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Summary

“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.

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

Summary

“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”.

£37
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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!”

£33
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Even after all these years, there’s still “rarely a false note” at “the original and best gastropub” – an engagingly “grungy” and “low key” hang-out, near Exmouth Market; the “rustic” Mediterranean cooking is “reasonably priced”, and “there’s always something new and interesting on the menu”.

£34
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
60

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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