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At the last count, Gordon Ramsay had 14 restaurants in London and an even more fluid number overseas, so you're probably unlikely to meet him nursing a pint in this one-time watering hole by the Thames. In fact, you're unlikely to find anyone at the bar these days, which has dwindled while the dining side of things continues to expand. The menu here is hardly pushing any gastronomic boundaries, but so long as dishes such as scallops with rosemary mash and crisp pancetta are competently made, no-one's complaining. Vegetarians always have interesting options (perhaps orecchiette with roasted ceps, squash and pecorino), while the carefully considered wine list offers a wide range of styles, as you would expect from Ramsay. It's not going to win him any more Michelin stars, but if you're eating out in Limehouse, narrow your choice down to this one.

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The Narrow
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The Narrow

44 Narrow Street ,London E14 8DP

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May 2014

I went to an early dinner last night- reception staff were very attentive and it was no problem when we decided to not sit down directly but to have a drink on the terrace first. The waitress could not have been more helpful – chatty – but only in a good way – an asset to the restaurant We both had fish – which was cooked perfectly and had a bottle of wine from Kent – which was a real find to have on their list – went perfectly with the fish - As I work in Canary Wharf surprised I have not been...

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

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The Narrow

44 Narrow Street ,London E14 8DP

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Jul 2013

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We booked this restaurant for our wedding anniversary, requesting, if possible, a riverside table. I wasn't holding out much hope knowing how busy this gastropub can get, but we weren't disappointed. Upon arrival, the lovely lady on reception instantly said ‘happy anniversary’ and asked how many years it was, to which I replied ‘7’. She kindly told me that was impossible as I look about 25… I'd say this was a great start to the evening. After swiftly moving us into a gorgeous table right next to...

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

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44 Narrow Street ,London E14 8DP

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Jun 2010

I am beginning to become wary of the term ‘gastropub’ as it is becoming associated with overblown, overpriced and a generally awful experience. My visit to the Narrow has only added to this impression of the gastropub as a waste of time. A bangers and mash with mustard mash was fine other than the fact the mash was so flavoured with mustard that I couldn't taste anything else! The sausages were great – but then I imagine the chef didn't make those! My girlfriend, as a vegetarian had a very limited...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 1

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44 Narrow Street ,London E14 8DP

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Mar 2010

Truly awful. Staff are rude, unhelpful and cannot be bothered. I have had better service in US-owned fast food outlets! Food can best be described as tepid, cheap and nasty. I used to love the place and went back there as often as possible, sadly over the last 2-3 years it has gone downhill. I gave it not one but two extra chances – a real waste of time and money!

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

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    Quiet eating :: Quieteating The Narrow

    When I heard the name of the restaurant where we would go for dinner, I couldn’t help but make comparisons to the phrase straight and narrow. It is rather an ironic name given the name of the owner, Mr Ramsay who is well known for his rather unique cooking style of not wearing his feelings on his sleeve but rather in your face.

    With such thoughts in mind, I admit to having rather low impressions of his pub. Although, at least unlike my visit to his flagship restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road, I wasn’t banned from taking photos. So that is a big plus! Although the photos aren’t so good as I am...
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Signature recipe: Classic Beer Battered Fish and Mushy Peas

Serves 4

Ingredients
Beer battered cod fillets:

4 175g thick cod fillets
120g plain flour
100g rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
130ml soda water
170ml lager
Salt
1 tsp sugar
vegetable oil for deep fryer

Mushy peas:

400g peas
100g butter
Salt
 
Method
1. For the beer-battered cod fillets, mix both flours, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add soda water, lager and salt. Mix together only until the batter binds together and is smooth. Be careful not to over-mix. Cover your fish with a dusting of plain flour, then drop into the batter and coat completely. Pre-heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 180C.
Once fish is coated with batter, gently place into the deep fryer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden and crispy. Remove from fat and drain.
2. For the mushy peas, bring salted water and butter to a boil. Add peas to boiling water and bring back to a boil. Remove peas from the cooking liquid and place into a food processor. Add the cooking liquid a little at a time and pulse until you reach a desired consistency.  Check seasoning and adjust.

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The Conservatory
The conservatory features floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the River Thames and can seat up to 60 guests.

The Boat House
The Boat House is a semi-private dining area seating up to 30 guests.

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The River Room seats up to 18 guests, while the bar can host 50 guests. The Narrow can also be hired exclusively, hosting up to 70 guests seated and 200 standing.

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