Harneet and Devina Baweja’s second Gunpowder restaurant is set to open at 4 Duchess Walk, SE1 2SD on Monday, 3rd September. Prior to the launch, there will be a soft launch period where you can get your hands on a lovely 50% off food at lunch and dinner from Wednesday 15th August to Saturday 1st September.
We’re big big fans of the original Gunpowder, an intimate restaurant in Shoreditch, serving a modern take on Indian home-style cooking – and we’re told to expect all of our favourite dishes at the new restaurant. From those spicy venison and vermicelli doughnut, chettinad pulled duck with homemade ootapham, Maa’s Kashmiri lamb chops and paturi mach – mustard fish steamed in banana leaf, to name a few.
In addition, the bigger space has allowed Head Chef Nirmal Save to create a brand new menu of small dishes and bar snacks, including peanut masala chaat with chopped onions and chillies, chicken lollipop madras-style, Bengali fish fingers with crisps and kasundi tartar sauce and the original chutney cheese sandwich will be back too. Perfect accompaniment to a range of cocktails, which will include pani puri margaritas, Gunpowder regiment and kitty party bellini.
Weekend offering (Saturdays only to begin with, with Sunday opening to follow) will feature new feasting menus of sharing dishes for two or more people. Expect to see Aunty Sulu’s wild rabbit pulao and Kerala beef ribs with masala potatoes.
The new restaurant is situated on the first floor at 4 Duchess Walk, part of the new One Tower Bridge development. Custard bakery, from the same team, will open on the ground floor in October. We’re told the interior, by Block1 will be stripped back, with red and black terracotta flooring and a double height glass front, keeping the atmosphere and the feel of the original Spitalfields restaurant.
Gunpowder Tower Bridge will open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday and will not take reservations other than for large parties.