Spitalfields new charm hidden away on White’s Row specialising in aromatic, rustic Indian tapas food. This converted curry house, which has maintained its red brick work and some of the classic furniture, hosts a great selection of mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. An exciting menu inspired by family recipes with new dishes being experimented with and added daily. I have no doubt word will spread very quickly about the explosions of flavours you can expect at Gunpowder. Rich flavours, locally sourced ingredients and very friendly staff!

Reservations: Can book on OpenTable or email
Location: 11 White’s Row, Spitalfields. Closest Stations: Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street
Perfect for: A casual dinner with friends (ideally a small group).
Price: £20-30
Rating: 9/10

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Reservations: Like most of the trendy new restaurants in London, there is no booking system. Both times I’ve been on a weekday after work around 6/7pm and had no problems getting a table.
Perfect for: A casual lunch or dinner with friends.
Locations: Shoreditch and Soho.
Rating: 6/10