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survey result

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you like game, this is the place for you” – a “lively” City gastropub with a focus on “fabulous British food” led by game in season, spit-roasted suckling pig and rare-breed meat. Handy for pre-show dining for visitors to the neighbouring Barbican arts centre, and “great-value Sunday lunches too”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing” British game in season is the USP at this City boozer next to the Barbican, which makes for some “great gastro evenings”. This is supplemented in the off-season (so March to July) by spit-roasted whole suckling pig, rare-breed meat and wild fish and seafood. It’s also a useful pre- and post-show dining option for concert- and theatre-goers at the Barbican Centre, five minutes’ walk away.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This game-themed gastropub next to the Barbican has a solid following for its “excellent game and seriously good local produce” from an “interesting and well-executed menu”. Clearly, it’s best to come in game season (August-February), but at other times the kitchen gets by on rare-breed beef, goat and seafood options, and an “amazing Sunday roast – pricey but worth it”. Arguably, the interior “doesn’t lift the spirits, but there’s a sheer lack of decent alternatives around the Barbican”.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This game-themed gastropub next to the Barbican has a solid following for its “excellent game and seriously good local produce” from an “interesting and well-executed menu”. Clearly, it’s best to come in game season (August-February), but at other times the kitchen gets by on rare-breed beef, goat and seafood options, and an “amazing Sunday roast – pricey but worth it”. Arguably, the interior “doesn’t lift the spirits, but there’s a sheer lack of decent alternatives around the Barbican”.

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The Jugged Hare Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Jugged Hare Restaurant in EC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Jugged Hare restaurant.
Alistair N
A very nice meal from start to finish. All...
Reviewed 5 months, 14 days ago

"A very nice meal from start to finish. All 3 of us had the devilled kidneys which were extremely tasty but with 4 halves per portion it was an enormous portion, & had I been aware I would have gone straight for the pudding afterwards & missed the main. The mains were just as tasty, I had the chicken & polenta with wild mushrooms but couldn’t finish it. We enjoyed the first bottle of the Malbec so much that we had to order a second. The reason that I only gave a 3 for the atmosphere was that the place was nearly empty - not suprising for a Monday lunch during the school hols"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £30.00 £35.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £24.00 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
49 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑11 pm

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