Restaurant Review: Gunpowder Restaurant. I booked Gunpowder for Homeboy’s birthday dinner, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. If you’re in the mood for modern Indian food with bold flavours, try the Gunpowder Restaurant. It’s certainly worth booking a table if you’re looking for the best Indian food in London or dinner near Tower Bridge.
“Savour bold flavours and interesting modern Indian plates to share at Gunpowder which is a short walk from the iconic Tower Bridge London,” Homegirl London.
Gunpowder Restaurant Tower Bridge London SE1 Dinner Menu
The dinner menu comprises of plates which are perfect for sharing between two. We tried a selection of vegetarian dishes which were all delicious. They also cater for fish and meat-eaters so everyone will be happy.
Loved the Aloo Chaat which is a potato dish seasoned with chaat spice with yoghurt and chutney smothered on top. That was wonderful, and I would highly recommend this dish. The Porzhi Okra Fries were fabulous, lovely and crispy and a sizeable helping. Homeboy was raving about the Grilled Artichoke Hearts presented in a red pepper masala sauce.
Porzhi Okra Fries
We also tried a half dish of Sigree Grilled Mustard Broccoli which was great and came with a knife to cut it. The Saag with Tandoori Paneer (Indian spinach with fresh unsalted white cheese) and steamed rice was our final dish. Everything was full of flavour and a pleasure to eat. Other veggie dishes included Bhuna Aubergine with crispy kale salad and goat cheese and a Chutney Cheese Sandwich.
Sigree Grilled Mustard Broccoli
Non-veg dishes included Wild Black Water Oyster in curry leaf butter with fish roe and garlic. Seabass Paturi Maach with mustard fish steamed in a banana leaf. Karwari Soft Shell Crab. Spicy Venison and Vermicelli Doughnut. Egg Curry Masala. Chettinad Pulled Duck. Maa’s Kashmiri Lamb Chops. Kerala Beef Pepper Fry and Organic Baby Chicken chargrilled in Tandoori Spices.
Grilled Artichoke Hearts
We felt full after the dinner but decided to cram in the decadent Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon dessert with passion fruit shrikhand. It was vibrant but worth the cramming! The other dessert was Old Monk Rum Pudding or a choice of cakes.
Plates were priced £3.50-18 and desserts £7. When we got the final bill, I thought the price was very reasonable considering the quality, location and interiors. Check out the set menus which include the Worker’s Lunch and Pre-Theatre. The brunch selection sounds incredible; I must make a note to book that soon!
Gunpowder Restaurant Tower Bridge London SE1 Interiors
The restaurant is situated in a newly built development with restaurants and luxury apartments. The floor to ceiling glass windows allows you to see into the room before you enter. There is a counter near the door entrance where you can perch on a high stool to eat your food. The tables for two are set close together, but I forgot about the two guys sat next to us after a couple of minutes. The cosy booths looked cute and accommodated four people. Décor is low key and contemporary with plastered walls and geometric pattern tiling.
Gunpowder Restaurant Tower Bridge London SE1 Information
To find out more about the restaurant, go to the Gunpowder Restaurant Website. The address is 4 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD which is to the side of Tower Bridge. The nearest station is London Bridge (Tooley Street Exit) or Tower Hill, and then you walk over Tower Bridge. There is also a Gunpowder in Spitalfields. Current opening times listed are Monday to Saturday lunch from 12 pm until 2.45 pm and dinner is 5.30 pm until 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 11 am until 4 pm. It’s best to book a table to avoid disappointment!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and interiors picture from Gunpowder Facebook. Thanks: Homeboy for visiting with me.