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The Hare and Billett
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Soft shell crab was lovely as was the food in general
Hi PaulM, thanks for the lovely feedback, come to visit us to try our new menu dishes that went live from today. Kind regards, Natalia
Fantastic food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Went for my birthday and will deffo go back. Thoroughly recommend.
Hi Sally, is always so nice to read such a great review. I am glad the food and service was up to our standards. I am sure we will see you soon again. Kind regards, Natalia
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.
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
Enjoyed our roast dinner. Only thing that could have been improved were the roast potatoes.
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
Given the situation right now, the service was amazing - still so slick! The food, as usual, very good. And a bottle of Bordeaux wine from their "specials" list at £18 was an absolute bargain. Hare & Billett isn't a pub I'd pick for every day drinking. But for a Sunday lunch, it's absolutely perfect. Only downside was the 2-hour turnaround time for the table and no other tables available to move to. But that's just the way things are at the moment.
Hi TomP. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and nice review. I appreciate your understanding regarding the table's turning time. Our new menu went live today, so next time you come to visit us, why not try one of new dishes, all very tasty! Looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Natalia
Celebrated our engagement over a Sunday roast and the food, service and hospitality was exceptional. Would highly recommend. The best pub in Blackheath.
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.
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.
Very good COVID safety in place. Attentive staff and quick table service. Food was really good and decent choice
This place is fantastic a great local with outstanding and attentive staff. It’s a local pub and I love it.
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
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.
Hi Ed, thanks for the positive review! Kind regards, Ana
Near perfect local pub. Needs all locals to support it in these challenging times - especially given the Mayor's economic death wish on London
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
Great lunch date with the family. This pub has really adapted to the new world
Hi David, thanks for the great review and 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Ana
Always amazing - food and service. Super dog friendly!
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
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.
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
Delicious roast. Would recommend
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
Great food and service. Consistently good roast dinner. Best in SE London. Thanks guys.
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
Good food, caring staff. The best of local gaffs.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Really nice and spaced out tables.
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
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. :)
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
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.
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
Good pub food, have had mixed here but has moved back up the rankings. One of the best places to eat locally
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
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.
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
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.
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
Covid measures in place and work well. Efficient table service with pleasant friendly staff. Good menu and nice food. Would recommend
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
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.
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
Great experience. Would definitely recommend the Sunday roast.
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
Second time now for Sunday lunch beautiful dinners great starters and stuff so friendly
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
Great service food wonderful ! All considerations due to virus well done.
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
Wonderful pub in Blackheath - great food and service.
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
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!
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
Fantastic meal at a great pub, lovely service and very dog friendly!
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
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.
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
Great food. Great atmosphere. A must! We will definitely go back
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
Good service. Fast and helpful. And a really great burger. One of the best at Blackheath area...
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
Staff are so polite and lovely here. Food tasty and ambience great considering the restraints lately. My favourite pub in Blackheath!
Hi Katie, thank you for such a positive review! Kind regards, Anastasiya
Sunday roast was absolutely stunning and service was wonderful!
Hi Tracey, thanks for the positive feedback regarding our Sunday roast! Kind regards, Anastasiya
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 :(
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
The Hare and Billett is rated 4.5 stars by 477 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.