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The Hare and Billett

4.5
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472 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch

In line with the new government guidelines, we are asking every single customer to register their details with us before entering the premises. This can be done by scanning a QR code which can be found by the entrance. Please note that service will be refused to those who decline to participate in the NHS test and trace.
We welcome dogs into the bar area, please advise us if you would like to bring your four legged friends with you when reserving a table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 472 People Are Saying
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CharlotteC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went there for a roast dinner on a Sunday, it was very quiet due to COVID restrictions and the service we got was good. However, the vegetables were soggy, there was no apple sauce as stated on the menu and the pork belly was tough and the crackling soggy, and it seemed like it had sat there for most of the day. It's a shame as we've been there before and the food was better.

The Hare and Billett
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi Charlotte, thank you very much for the honest feedback. As i have seen, you gave 3 stars to the service, please feel free to send us an email or give us a call to let us know what we could improve. Kind regards, Natalia

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AdamH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our roast dinner. Only thing that could have been improved were the roast potatoes.

The Hare and Billett
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi Adam, thank you for the 4 stars review and for taking the time to leave a feedback. I will pass the comment to my chef as usually potatoes are very tasty and crispy. Please come back for Sunday roast and i am sure next time they won't disappoint you. Have a great day. Kind regards, Natalia

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kimf82
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was nice to be able to go again. Food was pretty good, but nothing really special. Pretty decor and location. Less atmosphere but still better than staying at home all the time! We were over charged by £3 which isn’t a big issue but it’s more about the principle.

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jackc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my time here. The guy who sat us was really polite and chatty made us feel very welcome! Service was also fast and effective.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good COVID safety in place. Attentive staff and quick table service. Food was really good and decent choice

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EdwardK
London
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic a great local with outstanding and attentive staff. It’s a local pub and I love it.

The Hare and Billett
Responded 2 days ago

Hi EdwardK, thank you for the kind words. I will definitely pass the comments along my staff. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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EdI99
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service, good drinks. I really like the Hare and Billet, the food quality dipped last year but it now seems to be back on form, maybe even better than before.

The Hare and Billett
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Ed, thanks for the positive review! Kind regards, Ana

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AlastairStewart
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Near perfect local pub. Needs all locals to support it in these challenging times - especially given the Mayor's economic death wish on London

The Hare and Billett
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Alastair, we really appreciate you taking the time to write some positive feedback regarding our pub! Thank you and hope you have a great day. Kind regards, Ana

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DavidH
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch date with the family. This pub has really adapted to the new world

The Hare and Billett
Responded 4 days ago

Hi David, thanks for the great review and 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Ana

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AmieM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing - food and service. Super dog friendly!

The Hare and Billett
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Amie, thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review, it means a lot to our team! Kind regards, Ana

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Suzbun
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Once we were seated and allowed to remove our masks, the staff were reasonably attentive and we had only a 10-15 minute wait before drinks were served. Our wine was on special offer due to end of bun sale - down to £25 for a Pouilly Fume. I do not know the original price but it was disappointing and not as smooth as I would expect from a pricey 'good grape'.
The food was excellent; good portions, tasty, well seasoned. they catered for a vegan although they forgot to remove her Yorkshire pudding from the plate of vegan wellington.

We finished our meal (for 4 people) within our 2 hour time slot but nothing felt hurried. If you are worried about their Covid-19 protocol, don't! They have it nailed.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Suzbun, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry the wine wasn't up to your expectations but i am glad you loved the food. I am very glad you felt safe with us as this is one of our main focus at the moment. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious roast. Would recommend

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi, thank you for your kind review. I would suggest to book a table in December and pre order from our Festive menu, you won't be disappointed. Kind regards, Natalia

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Danbsn
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Consistently good roast dinner. Best in SE London. Thanks guys.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Danbsn, i am always pleased to read such a good review. Please let us know how we can reach 5 stars on your next visit! Kind regards, Natalia

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MicheleM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, caring staff. The best of local gaffs.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi MicheleM, always good to hear positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed your time with us, hopefully we will see you again soon. All the best, your local.

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vipmccoolsa
London
49 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times since reopening - menu is broad, lots of choice. Staff friendly and efficient. Charcuterie sharing board is excellent as is the sea bass.
Managing the new operating restrictions well although staff should be wearing masks not visors.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi mcoolsa, thank you for your nice review and feedback. I have spoken to my staff and i asked them to wear masks instead of visors, although it's more difficult to communicate and breath in them, i do agree with you as they keep people safer. Kind regards, Natalia

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Elevmil
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some family visiting from out of town so of course had to take them to The Hare and Billett.
Everyone was friendly and welcoming as always. Very good social distancing and safety measures in place but without spoiling the atmosphere or experience. They have really adapted well to the new way of working.
Thank you Ella for amazing service as always and suggesting an excellent gin choice! And thank you Nathaniel for making us feel welcome as always.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Elevmil, thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and beautiful review. I will definitely pass the comments along my staff, especially to Ella and Nathanial. I am glad you felt safe with us, hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice and spaced out tables.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 11 October 2020

Hi, thank you for your 5 stars review, i am very glad you felt safe and you had a very good experience. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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MariaJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to have a drink and food. Staff was always friendly and food came quick despite the restaurant being busy as it could possibly get. :)

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi MariaJ, i am very pleased you love our pub and the service was up to our standards. I am sure we will see you soon again, have a great day. Kind regards, Natalia

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AnthonyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good. I've been to the Hare and Billet before the lock down, and it wasn't even close t being as nice as it is now.
It now has such a pleasant atmosphere and ambiance with the rich wooden decor.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Anthony, i am glad you found the pub improved it's aspect after lock down , we are doing our best to give our guests the best experience. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pub food, have had mixed here but has moved back up the rankings. One of the best places to eat locally

The Hare and Billett
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, thank you for your positive review. I am really glad you love the place and the food. We are changing the menu this week on Thursday, new delicious dishes will be available. Kind regards, Natalia

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HelenG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table in the restaurant. When we arrived, we were offered a table between the bar and restaurant next to a noisy table of 4 drinkers - and not in the restaurant. The tables did not look correctly socially distanced. We were walked away. This is the second time this has happened in the last 2 weeks. Poor service and seating Hare & Billett. It would be interesting to see how a health and safety official would rate this pub.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 11 October 2020

Hi HelenG. I am sorry you had the impression that our tables are not social distanced. The table we assigned you was in the restaurant and it has a panel on the right and on the left to respect social distance. The safety of our guest comes always first. As you never sat at the table, i don't understand why you feel the service was poor as the host even tried to look for a different table, but unfortunately we were fully booked and we couldn't move you anywhere else. Kind regards, Natalia

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RositaB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

After the initial faff of getting in , downloading the app and asking them to change the table as we had been assigned an awful one, we had a really nice evening at the H&B. The staff were attentive, friendly, the ambiance relaxing and the food delicious. Thank you H&B-this was my first meal out since lockdown and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 11 October 2020

Hi RositaB, thank you for the nice review. As the test and trace is now compulsory before entering the premises, we have to make people wait at the door before they can actually sit at their table. I am happy the evening went well and my staff made up for the long wait at the door. Kind regards, Natalia

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Den123
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid measures in place and work well. Efficient table service with pleasant friendly staff. Good menu and nice food. Would recommend

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 11 October 2020

Hi Den123, thank you for your kind review, i am pleased you felt safe in our pub and the service was up to our standards. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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ZoeM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our first time and we weren't disappointed. My only criticism on the food would be that the cabbage had far too much garlic in it making it inedible.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hi ZoeM, i am very pleased you liked our pub and the food and thank you very much for the feedback. I will definitely talk to my chef and hopefully next time everything will be just perfect! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Natalia

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nick
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Would definitely recommend the Sunday roast.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hi Nick, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sure you will like our festive menu too, please let us know if you would like to book a table for your Christmas meal. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Natalia

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TracyM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time now for Sunday lunch beautiful dinners great starters and stuff so friendly

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hi TracyM, thank you for the lovely review. I will pass the comments along to the whole team. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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biffers82
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service food wonderful ! All considerations due to virus well done.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hi biffers82, thank you for the review, i am very happy we provide a great experience and you felt safe in the pub during this difficult time. Kind regards, Natalia

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ChloeS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pub in Blackheath - great food and service.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hi Chloe, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you love the pub and we provided a good service. As you liked the food, you should have a look at our Christmas menu, it's delicious. Kind regards, Natalia

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BrentE
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pub in the area by miles, one of the few pubs in London who still pride themselves on food - credit to the chef!! Highly recommend!

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hi BrentE, thank you so much for the amazing review. I will definitely pass the comment along my staff and the chef. We are taking Christmas bookings and our Christmas menu looks delicious! Kind regards, Natalia

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Rich
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at a great pub, lovely service and very dog friendly!

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 7 October 2020

Hi Rich, i am so pleased you had such a great experience. As you could see, we have a "dog wall of fame" which shows how much we love all the dogs that come to the pub. I am glad you liked the food and the service was up to the standards we aim. Hope to see you and Margot soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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RossM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Shocking service - forced to queue in the rain despite having a reservation. Waiters surly as well as exceptionally slow. Food average but beer sour and we had to ask for the barrel to be changed. Avoid.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Ross, i apologise for the wait in the rain but unfortunately due to social distancing and the mandatory test and trace, we are not allowed different bookings to enter the pub at the same time. Regarding the service i will definitely speak to my staff and make sure they will speed up the service and check ales before serving. If you have any specific matter you would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us on 02088522352. Kind regards, Natalia

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BellaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. A must! We will definitely go back

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hi BellaL, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If you like quizzes, every Wednesday night from 7pm we have a quiz night and from next Wednesday we will also have a wings night ! Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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AlfredoB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. Fast and helpful. And a really great burger. One of the best at Blackheath area...

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hi Alfredo, thank you for the high rating, how can we convert those four stars into 5 stars? :) The burger is great, i agree, but also our Oktoberfest specials are really tasty! Kind regards, Natalia

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KatieS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are so polite and lovely here. Food tasty and ambience great considering the restraints lately. My favourite pub in Blackheath!

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 2 October 2020

Hi Katie, thank you for such a positive review! Kind regards, Anastasiya

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TraceyT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was absolutely stunning and service was wonderful!

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 2 October 2020

Hi Tracey, thanks for the positive feedback regarding our Sunday roast! Kind regards, Anastasiya

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Vivi
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Felt quite chaotic when we first arrived. Their codes on the door for track and trace weren't working and we were waiting outside in the cold for 15 mins despite having a booking. Once we were in it was extremely busy, seemed under staffed for a busy Sunday. Food was nice, good portion sizes and nice wines. I just felt sorry for the poor staff run off their feet :(

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hi Vivi, i apologise for waiting outside but due to the Covid restriction and social distance, we can just fit few people at once and with the track and trace that must be done before sitting at the table, i understand the waiting time is a bit longer. I am glad you enjoyed the food and the wine. My staff and i were working hard but we all love our job and in particular working on Sunday when the pub is very busy. Despite the outside waiting, i hope you will visit us again. Kind regards, Natalia

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24SuperFoxes
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, great service, delicious food, quick service!

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hi 24SuperFoxes, thank you for the amazing comments, we are very glad you loved the pub. We are also taking bookings for Christmas! Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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KateC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, staff, everything. Food was delicious, very safe and clean and great team working!

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi KateC, thank you for the high rating and your lovely comments. Kind regards, Natalia

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Anin
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place the food is amazing and the Covid measures are reassuring without interfering. Can’t wait to go back!

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Anin, i am so glad to read such a great review. Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely feedback. It's so amazing when we can give our guests a great experience. Kind regards, Natalia

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DavidH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these strange times I personally want to go somewhere where I feel as safe as possible. The hare and billet does this. The staff are amazing and professional. You have to show your QR code to get inuat santise whilst being watched and the space is good beyween tables.. Top pub fully recommend it for a visit.

The Hare and Billett
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi DavidH, couldn't be more pleased in reading your review. Knowing that our guests feel safe during this time is our first priority. Hopefully we will see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia

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The Hare and Billett is rated 4.5 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.