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Gordon Ramsay's The Narrow

44 Narrow Street, London, E14 8DP

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Opening hours
Open daily for lunch from 11:30 to 15:00 Monday to Friday, and 12:00 to 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Open daily for dinner from 18:00 to 23:00 Monday to Friday, 17:00 to 23:00 on Saturday, and 17:00 to 22:30 on Sunday.

The Narrow is a Grade II listed building, located in the Limehouse area of East London, directly alongside the River Thames. A purpose-built customs and Dock Master's house in the early 20th century, the building became a public house, initially called The Barley Mow and later refurbished and re-named The Narrow Street Pub and Dining Room.

Given the area and the building's rich history, Gordon Ramsay knew it was important to retain the historic qualities of the building whilst relating the design to the locality and the history of the Limehouse area. The wall colours are subdued to highlight features such as the fireplaces and lounge armchairs, and the wall space becomes vibrant through the use of historical black and white photography referencing the history of the area.

In its new form, The Narrow offers a warm and relaxed environment where the emphasis is on good quality food with real ales and ciders.

Gordon Ramsay's The Narrow

44 Narrow Street, London, E14 8DP

Contact +44 2075927950

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Customer reviews for Gordon Ramsay's The Narrow

3.6 ((()* (based on 42 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (25)
  • views (25)
  • large parties (20)
  • al fresco (16)
  • lunch (16)
  • dinner (15)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (11)
  • entertainment (9)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • (**** by from London

    My friends and I had a nice dinner this evening BUT I'm afraid several things spoilt it for us. The conservatory is not suitable for dinner in the winter; we were freezing, as were the staff. I have never before been out for dinner where all the guests are wearing their coats and scarves. It really was far too cold and meant we couldn't have the cosy Christmassy meal we were planning. We couldn't wait to leave the table to go inside however in the inner conservatory it was just as cold with people there wearing their scarves and coats too. Knowing how cold we all were I think it would have been nice to offer us some mulled wine on the house; instead it was offered as we were seated in both places but was certainly not complementary. My Game pie was excellent and my friends hake good too. The other 2 had the sea bream which was good but far too small a portion. The real shame was that all 4 plates were stone cold which meant our food went cold very quickly. I told the waitress yet she didn't apologise or come back with feedback from the Chef. I would be interested to know if she really told him. We ordered a nice bottle of Rioja Reserva yet the waiter didn't offer 1 of us to try it first; he just poured it it into 3 glasses; hardly professional. The last thing to comment on was the complete lack of Christmas decorations in the 2 eateries. We couldn't believe the lack of effort made in a pub in December that is serving a Christmas menu ( there was a big Christmas party in tonight) and mulled wine. I asked the waiter why nothing had been done and he said it was because you have been too busy to put any up. So busy taking 370 guests last Sunday, so takigns much be incredibly high yet you have't seen it important to heat the place nor decorate. I even emailed The Narrow that same evening with these comments yet I've never heard back from them. What a disappointment.

  • ((((* by from London

    Dined early "quiet period" 18.39hrs enjoyed food and not being a big eater it was just right amount!! Will be back with company as this time dined alone "ah" ta narrow.

  • ((((* by from London

    We had a 6pm booking on a Monday evening. We were told on arrival about certain items that were unavailable on the menu. It was quite early to have run out of ingredients, however,we were very pleased with the food we ordered. The service was excellent and the waiter even advised my partner that the duck might be too small for his appetite. If you don't like pub quizzes avoid Monday evenings.

  • ((*** by from Nottingham

    We were excited about this trip as we eat out regularly and this is a NAMED establishment, which they make a deal of. So we went 45 mins early. We went to the bar where a cheerless dude said [$] for a cider and a lager and proceeded to try and give me 15p change from my tenner, strike 1, I got my quid back! We had read about a spring menu which I asked to see while we wait, was told to hang on while the young lad checked with the other staff. then told we dont have one, I helped myself to one near the entrance, strike 2! On reading the menu, my drinks actually added up to [$], strike 3, and as Gordon would say, [*] me! There were 3 starters 3 mains and 3 puds we were the first sat down so it was a huge surprise when told my main was off with no replacement, and my wifes fish was changed to a different one on the day. We had never experienced a level of competence like this in our extensive culinary experience.It is hit and miss where you sit as they cant tell you where or reserve a window etc, as luck would have it we got a window seat, looking over the smokers at the Thames behind thier haze, oh the fresh air and views.The service in here was actually really good, with attentive waiters, fresh bread and butter and quite nice food elevating the scores somewhat as it was pretty good. We were however lulled into a false sense of security as the final bill was [$], yes [$] different to what it should have been, which restored my faith in thier utter incompetence.

  • (((** by from COLCHESTER

    We were very rushed and there was only one vegetarian option.Will not go back

  • ((((* by from London

    The management here have obviously read the comments about the place being cold, there were space heaters everywhere, so no problems there. Our table was next to the plate glass windows, with stunning views of the Thames and the Rotherhithe Peninsula. We went along as a result of the special offer promotion, but having taken our seats we were informed that one of the menu items we intended ordering was now finished, which left the menu a bit depleted. We then perused the standard menu, and chose from that. My starter of devilled lambs kidneys on toast were superb, really hot and very promptly served. The mussels and chips which followed were OKish, but very small specimens. The creme brulee dessert was nice too, but once again, a little on the spartan side. The wine list was reasonable, and from what I could judge, the mark up was about double the off licence price of the wine. I have seen a lot higher elsewhere. We took our coffee in the bar, which was a lot quieter, and had a bit of a chat with the really very personable staff there. My only major moan was the fact a 12.5% service charge is automatically added to the bill, and then the credit card reader solicits a further "Gratuity". My view is one or the other, I don't mind which, BUT NOT BOTH!

  • ((((* by from London

    Relaxed, friendly service. Innovative menu, well presented dishes.

  • ((((( by from london

    found the whole of the experience really good, the food the staff and the views. our only whinge was dining this time of year we were cold. but would go again.

  • ((*** by from oxford

    food was not hot and one meal had to be returned as steak was very tough. replacement meal took ages to arrive. also toilets smelly

  • ((((( by from Essex

    Eaten there twice. Very good food & service. All staff chearful. Would recommend & we'll certainley return.

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