Gunpowder Tower Bridge

4.3
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386 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
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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamp chops are possibly the best I've ever had

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors. Reasonably priced given it’s location (I was expecting it to be more expensive). Lamb chops and charred chicken dishes are very good. There’s also something special about the egg curry’s thick gravy. Enjoyed the delicious butter chicken style gravy provided as a side. A memorable lunch in the heart of London.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service. Tables were too close for a business meeting setting.

JJ
London
20 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, a little pricey but not too bad though for London. I will defo come back to try other dishes!

IC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food served at Gunpowder was nothing short of amazing.

If you want to splurge on a great meal, I highly recommend going for their set menu.

Only downside is that their tables for 2 are quite small.

DM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place. We were a little late for our table but they were great. It got pretty busy and it created a nice buzz. Starters were decent sized and could be a main. Then a decent array of mains but not a book. Wine selection was good could add more rose I guess. All in all lovely food we were a foursome and had a great time.

GV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious take on refined Indian food. Would highly recommend.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is very tasty. Loved the pokhra fries to start. The one let down was the waiter seemed to be rushing us to order and rushing us to finish & was quite pushy. Would like to go again but without a time limit.

CO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely outstanding food.

The menu is quite limited but they do it very well. We tried lots of the dishes and they were all good. The aloo, the beef rib and the lamb were particularly amazing.

The only problem is that the drinks are hideously over priced. Stupidly expensive and so that ruined it a bit.

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

Third time here and the food was excellent as always. Everyone in our party really enjoyed the food. The Beef Rib was a real hit and so was the whole Chicken. The house beers were great and so were the cocktails or so I was told. Even the chai got a thumbs up.

DS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good apart from the prawns which were very small. Our main issue was the amount of flies that were gathered on the wall next to our table.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was nice but we received all 8 dishes within 10 minutes of ordering them so our table was completely filled with dishes that we felt pressured to hurry through and this somewhat reduced our enjoyment of the experience. Would've rather they took more time and let us finish 2-3 dishes at a time before bringing more.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with two other friends for their brunch/lunch menu. We loved the fact that the normal menu was also served alongside the brunch menu. We absolutely loved their savoury items like the venison doughnut, the egg curry masala, the duck leg and the chilli cheese sandwich (SO GOOD), but were very let down by the cardamom pancakes! The pancakes tasted overwhelmingly of baking powder so much so it felt like we were eating some sort of soap. Eaten together with the creme fraiche, syrup and banana though it was alright but we were quite surprised that given the quality of the rest of their food, that something as simple as pancakes were the biggest letdown.

Nonetheless, still an enjoyable experience. Loved the ambience and service in here! Shame about the pancakes

LT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing, I love this place. Outstanding food.

GA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good but would have appreciated the rice and the yogurt at the beginning of the meal so we could have this with the various dishes.

TC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

I was really excited about going to Gunpowder but it really flattered to deceive. Firstly, the plates were very small (tapas style) but at the same time very costly (we spent 46 including service charge) on only 3 dishes, which compared to similar places like Dishoom / Hoppers etc appears to be out of sync. Out of the 3 dishes, the whole beef rib in Kerala pepper sauce served with pickled madras onions was very nice and would highly recommend. The gunpowder aloo chaat was okay but nothing special. As for the grilled tiger prawns w/ green peppercorn, kumquat & summer tomatoes, this was shocking and was only eaten because it cost so much (£18)! Overall, I was not impressed with the quality of food and would not recommend.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great option if you like to try Indian food in a different format. It's a bit like Indian tapas with amazing flavors and delicious dishes. Only negative thing about our visit was the noise in the restaurant. It was almost impossible to speak to each other, you almost had to shout.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Varied options,

MR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant food - loved it! Could offer more variety in main course! Desserts not so great (have tried them before and hence did not order this time!)

A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Especially the savoury doughnut. Good value too. Highly recommend.

RK
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing experience bursting with flavor, so many incredible food sensations. I can't wait to come back again.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another evening of sumptuous food at Gunpowder. Took friends who had never been before and they were wowed by almost every course, particularly the lamb chops. Service, as ever, friendly and efficient.

C
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really tasty innovative Indian food served quickly in a buzzy atmosphere. Tables could be a bit bigger as the plates do pile up but would definitely go again.

BB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Only worked out afterwards that not all dishes had been served as part of the pre-theatre menu, having asked during the meal if there was more to come. A shame as the food was excellent

SD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but because the service was very slow we didn’t get the dessert we had paid for even though we’d allowed 1 1/4hrs pre-theatre. So overall it was not great value for money for us.

VR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a truly amazing experience. The proposal rests in traditional Indian dishes with an autor twist. You can’t miss the venison doughnut, the oysters, the young chicken and the old munk bread pudding.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very tasty, the staff helpful and the couple on the next table fun - so we couldn't ask for more!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is wonderful but love them to add an option on the menu for ordering some broad

k
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Shoreditch venue was too busy so we went to the Tower Bridge one. It is much larger and fancier. The food overall was very good but it is more all starters rather than integrated main courses. Being expected to eat off small plates would be OK except the beef rib is big and messy. Nothing on the menu that really ties in with eating with rice as a base. Prices reflect the area!

S
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food that's the restaurant's problem to solve, not ours. However, that aside, we would return.

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Busy with very good service and interesting food in small plates...table could have been a bit bigger to cope.

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place fro date night (even after 30 years of marriage). Food was really tasty and the staff were very attentive. Loved singing along to the old skool music. Was so impressed, I bought the cookbook with the recipes fro everything we had eaten. Will definitely come again

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a rum themed night for us at the table with gunpowderr regiment a rum and masala coke concoction
And rumpudding a sublime breadpudding soaked in rum also we stuffed our faces with Kashmiri lamb which is apparently the owners MIL's recipe and was devine. We also had artichokes okra fries and duck leg

Each bite was an explosion of flavour! Staff were polite and cordial and the location is amazing too

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

No atmosphere

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, just comes up a bit quick. Need to manage that next time.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Really starters (kale salad / fries / venison doughnut..) but the grilled king prawn were burnt and overcooked. The service was really good at first but not great by the end.

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Bit pricey but memorable.

RD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great experience, would highly recommend to anyone

EH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening out with great food and quick service. We’d go back.

SR
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super helfpul and friendly staff. One of the diners was vegan and they recommended some excellent dishes. Not the normal Indian food you have at most restaurants - absolutely delicious and would highly recommend to anyone. Perfect location to go to The Bridge theatre afterwards!

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