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|Address:||27 Coldharbour, London E14 9NS|
|Tel:||020 3544 1660|
|Price: £49.00||Wine: £17.50||Champagne: £52.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sat-Sun -4pm) Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm Sun 6.30-9.30pm|
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A good example of the classic gastropub. Used to eat here monthly, but have only been here 2-3 times in the last 6-9 months.
The Gun has a great river side position, in a building which retains its old pub charm.
With the exception of the odd glitch in choices on the menu, the food is consistently good. We prefer their classic gastro pub dishes (like rib-eye or rump of lamb), and tend to stay away from their more complex offerings. Had some very good simple starters, but a recent terrine was simply bland.
Front of house management is usually very good, professional and charming. However, on recent visits we have found many of the other staff to be much less impressive – not as friendly or engaging, and less evidence of good training. We were particularly unimpressed on a visit last year when they adopted a “wine bottle on the table” approach to marketing wine, which the waiter then tried to push. Fine in Pizza Express, but not a gastropub. Luckily, this seems to have been dropped.
We normally pay £65-£70 for 2 for 2 courses, inc service ex all drinks. Seems fair value. A good wine list, from the low to the top end prices. Can normally find something I'm happy with for c£35.
A big downside is the inconvenience of getting a cab home or getting back to Canary Wharf at the end of the evening. In the past, staff would always offer to order a taxi when you asked for your bill. They didn't offer last time.
A decent gastropub. Recommended. Especially if there is ever any sunshine for a weekend lunch !