Gunpowder Tower Bridge

4.2
159 reviews
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Indian
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  • Spicy
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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
What 159 People Are Saying
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AC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food - really tasty! Would recommend most of the menu.

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RL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad food and worse service. they try to do a modern indian menu and fail completely. the meats are all spiced similarly and were overcooked.

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MM
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food - nicely spiced and really tasty. Only point to raise - why no naan bread? (or similar) - the menu cries out for a nice fluffy, buttered naan but the only carb choice is rice (very nice rice to be fair).

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MS
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We went for a birthday meal and we thought it would be quiet as it was a Monday evening. Food was very quick to be served. Food was delicious. Ambience was not great. Firstly tables are crammed tightly together so no chance of intimacy without your neighbours overhearing everything. Secondly they had a party or corporate event upstairs and it was sooo loud, again killing the atmosphere, and staff didn't do anything to reduce the noise - sounded like there was a full-on party up there.

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VS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was excellent but the tables are squashed far too close together. Despite spending £70 on food and drink, we were asked to move from our table to bar stools by the window after only one hour when we were still enjoying our drinks. There was no time limit when we made the booking so didn't feel this was a very good way to treat customers.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Indian tapas. Great for sharing so you can try many dishes. The food is so flavourful

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the broccoli! Delicious. Lamb is also very tender and delicious. The Tower Bridge restaurant has more room than the Shoreditch one, so a bit less intimate but extra space is always good!

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1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food with a fantastic prompt service. Staff were extremely friendly, patient and helpful. Will be making this one of our regular joints, which I would recommend very highly to others

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b
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Stylish place, probably good to impress a date. Not somewhere you go for a slap up hearty Indian meal - why is everyone doing the small plates thing, and charging full-size plates for it? Small plates is the last thing on my mind when I want Indian food.

Fine dining and a wine list twice as long as the food list, but if you want spice, authentic flair then maybe try somewhere else less flashy.

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JI
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty food with a wide range of dishes to suit everyone. The restaurant layout and design was good, and the staff were friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed it!

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BM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent all round dinner. Food was really as was service.

Will go again.

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G
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great variety of options on the menu. Highly recommend trying this place out!

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W
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food, we shared five dishes and loved all of them

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i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

excellent food, fab menu. Portions more generous than anticipated. More comfortable option than it's east London counterpart and a good Indian restaurant in an otherwise not very food friendly part of town. Yum.

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KS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and always something my friends are impressed by when I take them here for the first time- never disappoint!!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a lovely and exciting range of dishes. I think we ordered the whole menu!!

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DS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in London. Period. If you find better lamb chops let me know please.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Really good food, but poor service. Disappointing atmosphere and value for money

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening of food.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very quick service. Not the most healthy of meals but packed full of flavours. Definitely a good choice for "cheat day" or casual meet up with friends. Pulled duck was a winner.

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SE
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at Gunpowder and we explored most of the vegetarian options. Food was flavoursome and well balanced. I will be back.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is quite simply the best spiced food I have had. Service is very fast almost to the point
of making you feel slightly rushed. But thats better than, as many places do, make you feel ignored.
The one very tiny criticism I have is the size of the plates you eat off, they are like side plate size and
quite hard to fit the food on without it spilling. Larger plates please and it would be as near perfection
as I could imagine.

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KC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and service, great wine - Nice setting

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had been to the original Gunpowder and when we saw this was much bigger, weren't sure what to expect, but the service was super friendly and the food as delicious as before. Great location too.

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SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My second visit and we had a great evening, awesome Indian food, much better than the usual Indian restaurant!

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TE
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for some food and a few drinks with colleagues before Christmas. Great food, with the ribs being a highlight. Attentive service and good beer. Would definitely go again.

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DO
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food is not of quality despite of the hype about this restaurant. Small portions would be fine if the quality was good, but it’s just not the case. Very disappointed

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K
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Nice place, nice food - not great service, I'm afraid. Wrong orders arrived at our table twice, we had to fight with the staff to stop clearing away dishes we hadn't finished with. Multiple glasses were dropped and smashed by the waiters around the restaurant, including one that led to glass falling off the upper level (fortunately no one was underneath!). My partner had a glass of wine poured over her lap due to an unfortunate waiter's mishap - this led to considerable embarrassment, but no actual clear apology. We later received free coffees, which was a nice gesture (but will hardly cover the dry cleaning bill....).......and I was a little surprised to see the 12.5% service charge still added to the bill. I would suggest that the management look carefully at staff training, organization and perhaps come up with a more reliable solution of carrying trays of glasses up and down stairs - it's a disaster waiting to happen. Wouldn't recommend this place until the service gets sorted.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely gorgeous meal!

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KS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Go to place for a date, business meal or casual dining with friends

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, amazing service, great value. Will be returning (next week!)

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Gunpowder has a fun, friendly atmosphere. The service was great and the food was very tasty. Would recommend aubergine and crispy kale salad. The saag paneer was also delicious.

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great portions, great service, great price!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious brunch

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ET
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was slightly underwhelming in overall, though we absolutely loved the chicken lollipops. Nice setting and attentive service.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Felt the ingredients were poor quality and not prepared with care.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was incredible. Perhaps the best Indian food I've had in London in 14 years. I even preferred it to Gymkhana. I'll be back again! Thanks again.

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KH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, set lunch menu superb will definitely return

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very bar snack food orientated so not super healthy

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Some items were really good some alright. The prices for lamb chops is ridiculously high. My recommendations are chicken lollipop, chutney sandwich, egg masala and the pan cakes.

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