The Narrow
The Narrow

The Narrow

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gordonramsay.com/thenarrow
  • Phone: 02075927950x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Saturday

    Lunch: 12pm - 5pm

    Dinner: 6pm - 10.30pm


    Sunday

    Lunch: 12pm - 5pm

    Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Narrow
With panoramic views of the river Thames, The Narrow restaurant and bar serves simple but elegant food sourced from the best British and European artisan produce. Classic cocktails, wine and beers can be enjoyed in the bar or conservatory lounge, perfect for a relaxing drink and sunset views.
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The Narrow reviews from OpenTable diners
442 reviews since 21 May 2014
Average Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.2
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
sunday lunch (204)special occasions (178)outdoor eating (175)romance (134)fit for foodies (108)business meals (104)brunch (83)group bookings (81)child friendly (40)outstanding value (32)afternoon tea (26)good vegetarian options (23)pre/post theatre (23)disabled access (7)Show More
  • Great location, reasonable food
    Buddha
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    The location on the Thames is excellent and we enjoyed sitting on the half open terrace in mild weather. From the well compiled wine list I chose the Rioja reserve which was outstanding. The food, while quite acceptable, was really just fancy pub food at quite high prices: simple, reasonably tasty but certainly not refined. On the continent you could expect a higher quality of fine dining for the price but this is London after all. I would come back for a special occasion and the ambience but not the food. The "12.5% discretionary service charge" which is now common among British restaurants is a bit annoying. Doesn't the 20% VAT cover service as well?
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    business meals, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    Lippy
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    We booked for the set lunch on a Monday. As there were only a few people we had a choice of tables by the window. The set lunch provided three options for each course. The fish & chips were a popular main course - the fish was beautiful, however the batter and chips could have been better. Overall the lunch was good value and a great setting.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Great restaurant
    Qprchelle
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    I had a £150 GR voucher to use and chose the Narrow. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Food was excellent. I tried the special Toffee Champange cocktail, would recommend. We sat on one of the outside tables overlooking the river. Great views. My only moan would be that they say the service charge is optional and we were made to feel like we had to pay this. The voucher had covered our food and drink and half the service charge.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salad was best part of the meal
    southie
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    The mains were all right - my partner had the pork tenderloin which was good but nothing so amazing. I ordered the duck with great excitement and was very disappointed; it was tough and the sauce was just OK. The rocket, butternut squash and parmesan cheese, however, was spectacular! I could have made a meal on that alone.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Great place...
    Hannahloub
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Lovely food,, good ambience, friendly staff, great views of the Thames...this was our 2nd visit and we will be back again!
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    brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    SteRichardson
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Took some international guests here. Food was of a good quality and the setting is excellent. Service was slightly fragmented at time and a little slow between course. But overall a good dinning experience.
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    business meals
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  • Lunch
    Izzy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Beautiful location and ambience of the restaurant. The food was a bit of a disappointment considering the fact that this restaurant belongs to Gordon Ramsey. Also service was nowhere near good. The waitress was pleasant but we felt she was not there at all. We have not been asked whether we liked the food and whether we needed anything else. That was not really what we had expected chosing that place. I would recommend to go there and have a drink and enjoy the lovely view!
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My friend and I visited The Narrow on Monday evening and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The weather was lovely and we sat outside with the fabulous views of the Thames & the city skyline. Unfortunately our beer of choice was not available which was a surprise for a GR establishment. On re-ordering a different beer it took a short while to arrive even though the pub was relatively empty (we were dining at 7pm as were going to see some live music later). The food was fantastic but the service was quite average, no real personality with the servers. I see this all the time in England where the food & location are first class but the service is just average. We could learn from the USA where service is as important as the food
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep coming back !
    Dusty
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We just love it here at The Narrow. There's something special about dining here with the Thames as your back drop and food that is so well prepared and cooked. Mario & his team always go that little bit extra to make your dining experience that much more special. Prices are on a par with other top end Gastro Pubs / Restaurants in Central London and a lot better value than some I could mention nearby ! My only gripe is.... I wish they would bring back Pint glasses and get rid of those 2/3 pint ones they have now !! I like a PINT with my meal ! lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Birthday lunch
    eadg07
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We were running late so called to change our booking which they were very accommodating with. When we arrived, we'd been seated at a table inside which isn't what we wanted; part of the reason for booking the restaurant was the opportunity to sit on the river. Again, the staff were incredibly helpful & moved us to a table outside which was fantastic. We were very lucky with the weather & loved watching the old barge boats go past. The waiters & waitresses were very friendly making sure we were happy (glasses always topped up!). The only criticism I would have is that the soup starter was a little salty; the food in general was good but not the best I've ever had, however, the overall experience was great; I would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goro
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    GBP 28 for Rib Eye stake with vegetable was a bit expensive.
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    afternoon tea, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Good pub grub
    denisepau
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I really like the narrow. Sunday lunch here is pretty good (even though there is no stuffing! Come on Gordon!) The chicken was cooked to perfection and the gravy was better than I've had anywhere else. The major let down is the kids menu. I really think there needs to be more food for young kids. My son is 1 and I ordered the pasta. The flavour was good but the pasta was far too under cooked (not even al dente) so he didn't eat it. If not for that it would have been a 5 star review. The staff here are lovely and the views outstanding!
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midweek Dinner
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We sat in the conservatory area - great views and location. However, we sat right next to the till and cutlery drawers which was very noisy and constantly in use. The service was a bit ad hoc, good when we were attended to but we were left waiting a long time before our desert order was taken. The food was not of a quality I have had previously in the restaurant (6 months or more ago since our last visit) or of a standard that matches similar priced venues in the area.
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  • Une très bonne expérience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    De passage à Londres nous avons voulu essayer de diner dans un des restaurant de G Ramsay, bien connu en France. Nous avons été enchanté par l'endroit typique, par l'accueil très pro et décontractée et enfin par le repas de très bonne qualité. Une dernière bonne note pour le vin blanc anglais que nous avons gouté... Il était excellent.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    sadly i booked this probably about 2 months and rung up twice to ensure we have the perfect table for my mums birthday, when we turned up the table was booked by another family which i couldnt understand how this had happend when we booked so far in advance. Such a shame as my mum who had traveled far and i wanted to make sure it was perfect for her. Although the lady on reception tried her hardest to re-arrange the table pans the family who was seated in the area we required obviously pulled rank. Instead the 6 of us with a small child was cramped in the corner....the only blessing was the food was amazing!
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    outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Thanks for the lovely night
    davidone
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    I chose The Narrow for the last evening in London with my girlfriend (she had to return back in Italy the next day) and it was the right choice: food was amazing (really fresh tuna and delicious salmon above all) and the view on Canary Wharf was really a plus. I'll come back surely.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night by the river
    Fishandchipsjunkey
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    If food be the music of love then eat on. A wonderfully romantic setting, great food and drink and smiling service. A credit to British food and especially unbeatable fish and chips.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Heyjude
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Beautiful location on the river, very good service, amazing King prowns...
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    outdoor eating, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday supper
    ep48
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Very nice food and view, rather too noisy due to happy diners. We all had the fish and chips, excellent 'mushy' peas, mushed but fresh.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • A nice view restauran
    Yeshaha
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Very nice restaurant the food its great and the service its good
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Such a disappointment! Food was cold and not cooked properly. Service was very slow and not up to our expectations.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Not the place for a quick bite
    Rufsdinner
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We had dinner here on a Friday evening. The location is great, with sweeping views of the Thames and, on a summer evening, it's a lovely place to eat. We had a very nice cocktail to start. The food was generally good, although the kitchen had been a little too liberal with the salt on a couple of our dishes. Service was very friendly and attentive, but it was incredibly slow. We arrived at 6pm and there was only one other party in the dining room. Our first course didn't arrive until 6.45 and, when our dessert order still hadn't turned up at 8pm, despite having been ordered 20 minutes previously, one of our party had to leave. This was irritating as we had deliberately chosen an early dining time precisely for this reason.
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    outdoor eating
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  • risto
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The service was very friendly and food was good! Really worth visiting, with a nice view to the Thames.
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  • Great Portions!
    Wagtayl
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Fantastic Sunday Roast.....Pork Loin with exceptional crackling and big portions!!!
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Roasts!
    E3Gourmande
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had a great Sunday lunch here. Service was great and we managed to get a good table overlooking the river. One of the best sirloin roasts I've had.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Din-Dins
    LikeToDine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Was able to enjoy a lovely meal in the conservatory. Lovely view of the Thames, which added to the experience, and the waiter was very attentive.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great evening by the river
    Live2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    There were 5 of us and we greatly enjoyed our evening at The Narrow, overlooking the river while enjoying an extremely well prepared meal from an interesting menu served by friendly staff. The restaurant is attached to a pub, which was quite busy being 8.30 on a Friday evening and close to the business district of docklands. Nevertheless, our waitress was very tolerant to the fact that we wanted a relaxed pace to the meal because one of our party had called to say that they were going to be very late. We felt welcome and unhurried, which always makes the food taste even better.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Marco
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have had my first year marriage anniversary at the Narrow. The food was fresh and extremely good and the customer service was unbelievably nice. Finally at the end of the dinner they also offered a plate with "happy anniversary" written with the ice cream! We will definitely came back and I will speak about my great experience with all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you very much, Marco and Pam
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trassi
    Trassi
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It was delicious! Food,ambiance, service, everything was ok!
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    outdoor eating
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  • opinion
    pvcomments3
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I like the place, the food. The view to the river, for me its perfect, because it's so beautiful but not too elegant that you can't enjoyed. For me is perfectly fancy!!!!! Thanks
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hell kitchen
    Kelly
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The food was not specially good and way too overpriced. Service wasn't great, when we arrived no one was there to great us, we had to get someone to place us. Moreover, there were many mistakes with the waitress that kept on bringing the wrong orders to our table. Ambiance extremely bad, bad lighting, our table was stuck between 2 tables and there was barely any place to move and no intimacy. Overall experience was extremely dissatisfying and we felt as this restaurant was a scam. We don't understand how this restaurant has Gordon Ramsey's name on it.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Great place, with a fabulous outdoor terrace. Lovely food
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    outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • USAvisitor
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I join in the sentiment of others. Service was not up to the standard of this restaurant's benefactor. Nor was the food. The view is not worth the sacrifice for what one would should receive.
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  • What a disappointment
    AKA2000
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    After having been to this restaurant a couple of times in the past and having made some rather good experiences, we were really looking forward to return to The Narrow after two years of abstinence. Not quite sure what happened in the meanwhile, but the evening was quite a disappointment. Despite of having booked a table four weeks in advance and having asked for a table at the riverfront, were given a table in a room which has been more like a pub-style drinking area in the past. Rather hot day and around 8pm, air was still hot and sticky. No ventilation. Asked for appropriate table, turned down. On my place, no napkin, no cutlery. Asked for cutlery, still not given napkin. Asked for mayonnaise, was given ketchup. Never again!
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  • Saturday lunch
    celebrating
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    We were lucky to chose a beautiful sunny Saturday for our lunch and it was perfect to eat on the terrace overlooking the River Thames with our guests from overseas. The service was excellent, staff happy to move us when the sun moved and we became too hot!!. We thoroughly enjoyed our food which was plentiful and well presented. Will return soon.
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    brunch, child friendly, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Beautiful food, beautiful setting
    mummy250
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    My husband and I went here for lunch after seeing monty python the evening before and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had the yellow fin tuna and it was stunning in taste and appearance. The view was lovely and the staff were very helpful and courteous. I shall definitely be back when I am next down in london
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food by the river
    DavidE14
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    A lovely way to spend a summer evening. Ayala champagne followed by fish and chips with a great British white wine (Chapel Down Bacchus) The service was friendly and attentive and the river view is wonderful.
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    brunch, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, disappointing food
    ilikefood
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Very average pub food, we were fooled by the celebrity chef association but certainly not obvious in terms of food, seemed more like heated up frozen meals. Our table was booked at 6pm, the first booking for the evening service and as we were looking at the specials board 2 of the 4 main courses were being taken off! We were able to order them still but why not take them off before guests sit down as not a good first impression. Out of the 6 meals only one could be described as good which was the tuna steak. On a more positive note the location is great, right on the river with wonderful views both ways so worth a visit just for this.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic meal
    notafoodie82
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Came here with my sisters for a family get together, very good food im no foodie but it was fantastic. Staff very welcoming and attentive this was on a saturday night and they were busy but service never slipped. Was a bit worried that the narrow may have been a bit pretentious but it was not in the least good food good service ok your gonna pay for it but for that special get together well worth it, i will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To be repeated
    Mongoose
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Great food and service in a lovely setting, 5 of us ranging in age from 12 to 79 all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will visit again next time we are in the area
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.