The Spread Eagle

4.6
79 reviews
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£25 and under
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Vegan
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
London's first 100% vegan pub, The Spread Eagle is keeping tradition alive while celebrating the UK’s modern culture. One of East London's oldest pubs, our focus is on premium liquor, the finest food and only the best vibes. Kitchen run by our good friends from Club Mexicana.

As of January 2018 The Spread Eagle became London’s first vegan pub with all our food, drinks, fixtures and fittings being plant-based and sourced sustainably where possible.

Our doors are open to everyone (families and dogs included) and we cater to all manner of lifestyles. Our fun & friendly staff are always on hand to make sure you feel welcome.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Vegan, Pub
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Hours of Operation
Wed–Fri 18:00–22:00
Sat 12:00–22:00
Sun 12:00–21:00
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Phone number
020 8985 0400
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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What 79 People Are Saying
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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I have to say I was disappointed. It was a very noisy and crowded pub. We went on a Saturday night and were told it was not as noisy other nights. Great for a pub night out but too much for a classy vegan dinner. The food was nice but not amazing. The service was excellent - very lovely people.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it, delicious food, all vegan (woohoo!). Nice staff. A little bit noisy for a big get together.

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J
London
46 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and amazing food! Highly recommended for everyone. It’s also dog friendly :)

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time, food is just so delicious and bar staff were really friendly and helpful

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N
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place and great that everything is vegan so you can relax. But the portion sizes are so small, and they ran out of one of the sides, of which there were only 4, by 7.30! So we left feeling hungry.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice pub, cool vibe, amazing food! I was still thinking about it the following day! My taste buds were having a party!

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OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even as a meat lover, this was amazing! Went for couples night and we had a great evening. Atmosphere and staff were lovely, too

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RM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and every bit as good as the first. Whole family came this time and even the non vegans said that the food was very tasty and appealing and that meat was not missed at all.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and I'll definitely be going there again

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C
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was really nice, just very small. Place itself was cute and the staff were really friendly.

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere, couldn’t fault it.

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S
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and vibe. Fantastic to see an entirely vegan pub. Loved it and will be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly, likeable place. Good food and beer. A neighbourhood attraction.

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, really tasty vegan menu and my partner said the best dessert he's tasted in ages (fried ice cream in popcorn with chilli chocolate sauce). I'd definitely go back to try other things on the menu. Service was great too, very friendly.

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely staff and a Prince shrine! You couldn't ask for much more.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. We will be coming back :)
When the owner/ supervisor appeared, the atmosphere changed and staff seemed stressed out so we felt sorry for them (unnecessary pressure?)

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GV
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for food and a catch up with a friend. Entire menu was vegan which was perfect but value for money was poor. Portions are tiny. Overall food is very creative and haven't seen vegan food like it before but don't turn up hungry

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RL
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner at the Spread Eagle for our wedding anniversary a couple of nights ago and left very, very happy. The pub's main draw for us was its vegan status, and although there wasn't a huge range of food on the menu, we both found something that tickled our taste buds. The suggestions of what beers to have with the quesadillas was great (we both went for the 'chorizo' quesadilla), and we were glad of that cold pint, as they were very spicy (but not so spicy that it hampered our enjoyment of it - just). As our sides, we can highly recommend the triple-cooked potatoes and the tortilla chips and guacamole/ salsa. Next time we go there, we might try the burgers they have on offer (the 'fried chicken' one, especially).

There was a good range of lagers and ales, and even a decent-looking stout on tap (which I didn't try, as the weather was very warm), and we definitely plan to go back there at some point soon.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and complimented a relaxed atmosphere, and the decor is fantastic. Fully recommend the place.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On a damp Sunday evening it was busy but not rammed - I think you could've just rocked up and got a table although I would recommend booking.
Food was very tasty.
And vegan for anyone that doesn't know it's 100% vegan.
But portions weren't huge.
The burger came with nachos and looked a decent size.
The nachos was also a sharing portion.
But the tacos and chick'n wings needed chips to fill you up.
We shared a portion of spicy potatoes after our main meal!
Maybe we are just greedy :)
Cocktails and beers were fab of course

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SS
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great vegan food and drinks. Happy smiling staff and a chilled out crowd on a hot London evening. A pub local to us that we will visit again to go through the menu items we didn’t try that evening.

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TS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deep fried cheese is amazing. Does not taste like vegan cheese. Staff us delightful and friendly.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful zingy food, warm and friendly staff, go there!!

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l
London
34 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious vegan food in a great pub! Will be back! Staff really friendly too :)

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L
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

When we arrived for our booking, there were three staff behind the bar; one was serving a customer, and the other two were pouring (and drinking) beers. Despite the fact we were standing at the bar in full view - with another pair of customers also waiting - none of the staff acknowledged our presence for a full ten minutes. The man who eventually spoke to us was so uninterested he might as well not have been there at all. We actually weren't sure at first whether he was working, because he also completely ignored a delivery person who arrived after us with an enormous parcel, and stood in full view at the bar waiting for someone to take it from him.

Had there been any other vegan place nearby, we wouldn't have stayed. When we finally got food, it was delicious; but unless the staff attitude improves we will not be back. It's a real shame because we'd been looking forward to trying The Spread Eagle for ages.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My first ever 100% vegan experience and I was not disappointed. There were 6 of ya and dishes arrived at different times but overall a good night with nice food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and I was surprised how fish-y my fish taco tasted - the sauces and salsas were outstanding . Great to go somewhere where my vegetarian husband could eat everything on the menu. Worth the trek from Shepherd’s Bush

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been wanting to try this place out for a while so when my friend, who is vegan, came to visit for the weekend it was the perfect opportunity.
All the dishes we had were absolutely delicious, it would be hard to pick a standout! The wine & beer lists were great too.
We shared around 10 plates between 4 of us (perhaps a tad greedy!), that and a total of 8 alcoholic drinks came to £35 each.
Can't wait to return!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, will return. Please note this is the Spread eagle in Homerton not in Shoreditch (we went to the wrong one by mistake) but they were super lovely and held our table for us.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, love this place. came for fathers day, my dad is such a foodie and although a carnivore said this was one of the best burgers ever! we came with 4 dogs and all were made to feel very welcome :)

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s
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Don't confuse this with the other "Spread Eagle" on Kingsland Rd. or any other Spread Eagles around London (this happened to us). We were almost an hour late to our booking at the "real" Spread Eagle but staff kept a table for us and told us that it happened all the time.
The food was amazing - I highly recommend the Mexican Fried "Chicken" burger.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience here.
Amazing cocktails, brilliant & friendly service and best of all the whole place is 100% vegan!

Food was delicious; the deep fried mango ice cream was so nice! Tacos a little on the small side for the price but overall was one of the best dining out occasions we’ve had in a long while... check it out!

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Service was amazing, the place was lovely and the food was incredible.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Heart broken there are no quesadillas on Wednesday and Thursday...why????
It’s the best thing on the menu and i’ve Developed an addiction...

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Banging vegan food. Pub decor is Nathan Barley but great staff and selection of beers. Will be back.

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was good but the service wasn't great this time - the waitress was a bit sulky. Too bad as I love this place and service is key. Hope that doesn't repeat.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub with a very relaxed cosy atmosphere. Vegan food was great and the cocktails were excellent.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great food. The service was awesome and not expensive. Really good option if you are vegan, vegetarian but even the meat-eaters in my company really enjoyed the food. You have to try the desert, it was awesome!

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RT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

You have to try the scallops! The fish tacos are also incredible. I am a meat eater and both of these taste like the real deal.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is great! Friendly staff, amazing food and affordable prices :)

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HN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food at Club Mexicana! I'll be back very soon!

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