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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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    TheSpiralProject - Spiralling from working out to eating out :: TheSpiralProject The Gun Docklands

    Sat on a terrace with a panoramic of the Thames, the O2, Greenwich…. Sitting at The Gun by the East India Dock is a decent place to while away a few hours, besides, we thought it’d be rude not to stay for dinner after that glass of Pimms. An unexciting BBQ of burgers and chicken wings forced us inside, which food-wise anyway, is exactly where you want to be as we ate this:
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