The Jugged Hare

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£26 to £40
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London’s leading game restaurant prides itself on full flavours, innovative ideas and perfectly executed dishes at every service.
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4.2
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4.1
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K
Italy
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is really good but unfortunately it was really loud that it’s hard to be able to have a proper catch up unless you enjoy semi-shouting

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had lunch with a very old friend. The staff were friendly and very efficient. Couldn’t fault them. Even ensured we sat at a table far away from a large party which was thoughtful. We both had lamb and potato terrine which was delicious. For our starters we had venison salami, which was a touch dry but the piccalilli was delightful. Good atmosphere and lovely decor. Overall really enjoyed it.

BD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place itself is in a lovely pub that has a really cosy feel to it. Unfortunately I don’t think the food we ordered lived up to expectations. Both main plates were a bit overcooked and mine was also a bit cold. It was tasty enough but for the price and the expectation (we were expecting good things) I don’t think it lived up to it sadly. However the starter we had (Arancini) was really tasty and the bread and olives were yummy. It was also very busy and the staff were running around so as much as they tried to give us good service it was hard for them. I think there were a few things on the menu that looked amazing (e.g burgers) so we probably should have gone with them! May be we went on an off day but we did expect more sadly.

FG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We couldn’t eat
Too noisy in the evening
Poor choice

t
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Awful service. Food overpriced

AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

All went well except the very noisy level, and the rump steak that truly was terrible. Bad choice on the menu the rest seemed good

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This group of restaurants has strayed very far from its origins of hearty British fare cooked simply but well and offered at reasonable prices.

The food we were served yesterday was very poor given the £55 per head we spent. My companions had the steak which they said was chewy and flavourless. I had to send back a rice pudding twice because it was cold and the rice was undercooked and grainy.

The service was fine though.

A very disappointing experience otherwise.

SW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent sunday roast. The jugged hare itself was not to my taste, but the person who ordered it enjoyed it.
Interesting food and fun experience!

OT
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a good trip to the Jugged Hair, interesting decor and it’s got a bit of character to it.

The food is mostly based around game and has some great dishes which for us came out looking good and tasted as good as they looked.

The food and experience was worth what we paid for the meal and champagne we had. Would go back for food if I were in the area.

Highly recommended.

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff were friendly and gave us a table away from the bar. We did have to attract the attention of a waiter before we could order the meal but after that the service was good. Excellent steak but poor chips. They were very pale in colour and should have been much crisper.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good wine, attentative and professional staff - a good occasion

PH
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visited The Jugged Hare on Saturday Lunchtime. Drank Jugged Hare pale ale which was in very good condition and served up to the top of the glass. We ordered all of the table snacks as our starter course. All very good especially the black pudding croquettes. Slow cooked pork belly for our main course which was served only with broccoli. Chips were an extra. A good selection of Game on the menu, including jugged hare. We spent the entire afternoon there and we were not asked to vacate our table. Very relaxing atmosphere and reasonably priced. More vegetables should be served with the main courses and a few more beers on offer as Jugged Hare Pale Ale was the only beer available. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked our office Christmas party there.

d
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

So iam not sure , I have booked to comeback on the 28th Dec to give it another go because it was a Friday night and was really busy , so want to give it another go, so staff were friendly but were very busy and we were not given much attention until we asked and we had to keep asking all night, the menu needs to be fully explained because this has a lot of game on the menu and needs to be decribed in detail, we had Grouse and it was so small it was gone in 2 mouthfuls so if we had been told thius we would have ordered something else the rest of our food was good and our friends were pleased with their food as well, so going to give it another go

r
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

4 items on special BUT midweek @17.50 2 not available 'because wee had 200 unexpected clients for lunch' Really? NOT acceptable, why not cancel special list. Halibut looked and tasted like cotton wool with a dash of red something on it, inedible and quite correctly not paid for.

AW
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was excellent and the service superb. We were a party of6. Supposedly you specialise in game but ,only partridge left! No mallard,pheasant or grouse. Considering we’re the first diners in that evening, this is NOT good.

g
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I arrived for lunch at 12.20pm. It was a table of 6 we didn’t receive our drinks until 1pm and our food until 3 pm and even then we weren’t all served at once. Will not be going back.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Really great food but the service was disappointing. It took us 45 minutes to get drinks and our server barely checked on us throughout the evening (and that was on a fairly quiet Monday night).

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meat/ food quality very good. Super friendly service. Great Sunday lunch!

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always excellent here, I really enjoy visiting and will be back soon

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Delicious all round, in great surroundings. A real find.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too noisy. Better if restaurant could be separated from the pub. And no need for background music!!

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service.Waiters are rude.Avoid if you can.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The bar area was packed on a Tuesday evening, which surprised us: but I guess it is the run-up to Christmas. However the noise level was extremely high and spilled over to the dining room which didn't make for a very comfortable experience. Serving staff were quick to attend and get us drinks, and the entree arrived promptly, but the kitchen let them down - our mains took around 50 minutes to arrive. That left us a bit pressed to get to our concert at The Barbican, which was disappointing as we had mentioned our need to depart at a specific time when we ordered. The little arancini balls we had as a starter were nice. My wife really enjoyed her pork belly. My 'Jugged Hare' was fine, but basically a braised rabbit and quite mild. Chips could have used a little more cooking. We found it rather pricey for a glorified pub meal

DS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went to the restaurant specifically for roast beef and they were out of it. They were also out of their broccoli dish. This was only a 7 o’clock reservation. The waiter was fine but it took a long time to get our food. Lastly we had said that it was a birthday celebration in our reservation and no mention was made.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear DavidS, I am so sorry to read about your disappointing visit with missing menu items. If you have a moment. could you drop me an email with some details of your booking so I can look into? Many thanks Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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S
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a brilliant time had a starter of venison tart let followed by the best longhorn beef I’ve ever had superb 😁

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Fantastic! Please do come back and see us soon

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LC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was amazing, could have done with an extra potatoe or two (only two spuds on the plate) that said, I felt content. Definitely go back. Really nice environment and friendly service.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best roast in London! Great wine selection and desserts were delicious too! Highly recommend.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pudding menu could do with a revamp, but everything else as reliably excellent as normal

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is a wonderful restaurant which I have been to 6 times and always recommend to friends. A very unusual menu - very adventurous. I will certainly return again

JG
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex, Nick and VJ....All made it into a memorable and great evening for our party. They could not have been more helpful and engaged in making sure everything was just right. Many, many thanks.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Amazing to read! Thank you for your review and will make sure the team see this. Thank you!

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RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed seeing the chefs at work. I was on a restricted diet which didn’t bother the staff - they were brilliant about it. Food was excellent as expected and we had a fabulous waiter.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Great to read! Thank you for your review

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

A good restaurant and bar area, where I've been many times before. The service was average but I have to say that the food was disappointing. The steak was not great. I wouldn't be rushing back to be honest.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Hi Neilb, We are so sorry to read this. If you have a moment, could you drop me an email with more details on gemma@etmgroup.co.uk Many thanks Gemma

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Would recommend The Jugged Hare but with reservations. The food is very expensive and on the day, the service we experienced was relaxed to say the least. We were also surprised that the restaurant allowed a baby to be on the premises.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear RobB, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry that we didn't 'wow' you on this visit. If you wished to discuss your visit in more detail, please do drop me an email gemma@Etmgroup.co.uk Many thanks Gemma

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MP
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Poor service. Not great food. I apparently need 50 characters so, once again, poor service and poor food.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Sorry to read this MarkP, please drop me an email with your details as would like to look into your booking a little more. Thanks Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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F
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is very good (most delicious flatiron steak I've ever had), but while the waiter was extremely friendly and enthusiastic in introducing himself and telling us he would be looking after us, he disappeared at inopportune moments. I watched our meals sitting on the pass for 10 minutes before another staff member scooped them up and delivered them, then the same thing happened with the bill.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Hi Foodycat, so sorry to read about your disappointment with the service,this is not what we train our teams on. We hope this doesn't put you off returning to us. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Best wishes Gemma

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C
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really nice place and the food was good, but the service and the time to deliver the food, considering it was a tuesday evening, with less the 1/3 of the tables full, was pretty poor. Communication was lacking, as they were evidently training new waiting staff, which is fine of course, but I would expect to be treated like a customer still, and not a test subject. Disappointing, and probably won't eat here again, but I'm sure they aren't always like this.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Hi Cadgfly, I am sorry to read about your visit and standard of service. I would like to take this up with the team and so if you have a few moments, could you drop me an email gemma@etmgroup.co.uk with some more details of your visit. Many thanks Gemma

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F
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great roast (I went for beef) dinner with all the trimmings, good wine, and lovely atmosphere.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 18 November 2019

Great to read! Thank you

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L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Top-notch British fowl, game, beef, pork, etc. carefully prepared.

The little pots of cauliflower gratinee and sauteed Savoy cabbage were a nice bonus, but rather too much food!

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and service. Started was lovely - tinned Salmon & soda bread. Nice draft beer & good wine list.

M
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant/pub. Great beer on the bar, and the food in the restaurant is pricey but worth every penny.

The wine list was shooting for the moon a little, your average diner will never spend £400 on a bottle of wine in their life, but they have more affordable options as well (if you looked hard enough!)