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Time Out says
Tue Sep 25 2012
A steady walk from Blackwall DLR or Canary Wharf, the Gun feels rather isolated on the Isle of Dogs, but it’s a splendid gastropub. As we’ve come to expect from Martin brothers’ ventures – which include the Cadogan Arms, the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and the Jugged Hare – the food is amenable and accomplished.
We tried stuffed rabbit leg with broad beans, peas, mushrooms and gnocchi in mustard and tarragon sauce, and herb and asparagus tagliatelle with parmesan – both flavourful enough, but the real hit for taste and texture was slow-roast Middle White pork belly with crushed Jersey Royals, glazed carrots and red wine jus. Service was charming and pleasingly swift; clearly staff are used to processing workday lunches.
The layout is better for diners than drinkers; from the road, you enter a restaurant room with full napery, and heated dining tables fill an ample river terrace (opposite the O2). However, clusters of stools at high tables, and easy chairs with ankle-high tables in the back bar, as well as a pair of ‘snugs’, work fine for imbibers. Bar snacks (black pudding scotch egg, devilled whitebait) are a cut above too.
Gun 27 Coldharbour
020 7515 5222
- Opening hours:
Open 11am-midnight Mon-Sat; 11am-11pm Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-4pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 6.30-9.30pm Sun
Tube: Canary Wharf tube or Blackwall DLR
Main courses £12.50-£28
- 27 Coldharbour
- 020 7515 5222
- 27 Coldharbour
Food and drink
Eating and drinking facilities. On-site dining. Licensed. Restaurant and bar facilities. Reservations required. Function rooms. Accessible facilities. General facilities. Private rooms. Available for hire. Outdoor facilities. Tables outdoors
Drinks. Wine buffs. Great views. Local flavour. Waterside
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