The Gunmakers Clerkenwell

Fish, Mexican, Pubs, Vegan, Vegetarian·
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London, EC1R 5ET ·Website ·Call0203 982 2905

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cuisines
Fish, Mexican, Pubs, Vegan, Vegetarian
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Quirky, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Late night dining
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions

About The Gunmakers Clerkenwell

Standing on a slightly scruffy Clerkenwell side street, the diminutive Gunmakers makes an agreeable if unassuming bolthole for a pint, cocktail and a couple of tacos. Sound like an odd combination? Let us explain. It coins itself as a cocktail pub and taquieria, which essentially comprises all the cosy familiarity and warmth of your local boozer, but with an inventive cocktail list and a host of top-notch tacos to add some Mexican-inspired flare to the mix. 

On the surface, the unassuming interiors resemble a standard British pub, complete with cosy booth seating, dark blue walls, a wooden bar and old-fashioned furniture. And if you’re in the area for a pint served with a smile, then The Gunmakers can absolutely do that, with a selection of draft ales and lagers on offer. For something a little more punchy, then head over to the cocktail list where you can order a Gunmakers Margarita (El Tequileño Blanco, jasmine, agave, neroli and citrus) or Ancho Negroni (Gin, ancho pepper, Campari, sweet vermouth). Nothing on the list you like the sound of? Feel free to ask for your favourite classic and the bartender will rustle it up for you. Make sure to sample something from its extensive tequila and mezcal list, too. 

Now for the food, which consist of a short but exciting menu of tacos. The Baja Fish is topped with beer-battered catch of the day, white cabbage, chipotle mayo and El Tigre’s salsa roja, while the Pulpo Tostada sees octopus ceviche served on a crispy blue tostada with chilli oil. There are vegan and vegetarian options, too, while a couple of sharing options are great for picking on while you slurp on a margarita. The Ceviche de Pescado sees the lime-cured catch of the day served with pico de gallo and with tortilla chips, for example. 

Menu Highlights

Main Courses
Baja - £9.00

Beer battered catch of the day, topped with white cabbage, chipotle mayo and El Tigre's salsa roja.

No Fish - £8.50

Baja style marinated banana blossom, topped with white cabbage, chipotle mayo and El Tigre's salsa roja.

Camarones - £9.50

Avocado cream, grilled king prawns, habanero and roasted pineapple salsa topped with picked red onion.

Calabacitas - £8.50

Grilled courgettes and baby corn, feta cheese, El Tigre's salsa verde and hibiscus flowers.

Mango Tostada - £9.00

Mango & kohlrabi ceviche served on a crispy blue tostada, topped with avocado and chilli oil.

Pulpo Tostada - £11.00

Octopus ceviche served on a crispy blue tostada, topped with chilli oil. 

Location

13 Eyre Street Hill, London, EC1R 5ET

0203 982 2905

Website

Opening Times

All day
Mon 16:00-23:00
Tue 16:00-23:00
Wed 16:00-23:00
Thu 16:00-23:00
Fri 16:00-23:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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4 Reviews 
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Service
Atmosphere
Value

Anon

08 February 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Good vibes

I've been to this place with a couple of friends. We stopped for a beer and a chat and we discovered a pearl!
Great fish tacos and Mexican speciality, amazing cocktails and good vibes, not to mention the large choice of Tequila and Mezcal, it could only be an unforgettable evening! Highly recommended

Anon

07 February 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Lisa

Recently visited The Gunmakers to take some potential clients out for drinks and dinner and it went off perfectly! Super friendly staff welcomed some of the guests who were running late and directed them to our lovely table in the garden. Great drinks, delicious food, and perfect atmosphere - the right balance to be able to chat but within a relaxed fun enivironment. The Margaritas and Pulpo to share were big hits! 

Anon

07 February 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
Serious tacos!

This place must have new management as its SO different to what it used to be. Full blown Cocktail Pub and Taco shack nowadays.. delicious food/drink and awesome service and buzzing even on a Tuesday! Needs an extra toilet though.

Much needed in Clerkenwell, so good to be back at the office!

Kangwa S

07 February 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
AMAZING FOOD & DRINKS!

Great food! It has the amazing Tigre Taco's who make out of this world tacos and they also have small shares which feature Ceviche something I had only reallyed enjoyed while I was in Mexico. The Cocktails are delicious I had one or maybe 4... margaritas. A great spot which I stumbeled on per chance. 

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