Hubbard & Bell
As I fan of The Hoxton, I was keen to try Hubbard and Bell but I have to say I was very disappointed. We were placed in the main reception area and not in the dining room and basically, due to this, the service was poor. I was left there 25 minutes before anyone offered me a drink and the service following wasnt much better. Food was ok but not great and when we asked for the dessert menu (which is separate) they brought us the main menu again when we had already eaten. Will not be rushing back.
Restaurant is lovely, food was delicious. Service was really good until dessert. We’d dined at 12pm and by 1pm they were at their busiest so left us with the dessert menus for quite a while. When we asked about ice cream & sorbet flavours the staff didn’t know them. When it arrived they didn’t know which was ice cream & which was sorbet (same flavour). When they checked with the chef he’d run out of ice cream so exchanged one for sorbet but they didn’t tell us and it was important as one of our party was vegan. Overall though a good experience & our team left happy.
Hi AnnabelW Thank you for taking the time to give us your review, I’m so sorry to hear about your experience with your desserts here at Hubbard and Bell. We really appreciate your feedback as without comments like this we would not be able to improve our service. We would love to have you back to restore your faith in us so please do drop us a line and one of the management team we be in touch. Many thanks The Hox team
Great food and staff as always. Would definitely recommend
Hi Thanks for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at the Hubbard and Bell😊 We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Hox team😊
Good food, nice service, a bit loud.
The place itself is nice but the food was just ok. The free-range chicken burger I had needs a slot more seasoning in my opinion. It was quite bland. My friend had the dish of the day which was seafood pasta, again it was just ok. Needed more season. Saying all of this, it wasn't expensive, it was friendly and the service was good.
Hi Thanks for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at the Hubbard and Bell. We take all comments very seriously and all feedback helps us to progress going forward. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Hox team😊
Great place to meet for informal social lunch or business meeting! Staff really friendly and service is prompt. The food is interesting, tasty and well presented.
Hi KimB Thanks for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at the Hubbard and Bell😊 We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Hox team😊
Hubbard & Bell was quite busy when I met a friend for a Wednesday morning breakfast. Nonetheless, we were seated quickly and the service was very swift, if a little abrupt. The speed with which the food arrived would suggest that much of it is pre-prepared and ready-to-go, thus affecting consistency: the poached eggs with my Eggs Benedict were perfectly runny but my friend's poach eggs with avocado on toast were pretty solid. The trickiest part was identifying the staff because they seemed to dress much the same as the customers. Overall, breakfast was enjoyable enough, even if not the best value for what you get. It would not stop me returning if I was in that part of town, though.
Hi Damo Thanks for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed your overall experience here with us at the Hubbard and Bell😊 I’m so sorry to hear that your meal was not consistent and all feedback helps us to progress going forward. We hope to see you again soon. The Hox Team 😊
Great service, fabulous staff with great knowledge of dishes, lovely place to enjoy a relaxed meal
Hi KitKat Thanks for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at the Hubbard and Bell😊 We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Hox team😊
A little bit of a boring food menu/options (fish & chips, burger, chicken burger) ‘pimped’ up to make them seem special/different.
Service was amazing and the atmosphere was relaxed but a little too noisy if you wanted to talk.
Hi TheOnlyJamie Thank you for taking the time to give us your review, we take all comments very seriously and all feedback helps us to progress going forward. Our menus change seasonally and we strive to bring a vibrant aspect to some of the classic dishes. We are so glad that you enjoyed our service and we hope to see you again soon:) The Hox team:)
I love coming to Hubbard & Bell. It has a relaxed atmosphere. Good food bit pricey for what you get but the quality is good.
Hi Petalia21 Thanks for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at the Hubbard and Bell😊 We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Hox team😊
First time visiting Hubbard found it tasted weird.. Bad coffee beans maybe ?
Hi Joanne, thank you for taking time and your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your experience was that great. We already investigating a problem you brought up to avoid similar situations in the future. We're hoping to see you again soon Hubbard and Bell Team
Great ambiance. Good food reasonably priced. What’s not to love.
Thank you CiaranO for you nice comment! We're always happy to hear our guests enjoyed themselves at Hubbard and Bell See you again soon The Hox Team :)
We went here for our anniversary - and the team made it super special! They had cut out little love hearts and they were on our table and we both got a glass of bubbles when we sat down at the table. The food was delicious, the staff were lovely and the atmosphere was really nice. Thanks guys - we'll be back!
Hey JorgeV, thank you for a nice feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at Hubbard and Bell and hopefully we will see you on many more occasions in the future. Hubbard and Bell Team :)
Lovely server, great food and buzzy atmosphere. A good place for us to catch up over brunch.
Thank you for a lovely comment! We hope to see you again soon The Hox Team :)
Had to ask waiter to change glasses 3 times (9 glasses) as insides smelt of eggs ie. caused by dirty water. Table was sticky similar sickly smell. Food disappointing and will not recommend this restaurant to business colleagues.
Hi Digby, Thank you for taking time and your feedback. I am really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time and Hubbard and Bell. This is not the experience me or my team wishes for any of our guest. We have already contacted our dishwasher services to take a look at our equipment, and we hope to avoid this kind of situations in the future. If you decide to give us another chance please send us a message and one of our managers will be in touch with you. Hubbard and Bell Team
Really good food and service. Lovely venue as well
Hey David, Glad you enjoyed Hubbard and Bell. We hope to have you here again soon The Hox Team :)
Everything was great! We went for dinner on Friday night! Food was tasty and the kitchen was open until late :) Great wine selection and delicious cocktails! The noise level was quite high which made our communication with each other a bit difficult but that was ok!
We will definitely go back!!!
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Great service, the restaurant staff and management make the venue...food is decent, it is very noisy although if I was there on a sociable it would be great. Will definitely return
Hi Steven! Thank you for your kind words! We are looking forward to see you at Hubbard and Bell again soon The Hox Team :)
I wouldn’t necessarily traipse halfway across town to get there but if I’m ever around Holborn or Russell Square then I’ll go there without thinking twice.
It’s so cool ! Has a great vibe. The music on the Friday night was great, I complimented the DJ
The staff are the best and the food was perfectly executed and presented.
There were five in our party and nobody could find anything less than perfect In the place.
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It was really lovely, but a little expensive. I had a phone call and it was a little loud for this, but understandable as it was breakfast time. Service and food were great.
Food was delicious, really cool place. Perfect for our early evening dinner with a great vibe, not too busy. I can imagine it gets busy in the evenings. Really great place, highly recommend.
Amazingly awesome!!! Seriously cool and the waitress was cute!
Hi TrevorT Thank you for you great feedback! We are looking forward to have you at the Hubbard and Bell again soon! The Hox Team!
In fact, we didn't eat here after all. I made a reservation, by phone, for father's day. We REALLY wanted a traditional Sunday roast. I phoned and asked if they did serve sunday roasts and I was told YES, so I booked a table for 3.
Upon arrival, we were allocated to a table NOT in the restaurant, but in the bar area. Not only is this surrounded by people drinking pints, noisy and not eating, but also the seats are low recliners - not ideal for a lunch with a 74-year-old man. Eventually, we were shown to another table. I asked for the Sunday roast - "Oh we don't do that, we stopped that a while back". Not at all happy, and in fact not entirely happy with the response of the restaurant. Given that we'd gone out of our way to phone, to enquire and to be there - they were quite unconcerned. Won't be going back....EVER
We booked in advance for the bottomless Sunday Lunch but, when we got there, we were told that the promotion had ended the previous week. However, it is still advertised on their website. We left and didn't eat as the menu available wasn't what we had booked.
Lovely atmosphere and delicious food but quite expensive!
Went there few months ago for the Sunday roast and it was delicious. We were looking forward to have it again, to say we were disappointed is an understatement. I don’t know if the kitchen staff has changed recently, but the veggies were cold and the chicken overcooked. Won’t go back.
Very high quality food & amazing friendly service!
The food is decent but if you’re going there to have conversation it isn’t really the place. Music is too loud and the food is very expensive for the portions you get. They need to get back to serving good food, less expensive in a less pretentious atmosphere.
Stone-cold, overpriced poached eggs and toast (I had to ask for butter), and long waits for service.
I had the Sunday Roast and it was excellent! Quick service and nice staff. Would visit again for sure!
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Average food but great juices
The food was amazing!! Having been disappointed that the roast dinners stopped at 5pm on a Sunday (they look amazing -with bottomless potatoes apparently), the waiter recommended that we try the hanger steak. The steak was amazing!!! The portion size was generous, and cooked to perfection. The fries are also seasoned with a lovely garlic flavouring. The waiter was the right level of attentiveness and a chilled atmosphere.
I would definitely recommend that you try!!
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Had the Sunday Roast and it was so good! Free "refills" on Yorkshires and potatoes which we naturally took advantage of. Waitress was very lovely and asked if we'd like more instead of waiting for us to ask ourselves. Prices are very "London" prices of course but we felt it was worth it!
Hey Annie! We are happy to know you enjoyed our Sunday roast! Hope to see you again soon! The Hox Team :)
We had an excellent waitress who made our lunch a pleasure and pretty entertaining.
Hi Howie, glad you enjoyed your time at Hubbard and Bell. Hope to see you again soon The Hox Team :)
Great as always. Really central location and a perfect venue for business meetings.
It would be better if there are more vegan options. They were very limited
Superb roast, one of the best I have had in a long time. The lamb was amazing!!!
Pleasant environment to have a discussion and linger over coffee. Service wasn’t the swiftest but neither did we feel rushed. Food was good.
The food came out before the wine ( we brought a bottle of red and white and neither were that good for just over £20 per bottle ) which is never a good sign. The lamb was like pulled pork, which was ok, but not a proper roast. One of our party was a pescatarian but they had no fish which was one of the reasons we went there and had to settle for a roasted aubergine which was not that good. We did get as many potato's and Yorkshire pudding as we wanted and the staff were very friendly. The restaurant was very nice inside, but I wouldn’t recommend going there for roast dinner
Great place food music and staff. We were recommended the side of cabbage which I have to say was not great. We advised the waitress and she said they tried it and agreed yet nothing deducted from bill. Other than this the place is great.