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“If the sun comes out on the terrace, there’s nowhere better”, declares a fan of The Gun and its striking riverside position. Pints have been poured at this Docklands site for 250 years (famous drinkers include both Lord Nelson and Tinie Tempah), but the boozer passed into London food history as one of Ed and Tom Martin’s first gastropubs. Now owned by Fuller’s brewery, it’s still an “amazing location” full of possibilities for lazy Sundays – try the whole roast Suffolk chicken for two. Otherwise, bangers and mash are a speciality in the bar, alongside beer-friendly snacks including devilled whitebait. The restaurant set-up is smarter, with posh dishes such as seared scallops with brown onion consommé, charred button onions, grilled leeks and white onion purée followed by roast Yorkshire pheasant with sour pear jus or cod fillet with braised fennel fondue. Beers reflect the pub’s ownership, and there’s a full roster of food-friendly wines.

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The Gun

27 Coldharbour ,London E14 9NS

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by   silver reviewer (28)

May 2014

The Gun is a good place to grab pre gig dinner if you are going to the O2 Arena. This is exactly what we did this weekend. The pub itself is a really nicely laid out venue. The Gin Garden has stunning views of the Thames and the O2 Arena across the river. The atmosphere in the pub is nice and calm. The food was actually deliciously cooked and beautifully presented. Mains of Duck Breast in a citrus glaze with polenta and Seabass with muscles and homemade ravioli were delicious as were the sides of...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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27 Coldharbour ,London E14 9NS

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Had a great time!

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Sep 2013

Came for lunch for with 2 of my friends, even though it was Sunday and they were fairly busy the staff were very accommodating and managed to get us a nice table in the dining room. Was a great place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon lunch, we'll definitely be coming again!!

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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27 Coldharbour ,London E14 9NS

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Great location, service a bit lacking

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Aug 2013

Well worth a visit for the stunning and out of the way location (provided you can sit outside). The service was very friendly but rather inefficient. They didn't seem to know when we wanted to order – good restaurants seem to be able to spot this. Also I had booked the set menu online but was only offered the standard menu and had to ask for the set menu list – I hate that. The same thing happened again when ordering dessert. Set menu was fine for only £18. I put in an overall rating of 3 stars but...

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Anthony K.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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27 Coldharbour ,London E14 9NS

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Used to be so much better

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Jul 2013

So disappointed with the Gun on Saturday. When we have gone for lunch before on a nice day we have been sat outside but for some reason everyone was inside. Such a shame on a nice day and think that maybe what we thought was great about the Gun is actually the view as was very dissapointed with food. The steak was so fatty and tough and service was very lacking. Don't think will be eating there again. Such a shame, my Dad loved it (because of the view) and we went on Saturday to celebrate his memory...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 6

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27 Coldharbour ,London E14 9NS

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Pub with a view

by   silver reviewer (15)

Mar 2013

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The gun is a gastropub a short walk from canary wharf with great views of the thames and the O2. The food was good though maybe slightly overpriced for what it was.

Emma B.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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27 Coldharbour ,London E14 9NS

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Jan 2013

The Gun is a beautiful old Georgian pub right on the river in docklands, a few mins walk from Canary Wharf. Its unexpected location makes it feel secret and certainly worth finding. The pub has tons of character, its been carefull restored but they have kept the original features and real working fireplaces. The dining area is fairly formal but there are pub tables too if you just fancy a drink and at the back, their terrace has the best views in the house. The food we tried from their British menu...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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27 Coldharbour ,London E14 9NS

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by   (1)

Jul 2012

I visited The Gun on a Friday night and the place had a great buzz and there are lots of different rooms and areas to explore. They also have an outdoor restaurant that opens in the summer which serves Portuguese food which we are definately going to try on our next visit here, if the weather gets better!! We thought the food was stunning, the flavours were really interesting and there was great choice on the menu. Overall a lovely place which we will definitely come back to and certainly recommend...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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by   platinum reviewer (62)

Jun 2012

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh deary dear. Perhaps we were just exceptionally unlucky, and I know a lot of other reviewers have had nice things to say about The Gun, but it’s amongst the worst 3 experiences I’ve ever had in a restaurant and I would never return – not even if I was personally invited there by Scarlett Johansson in order to pick up the keys to my new Bugatti and my cheque for £5 million that I’d won. I’m really not sure, as it was so utterly catastrophic that it’s...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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