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The Bountiful Cow, London,

The Bountiful Cow

4.6
4.6
1600 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse

The Bountiful Cow is one generous beast: a public house devoted to beef. Executive chef Roxy Beaujolais (of Seven Stars and TV fame) serves large steaks and larger burgers at pubby prices, plus cask-conditioned ales and good wines. The young, relaxed ambience features bright décor, cowboy film posters and moo-cow ads. Dine in banquettes, or on Lloyd Loom chairs, at oak tables—either at bar level, or downstairs, with the kitchen entertainingly visible through glass. The menus feature aged steaks and burgers (free toppings if you wish), and other dishes; even some vegetarian ones.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, British, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7404 0200

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Holborn

  • Cross Street

    51 eagle street wc1r 4ap

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    HOLBORN

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • London

    Sunday Lunch

  • West End London

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  • West End London

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  • West End London

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  • West End London

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  • West End London

    Steakhouse

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    antsbid

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great burgers highly recommend

  2. AS

    AssafS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    This is basically a pub, with food. The device is good and the staff is very nice. The food however is average at best. Steak was chewy and for its price I would have expected better beef.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Compared to other London stakehouses definitely good value for money and in a very convenient, yet quiet location. Loved the decor inside, paintings, atmosphere by the bar, the art. Friendly staff.

  4. TK

    ThatoK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food! Great meat

  5. N

    Nicky

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place, lovely food and lovely staff! I took my partner for a date night and will probably go again

  6. RD

    RDJWB

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a team lunch - food and service was excellent! Thank you

  7. GG

    GaryG

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hidden gem of a place. The food was fantastic, great ambience, great service and very clean. Covent Garden is only a few minutes walk to this place...make the effort, take a stroll and visit.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love this place. Will be back

  9. D

    Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Nice little spot. Cozy atmosphere, nice music, not too loud. Food was great; big portions and very tasty.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Thank you very much to the manager, chef and waiters/waitresses for hosting seven of us wonderfully. It was a very nice atmosphere and would definitely recommend.

  11. AF

    AdamF

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very pleasant simple place ideal for informal lunch, convenient location. Excellent steak.

  12. m

    maryg

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food, lovely staff. Can get a bit loud later in the evening.

  13. H

    Happybod

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Only shame is that when pub is full (ie 15 people at the bar) casual drinkers pretty much have to stand next to tables where people are eating and the noise levels are very high so along with feeling a bit closed in, one can't really hear the conversation at our table . ie too distracting. great service though. the pub does have a downstairs so maybe better eating there?

  14. JH

    JimH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It is a steak house so steak is best. I had the Rib Eye cooked to perfection. When in London always visit the Bountiful Cow.

  15. C

    Catherine

    London

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not only is every single dish at The Bountiful Cow prepared expertly and to the highest standard, with meat of exceptional quality, (the steak tartare leaves no room for doubt and its deliciousness is unforgettable), but the service is as warm, generous and heart warming as the magnificent food: Cveta and her husband are worthy of a blue plaque, or even better a statue in nearby Red Lion Square, for the joy they, and their restaurant, brings to the area. I urge you to go and experience a meal here yourself; it will be delicious. Thank you for everything always, we´ll be back again soon, Catherine

  16. RC

    RebeccaC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood-this restaurant was a lovely find during our family trip to London. Steak & chips were absolutely delicious. Nice, lively atmosphere- everyone enjoying themselves. Would recommend.

  17. AH

    AndyH

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening at TBC. The steak was spot on. My 13 year old particularly enjoyed the rump. All very simple stuff but really well done. Service was lightning fast.

  18. SB

    StephanieB

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Booked for a pre theatre meal for my mums 60th. Lovely little restaurant tucked away, service was a little slow however not many staff for a busy Saturday night. The food was lovely, burgers all around could not fault!

  19. L

    Ladams

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious, the service was great too, a little off the beaten track but easy to find. The only thing we did not like was the automatic inclusion of a service charge to the bill, especially when dining with only 2 others, the server did remove when asked and we left our own tip that we considered appropriate.

  20. SH

    SoniaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beef rib hash was delightful. The steak sandwiches was so tasty and the chicken club was the nicest. The portions were generous too.

  21. B

    Becca

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, amazing steak! Such a gem, I’m definitely coming back here!

  22. M

    Martin

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a nice meal and the service was good. The restaurant is a nice quirky place.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was good. My wife claimed it was the best stake she had ever had. Mine was plentiful but not so good. Upstairs is small but I really liked the vibe, it’s relaxed and fun. Could have done without the guy at the bar making video call loudly. I’d go again.

  24. H

    Hutch

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was our 3rd visit to the bountiful cow and every time the food has been excellent. The steaks are high quality and reasonably priced. The service was very good and teh ambience just right. This may be a little off the main drag but very much worth a visit.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yes it's a steak place but I took a fancy to the chicken and mash option and it was delicious. Served with veg. Chicken is on bone (breast and wing) very tender. Club sandwich was also purchased Large portion of fries accompanied.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. Actually really exceeded my expectations. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic food in a lovely cosy setting - the beef hash and bounty burger were amazing! Will definitely be back!

  28. A

    Alexandra

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall1food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is closed! They are taking bookings on open table but they are not open. This is very frustrating.

  29. S

    Siva

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very Much enjoyed the meal ,Service was good as well ,Would definitely go back

  30. r

    riojarioja

    London

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic steaks, super-cosy booths, friendly service and great value for money.

  31. CF

    CharlotteF

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were sat upstairs in a nice little booth. Good atmosphere, not too noisy just a nice bit of background noise. The food was really good for the value.

  32. DW

    DanielWright

    Nottingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    A great little place tucked away on Eagle Street. Good buzz, fab food and excellent service. Seek it out.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Very good quality food at a reasonable price. The ambience was nice and the restaurant set up is dimly lit and intimate which I enjoyed very much!

  34. a

    amblondon

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We had burgers, bit underwhelming though. The chips weren't great. Probably better if you're intending on having some drinks / beers as well, as the upstairs bar had a great atmosphere. Staff were v helpful though and the kids loved Tilly the dog.

  35. CK

    CKphoebe

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for steak & burgers with alternatives available too. Always fabulous value for money & the staff are charming.

  36. g

    gillg

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Visited on a Saturday lunchtime as part of a party of 9 friends who rarely manage to get together for a chat. Food was good in taste and quantity. Service was excellent. It was quite downstairs so no rushing us out the door. That had the added advantage of staying there continuing to drink and chat into the evening 😀

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a true hidden little gem. It’s somewhere between a restaurant and pub with a lively atmosphere, comfortable seating and warm surroundings. The service is attentive without being obtrusive and the manager is incredibly personable and clearly cares about every detail of the restaurant. He has a passion for excellent quality food and wine but he is focussed on keeping the prices reasonable. The food is second to none. Finally, a restaurant in London that can cook a risotto. The flavour profiles of each dish are well thought out. The execution is excellent, all freshly made from local suppliers. That burger though......just wow. The burger itself is about twice the size of the bun, and it’s no small bun. The burger patty is perfectly cooked, rested and full of flavour. The bacon is so thick it’s more like a gammon steak. Wine list is refreshingly good value. Basically this place has just got it right. There was a vulgar bunch of people on a table near us which the manager tried to quieten down however they didn’t and he felt so bad he discounted our meal - of course I refused the discount because it was in no way the restaurant’s fault but this just shows how much they care about the diner’s experience. What a fabulous place. I cannot wait to go back.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a good time with very good steaks.

  39. H

    Haddock1

    Warwickshire

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    A good, friendly bar and restaurant. Burgers and steak were well cooked. Portion sizes generous.

  40. l

    luvlondon

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Food was delicious but we thought a overpriced on the basis that there was very little fresh cooking that took place and we could see the chips and onion rings we ordered came out of catering bags. The bun on the halloumi burger tasted powdery but that may be because it had been previously frozen? The others thought their steaks were excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

The Bountiful Cow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7404 0200.

The Bountiful Cow is rated 4.6 stars by 1600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Bountiful Cow

51 Eagle Street Holborn London, WC1R 4AP

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    51 eagle street wc1r 4ap

  • Area

    Holborn

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, British, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    HOLBORN

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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