waiters thanked us as a big party had arrived before us and were monopolising the chef's energies. Our food was excellent--the specials of the day. Wine v pricey and the acoustic v poor so we had trouble talking at the table. Maybe this would be overcome if you had a fine day for sitting outside, but it's also near the traffic so I don't know. A couple who obviously wanted to be together (as well as eat well) had the back corner table from 9.30 so their experience of the place might have affected the booking!"
    dined on 21/05/2014
  • "Conducted a business dinner there and is was a very nice overall experience. Food, service, wine etc. A classy off the beaten path place. I look forward to going again."
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "The Gun is ideally situated on the Thames with stunning views of the O2 and the river. Outside dining (covered and non-covered) is definately recommended although the interior dining/bar is a postcard of what people imagine a English pub to be. Hard to fault anything really, great beer including real ales, fantastic service. The Sunday lunch is easily the best in the area, although you do pay on the higher end for it - the pork lunch with crackling is perfect though. I've dined here many times, usually in the evening after work and never had a bad experience and it has a nice varied menu."
    dined on 18/05/2014
  • "Alhough the food was good, especially the dessert, I found the helpings less than generous. Mash was clearly from powder. I thought the menu was a bit pretentious: no mention of anything along the lines of pie or fish and chips. It's a pub after all. It was too cold for the open air terrace, but the riverside gallery by night has quite a view. That's not where you eat though, that's where you drink."
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "Great venue - food was a little disappointing for the price."
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "Went for a team night out, they had some very impressive steaks and whilst not cheap, the service was outstanding and the food was of excellent quality."
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "Disappointing service .Had one course sat down at 8.30 left the table at 10.30 fed up with waiting for someone to ask if we required a desert .They seemed more interesting in clearing tables and setting up for the follwoing day . That said would return as have had many better experiences in the past ."
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Food, drink, ambience, service - all 10 out of 10. Best gastro pub in London!"
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "Solid, interesting and tasty British fare. Beautiful building with exceptional views from the terrace. Prices are in-line with restaurants of a similar calibre, and provide fair value. Would recommend for a special occasion or business lunch."
    dined on 23/04/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this hidden gem, a bit pricey but food was outstanding with a great wine list, terrace and beers on tap. Highly recommend"
    dined on 22/04/2014
  • "This is the best gastro pub in this area. It is great for pre meal drinks with very atmospheric rooms right by the river. The food is not cheap but of very good quality, pork belly and braised beef were two of the best choices of our party of 8. The service is efficient and professional, however at times a bit unpersonal. All in all a great place to eat and we will be back."
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "Liked - Views across Thames, good selection of ales, quality of food considering its a pub (recommend the pork belly), cozy fireplace Didn't like - I don't expect much service in a pub was left disappointed considering we were paying >£30 per head. Greeted by a friendly manager who asked one of the waiters to show us to the table. He ignored us and left us standing for at the door until she picked up on it and took us to the table. Friend came 20mins late as she got lost - Asked waiter where we were, to be bluntly told "I don't know where your friends are" and then ignored. Took 30mins to get a bill as the waiter was too occupied with a posh family next to us. A shame as manager was lovely and food was good."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Thank gun - I had a fantastic night my other half. We look forward to visiting your establishment again."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "We have been to the Gun several times, for business lunches, lunch with friends or just the two of us and have always found the food and sevice to be excellent. The staff are attentive and the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. Would definitley recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Great food, great history, great setting! Perfect for a spring/summer lunch on the terrace."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Once satnav had found the place and we managed to park (residential parking only) we had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch to celebrate Mothers day. Both the roast pork and beef were excellent [1st class roast potatoes] and the two fish eaters in our group said both the cod risotto and the sole, clams and mash were also very good. We will look to return come the warmer weather so we can eat outside overlooking the Thames looking out to the O2 Arena."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Very good gastropub food and a friendly atmosphere. Even the kale was perfectly prepared. Nicely varied wine list"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "The Gun is an interesting alternative with good food. The huge number of waiting and bar staff seem to be crying out for a manager of which there appeared to be none. Without this the experience was rather haphazard."
    dined on 26/03/2014