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survey result

Summary

£45
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This original gastropub still has amazing, genuine food with real flavours”. Almost 30 years since its launch near Exmouth Market, it’s still a “boisterous and scruffy pub” where “friendly chefs in the open kitchen talk about their food with love – they’re keeping it real despite the gentrification and hipsterfication of the entire area”.

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The formula has not changed over the years” at the stripped-back pub, near Exmouth Market, that’s often hailed as London’s first modern-day gastropub. According to its large fan club, it’s still “the original and the best”, thanks to Mediterranean-inspired cooking from the blackboard that’s (almost) as “tasty” as ever; and a “crowded and noisy” setting that’s enjoyably rough ’n’ ready.

Summary

£37
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Loud… crowded… open kitchen… stubbly chefs… short Anglo-Mediterranean menu on the blackboard… good beer”; that’s the “dreamy and simple” formula that made London’s original gastropub near Exmouth Market “a benchmark”, and for its very many fans “it still rocks”“ace” dishes are “generous and full-flavoured”, and enjoyed “in a rough-and-tumble, everyone-having-a-good-time atmosphere”.

Summary

£33
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The grandfather of gastropubs” near Exmouth Market “is still showing the way after all these years”. “The gastro dining experience elsewhere has become dull, but the Eagle remains true to its roots”“loud crowd, open kitchen, stubbly chefs, short Anglo-Med menu on blackboard, good beer: brilliant!”

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The Eagle Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Eagle Restaurant in EC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Eagle restaurant.
Patric M
The original and still one of the best gast...
Reviewed 6 months, 25 days ago

"The original and still one of the best gastro pubs. Food is robust and almost always delicious. There is a strong Portuguese influence on the cuisine. Decor etc is basic and may not be to everyone's taste. Service good but atmos can seem chaotic."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £14.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
159 Farringdon Rd, London, EC1R 3AL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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