Gunpowder Tower Bridge

4.3
240 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen. Our menu takes inspiration from family recipes, and the vibrant, confident flavours of home cooking.

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
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ZK
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food, like most Indian fusion pop ups these days is good. Nothing to write home about but still not taking anything away. Note that it is modern fusion, not traditional Indian as the website suggests. It's certainly not common for the average Indian to be eating this food growing up in the country.

The service was good as well, no complaints. The staff were attentive, pleasant and gave good advice on the menu. However, for a place that only serves small plates, I expect it to be more smart about how quickly the dishes are served. Not only is there barely any space on the table to accommodate the dishes, the hot food starts getting cold whilst it's sitting there waiting for you to finish your other dishes. I had to ask the staff twice to slow down the dishes being served.

Value? I personally think it's on the pricy side of things but apparently this is the going rate for this kind of place.

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent all round - delicious food, lovely service, great location. And the okra fries are amazing!

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SB
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, one of my new favourites. The food is interesting and the flavours are incredible. Atmosphere is great, and the staff are helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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PT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. The food was so different and extremely tasty. The staff were so helpful and very efficient. I will definitely go back.

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love gunpowder everything about it is amazing, so many different flavours! The service is great and they are extremely helpful as I lost an earring on the night of my visit and when I contacted them to see if it had been found (I know it’s a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack!) they were quick to respond. They get my thumbs up 👍🏻 can’t wait until we can go again.

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OT
London
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and great choice!

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

When they say you only have your table for a fixed period they really mean it. Reminded us on arrival and every time we ordered anything. Arrived at 5.45 and by 7.30 they were hustling us off the table. If you want quick meal great. If you want a leisurely dining experience probably think again!

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s
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - all the food is very tasty and some dishes unusual. It’s a great way to share plates and get a bit of everything. The kale and aubergine salad was excellent (I don’t normally like kale) as were the masala eggs. In fact I loved the food so much I bought the cook book - have never done that before - but it’s SO good. Great ambience. They also hold tables each night for walk ins - so if you can’t get a booking online do try it anyway.

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was tasty, we had a range of dishes. May be ordered slightly too much. We were a table of 5 and ordered two dishes each and two bowls of rice. It was too much food. It would be great if the waiters could explain the dishes a bit more or if they had specials that they could explain promote to clients.

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JR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A varied concept for Indian food. Not regional but taking the best from everywhere. Good variety on menu and excellently cooked and served. Good portion size especially considering this is a tapas-style restaurant. tables a little small for number of dishes constituting a meal and too close to each other, but otherwise first class. Will return.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Although the service was professional and the food to a good standard the overall experience was average. We ordered several dishes from the menu and only 2 (okra and vermicelli doughnut) stood out.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Aside from the lamb chops found it a bit average (compared to Dishoom and Brigadiers)

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with good flavour. However, the Kerala beef fry was tough and the meat needed to be more succulent and easier to chew

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FM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was gorgeous! Indian Tapas - but I ate too much.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was horrible. The cheese had no taste. We were recommended like 6 dishes and we basically took all of them and it was very bad.

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HT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It is always a pleasure at Gunpowder. The food is amazing, the flovours are mouth watering, and the satisfaction is a happy tummy. The ambience is good, the staff are friendly.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food is a bit overrated. Not much variety on menu. Cocktails did not enjoy at all. Had the Prosecco with mango and chilli. Was awful. Lamb chops were nice. Not much vegetarian variety either. Ambience was good only because we are Indian and appreciated the very old Indian songs being played in the background. Overall do not think I will be going back.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a nice lunch at Gunpowder on Sunday just gone, however, a few of the dishes didn't quite hit the mark. Visually they looked great but the taste didn't match up to it. Quite pricey for what we had as well. All the staff were very friendly though :)

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day lunch - delicious food, great value & location. A lovely spot.

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FG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good but pricey and not child friendly , not just in terms of food selection provided for children but generally in terms of help that our waitress was willing to provide. Fortunately the management team was more reasonable.. it would be nice if they were also to provide more classic selections as well , such as naan bread , mango lassi etc..

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

At first I was little dubious of the location, concerned that Tower Bridge is would be too touristy for quaintly Indian food, however this concern was unfounded. Food was excellent some of the best Indian food I've had in London, service was attentive but relaxed.

Only downside was the location, this restaurant is situated with a new mixed development which architecturally lacks personality

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LP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is tremendous. The table service is very good. The front of house is chaotic. We had booked through OpenTable but there was no table reserved.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice food. We felt we were somewhat rushed through the meal. Not a problem on this particular evening, but could be an issue on a different occasion.

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent and diverse small plates to enjoy and share. Very creative combinations from around India.

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K
London
39 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice pre theatre menu, prompt and friendly service (a bit too quick?) and decent value. Great spicing!

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PV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! Particular stand outs were pork ribs, crispy kale, okra fries and roast broccoli. There's a good choice of meat dishes but the veg ones all looked so good we had to try them. So we'll be going back very soon to try the rest

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A
London
30 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic, really different dishes, had the venison doughnut, pulled pork ootthpam, okra fries, lamb chops, and aloo chaat, all absolutely delicious, thoroughly enjoyed, service great and ambience warm and relaxed, will be back

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gunpowder's London Bridge outpost is simply divine - I a a regular at the Spitalfields branch and have to say this one similarly lives up to the hype!

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I had high expectations but unfortunately this restaurant did not meet them. Tables were extremely cramped and far too small to accommodate the sharing plate concept. The food was average. I recommend giving the Chilli cheese sandwich a miss but my son did enjoy the lamb chops. If you want this type of food go to Dishoom. - Better food , better ambience, better value as evidenced by the queues.

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, good cocktails, attentive, but not pushy, staff. Great location. What's not to like?

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for the pre-theatre menu where you can get a range of small plates and a drink for £29pp. The food was excellent, as was the service, but the whole experience felt very rushed. Food appears seconds after you’ve ordered and we were in and out in under an hour. Their business model is clearly based on fast turnover, which is fine but if you want a nice relaxed meal then probably best to avoid.

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Well we were a table of 4 we had the set menu with some extras the food was ok but very poor value for money 4 very small lamb chops were extra at 20.00. All of the food was close to cold. The wine was a very poor selection with a Pic Poul on at 40.00 this in very much more than other restaurants its never over 30.00. I can’t think of a reason to go back.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently interesting take on indian food, in a friendly setting

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NK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch and loved it. Baked eggs are delicious. We also had several items from the regular menu which hit the spot. Friendly staff, good service, nice ambiance.

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EH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food - different dishes are a good mix
But quite crowded and forced to hear everyone else’s conversation

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. Food was just incredible, so many tasty dishes it's hard to single any out. The lamb chops and aloo chat are a definite must. The service was excellent and we didn't feel rushed out the door. It was very relaxed and had a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Indian small plates (you can also get a choice of larger plates plus rice). Very tasty and good value. I especially liked the lamb chops and the venison doughnut, my wife liked the pulled duck. Very good for before the theatre as service is swift.

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VA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was incredible! I highly recommend anyone who wants to try great Indian food!

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food is nice enough although I have nicer indian style tapas, and not really sure how some of the pricing worked as the more expensive dishes sometimes didn't seem worth the extra. The main issue was just how crowded it was, you are pretty much sitting on top of the person next to you and makes conversation tricky as there is no privacy. Overall it was ok but I don't think I would go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Disappointing! Despite putting special dietary requirements in my booking the restaurant were unable to accommodate any curries to be vegan. I could only eat fried okra & kale ‘salad’ which was very oily. Disappointing that in 2019 there were no vegan curries available at an Indian restaurant in London!
Sadly would not go again or recommend

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