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survey result

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “excellent meat-driven menu” at this “busy bar opposite the Barbican” is led by British game in season, backed up by prime cuts of beef and such treats as Herefordshire snails. “It’s not simple pub grub, and you do pay for it, but it’s worth it”, say fans. It’s also “particularly useful pre- or post-events in the nearby arts centre”.

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”.

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49 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA

Restaurant details

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No dress code
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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.
Ian S
Stick to their speciality, go for the Jugge...
Reviewed 6 months, 23 days ago

"Stick to their speciality, go for the Jugged Hare and you won't be disappointed but other menu choices straying from their eponymous dish are more mixed"

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Paul M
Always reliable for good food and a good bu...
Reviewed 7 months, 1 day ago

"Always reliable for good food and a good buzzy atmosphere. Went for pre-theatre meal before visiting the Barbican. Venison was so good and the bonbon with it just amazing. "

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Hugh N
decent grouse but generally a bit too pleas...
Reviewed 8 months, 26 days ago

"decent grouse but generally a bit too pleased with itself and prices higher than they should be"

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S R
We had a great hare made in the classic way...
Reviewed 10 months, 4 days ago

"We had a great hare made in the classic way"

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Prices

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

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £27.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
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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