44 Narrow Street, London, E14 8DQ
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery
Expert review of The Narrow
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.
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.
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.
Staff cope very well given how busy it gets though on booking you may be given a restricted time in which to eat.
A nondescript residential street, but once down the stairs you’ll see the appeal: a unique view of London.
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.
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:
- Pub, Restaurant
- British, Modern, Traditional
- 44 Narrow Street, London, E14 8DQ
- 020 7592 7950
- 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:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Gordon Ramsay