The Jugged Hare

4.3
1124 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Head chef, Stephen Englefield, takes charge of the open kitchen, adding an element of theatre to the dining room, which is complete with a state-of-the-art eight-spit rotisserie and charcoal grill, expect to seasonal game such as haunch of venison, mallard and wild boar. Hearty feast menus, available for parties and families, and a selection of traditional Sunday roasts, from whole roasted suckling pig to leg of spring lamb, will make The Jugged Hare an ideal weekend destination too. Wild fish and shellfish handpicked at Brixham also feature strongly on the menu. The hottest seats are located at the pass - pull up a stool to see Stephen and his brigade in action.
For those looking for a traditional pub environment, head to the bar with its display of exclusively sourced antique British taxidermy and original oak whisky barrel high tables and chairs.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 12pm-3.30pm

Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Sunday: 12pm-9.30pm

Dinner:

Monday - Sunday: 5.30pm-10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7614 0134
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Stephen Englefield
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Private Party Facilities
The Josephine Room
Named after the prestige cuvée of Joseph Perrier Champagne and also
the name of the famous Champagne-maker’s daughter, Josephine is a
stunning private room with exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings and
restored Champagne racks. There are no hire charges for the exclusive
use of the room but we do ask for a minimum spend. Please call Gemma for more details
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Private Party Contact
Siobhan Brewer: 020 7614 0134
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Special Events & Promotions
Join us this Valentine's Day! We are running a full A la carte with romantic specials; Promotion: Two glasses of champagne, 6 Colchester Oysters - £15
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1124 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Possibly the best Sunday roast in London. I loved everything on the plate, in particular the gravy and bread sauce - wow! They give you so much food too, I’m always stuffed when I go there. The trifle dessert is delicious too.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

NEVER BEEN BEFORE BUT WILL GO AGAIN. BUSY BAR AT FRONT BUT RESTAURANT AT BACK MUCH QUIETER FOOD EXCELLENT AND VERY GOOD SERVICE.

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

This was a return visit and each time, the knowledgeable staff have made an excellent place for lunch.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Amazing service and incredible food! Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2018

The food is reliably good, especially the game, when available, and the wine is reasonably priced. Very convenient if you are going to an event at The Barbican.

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3.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Over all a bit disappointed. I would like to go back during game season and give it another go. Wine list was excellent. Food was so so.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Always amazing service and food. A must go to

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3.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Interesting restaurant, as the name alludes probably not one for vegetarians (although there are a couple of veggie dishes)

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Great Sunday lunch with excellent friendly service

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

2nd time here. Lovely atmosphere and service. Food yummy, and wine very drinkable. Can't think of any improvements frankly. Just a nice, warm restaurant with nice people and good food & drink. Would come here more often if it was a little cheaper. P.S. Super convenient for the Barbican.

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Very good meal as always though a bit pricey. I would like to see a set menu if possible to make it a regular haunt instead of an occasional treat.

They were showing the football in there so we enjoyed watched England win over Sweden - bigger screen next time please!

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4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Lovely menu and service from friendly wait staff. A nice little ice cream for the birthday boy!

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4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Good menu and varied british dishes. Food well prepared. Service attentive. Thought somebody on a table next to us was periodically watching videos on his phone with tyhe volume turned up - Would be good for staff to stop this if they see it - spoils the atmosphere for others.

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Excellent for supper after a concert in the Barbican, especially as most other restaurants are closed. Welcoming atmosphere and good food.

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2.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Went for a Sunday roast with mum, all the food was pre-cooked beforehand and badly reminiscent of school dinners. Staff were very pleasant though difficult to get their attention for service. When complained about food quality they immediately offered to remove from the bill so can't fault them for that, but likely won't return.

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

I enjoyed my meal, but could have enjoyed it further with a wider choice of sides or sauces. I had the rotisserie half chicken. I was annoyed that the gravy and the bread sauce didn't really add anything to the chicken. I think it's because English food is always typically bland I had to order lots of mustard to compensate.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Table near Bar was very noisy - couldn’t hear each other speak -had to ask for a table further from Bar. Staff were helpful and moved us to one which was somewhat better. A glass partition between Bar and Restaurant would be a great improvement.

Don Gorman.

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3.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Good food but smallish portions. Staff were not particularly friendly nor helpful. Jugged Hare dish was great. Other items small.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Great food. Trendy takes on traditional English food. Great drinks and wine choices

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

Excellent food and service. We fully intend to return soon to try the other dishes - rarely do we find an eatery where we are spoikt for choice :)

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Nice environment and great food

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

The food at The Jugged Hare was very good.

My pre-dinner glass of wine was off; the waitress noticed that I did not finish it. The manager then came and offered to replace it. We'd already ordered a bottle of a different wine to have with the meal, so I said there's no need for a replacement glass of the initial wine. The manager insisted on giving us a glass each of very sweet port to have after the meal. While that is a nice gesture, I would've preferred he just remove the one glass of undrinkable wine from our bill.

Regardless, I will return here for wild game fare.

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3.0Dined on 17 May 2018

A bit expensive. Waiters should not press customers when closing time is near, that is rude.

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Fantastic!

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Beautiful food, generous portions, friendly staff. Great place to catch up as a group. Have visited when previously here from Sydney and once again was not disappointed.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Food was good. Service was patchy - didn’t take extra glasses from table, slow in bringing over dishes I could see sitting on the pass for ages ... but enthusiasm for and knowledge of menu good. A little noisy for my liking. However still a good pre theatre option for the Barbican

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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Very chaotic due to a very disorganised woman running the restaurant. Food very average and terribly overpriced £76 for the pre theatre menu of two courses and a glass of red wine each! Being a foodie I could have prepared a much better meal. The servings were miserable and boring English fare, we will not be back!

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Really, really good food. The best mutton I've ever had, good portions, and really well-kept beer. My friend had the eponymous jugged hare and really enjoyed it too. Definitely coming back.

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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

the service was very poor we had to keep asking for the waiter to come to us

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Lovely setting with interesting restaurant. Helpful and friendly staff plus delicious food. Love the recognition of game and all the taxidermy.

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2.0Dined on 26 April 2018

My father went pre-performance at the Barbican. Excellent location but he did complain that it was too noisy and food average. (He does have very high standards)

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Great environment. Food was very good. Game oriented and classic. Service was fun with great knowledge of the menu

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

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...)

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great neighborhood pub and excellent Sunday roast!

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

excellent Sunday lunch, with good service. We will definitely be back

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2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Superb food, the steak is very good. Will be paying another visit sometime soon

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The food arrived quickly; just what was needed before the opera! Outstanding quality and great presentation. Top service - thank you.

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