Definitely a place to take a meat-eating foodie - the best dishes are their specials and its mostly a game based menu. The staff are very attentive as well. And if you DO go - I recommend the best item on try is the marrow bone gravy. Hard pressed not to ask for a straw and some alone time. The only down side is that its best to come here on an expense account.
Really good atmosphere, great food, a little expensive but not outrageous and there were cheaper options for others.
Would highly recommend (not for Veges though...)
Great neighborhood pub and excellent Sunday roast!
Very nice atmosphere for Sunday afternoon. The food was delicious. There was a glitch with one of the starters (the wrong thing was served) but this was quite quickly corrected. Otherwise the service was very good. The staff was both friendly and knowledgeable. Although the wine list was good and the wines we ordered were excellent,I think they were very steeply priced. The food, on the other hand, in my opinion, was good value for money.
excellent Sunday lunch, with good service. We will definitely be back
Food was not bad, but I expected better quality of the dishes given the advertising and pricing. None of the dishes was specially good, in particular the jugged hare was so seasoned that it was not possible to taste the flavour of the meat of the rabbit. Overall I found it was too expensive for a casual dinner and too underwhelming for a special one.
Superb food, the steak is very good. Will be paying another visit sometime soon
The food arrived quickly; just what was needed before the opera! Outstanding quality and great presentation. Top service - thank you.
Food was excellent, and the pre-theatre set was extremely good value. Service was generally friendly and prompt, but our server seemed distracted and we were served still instead of sparkling water as per our order.
We went for the Sunday Roast, and it was delicious! The meat was so tender and the gravy was absolutely amazing. Both the potatoes and the carrots that the meal was served with benefited from more salt, but they were very good.
Spent easter sunday here with the family and we had a lovely sunday roast. Very nice staff and delicious food and drinks. We will be back!
It had been awhile since we returned to this venue, and while I had never been that impressed before, I had also never been this disappointed before. I do not know what happened but the food quality was less than desirable and the wait service was unpalatable. The front service was pleasant and lovely, mind you (like when I booked), but it was clear that the waiter we had was unhappy to be working that day and made it seem like every request was a chore. We don't expect Michelin star service or even an unusual hospitality from a pub, but we do expect pleasantness and professionalism. I'm hoping it was just an off day, but we probably will not find out if that's the case for a long time.
We had a meet up as friends. Lovely food, the mac and cheese was tasty. Great service, very friendly and definitely will be back
Disappointing especially for the price. The pigeon pie was nice. The dabs fish was nearly uneatable, fatty fish with little meat that is then smothered in so much butter. The sausages were nice, but overpriced. I would only consider coming here if you really want to try game meat dishes.
Good for groups of all sizes.
Maybe not the best place for vegetarians and vegans.
We went to the Jugged Hare for their Wednesday curry night, which is run every Wednesday during the game season, having previously been twice for excellent roast beef on Sundays. We all had the Venison Vindaloo which had just the right level of spice and was accompanied by excellently cooked rice (so hard to get rice right!), nan, poppadum and chutneys. The bottle of Australian Shiraz matched the spice perfectly and was reasonably priced. We look forward to returning to sample the main menu!
Excellent Sunday roast dinner, crispy roast potatoes and plenty of well cooked veg plus very flavoursom gravy. We tried black pudding croquettes and crispy pig's ears as starters which we shared - both very good. Too full to try much in the way of pudding but ordered rhubarb and custard ice cream which was really good. Lovely staff that looked after us well. Only downside was it was a tad noisy but we'll definitely go back again. Thank you Jugged Hare for a great Sunday lunch.
Lovely food and great service, will definitely visit again :)
Disappointed not to have jugged hare on the menu, the only reason we booked. Service was mixed, some very clumsy and untrained, others quite professional. Ambiance is more "noisy bistro" than the "country club" atmosphere of earlier years. Selecting the cheapest wine it was still over £70 a head, so there are many better value places. But, had the jugged hare been on the menu (even from the freezer if our of season)), the review might well be different.
We understand that Hare cannot be served all year round. The rabbit in the jug was more like a cassoulet and not in a stew. Steep price for a few shreds of rabbit and lots of beans. If we had known what there was so many beans we would have ordered something else.
The wild boar was nice but not for game lovers ( ie bland ) . Cooked pink and served with Artichokes not Jerusalem artichokes as mentioned on the menu.
The whitebait starter was spot on.
Very busy place that can be loud , we'll have to come in season to try the real thing . Good wines and very efficient service.
Great . Love this place
Good classical game dishes without getting too heavy or boring. I like the stuffed animals which amazed the overseas visitors I entertained.
The roast was exceptional. The mutton and chicken were some of the best meat I've ever had. All of the veggies were fantastic especially the roast potatoes. Probably the best roast I've had in London
Bel locale, caratteristico con gli animali impagliati che riprendono il menù di cacciagione. Ottima carta dei vini. Un po’ costoso rispetto a quello che effettivamente mangi.
Fantastic food and great wine list- excellent range of seasonal dishes. Can always rely on the Jugged Hare for an impressive hearty meal with great service.
Pre theatre meal served quickly. Both had terrine followed by venison pie. Very interesting tasty flavours. Would be happy to come back again with more time to explore the full menu.
Wonderful Mother's Day brunch, will definitely return again. My favourite item on the menu was the Pigeon 'Bomb' and I absolutely adored all the taxidermy!
The food was amazing! We went for Sunday Roasts on Mother's Day and we were absolutely delighted by the quality and quantity of the meals. It was delicious!
My mother and I had the roast Lamb with Mint Jelly (and all the trimmings), my sister had the roast beef with Horseradish cream. The desserts were great, especially the Rhubarb and Custard ice cream.
Service was really good.
The only issue was the noise. It was VERY noisy at peak time lunch, my mother doesn't have great hearing so we huddled round one side of the table to be able to have a conversation.
Overall it was still a great meal and the Jugged Hare IPA is brilliant!
Good food, slightly bland & atmosphere slightly chaotic. Delicious sticky toffee pudding!
We had been wanting to try the Jugged Hare for a long time and when we came to London for a show at excel we made sure we got a table! It was was wonderful! The restaurant and staff were lovely and food was truly delicious. The black pudding croquettes were scrumptious and the jugged rabbit very tasty. The rice pudding served in the mini sauce pan was my favourite but the orange marmalade French toast with vanilla ice cream was to die for! Can’t wait to visit again. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
great beer, exceptional wine, terrific ambiance and of course excellent value great food
Lots to choose from on the menu. Want to go back and try more of it. Busy but staff were attentive and did not have to worry about getting bill in time for concert.
The Manager was amazingly accommodating of our needs. The food was absolutely delicious. But it felt like a bit of a rip off. 3 of our party of 4 all ordered a monkfish, chard and samphire main dish. The 3 portions of fish were very small, one person got no chard at all, one plate had a single tiny leaf, and the third got two tiny leaves, and there was a very small sprinkling of samphire on each plate. We 3 all left feeling quite hungry, despite having dessert. The venison casserole ordered by the 4th person was excellent.
This place has been on my to-do-list for sometime. 7 of us were dining on a busy Friday evening.
The food was all fantastic, the pigeon bomb starter in particular got the thumbs up from everyone that had it. Across the table, I think we had 5 different mains dishes, from venison to goat cutlets. All cooked to perfection and presented well.
Service was pretty dreadful. The waiter didn’t know anything about the wine list, nor was he particularly attentive. We had to wave him over to clear our mains as we’d been waiting with empty plates for 20mins.
As we walked out after settling the bill, not one member of staff said thank you, or good evening etc. I thought that was a bit poor.
The food at least was a success, and for that reason I’d return.
Another very enjoyable meal at The Jugged Hare. There were perhaps a few too many flavours going on with the wild boar (it could have been pork, quite frankly) but my friend pronounced his slow-cooked lamb delicious. Desserts were very good indeed. The service was friendly and helpful, as always.
First class gastro-pub with good beer and an extensive and diverse but quite expensive wine list. Mostly frequented by City business types but has a welcoming busy but warm atmosphere and one is reminded of the centuries long tradition of City of London hostelries of which this place is a part.
Overall moderately expensive (for Lunch paid £175.95 for 3 courses for 2 people including Argentinian Cabernet Franc wine @£43.50). Not for vegans as it is game and meat based menu which changes throughout the year. Biggest negative was that the Jugged Hare had run out of its signature dish (Jugged Hare)! Herring Roe and Scallops were a tasty appetizing start and the main course of brazed goat shank and wild boar were tasty too, tender, properly cooked and nicely presented. Two sticky toffee puddings were washed down with a glass each of top quality super-sweet but acidic Aszu Tokaji 5 Puttonyos. Double espresso and nicely presented cappuccino to finish. Service was attentive and nicely paced; problems with the black board which we could not see were sorted out. We (my wife and I) had walked several miles to get to the pub in very cold weather (the beast from the East) and were cold and hungry when we arrived but gradually warmed up as the meal progressed and finally decided it was all a great success. Well done the Jugged Hare Staff and management.
Booked for Sunday lunch and can honestly say the roast beef was the best I ever tasted. Duck fat roast potatoes were fantastic as were all the vegetables. Puddings and Shiraz good too. We will be back!
Food was mediocre.
Unenjoyable considering it was my birthday.
No real care and the waiter was awful.
We’ve had lunch at Jugged Hare a few times and always enjoyed the food and experience. Unfortunately this time we felt like all the tables of two were squashed together so you had no privacy or had to listen to the table loudly talking next to you. Maybe it’s to get more covers for revenue but it didn’t make it an enjoyable experience. If you go make sure you take more than 3 people so you get a round table instead!
The food we ate (lunch ..venison and steak)
was adequate but only just. There were no fresh vegetables, a paltry bowl of boring salad leaves (extra) and a very unintetesting cheese board with no fruit or anything fresh tasting.
To be honest I had a much better meal last week; better prepared, better served and better tasting at half the price just a few hundred metres away....oh, and much less pretentious.
I came away very disappointed. My colleague who works in the food and leisure industry was singularly unimpressed.
Went here for a staff dinner, leaving do. The table was very well sorted for 7 people so that we could all talk quite easily which was great. The service was very efficient and the food and drink came quickly, so we all felt relaxed. The food was excellent; I personally had the mutton for two which was well cooked and the trimmings were also very well cooked and flavoursome.
An enjoyable experience with a clearly well run kitchen and front of house operation - with the added bonus of lovely food. I'll be back.