The Narrow

Price guide: Mid-range

44 Narrow Street, London, E14 8DQ

Price guide: Mid-range

For drinkers and diners

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#79 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.5
3.5
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery

Expert review of The Narrow

A gorgeous setting right by the Thames makes this worth a visit, but aim for a weekday.

Gordon Ramsay’s venture into gastropubs hasn’t been a runaway success, but this east end pub is thriving and on weekends is rammed with locals. It has everything I want in a waterside pub – a terrace for drinking, equally good views from the dining tables, a great range of beers and quality cooking. There is even undercover parking.

Food and drink: 

Gastropub classics with high-end touches – smoked haddock for example comes with white asparagus, poached egg and lemon and herb sauce, macaroni cheese is made with Mrs Kirkham’s unpasteurised traditional Lancashire cheese. There’s a great choice of beers – draught as well as bottles, including my favourite Innis & Gunn, which is aged in oak whiskey barrels.

Ambience: 

Lively and welcoming to large family groups. The décor is modish rather than traditional and a conservatory dining room makes the most of natural light.

Service: 

Staff cope very well given how busy it gets though on booking you may be given a restricted time in which to eat.

Location: 

A nondescript residential street, but once down the stairs you’ll see the appeal: a unique view of London.

Price advice: 

The early supper menu is £22 for three courses, but go à la carte and mains alone cost £11.50-£17.50. Bar snacks are inexpensive.

Other useful branches: 

Gordon Ramsay Holdings also runs The Warrington in Maida Vale, which has a similar menu and beer list – see website for details.

More information on The Narrow:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Pub, Restaurant
Food:
British, Modern, Traditional
Address:
44 Narrow Street, London, E14 8DQ
Telephone:
020 7592 7950
Website:
http://www.gordonramsay.com/thenarrow
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 11.30am-11pm, Sat noon-11.30pm, Sun noon-10.30pm. Restaurant Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Sat noon-4pm, 5.30pm-11pm; Sun noon-4pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Gordon Ramsay

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