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The Gun

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4 out of 5 stars
The Gun

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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An amazing waterside location far from the maddening crowds, with assured cooking, considered ales and a global wine list. Beware stiff prices, though.

Please note, the Gun is now a Fuller’s pub.

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

The Gun says
The Gun now has a 40 cover dining room in the main bar, a back bar with two snugs, two private dining rooms and a fabulous riverside terrace that seats 40. There is also a large outdoor terrace to the right of The Gun which is open for events and private summer parties from May-September.

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Address: 27 Coldharbour
London
E14 9NS
Transport: Tube: Canary Wharf tube or Blackwall DLR
Price: Main courses £14.50-£32
Contact:
Opening hours: Open 11am-midnight Mon-Sat, 11am–11pm Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri, noon-4pm Sat-Sun. Dinner served 6pm-10.30pm Mon-Sat, 6.30pm-9.30pm Sun.
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