This was out second visit to Gunpowder after being left craving another visit straight after our first time here! The food is like nothing else on earth it's so fresh and flavoursome I just wish it was closer to me as I'd definitely be a regular diner here!
Gunpowder was brought to our attention by an Indian friend of ours - her nephew owns it. So we decided we had to try it, and boy, we were not disappointed. The restaurant is quite small and we had read reviews saying how people had to queue, so we booked a table just in case. The food was delicious, and unlike any other Indian food we have tried ( we have travelled a lot). We ordered quite a lot for a lunchtime and I was a bit worried that we might not finish it. The waiter reassured me that they had takeaway boxes, but the food was so good we did manage to eat it all. We had the rasam ke bomb, gunpowder aloo chat, porzhi okra fries, the pulled duck, the pork ribs, and half a mustard broccoli. We will definitely be going again.
I would recommend this place for a group meal. It's sharing food. Not good for a date.
Food was tasty, I enjoyed the shot glass soup with a crispy puri on top covering a creamy mash potato. I enjoyed most of the food, though I think for the money it isn't enough of a long enjoyable evening, and I think £12 for a broccoli is too steep.
I wouldn't come here again though as it was too crowded, and therefore noisy. Glad I was here for a casual dinner and not an occasion. Almost sitting on the couple next to us.
Very small drinks/ pudding menu.
The website with an out of date (by four months) sample menu also annoyed me, as did the lack of response to a question on social media.
I would give this place 6/10.
The okra fries were delicious. When we asked the waitress what porzhi referred to , she said she thought it was an area of India...really?
Good food ,chops a bit overpriced. Mocktail needed to be made with freshly squeezed juices.
Food is good but not as refined as it seems on picture. It needs more veggie options and halal meat. The tapas style is nice but at the end it is very expensive and the price does not reflect the service nor the quality of the food. The Chai was a tea bag and was charged as if it was a fresh one!
Great food, creative menu, and friendly, informative service. Would definitely come again and recommend to friends.
Great food! And overall fantastic service! But book in advance and don't overstay your welcome! Our waitress was quick to remind she had a queue. Fair enough, because the place is tiny. I'd suggest they maybe have a minimum '2 hour stay' policy....?
I'd definitely go back though, the food was divine!
we went to the Gunpowder mid-week , nice table for 4 next to the bar , Kitchen opens at 6pm, recommend the lamb chops - great food great service - well worth a visit !
Small intimate restaurant great for casual dining and meeting friends. Food is delicious with Indian dishes I had not experienced before. Lovely flavours
Unique place with creative Indian small plates. Each item with it's own distinctive flavor but not overwhelming. Fast service and nice staff. Not the traditional curry and naan place to stuff up. Hole in the wall location with a warm feel.
Hands-down the best Indian I’ve had in London. Great food and great service. They double-booked our table but they were very apologetic and handled the situation brilliantly.
We loved everything about our lunch here. The lamb chops were divine and I thought I didn't like okra till I tasted the okra fries!
My favorite Indian restaurant in London! The flavors are fantastic - great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike!
Tasty, interesting modern Indian food. Service wasn’t exactly the most professional/exceptional, but the staff were friendly. Also not a massive fan of the space itself - prefer not to sit on a bench right next to another couple when on a date.
Restaurante pequenyo en espacio pero grande en sabor y en originalidad culinaria. La comida se presenta en concepto ´tapas´con platos para compartir. Se recomiendan cinco o seis platos para dos personas. Nosotros eramos dos, pedimos cinco platos y no conseguimos terminar la comida. La comida es india pero con un toque de modernidad y fusion y nos gusto mucho. Habra que repetir.
Small restaurant serving India tapas - lamb chops are excellent.
Gunpowder is a nice Indian spot with very good food and quick, friendly and efficient service.
The space is a little crammed, so don't be surprised if you can hear more of the conversation on the next table than your own.
It's good value as well and I am torn between Dishoom and Gunpowder, but I think I prefer Dishoom.
Booked a table for 5.30 using open table. Arrived at 5.30 and waited outside for a few minutes as it wasn't open! Was informed kitchen didn't even open until 6pm, so would probably not eat until 6.30pm so we left. Please don't take bookings before kitchen (and restaurant) is open! Can't comment on food value or ambience so ignore those ratings
Fab Indian influenced food - short high quality menu with the plates ideal for sharing - great flavours and mix of different influences. Thoroughly recommend - service and staff all excellent
Great food and outstanding flavours. Will definitely be going again soon.
Absolutely amazing food. Not what I expected at all. The staff were very helpful in explaining everything. The signature Gunpowder dish is a must as are the okra fries!!
Remember, remember, nagaland ribs with tamarind kachumber
The Gunpowder aloo chaat, karwari crab, the signature dishes lot;
I know of no reason why a Gunpowder Treat
Should ever be forgot.
Absolutely fabulous food,,,,, actually craving it already!!!!! There was slight confusion on arrival because other than on open table they don't take bookings, you have to turn up at 5:30 and stand in a queue to put your name down on the list,,,,,, so we didn't know whether to wait in the queue or go straight to the front and upset everyone!!!!! But now we know what to expect this will not be a problem on our next visit,,,,, which is hopefully very soon,,,,,, I NEED to experience that fabulous food again!!!!!!!! The drinks are quite expensive so bumps up the bill but apparently it's really nice beer,,,, I drank the prosecco which was quite nice too.
Our first time at Gunpowder and took advantage of booking an early evening table- was worth it given the number of people trying to get in! Fabulous meal. Left the selection to the staff who chose well and didn't over do the amount of food. All excellent and really tasty. Definitely a place to go back R.
We were very impressed with the menu and the food at Gunpowder. It was difficult to choose as everything sounded and looked delicious. Was particularly impressed with the broccoli dish in terms of size and taste. So many restaurants forget about the veg. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.
The only downside is that the restaurant is very small and you have to share tables. It is also a bit noisy and you feel you need to move on due to the large queue outside.
The food was some of the best I have had this year though
The menu was excellent. Perfect taste and presentation. Definitely to visit next time in London
The food is very good, but very expensive for what it is (the portions are tiny) if you decide to have a drink with your dinner (my coke sized beer was £5.50!) then expect to pay £60 for two people. You'll also need to expect to share a table with other people, knocking elbows occasionally.
We were also questioned about a £10 note with a small tear, which given the extortion was also a slap in the face.
The food is great, but only go if you're willing to spend money and sit in a cramped space.
Fast friendly service and amazing food. The soft shell crab is amazing and broccoli never tasted that good. Highly recommended.
Top 5 restaurants in London. Innovative and creative spin on Indian cuisine. Had almost the entire menu and everything was amazing. Tiny restaurant, so good luck getting in. Will definitely be back!
Another highly hyped restaurant that I am too stupid to understand (I love food and eating out, so I am always challenged when I don't have the same outstanding experience that so many others report). We went for lunch so the place was quiet (we booked a table anyway, just to be sure). The decor is basic, small, dark-ish. I can imagine at night, especially given the hype, it can get pretty hectic in there. The food was good, a modern take to Indian food, but I just could not see myself craving to return the same day (it happened with our restaurants). We went for quite a wide selection of meat and vegetable dishes. Well executed, reasonably well spiced, but the only "outstanding" experience was the baby chicken in tandoori spices. The venison doughnut (I would eat everything that has venison in it) was ok but I cannot understand why people crave so much about it. Desserts were overpriced and too heavy
Very expensive for what you actually get. £50 between two with 2x drinks and 4x dishes.
Please remove the automatic 12.5% service charge, this does not go to the staff. Boycott this place until this is reformed.
Amazing food. Great twists and new flavours. Slightly cramped dining but makes for a more sociable meal !
I've been to Gunpowder a few times now and ordered take away countless times and the food is consistently spectacular. Its currently probably in top spot for my favourite in London at the moment. I see a star on the horizon for this one: well worth the visit.
Nice food but very noisy restaurant.
Delicious authentic Indian food on par with Dishoom and a much better option than the Brick Lane curry houses
It is by far the best Indian restaurant in town. It is a modern take on Indian food, without losing touch. If it was in Delhi, the restaurant would have people queuing as well :)
Every dish was excellent, in particular the lamb chops were absolutely sublime.
Nice service, great food, but it would be great to have some changes in the menu!
Awesome food!! loved each and every dish i had and also the dessert. Highly recommended.