The Jugged Hare

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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Comfort Food
London’s leading game restaurant prides itself on full flavours, innovative ideas and perfectly executed dishes at every service.
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IT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and atmosphere- we will definitely come again!

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NH
London
98 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely brilliant restaurant and staff. Bar can become busy on weekday evenings. Full marks for being in the square mile yet still opening on Sat and Sun unlike other bars in the area. Live it here!

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JH
London
21 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple perfect! Love the Jugged Hare! It is just the right balance between an ordinary pub and a restaurant! It’s old rustic, wood interior gives it a great ambiance. Full sized barrels used as tables in areas of the bar adds to the old rustic feel. The rustic feel continues as you enter the dining area.
As you guess from the name ‘Jugged Hare’ not the best place for vegetarians! But for ‘meat eaters’ simpley ‘Heaven’! Age old beef to spit roasted suckling pig, mutton and more! The Sunday Lunches are great. Now for the staff, so friendly, polite and helpful and that includes ALL the staff, bar staff and waiters/waitresses, nothing is too much trouble.
Just one thing, ‘Please bring back the BREAD’!
Also great location, 10 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, also same distance from The Museum of London and the Barbican.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday roast was delicious and the Service ver y friendly

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch last Thursday. Great restaurant with really nice ambiance, lively but not too loud. Great food, can’t fault it. Really good Specials too

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Pinehurst
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, so we went for the traditional Sunday roast. It was such a great place for our final meal in London! The food was definitely the best we had all week, and our server (I didn’t get his name) was absolutely delightful! Highly recommend the longhorn rump and goat shank (it was a special of the day).

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SL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

I have eaten several times at this restaurant and it is always a pleasure. This time the menu seemed to have been slimmed somewhat and the service was not quite as good as I have been used to (for example, they were slow to bring the bill and collect payment). The food, however, was outstanding, as always.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Booked to entertain family from Australia for lunch. The right choice! Up-grade gourmet Pub Lunch.

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Paying £23 for a thin piece of roast mutton/beef is not good value for money.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I arrived at 615 for a pre-theatre meal. I had booked for 630. Pleased to be seated early but dining area essentially empty of diners. About 8 staff in view on kitchen and dining room. I was brought the menu but had to specifically ask for the pre - theatre fixed price menu. I was surprised how similar the dishes available on both menus were to a chain like Cote- this is advertised as Londons best game restaurant. I saw steak, chicken, haddock. The wine was good. As we ate and drank I watched the waiters chatting to each other, including some quite loud shouts and yells of laughter. I felt like this was a team of young Spanish socialists on low wages waiting on City boys and showing their disrespect and distance from the work of serving. When the bill came it was all a la carte prices so I sent it back and it was redone at pre-theatre prices - saving me from a £10 overcharge. All of which made me look pretty cheapskate in front of my guest. £50 each for this pleasure.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Jugged hare has a great menu and atmosphere, but service was lacking, and I wasn't impressed with my food-- in particular the chicken roast seemed to have been re-heated and was dry. The roast, which isn't cheap, was supposed to come with potatoes which never arrived and they offered no alternative replacement. Service was painfully slow, it took almost an hour to get our food and it wasn't even super hot. Maybe a better choice if you want to enjoy a leisurely bite.

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R
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not just a perfect spot because the Barbican Centre is across the street: the potted Yorkshire rabbit is a good enough reason to return and so is the Sunday roast Longhorn rump. The cheese platter could have been better sorted, but overall a memorable dinner with a good wine selection including an outstanding and reasonably priced Fleurie '17/Gamay.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

At The jugged Hare I experienced my first Sunday Roast and I admit the food was absolutely good. The service as well was great, a pity for the noise level and the fact that the city on Sunday night is empty, but overall the experience was absolutely enjoyable.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food, especially enjoyed the red wine they were serving.
Bit expensive though for what it is.

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T
London
18 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing sunday roast wuth some new twist. good for family and friend gathering.

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DI
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The sunday roast beef rump was delicious. The potatoes on the side were brilliant. Service could have been a little sharper but overall a good experience and would go back

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was decent. Wine service was strange: e.g. 20+ year old premier cru Burgundy at £86 a glass but no Burgundy glasses to serve it in. It's almost like it's listed for appearance's sake with no regard to delivering the right experience.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the chicken Sunday roast and it was probably the best chicken I’ve ever eaten. Veggies are provided separately so you can pick your favourites. Service was great. Can’t fault it and will be back.

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SD
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We really enjoy the Jugged Hare, they always have something unusual on the menu that others just don't often have. The food is well executed, the room is good tho on a busy night can be a bit loud. The pub front is a cozy and appropriate intro with all the taxidermy specimens.

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AB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Noisy uncomfortable bar full of entitled young suits with no respect to anyone or anything made up by (almost), great food and service in the restaurant.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great, and similar price to everywhere else in London but better quality. We took clients and they loved it. Obviously meat focused but the fish and veggie options were also good. Very good service which we appreciated. Good selection of beers. Dessert menu was great but to sell more could probably do with a couple of more traditional options. Wine is probably overpriced.

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C
London
23 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We've been here many times but this time I was really looking forward to Sunday Roast as we don't get a chance to visit on Sundays. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. The potatoes were obviously pre-made but weren't kept properly, it meant that they'd gone rock hard, and the same goes for Yorkshire pudding, it was like eating biscuit. Also the gravy was way too salty and dense that they overwhelmed the whole dish. Luckily my husband was having a different chicken dish so he kindly shared the sauce from his. I'm very fussy with my Sunday Roast, and this didn't pass any criteria. Next time I'll stick with their usual menu.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

In the 12 years I’ve lived in UK this was by far the best Sunday roast I’ve ever had- hands down. I’ll definitely be back.

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C
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service food was good apart from small portions. Not being informed the water is 5 pounds a bottle was a bit naughty.

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JP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Location fabulous if going to the Barbican.
Nice staff, very good food.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Would not recommend for food, expensive and average. Tiny portions, particularly the cheese plate

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WL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding, the chicken livers were a particular highlight. I also had a very tasty glass of wine.

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AV
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was delicious. Portions on the small side and 2 mains, 2 sides, 2 coffee with tap water on a Monday lunch at £60 is a bit steep. No prix fixe?
Service delightful.
The restaurant was a bit grubby and the toilets were dirty.

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A
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I would only recommend TJH to a friend because some of the other dishes on the menu sound quite interesting. We really wanted to try the pig’s ears crackling but they’d run out and they’d also run out of olives which we wanted to order. The jug of tap water we ordered contained bits of onion in it, I’ve never had to return free water before and I’ve eaten at all types of restaurants. The venison scotch egg for starters was great and the Sunday roast mutton was cooked perfectly but I can’t say much about the potatoes which was a shame as the chips we had earlier were well cooked. I’ve had better Sunday roasts for half the price tbh. Overall a bit of a disappointment and service was lacking friendliness from front of house to the waiters. I expected more from TJH.

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m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place. We came last year for mother's day and also over Christmas. The food is amazing!!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I have eaten there before
On my recent visit the service was poor in friendly
We were positioned next to a drunk and a man that wanted the world to know what he was talking about
The hole experience was poor

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food - hake was great, good size portion (ie not too much)
Tables a bit close.
Noise levels high, needs dampening some how
Not great for a business discussion which is why I was there, and why most people would be there on a week day lunchtime?
Good value.

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Non professional barman with no enthusiasm and poor knowledge of how to serve drinks but lovely waitress.

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JB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I should have placed more emphasis on the word gastropub when I was exploring restaurants for a Sunday roast. Given the name and food descriptions, I expected a much more cozy country ambience than the modern arrangment I found there. I was a little disappointed in the food, except for the sticky toffee pudding, which was incredible!

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was incredible but the service really let the meal down. Waiters weren't tentative at all throughout the meal, otherwise would 100% go back!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening with work colleagues who hadn't been to this great restaurant before. We had pigs ears and venison scotch eggs as a little appetiser before out starters which were amazing. I can vouch for the salmon starter which was light and tasty, as I knew I was going to have the Braised Longhorn short rib of Beef and needed to save some room. Melt in your mouth beef beautifully complimented with the savoy cabbage - I added the marrow bone gravy, which was fabulous, all washed down with a couple of bottles of Chateau Julien. Yummy ;0)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant supper in pleasant location.

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H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious burger and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the beef. Great service as well.

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was amazing but we were left waiting 40 mins for our dessert and when the servers changed shift, no one payed us attention at all. Would return for the food but service needs to be better.

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DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Super salty venison scotch egg and soggy skin on the cod main course but on the whole, the food was good, the ambience better and the bill appropriate.

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