RestaurantsLondonLimehouseE14

survey result

Summary

£62
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always disappointing for the food, but the view saves it” sums up the general attitude toward Gordo’s Limehouse pub, which despite its celeb chef ownership has never reliably cut it gastronomically. The “standard brasserie fare” is “average” at the very best – it “could and should be so much better”.

Summary

£62
  £££
1
Poor
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always disappointing for the food, but the view saves it” sums up the general attitude toward Gordo’s Limehouse pub, which despite its celeb chef ownership has never reliably cut it gastronomically. The “standard brasserie fare” is “average” at the very best – it “could and should be so much better”.

Summary

£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “fantastic river location and views” at Gordon Ramsay’s Limehouse pub have never in all the many years he’s owned it been matched by its kitchen. No-one says its dire nowadays, but feedback on the “standard gastropub food” is very middling – a “very average offering from Ramsay, this”.

Summary

£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Is Gordon Ramsay’s Limehouse pub finally, after all these years, starting to live up to its “lovely riverside setting”? Even a reporter who can’t resist a swipe at the “****” food admits that “the building and location make it great for a family-and-friends lunch” and all other feedback this year praises “tasty food at quite reasonable prices”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
20
No dress code
108
Under 14 not allowed in bar area

The Narrow Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Narrow Restaurant in E14, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Narrow restaurant.
Jeremy M
Pricey pub food in an excellent location. H...
Reviewed 2 months, 10 days ago

"Pricey pub food in an excellent location. Ham hock terrine was good , as was the cod dish, but a hefty bill to boot."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.50 £18.30 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Harden's says...

The Narrow E14

It must be hard being Gordon Ramsay. Filming in California one minute. Establishing a flagship NYC restaurant the next. And all the while: maintaining standards at his London restaurant empire; servicing a demanding media profile, on both side of the Pond; and even running the odd marathon.


Oh, and now establishing a gastropub empire too, the first of which is at these new Limehouse premises (where the sign, a hang-over from a former regime, still says: "The Narrow Street Pub & Dining Room"). 'Gastropub' is, however, a forbidden term. This, we are officially told, is just a pub which does good food.


Well, initial impressions are certainly favourable. This is a handsome and understated riverside building. It has good outside space and impressive views. And the affable staff try hard, too.


If you just drop in though, you'll probably find the small river-view dining room - with its short and homely English menu - all booked up. And, no, you can't sample the full range of dining room fare in the bar because it's "early days", and they're "very anxious to get the standards right " ("with the critics coming in"). Soon, they hope it will be "more relaxed", and you may - just 'may', mind - be allowed, for example, to sample a restaurant-menu pudding in the bar.


So, when it does get "more relaxed", what are the standards going to be like? Like so many Ramsay spin-offs, good but not memorable, if our early sampling of the bar fare - a very restricted selection mainly from the restaurant menu, itself very short - is any indication. But that's not the big question - even if they do keep standards up, and prices down, how is a place on such a modest scale going to make any real contribution to the swelling Ramsay coffers?


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44 Narrow St, London, E14 8DP
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm

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