Typical of the ETM chain, the Gun is an attractively spruced-up pub, with attentive staff and stiff prices. The focus is on making both diners and drinkers feel at home. The restaurant menu is available throughout – not just in the smartly dressed dining space – and there’s a standalone bar menu too. The handsome bar counter is lined with real ales (Adnams bitter is a regular, and there’s always a guest ale), but also offers cocktails and a global wine list. Cooking is assured, if not quite good enough to justify the prices: slow-cooked Middle White pork belly with battered skate knobs, carrot purée, sprout tops and ginger and port jus cost £19 for a small portion – making sides such as chips or dauphinoise potatoes a neccessity. Also, £9 seemed a lot for a (not very) devilled chicken liver starter. Better value is to be found on the bar menu, where £7.50 buys a substantial ‘fish finger sandwich’ (more like goujons in toast) served with plenty of tartare sauce, and a decent steak sandwich with caramelised onions and horseradish cream is £9.50. Lightly themed (prints and a few antique pistols), with wooden floors, white walls and an open fire, the Gun is a fine spot in any weather, but its USP is the terrace. Refurbished in spring 2013 with fold-back glass panels, this is right on the river, looking out over the O2. Neophytes, beware – the pub can be tricky to find first time around. For more ETM pubs, go to their website.
Set in a magical Grade II-listed, historic riverside pub, The Gun has been painstakingly renovated to provide classy, authentic surroundings with a high end finish throughout. It has a classic gastropub look but with a brighter, airier feel, complemented by high ceilings, and a sunny terrace with magnificent views over the Thames and across to the O2 Arena. High quality British food with a particular emphasis on fish - fresh from Billingsgate daily - and interesting game is The Gun's speciality. The bar offers a wide range of ales alongside a seriously classy wine list, too.
With many events spaces as well as a restaurant, bar and beer garden, The Gun is ideal for casual drinks, a Sunday roast or al fresco dining, as well as private business meetings, private dining, weddings, birthday parties and corporate drinks, and summer or Christmas parties.
For private dining, we have three beautiful private dining rooms, all with views of the river. Our elegant main dining room can also be exclusively booked for up to 80 seated guests. For drinks and canapé receptions, areas on our heated and covered riverside terrace can be hired or for larger seated dinners the whole venue can be hired for up to 300 guests.