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Gunpowder is a home-style Indian Kitchen in Spitalfields, inspired by family recipes and the vibrant, confident flavours of home cooking.
11 White’s Row, E1 7NF
11 Whites Row
London, E1 7NF
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 11pm
£25 and under
020 7426 0542
Liverpool street station
Aldgate East station
Gunpowder Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
What a great discovery, Gunpowder had been on the list for quite sometime and we finally managed to go last week. Small and cosy, good service and GREAT food, everything we tried was incredible, beautiful flavours, we probably had too much but that's how good it was. I can't wait to go again. It gets busy very quickly, luckily we got there quite early and it was perfect.
Highly recommend it.
I have now been twice to Gunpowder within a week. The food is spectacular! My aim was to eat my way through the menu on successive visits but the second time, I just wanted to introduce my friend to the delights of what I'd already tried. The lamb chops are brilliantly hot (spicy) and juice but it is the modest sag paneer (not modest in size) that was just blissful. The staff have just the right distance, not pressing, not distracted. It is small, with tables rather crammed together but in a friendly way -- can get a little loud. A word of warning about tables with stools: the stools are very high. Still haven't tried the pork ribs, the chicken, the rabbit pulao (for large groups, really) ....The wne list is small but solid, and there are cocktails and mocktails.
We were lucky to get a reservation as I gather this is definately not policy. We left the ordering from the small plate, tapas type menu to the excellent staff and were not disappointed. Everything we ate was not only delicious but a new take on Indian food for us all. The rum pudding deserves a special mention. Very slightly expensive but that is forgivable as 9.9 out of 10.
We had a fantastic dinner last Friday. I couldn't fault the restaurant, the food was amazing especially the lamb chops and the rum desert. Everything was so tasty. The drinks were great especially the expresso martini's! The service was amazing too. The restaurant is quite small but this adds to the charm. I will definitely be going back.
Our experience at Gunpowder was nothing short of amazing. The size of the menu was refreshing as it meant that every dish was executed really well. The only dish I won't order when I go again is the beetroot and goat cheese salad (just so I can choose something else!)
The star dishes for me were the venison and vermicelli donut and the lamb chops, but everything was lovely and the saag paneer is was a definite contenter. My only word of warning - some of the dishes were spicier than expected, which my husband and I loved, but you might want to ask for some advice on what to order if you don't like it too hot.
The wine was a good, crisp match to the heat from the food and the chocolate and chai custard dessert was to die for.
The staff were all friendly and attentive and made sure that we had water and fresh plates/cutlery when we needed it. Overall, it was the perfect date night venue and I'll be going back ASAP!!
Yes it did - in every way. Gunpowder exceeded my expectations from the moment we walked in. Swift attentive staff and service - lots of help and advice given in a non-invasive way and a range of drinks and food the like of which I have never experienced before, including the desserts. Ordered the Venison and vermicelli donut as an extra after we had finished eating, just because it was too fascinating to miss - I was not disappointed! It;s Indian home cooking, delivered like substantial tapas and brilliant for sharing.
If you like being sat miles away from others don't go - but the atmosphere they create made it fun and not a problem. Everyone was happy! There was enough room to sit and eat very comfortably. I left fun, happy and itching to book again!
The concept of Indian small plates seems so obvious, that you wonder why no one has devised it before now. That said, the execution still has to be right in terms of creativity, ingredients and portion sizes.
Gunpowder ticks every box!
It was fun, fresh and enlightening, and we will soon be back to sample the dishes we didn't have room for on our first visit.
The Best Meal I've had in London! This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend as a MUST GO! I will now do the same favor to all of you! It is a MUST!
We had the Pani Poori Margharitas! To be more specific we had 6 of them! They were so yummy! Really flavorful and the masala on the rim... mmmhmmm! (Can I have this served with every meal?)
I am pescetarian but was with a 2 meat eaters so we got a variety of options.
1. Aloo Chat! (For days please)
2. Half Broccolli (Sounds simple, I know... but wait to have your mind blown-- the marinade)
3. Fish in Leaves
4. Lamb Chops
5. Venison Ball (that's deer... ate with my eyes while the other 2 got the gratification in their stomachs)
6. Saag Paneer with Rice
7. Rum Bread Pudding (if you have to choose between the desserts)
8. Chai Chocolate Cake
Service was phenomenal! Presentation on point! Taste exceeding all points on a graph! The flavors are so rich and as my sister says "finger licking good" I took pictures of all the food but totally forgot about the desserts since we just dug in and never looked back. Well I looked back to see if we could get more but that was already a lot of food! I guess I'll have to come back!
Harneet was also kind enough to give us suggestions of other places to try out around London! I can't wait to go back!
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.
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
In a small cosy space in Spitalfields, there is Gunpowder - offering delightful tapas like Indian food with an inventive creativity. Food was subtly Indian flavoured, not too spicy and refined. Service was good and efficient. Dishes to recommend were the deconstructed Puri 'Bomb' in a shot glass, the soft shell crab and the rum laced bread and butter pudding! The only downside was the cost which is slightly on the high side. Worth a visit to experience the food, but slightly too much for regular visits for me!
My friends & relatives in Calcutta were promoting their friend's new restaurant so I decided to give it a try. The young gentleman from my hometown (Harneet) is doing a fantastic job. His efficient team (both inside and outside the kitchen) are doing a great job. It was busy so it was good that I had booked in advance. We tried a few dishes on the menu (Nagaland House Pork Belly, Gunpowder Aloo Chat, Karwari Soft Shell Crab - twice, Paturi (fish in banana leaf), Maa's Kashmiri Lamb Chops). All of them were finely tuned - nothing was over-spiced. The pork belly was a little too tangy but that is nit-picking. It was still very much above average. Hope to go back soon and try some of the other items!
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.
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
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