Restaurant in Tower Bridge
One Tower Bridge is the new place to be! It has some fantastic restaurants in the new and modern complex and is ideally located right by beautiful Tower Bridge. There is something for everyone from cheap eats (Rosa’s Thai, Vapaino) to special occasions (The Coal Shed, Tom Simmons). It is also home to the Bridge Theatre which offers affordable tickets to the public!
We visited Gunpowder restaurant in Tower Bridge offering modern Indian cuisine. We had previously visited its sister restaurant, Gul and Sepoy (which sadly recently closed) which we loved so were rather excited! I was certainly not disappointed with Gunpowder. The menu consists of smaller and larger sharing plates and has a good mix of meat, fish and vegetarian. The restaurant itself is smart and the bar area (where you can eat) is gorgeous.
We were recommend to share 4-5 dishes between us (3 smaller and 2 larger ideally). We tucked into the Gunpowder aloo chaat (£6) which had great textures and flavours. One of our highlights was the Bhnuna aubergine and crispy kale salad with goat cheese (£8). There was tons of flavour in the kale – it was super crispy and the goats cheese (more like a sauce on it) made it even more moreish.
The Spicy venison and vermicelli doughnut (£5) was outstanding. The vermicelli was so light and the venison was just so bloomin’ tasty. The fennel and chilli chutney accompaniment was a real winner. It was spicy and powerful but not overwhelming. We absolutely loved this dish! We also tucked into the Porzhi Okra Fries (£6) were a great change from potato fries and were super crispy.
Accompanying our small plates we had a mock-tail (£5) and a Bow Barracks Gimlet Gin with Lime Juice, Ginger and Honey (£9) which was refreshing.
On to the larger plates we tried the Nagaland house crispy pork ribs w/tamarind kachumber (£9). This was a really impressive portion (or tower!) for the price. There was a decent amount of pork on the bone and tons of sauce. Lastly, we had the Kerala Beef Pepper Fry (£11). Sadly, this was not up to the standard of the other dishes and had far too much onion in for me. We wish we had tried the Kasmiri Lamb Chops but there is always next time!!
Gunpowder restaurant in Tower Bridge has some fantastic options on this exciting menu, from indulgent to healthy, there is something for everyone! The atmosphere is sophisticated yet unpretentious and we would recommend you visit for a fantastic meal or simply enjoy a drink or two at the beautiful bar!
East London Girl: Gunpowder
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