Gunpowder Tower Bridge

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£26 to £40
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Indian
Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen located in Spitalfields and Tower Bridge. Our menu is an interpretation of the family recipes we grew up with, showcasing the vibrant confident flavours of home cooking.

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P
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Reasonably priced

A
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was mostly very good but some of the dishes were really very heavy (swimming in oil) and not that flavoursome. There were some tables who were making really a lot of noise, shouting and all. It’s not the restaurant’s fault of course, but it really wasn’t the dining experience we were after. The service was excellent and very friendly and helpful with lots of good advice on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff made this visit truly great. Would recommend to anyone looking for great dishes with reasonable prices.

SK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, service is excellent and it’s such good value for money!

RH
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fabulous venue. Very attentive staff with lovely food. Had a great birthday meal there.

CH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lamb and soft shell crap amazing! Will be back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good was good, service was not

RC
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Only negative thing is the food comes out too quickly. We were sat down for 5 minutes and about 20 dishes came all at once. I guess next time we’ll just know to order starters first then wait til we finish to order mains. Everything else incredible.

s
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, better than dishoom!

Would 100% return

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was poor. The food was good but very overpriced. I wouldn’t return in a hurry. Tables are too close together and very small so impossible to have food all served at once.

NT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good. But wasn’t as wowed by the food as expected.

K
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Unfortunately the waiter seemed intrusive and had a disagreement with kitchen staff, then discussed it with a co worker...this was not pleasant. The food was average and some dishes came out after a long delay. Dissatisfied overall.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful anniversary celebration. The husband absolutely loved the food - this is not an easy task to achieve! I've been before and loved it. See previous review! Will be returning and soon!

RM
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Great tasting food and good service but highly overpriced

d
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience2

Amazingly flavorful Indian food served tapas style. Lively energetic restaurant which means that reservations are a must. Service was inattentive at times.

T
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food was not very warm!
Overpriced!
Service at door was extremely poor!

HR
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible - definitely worth it.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

On the NYE set menu, the first two courses were served cold and I'm not sure they were supposed to be? Also I found some of the flavours on the other dishes to be very strong and salty. However the restaurant is set in a fantastic location next to Tower Bridge and the ambiance was lovely.

SS
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great value NYE meal, esp. the champagne! Food delicious as usual. Glad to hear that the rabbit biriyani is back on the menu. We'll be back soon!

FM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gunpowder is hands down my favourite restaurant in London. The food is incredible. We've visited the Spitalfields restaurant many times before, but this was our first visit to the Tower Bridge branch.It was NYE, and even though the restaurant was fully booked,the food was still absolutely amazing and the service was great. The FOH staff are also lovely - our friends arrived with 2 cases of beer (as we were off to a party afterwards) and they offered to put them in the fridge for us! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stunning! One of the best dining experiences my wife and I have ever had. The food was exceptional.

V
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining here and the service and food was pretty good. Will definitely dine here again.

EF
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a 19:00 o’clock dinner, everything was genuinely amazing. From the service to the wine and the food, we will 100% be back!

i
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Let’s start with the positive: the service was excellent and our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with my allergies.
The portions were generous and the food tasty if somewhat greasy.
Unfortunately the tables are minuscule and so cramped together that we felt as if we were dining with the table next to us!
The toilets were also pretty grim, with a toilet seat and soap dispenser hanging off.
Doubt we’ll be going back I’m afraid.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food! Would highly recommend! Staff a little pushy with regards to reservation time, it’s quite strict as it’s very popular, so be sure to order desert before they tell you your time is up.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service with an eclectic and tasty menu. Lots of interesting dishes to share and enough room for some good deserts afterwards.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will come again.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, Not standard Indian restaurant menu but very good. Although it was on the expensive side.

MT
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Rushed to finish but otherwise great experience. No breads was an issue

RE
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and in spite of the restaurant appearing to be full they quickly found us a good table. It was quite noisy but in a vibrant way and with an energetic feel. The service was attentive and efficient and the food (we had the set menu) very enjoyable. We were not rushed and, overall, had a very good experience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I have been to this restaurant the food has been of a fantastic quality. The weekend brunch option is great value for money if you have a big appetite!

MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance and buzzing, service was hit and miss but friendly. Food was either amazing or average. I would go back though.

AH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really clever menu with tons of flavour in. Great variety for the vegetarians out there too.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops are amazing as is the whole menu
One visit is never enough
Nirmal is a culinary genius

RW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect evening - great food and a wonderful service!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got caught in traffic but the staff were ever so helpful and kind. Superb food and service. Gutted that the rasam bomb wasn’t in this branch. The sigree brocoli and bhindi was delicious!

s
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third time here at the Tower Bridge branch. Still brilliant, if expensive. But when it's this good, I don't mind. The lamb chops are beyond exquisite.

M
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really great. Chops, rabbit pilau, duck, okra fries, prawns - every single thing was sublime.

GH
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!! Would recommend highly

JF
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. The soft shell crap was particularly good.