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Gordon Ramsay The Narrow, Limehouse: Food, drinks, live music – and six puddings

It wasn’t my first time at Gordon Ramsay’s fantastic riverside pub and restaurant, The Narrow, in Limehouse. You might remember I was there stuffing my boat race in February, for my birthday.

Last night we returned but it was a completely different kettle of (superbly cooked) fish. Mr. Fashion Detective was debuting a stripped down version of his band, The Lola Jones, with just himself and the bass player doing a duet.

I dragged our kid along for the experience and he absolutely adored it. The Narrow is certainly a family friendly place for cool kids with a mixed crowd of hipsters, celebs, city workers and locals of all ages. From drinks on the terrace, right next to the river, to Gordon’s finest pub classics, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. And, if you want to experience live music courtesy of my other half, be there on London Marathon day – you never know, if Gordon is running, he might just pop in.

To tempt you more thoroughly, here’s how our night panned out…

Catch the DLR to Limehouse and take a short walk down to the Thames to find Gordon Ramsay’s pub, The Narrow
The pub is right next to Limehouse Marina
You can dine in the conservatory, overlooking The Thames, enjoy private dining at the Captain’s Table or (if the weather is on your side) enjoy drinks on the terrace with a view overlooking Docklands to the East…
…and the Shard to the West; quite the thing to see a sunset over our new landmark.
It was just the night for an ice cold glass of Crabbies
Dinner is served: Ultimately, any Ramsay establishment is about the food – and The Narrow is no exception
The Pub Classics selection must be plundered
Gordon’s burger. Sure beats a Big Mac
Best gammon, egg and chips I’ve ever had
El gets stuck in
An after dinner glass of bubbly while the boys set up their stall
The first half of the set included one of my personal faves – a jazzy version of Nirvana’s Lithium
The Dynamic Duo went down well with the Friday night crowd
Although El prefers to catch up with Spongebob
Some bands down shots in the break; we ate six of Gordon’s finest puddings
Panna Cotta with honeycomb – yes purlease!
Getting stuck in to the pudding extravaganza
Another Friday, another over-indulgence
The second half gets rocking
El gets his request in for the encore
Giving Dad some tips after the gig
A good time was had by the turn
The perks of being the singer’s boy
Just time to pose on the river before we head for home
Written by Johanna Payton