Gunpowder Tower Bridge

4.4
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476 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen. Our menu takes inspiration from family recipes, and the vibrant, confident flavours of home cooking.

We offer Pre Theatre and fixed feast menus for small and large groups. Our private dining rooms are available for hire through the week.

We take reservations for lunch and dinner online, for parties up to 5.

A section of our restaurant is kept back for walk ins.

For walk ins we operate on a “first come first serve” system, and once the restaurant is full, we operate a waiting list. Just pop by, leave us your details and we’ll text you when your table is ready.

In order to be fair, please note we only seat complete parties.

For tables of 6 and above or private events please contact: towerbridge@gunpowderlondon.com with your enquiry

Special Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

12pm to 2:45pm we will serve A la Carte .....5:30pm to 9:30pm we will serve the set menu only (No A la Carte for dinner)

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 476 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food! Would highly recommend! Staff a little pushy with regards to reservation time, it’s quite strict as it’s very popular, so be sure to order desert before they tell you your time is up.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will come again.

SC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, Not standard Indian restaurant menu but very good. Although it was on the expensive side.

MT
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Rushed to finish but otherwise great experience. No breads was an issue

MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance and buzzing, service was hit and miss but friendly. Food was either amazing or average. I would go back though.

AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really clever menu with tons of flavour in. Great variety for the vegetarians out there too.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops are amazing as is the whole menu
One visit is never enough
Nirmal is a culinary genius

RW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect evening - great food and a wonderful service!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got caught in traffic but the staff were ever so helpful and kind. Superb food and service. Gutted that the rasam bomb wasn’t in this branch. The sigree brocoli and bhindi was delicious!

s
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third time here at the Tower Bridge branch. Still brilliant, if expensive. But when it's this good, I don't mind. The lamb chops are beyond exquisite.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really great. Chops, rabbit pilau, duck, okra fries, prawns - every single thing was sublime.

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!! Would recommend highly

JF
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. The soft shell crap was particularly good.

b
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful and stylish restaurant. The food was also stunning and most dishes were excellent (personal favs were the aloo chaat, saag paneer, and their take on the martini). The broccoli and courgette dishes were average. Service was slightly overbearing since the restaurant was not very busy.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite the other poor reviews regarding service I booked here. Having eaten at the spitalfields restaurant I hoped things would be the same as there. We sat at our table for half an hour, no drink order or food order taken. It was 830pm, there were plenty of empty tables. We left so ignore my review of the food. I won't bother returning again

SD
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and interesting menu options. The service was very speedy

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would most definitely recommend GunPowder.

Best dining experience I’ve had in London!

v
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had the "pre-theatre" menu after a matinee. We were early but were seated immediately. Dishes arrived promptly and overall were well cooked and tasty.

I would not really recommend this restaurant to vegetarians the choice is a bit limited. We were disappointed with the choice of alternative main dishes offered to the vegetarians in the party. The broccoli dish was spoilt by the use of a very woody and tough head of broccoli.

SP
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Unfortunately the wonderful food at Gunpowder was overshadowed by the abysmal service provided by our waiter and the manager. We were misinformed about the menu several times by both members of staff and did not receive adequate answers for the questions we asked. We then overheard them talking about us which was uncomfortable and unprofessional to say the least. After being called out on the conversation there was an attempt at damage control by both members of staff which was disingenuous and transparent. When we asked the waiter to remove the service charge from our bill he responded with “okay” and returned to the table sulking like a child. We were visiting for a friend’s birthday and I am so disappointed that she had to encounter this behaviour and regret having chosen Gunpowder for her celebration. The whole experience lacked any finesse and I would strongly recommend you choose another restaurant if thinking about visiting. People don’t visit restaurants of this kind simply for the food, it’s for the experience of which ours was appalling.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made warmly welcome, the food was beautifully prepared, presented and delicious and the service excellent. We had a wonderful evening.

NE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening but on the Feast menu - I think there should have been more vegetables

HD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Not your typical Indian restaurant food. Love the sharing tapas idea. Very well thought through menu. Delicious. Ambiance needs working on. Felt like the waiters were rushed off their feet but they were very polite. I would come back again.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The manager was super nice. The food wasn’t that good. The service was slow.

B
London
55 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great quality food - excellent service - however still a little hungry after the set menu. Certainly a very different Indian food experience than i am used to with a very modern twist. will no doubt be back to explore more of the a la carte offerings.

JC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. Went for lunch, 4 of us shared lots of dishes and all of it was delicious, fantastic flavours and combinations. Service was good and the restaurant setting is modern and clean with a cool vibe. Considering the quality and amount we ate (and drank!) it was good value for money too. Have recommended to friends and will definitely go again. Food intolerances were also catered for without too much compromise.

M
London
28 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not quite as good as the original but holding its own- tables are a bit squished together. Food is brilliant.

LS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit to Gunpowder and did not disappoint, the service is always excellent and the food was delicious. Try the venison doughnuts you won’t regret it.

TP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great value pre theatre feast, ideal for before the Bridge Theatre nearby. Every course exceptional, especially the aloo chaat and the broccoli. Friendly but efficient service, they noted the time our show started and ensured we were out in plenty of time. Space is a bit “new build” but otherwise excellent.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in London at reasonable prices. Highly recommend the feast menu.

r
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Deep dried quick food, the lotus root chip was stale and the service more geared at quick deep fried food, favourless

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was stunning, you will definitely be getting repeat custom.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Managed to eat a wide selection from the menu and couldn’t fault it

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing night, the food was mind blowingly amazing, just spectacular👌🏻👌🏻
The venue and service top shelf!!!

EM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Absolutely love Gunpowder!
Food is outstanding.
I would say that the tower bridge restaurant doesn't quite have the same vibe as the spittlefields one, its more city/business dinners, but the food and service was brilliant.

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and really great surroundings. Service excellent although it took them a while to see to and welcome us. The feast set menu was excellent - we did not receive one of the items but we didn’t bother to ask for it as we were completely stuffed! Only complaint is that the table are rather close together and we felt we were having dinner with the couple next to us. But overall a fantastic restaurant and would highly recommend - thank you for a wonderful evening.

CL
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parfait ! Merci pour l’accueil et la saveurs des aliments !
A bientôt !

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OT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, however I felt like the drinks menu was very limited and there we couldn’t select our own cocktails. In terms of value for money, I feel like I could get the quality food at less know Asian restaurants at a cheaper price.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Went on a friday night. They overbooked and we had to wait 45 minutes for a table. Food was great though

Q
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service. Waiter was not the most welcoming (when asking about what dish he recommends, he just named it without explaining why he recommended it), but was very polite, courteous and quick to serve us before we even knew we needed it. We drank water and he would replace our canteen before it even got low so that was very nice service. Overall I enjoyed my meal and the flavours and quantity were worth the price. I do wish I could have ordered more food but it started to get quite expensive (£54 for 2 people).

z
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails, and delightful staff! Can't wait to go back!