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The Gun is a Grade II listed pub located on the banks of the Thames. The food menu offers a variety of British dishes as well as an extensive drinks including world wines.

Ranked #14 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"Set on the banks of the river Thames in Docklands, Canary Wharf and with awards aplenty – including The Good Pub Guide's award for London's Best Dining Pub 2014 – The Gun is considered to be among the best pub-restaurants not only in Docklands but also in London. 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 ‘gastro pub’ 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 while not only does the bar offer a wide range of ales but the wine list is seriously classy too."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

11:00 - 00:00

TUE

11:00 - 00:00

WED

11:00 - 00:00

THU

11:00 - 00:00

FRI

11:00 - 00:00

SAT

11:00 - 00:00

SUN

11:00 - 23:00

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The Gun reviews



By Andrew M.

The Gun is very, very good - an absolute hidden gem! I would recommend The Gun to anyone who is looking for a genuinely great experience.


By Andrew M.

The food is good, the service gets better and better, and the atmosphere is very warm at The Gun. The terrace is amazing, even if it is cold, as they have great heaters and with enough glasses of wine under the belt you don't even notice the cold. I look forward to the lit fires in The Gun soon!


By Andrew M.

I think The Gun just fed me some grass and pine nut puree, served under the ambiguous title of dip. I would stick to the drinks at The Gun if I were you.


By Andrew M.

I love The Gun! It is simply fabulous. I felt like a proper old sea dog here, as the nautical theme is carried throughout the restaurant and bar. After a few drinks you could be out in the ocean for real. The Gun has been lovingly restored and the care and attention they've taken is evident. This place is a gem - proper pirate's treasure!


By Louise R.

We held a corporate party at the Gun on 29th August on the private terrace area for 35 people. I was very impressed by the organisation both before and during the event; we had our own waitress Natalia who was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for her. The bowl food was fantastic and everybody commented on the great food, venue and service. Fantastic evening, we'll definitely be back, thank-you all very much.


By Yvonne M.

July 2015: Held a company team building event in the Spritz Shack at The Gun and can honestly say that the team could not believe the choice of venue! The Spritz Shack was ideal for our group (55 people) although you could have accommodated more without any problem. The views from the terrace were stunning and we were lucky with the weather, the evening was lovely! Food: We had quite a lot of dietary requirements in our group which I thought would pose a problem, but no, chef came up with a menu to please everyone and everyone was happy with the food and quality of food provided. Staff: All were attentive on the night and could not have been more helpful, all my requests were obliged. Nothing was too much for Richard and his team. Would I recommend the Spritz Shack at The Gun? Well of course - I have 55 people who are happy with our team building event!


By Alan G.

Amazing, Unique, Venue, a hidden Gem. Had a great evening in the Shack.. excellent helpful staff and the night was a great success.


By Maxine P.

I organized a client dinner here at the Gun. Jean McCarron the Events Assistant was a fantastic help with organizing and the feedback I received from the guests was attentive staff and delicious food! I will definitely be back.


By Rebecca S.

Just celebrated our works Christmas Party in The Red Room at The Gun last Friday and what a wonderful evening it was! The pre-booking was very well managed right down to the special dietary needs of one of our party. We were warmly welcomed and our waiter was very attentive throughout the evening. There was an excellent choice of food and everything was delicious! All in all the red room was perfect for the occasion with its superb river views - it delivered a magical and memorable evening for us all - thank you The Gun!


By Xxxxxxxxxxxx V.

Visited The Gun last Friday for lunch with 5 work colleagues. Restaurant is excellent, lots of atmosphere and very welcoming. All the staff were terrific and couldn't do enough for us especially our waiter Fabio who made sure everyone's wine glass was kept full - the Boss was very happy!! The food was superb - Dorset dressed crab sublime with mayonnaise to die for. Lamb cooked to perfection and served impeccably! Team worked really hard all afternoon, always making sure we had everything we needed as well as great food and wine. Can't wait for the summer as the decked area outside has fabulous views of Thames and the O2 but even in winter the enclosed terrace was great where we had coffee, more wine and chatted away the afternoon. Nothing was too much trouble, loved the bar area and roaring fire but can't wait to go back and try the salmon tartare and the slow cooked beef cheek smelt and looked divine! Well done to the team at The Gun for making our afternoon an absolute pleasure!


By Ian R.

I organised our Chairman's Christmas Lunch 2014 at The Gun and all 28 of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The feedback from my guests has been great, and the food and the organisation was excellent. Roll on next Christmas! Thank you The Gun for making us all so welcome.


By Tara L.

I had my leaving do here and it was the perfect venue! We had the terrace to ourselves with an amazing view of the O2 and the Thames right beneath us. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Our drinks and food were served very quickly and we never had to wait for a refill. It was a great experience and I would recommend this pub to anyone for casual drinks, a more formal soiree or anything in between!


By Debbie E.

Booked the River Room for a group meal, service was faultless,our waitress was excellent, attentive but at a distance so privacy was never an issue.The food was excellent and reasonably priced, excellent value. The River Room is fantasic for a private event, with great views over the river,and a great atmosphere. The Gun is a rarity in an age of noisy bars with flashing lights and loud music, it was a pleasure to sit in the bar and be able to talk properly.The bar and the adjoining rooms were lovely wood panellled, respectfully keeping to tradition and the history of the building. This is how pubs should be.The staff were very friendly, welcoming, and attentive without being overbearing, we were extrememly well looked after and have a very enjoyable evening.We will definatley return.


By Sandy M.

We booked the Cabin Room for a special dinner last Saturday and can't praise the staff at the Gun highly enough. The organisation was excellent with nothing seeming to be too much trouble. The food was fantastic - the Beef Wellington gorgeous! The highlight of the evening, however, was the amazing service. Our waiter was perfect, seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Everyone felt like they had their own personal server. Overall, well priced, great comfortable venue, fantastic food and amazing service. If you are looking for a relaxed but smart venue then look no further; the Gun certainly takes a lot of beating. A huge thank you to the team, especially Alberto the amazing waiter!


By Richard B.

Visited last night for a group booking in the private River Room. Would highly recommend it, not only for the fantastic food but also great location and service (thank you Kristina). We will definitely be back soon!


By Michael W.

Always provided with excellent food at this establishment, along with outstanding customer service. Happy to return to The Gun every day, if I could.


By Eden W.

This place is so cute! you'd be lucky to stumble on it as its so hidden away. but its located right by the river and you can sit on the terrace even when its cold cos its heated and roofed. ideal spot for fine dining or afternoon beer and burger.


By Leon J.

This place is a little gem! I'd never been before, so glad my friend invited me last week. We had lunch on the terrace along the river that has a gorgeous view of the Thames and O2.I wish I knew about this place before!!


By Dan J.

Favourite pub in London! Try the burger, its the best ever. Stunning views too and the staff are great.


By Freddy J.

Great pub! Amazing food, good beers and nice outside tables roght on the river. Try some of their more unusual dishes on the menu - would receommend the restaurant menu.


By Robert B.

Great pub, lovely views over the river and friendly staff - the service was some of the best I've had. We ate in the bar and were really impressed with the quality. Will be back to try out the restaurant menu soon.


By Mary R.

The Gun has of course been around for a number of years now, and, being fairly local, I've visited many times to enjoy a good real ale in the pub and, on occasion, their gastro-fare in their dining room. I would say that my recent visit trumps all previous - the evening was absolutely excellent. As soon as we walked through the door, we were promptly and politely taken care of (plied with one of their v good Bloody Marys) before we sat down for dinner. I enjoyed their scallops to start - excellent flavour matches, followed by one of the specials from their board (highly recommended as great value for money) which was a roast loin of wild boar. I skipped dessert but the rest of the table highly enjoyed theirs. We couldn't stop praising our dishes throughout the meal. The Gun is a great choice if you're looking for top class food, without the pomp but with sincere and efficient service. We will continue to return - thank you to all at The Gun.


By Chris L.

Very expensive pub food, and terrible service . The burger was nice, but I think charging an "optional" 12.5% service charge when you order and pay at the counter is pure arrogance and profiteering. The service was terrible, with the burger only coming in two options, pink or well done, and taking almost 40 minutes to arrive. I was brought the wrong order at first, and then another 10 minutes later, when the burger did finally appear, there was no cutlery, napkins or sauces with it. The manager gave an insencere apology after I complained, but I won't be going here again.


By Mary R.

A great spot next to the river, quite a mission to get to but once you're there it's worth it! We had a lazy Saturday lunch on their terrace, great Bloody Mary, great views, great (huge) burger! Highly recommended if you're in docklands/cw area and fancy something different.


By Fantic S.

It's got history going back to Horatio Nelson, good beer, good wine and good food. It has two indoor bars, a real fire, and an outdoors bit right next to the Thames facing the Millenium Dome or whatever it's called now. Coldharbour is a bit of a walk through the zombie-zone from Canary Wharf but it's well worth outrunning some hoodies to get there and enjoy your beer while you contemplate Nord Nelson having 3's ups with Lady Hamilton and her husband after a few too many celebrations at The Gun. No really. They did.


By Lucy E.

we had a private party booking in the river room. The food, service and the room were 5 star, we had a really wonderful evening and i would highly recommend this experience.


By Cat L.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful... The food, the drink, and the staff are all wonderful.

I had such a lovely evening here with my husband recently.

He had been before after work with friends from 'the wharf', but it was my first (of many, I hope), and thoroughly enjoyed everything.


By Steve R.

Sadly, having had a couple of drinks in here previously and really loved the place, I decided to go recently for the bar food.When the fish pie arrived, I suspected something might be wrong by the anaemic potato lid- it didn't look like it had seen an oven, never mind the fact we had been waiting over 40minutes.

As it was, it was stone cold in the middle, and barely warm round the edges.Having sent it back, I had the pleasure of watching my friend eat her welsh rarebit, which she did enjoy. I also had my chips to eat, which are undoubtably delicious.

Around 15minutes later, the fish pie came back. Still anaemic, still only lukewarm in the middle. Having spoken to the manager about it, he told me he'd come to my table to see. He managed to pop over around another 10 minutes later, not particularly bothered by the fact that the kitchen of his gastropub can't even heat up a fish pie.

He offered us a free glass of wine, which was accepted with a sigh - but really, it's not the point is it?I love the feel of the place, the drinks are good, it's not unreasonably priced, the open fires are lovely, but on this occasion the food - which for a gastropub is supposed to be central - was a real disappointment.I will try it again, and advise others to do so as well, but on this occasion, it just wasn't up to the job.


By Nicca M.

A fantastic bar - an open fire and surprisingly comfy chesterfields make this venue perfect for a winters afternoon. All that's missing are the smoking jackets and velvet slippers. The patio is a great spot in the summer but does catch the wind - you almost feel you are on a boat on the river. A nice selection of bar snacks; pistachio's, cashews spicy rice crackers etc) and though I have yet to eat a full meal here I look forward to the chance soon. The drinks are comparable with other bars in Canary Wharf but The Gun offers so much more. A great atmosphere with tastefully decorated rooms oozing class (not sure about the end room with the strange naval murals - but they are - interesting?!). I regularly go to the Gun and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Rates for private hire are reasonable and I look forward to planning an event here.


By Linda S.

Fantastic pub. Great selection of drinks, excellent food, very nice staff and a brilliant view from the terrace. A real gem on the Isle


By Dana D.

We recently held a party at The Gun. The staff were amazing - helpful, on the ball and made for a seemless evening. The terrance outside has heated lamps, and the view across The Thames is lovely. The canapes were brilliant - large servings, fresh and everyone commented on the high quality of the food and the service. All in all a fabulous evening and we would highly recommend The Gun for any function - a fabulous night with great staff and great food.


By Lucy D.

Love The Gun! My husband thinks they have the best game pie EVER! Personally I love their fish dishes always interesting and delicious, we are happy locals and will be back again!


By Mike G.

Went to The Gun last week with some mates, enjoyed the burger and fat chips in the pub with a nice pint of San Miguel great! There was a really friendly atmosphere at The Gun and the terrace views are quality. I will be back again.


By Mark M.

I went to The Gun for the first time the other day for a friend birthday party. The canapés were delicious, very fitting for a proper British pub. Good extensive wine list and a nice selection of beers which is always a thumbs up! The view from the terrace is fantastic. I was quite impressed by The Gun to say the least. I’m even thinking I may use it myself for a get together.


By Louise L.

I think The Gun is great. It is well worth the trip and if your local then lucky you. The Gun serves delicious quality food, with traditional British dishes such as game pie that I tried last autumn and I can’t wait for the game season to be back this year so I can sample the pie again. A Grelha is The Gun’s Portuguese bbq that is all out on the deck over looking the river, also serving delicious food in such great surroundings, amazing views. I really enjoy going to The Gun with friends for a long lazy Sunday lunch, it also is a great venue for entertaining clients as it is far more interesting and diverse especially compared to the drab choices of eateries that you have in Canary Wharf. The Gun comes highly recommended in my book!


By Rupert R.

Well... I have to say I totally disagree with the below review. I think The Gun has fantastic quality food, I enjoy entertaining clients here and they are always appreciative of a different location with such amazing view. The food is always tasty, well presented and value for money and I do agree that the staff are friendly and also attentive I would say. I will defiantly be back to The Gun


By Isolde K.

I just returned fron The Gun and i have to say, I am very disappointed about the food there. I had a burger with chips, 12 Quid, and it is sure no value for money. The burger bun tasted old and dry, the chips where oily and to dark, soggy, suer they have not changed the oil in the deep fryer for a while..... The burger was not minced propperly, to many big chunks inside and not seasoned well. I likes the rocket and the onion jam... Sure the pub itself is great and the staff is friendly, but there kitchen team is letting them down....


By Ruby R.

I think The Gun must be one of my favourite pubs in London. Fantastic decor, a great mix; with the traditional pub with the 200+ year old bar (the barman told me) next to the clean crisp tables in the dining room and the open fires in the back great in the winter time. But at this time of year the terraces at The Gun have to be my favourite, one with a fabulous Portuguese bbq grill yum! And the other where you can sample the delights of the dining room. As you can tell I am a regular and a fan and will definitely be back! Bring on the sunshine.


By Daniela G.

I went to The Gun recently and had such a nice dinner, the atmosphere was charged and bubbly and it is such a nice venue. It is a little ways out, but totally worth it for a nice evening. I would definitely reccommend this place.

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