The Jugged Hare

4.3
1161 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
  • Sunday Lunch
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 1161 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I very much enjoyed our pre-concert Sunday lunch.
The food was absolutely delicious and the service second to none. Although the restaurant was busy, we had no problem hearing each other and we were served promptly. I can thoroughly recommend. We very much hope to come back soon to try some of the other dishes on the menu.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went to the Jugged Hare for a Sunday lunch with friends as it's a bit of a legend for Sunday roast. The food was indeed great but sadly the service needs improvement. There were delays in taking orders - even though there were several members of staff around, delays in bringing drinks but no updates on how long we would have to wait, wrong items came, items were missing and we had to point it out etc. It's a shame since the food is really good and I like the Jugged Hare but Sunday felt really disorganised.

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was the best sunday lunch I have had in a long time!

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a
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall it was okay, but nothing as special as anticipated.

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TJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were attending Barbican Hall the staff were very helpful and pleasant and the food was superb.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere, I'll come back and recommend.

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A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The grouse was spot on. The wine very nice and the service excellent - really friendly.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal great service and meat selection, pre show at the Barbican right opposite side of road 😋👍

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The Jugged Hare is an excellent option. The only drawback is that noise levels are exceedingly high forcing one to shout until half the tables are empty!

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MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and we all need to eat more game

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JB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional.
I had not had a Sunday roast in ages and this hit the spot.
Big portions too which is always a good thing.
I would definitely go again.

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A
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

A good selection of game (if only I had not gone on a Sunday). Must go again to have a game bird. Service wasn't great but not dreadful. Friendly but slow and the price indicates it should be better. Beef kidneys were a small portion but very well cooked.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good was spot on and the service attentive, well recommended!

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My biggest gripe was that the food was warm at best (not hot). Similarly both the plates and serving bowls were cold. No excuse for this in my opinion. Staff were pleasant enough but a bit directionless.
I will give it a second chance though, as I love the concept of a restaurant specialising in seasonal game.
To be fair, when I raised the issues with the manager he did take the desserts off the bill - a nice gesture.

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P
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and tasty however the portions were on the small side and were expensive for what we got. I would recommend increasing portion size if they want to charge these prices and also taking grilled leeks off the menu as no one likes a large piece of undercooked leek on their plate! Leeks should be soft and sweet not hard and crunchy.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, highly recommended. Particular thanks to Rob for his excellent service and remembering us from last year when we for my husbands 30th birthday- it was so good then that we went back for a joint birthday this year! Excellent service, food was amazing, and even made our dessert birthday friendly. Will be back, and will probably order same dishes they were so good.

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KP
County Durham
17 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very noisy, which you expect when busy, but acoustics just make it worse. Service was haphazard with us having to wave to get attention. and sadly the food was average for the price paid.

Wasn't awful, but wouldn't go back

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JW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I love this place but on this occasion the food was less than amazing. I always leave telling people it’s the best ever, but not on this occasion.

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p
London
56 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and good portion sizes

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all fronts. Loved the standard and seasonal offerings. Great atmosphere. Good service.

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent.

Forgot starter but took a bottle of wine of the bill.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent service, exquisite food, decent prices, great value for money.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, especially if you like game and meat. Not for vegetarians really.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch very generous portion. Good sevice. Very busy for a Sunday.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Good atmosphere of old London. Very convenient for anyone with things to do in the City. I come from Brussels which has some of the best and moderate priced restos in Europe so you can trust me as a guide.

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MV
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good wine, good ambiance, one of my favourites when in London

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G
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The grouse i was served was raw, not pink. I challenge the chef there to take a grouse and remove the breasts fry them in shallot butter back bacon thyme and red wine and make them gorgeous and edible. Even slice the breasts to make the meat more exposed to the cooking process. I will come and try it.

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ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and great service. Expensive, but worth it.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Been wanting to come here for quite some time and we were not disappointed! The waiting staff were attentive. The food was excellent. The tables did feel a little crowded together but that didn’t detract from the experience. It is a little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. Would definitely come back again.

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JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Decided to book for Sunday lunch when weather looked like was going to be poor.
Overall experience very good and on the whole,excellent food. The roast potatoes were not as crisp as I like and the veg a touch too crispy/underdone. Otherwise very good.
Service friendly, but often had to ask for things eg initial drink, to order etc - fast to respond though.
Would definitely go back.

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HM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely ideal for adventurous meat eaters! We loved it.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the kids along as a treat at the end of the summer holidays.

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JG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Horrible service then a forced 12% tip. Service deserved nothing. Waiter was incompetent as he messed up both our drink and food orders.

Food was either very good or poor. We had 2 of each.

I would not go back.

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F
London
46 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A good staple for casual and business lunches - consistently good food, fun and interesting setting, a v. decent 'gastropub'. Dining area is set away from the main bar area too which is a welcome arrangement. Only slight downside is that the dining area can get rather loud at peak times but hardly a deal-breaker. Good selection of wines too.

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LC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good but not incredible... especially considering the price.

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NL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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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BO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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H
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we were there for a sunday roast and we enjoyed it very much, we would recommend it anyway

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and incredible food! Will definitely be back

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