The Gun
The Gun

The Gun

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegundocklands.com/
  • Phone: 02075155222
  • 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: British, Gastro Pub
  • 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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The Gun reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.5
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (99)special occasions (97)sunday lunch (92)business meals (82)outdoor eating (80)romance (48)group bookings (40)brunch (22)good vegetarian options (11)outstanding value (7)child friendly (7)afternoon tea (5)pre/post theatre (3)Show More
  • A gem tucked in old eastern london
    MattAT
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    This is a fabulous place to go after work for a drink and enjoy their fantastic food. The crew is really professional and warm, and they do read their guests very well. They give you space you need it and are alert to be there when appropriate. The crab is really good and salmon had a very nice sauce and perfectly cooked. The steak is superb. Wine list is really good and the ambience perfect for business dinner/meetings.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    steve
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was very good and the service also. The place is quiet.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUNDAY LUNCH @ THE GUN
    osailles
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Visiting from France and looking for a "classic" english sunday lunch menu, we found The Gun being ranked among the best places in London. The place is very warm and the people were really nice upon our arrival and gave us our table promptly even though we wera a little early. The food was excellent and the different tastes very well balanced. The pork roast was really great. Perfectly cooked and tasty. The service was "too quick" as we just had finished a plate than the other one was already on the table.
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  • Perfect for weekend lunch/brunch
    DonataVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This pub with a history boasts a perfect views, has an amazing choice of meats for non-vegetarians and very friendly and helfpul staff. Perfect for Sunday roast or Saturday lazy brunch.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Dinner for 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Had a lovely relaxed meal, great quality food and really friendly, attentive, but not overbearing service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Captain
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Great food and always busy so book ahead. A little too loud and tables too close to each other for a romantic venue.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish to die for
    MameatsVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    The cod and chips is by far the best available anywhere. The portion size is generous, perfectly cooked in a simple batter not 2 inches of thick fat as so often get. Really good. Fish is fresh from Billingsgate Market which is under a mile away so must be fresh.
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  • What a steak!
    Viva
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    We booked a table at The Gun on the Friday afternoon for a Friday evening. The reservation was quite early (6pm - the earliest you can have dinner) and when we got there we managed to get a table outside. They were very accommodating and moved the reservation to the outside table. They served a good (but a little pricey) Malbec to go with our dinner and I also had two pints of Snake Oil - a lovely pale ale style lager. I ordered the oysters to start (large and fresh) and the steak for a main and it was huge. Fantastic. It was cooked medium rare and it was spot on. Bar staff were great, serving staff a little confused but very friendly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Best if you sit on terrace
    Tigg
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was really quite good. We were seated in the front room so no ambience or view. I think probably quite nice when you are seated on the terrace with view of O2 across the river. THey were perhaps short-staffed in the dining room when I was there, so service was a little sporadic, but still not hoffible; suspect service may have been better on terrace where they seemed to have more servers. I will go back, but only if I can get a booking on the terrace.
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  • Really good steaks
    Edward
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Went to the Gun for dinner with a group of friends. The outside terrace and gin garden were great for pre-dinner drinks and the steaks were huge and delicious. Thoroughly recommend.
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Gun Saturday night
    jamesrc
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Whilst the food is good in this Docklands gastro pub, it isn't particularly good value considering you are sitting slap bang in the middle of a very noisy pub. It is really not the sort of place to go for a dinner for two, because you can barely make yourself heard and it's not relaxing having to shout across the table at your partner for two hours! The place doesn't stop being a pub just because there are white linen table cloths. I know there's a dining room at the back (on the river) and, in future, I would only dine at The Gun if there are tables available in that room. But maybe they aren't for couples?
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  • Saturday lunch
    Angel63
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    We had booked as part of the Great London Swim, which was cancelled, but also for a birthday. The food was delicious , the service was friendly and professional. We all left singing the praises of the meal and the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • River Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Good English Food and game nice ambiance and lots of good beer to try plus a good variety of wine loved it
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • big disapointment
    titoupitou
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    I had seen a lot of good reviews about the gun. We we arrived, the restaurant had run out of half of the mains and starters. The service was rushed and the staff made us feel like we had to eat quickly. The food was disappointing, the wines were overpriced. I would not recommend the gun.
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  • Another great meal at the Gun
    SuzeeQ
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    We had another great Sunday lunch and ordered the beef and deer for our main courses. As always the portions are generous, the meat melted in our mouths and the veg and potatoes cooked to perfection. We have never had a poor meal. The service is always most attentive and the ambience good. A great place and a great find tucked away in Coldharbour.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great restaurant in a great pub
    RobZshoreditch
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Lovely old school pub with ample inside and outside space and good selection of beers. The restaurant opens onto the front bar, which is mainly sit down so you get the atmosphere and buzz without excessive noise. The food is divine. A great place for meat and game and our sirloin steak on the bone for two easily fed three (we had starters and dessert) and was tender and delicious. We shared the fish special, cod tongue, cheek and neck with beans as a starter with some sides. Another fine and earthy dish, and the turnip gratin is a real winner. Desserts very good too, warm apple cake with various apple flavours and deep, rich and fruity summer pudding although one guest thought their ice cream wasn't creamy enough. And the staff are lovely.
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  • Lovely lunch
    ANONVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Great high end pub for lunch! good food, relaxing atmosphere
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  • What was this?
    Robert
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    I came already several times to the Gun and it was already outstanding!!!! This time I invited my family, which I just see one time per year, and this time the service and overall experience was just horrible. I booked a table on the terrace, when I came the waiter said that it's not possible, then he found a table in your dining room, which is not as far so good as the terrace. My parents ordered some oysters, crayfish and crabs, and everything was not available, even if it was written on the menu. The topic was that you even run out of all your port,except one. I am working in the same business, so I understand these problems, but normally a good waiter can see if the costumer is not happy. After this time I am not sure to come back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu selections
    Greenie
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    We booked The Gun last minute for a celebratory dinner with family. Everyone loved the dishes they chose, we were impressed with the service and the ability to move our booking to an earlier time during the booking confirmation call. We all had three courses, which was too much food, but the menu was tempting and the food was brilliant. One person is a vegetarian, a second person dairy free and both were able to ask for slight adjustments to dishes without fuss from the kitchen. A brilliant evening was enjoyed by all.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    PDiddy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The Gun is in a fantastic setting right on the Thames. Food was excellent. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shame about the service
    Mike56
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Really nice food but let down by rushed and brusque service. Very expensive.
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  • Just fine
    Patricia
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Relaxed ambience, friendly. Food is ok, little bit overpriced.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great venue. Good food, good service. Just remember to book a table with a view, especially in summer
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jfoodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    It was the first time all 6 of our party had been to the Gun and we all enjoyed our meal. The starters were very good and well presented. Mains were the usual roasts for Sunday lunch which were good but could have been hotter. Puddings looked stunning but we were all too full to have one. The wine list was OK nothing different on offer. Would we go back, yes I think we would.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Jackie
    dolanpc
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Very nice food service great very friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere, lovely setting overlooking the river
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great riverside gastro-pub.
    ViewFromTheBridgeVIP
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Our second visit was as good as the first. Excellent service, very good food. The Sunday roasts especially were good value. We haven't yet managed to book a table at one of the tables with a river view - it's justifiably a very popular place - but the main dining room is very pleasant too and it was good to take coffee out by the water in the sunny Gin Garden.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Spectacular Food
    sinki
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Amazing setting, emmaculate service and spectacular food all go to making a meal at the Gun one of the best you will ever have.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Philomela
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Salleh
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Delicious food in an atmospheric setting, a pleasant walk from Canary Wharf tube station.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Emma
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    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!
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Julie
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly gastro-pub
    dmi1
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pub dining
    Marjie
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    TerriB
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Dinner at the Gun was outstanding as usual. Superb food, fantastic service and always a great atmosphere. Definitely the number one pub in London
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  • Not up to usual a high standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    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.
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  • jntracks
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Mand
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    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.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Amazing food with a view
    Lateralleap
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    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
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    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • poor experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    Really disappointed, 16 people is to many for the gun to deal with.
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  • Outstanding!
    TxChickVIP
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Most beautiful pub! Just gorgeous,, fab food, really a great experience.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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