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Gunpowder serves Indian small plates just around the corner from Spitalfields Market. It's run by Harneet Baweja, who was an Indian entrepreneur who wanted to bring something different to the scene. The dishes on their menu are inspired by those that the team grew up with.

Restaurant details

11 White’s Row, London E1 7NF
Nearest tube: 
  • Aldgate East
  • Liverpool Street
Telephone number: 020 7426 0542

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Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Marina O Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed by June 24, 2016
"This is not a place to come for a long, languorous wallow, rather than an exhilarating dive into the exuberance and generosity of the subcontinent. Gunpowder is fast, fiery, fierce – it’s pure dynamite." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on June 19, 2016
"So Gunpowder explodes, rather beautifully, into an area better known for its second-rate ‘bucket’ curries. It’s like a younger, more street-smart brother of Gymkhana." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 16, 2016
"Finesse in the cooking varies somewhat between the two visits I make but reasons speedily to return remain — namely rasam ke bomb, karwari soft-shell crabs, chutney cheese sandwich, kolhapuri lamb shanks, molten spice chocolate cake with masala chai custard and the warmth of the genial staff." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Dave Calhoun Time Out
Reviewed on December 11, 2015
"The veggie options, including a sweet and surprising sigree-grilled mustard broccoli, are star turns. And two days later I’m still thinking about the complex spiciness of the porzhi okra fries." READ REVIEW