Rio de Gun-Eiro @ The Gun

This year we are really spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor venues in London. But the Brazilian pop-up bar, which recently opened at the historic The Gun pub in the Docklands in conjunction with Sol Beer, must have one of the best settings, right on the shores of the Thames, opposite the O2.

Colourful deck chairs, street art inspired paintings, tropical plants and exotic fruit, the venue, inspired by Brazilian beach bars, invites you to party and salsa and get your fill of Caipirinhas and other classic cocktails or a bottle (or bucket) of ice cold Sol.

For cooler evenings (let’s hope there won’t be many of those this summer) there are heaters and blankets available.

Rio de Gun-Eiro can be hired exclusively for parties of 40-250 people, but it is open to general customers when it hasn’t been booked. You could call first, but even it is, you should still visit this fine pub and you can still enjoy sitting on the terrace of the pub and watch life on the Thames.

If you do have a party here, there is authentic Brazilian food available, either as a bbq buffet or as canapés, which we sampled at the opening party. The pub’s chef hails from Brazil, so you’ll find dishes like Moqueca de peixe e camarao with coconut rice, smiked pork feigoda, Beef burger Chimichurri, salt cod croquettes, chorizo in red wine, hickory smoked pulled pincanha sliders, Chicken coxinhas with green chilli sauce, beef pastel, King prawn with piri piri sauce, crispy salt and pepper squid, fried cassava, vegetable espetada, mixed bean fritters with mango salsa and Pao de queijo on the menu. All as delicious as it sounds!

The Gun

27 Coldharbour

Docklands

London

E14 9NS

T: 020 7515 5222

www.thegundocklands.com

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