The Jugged Hare

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Sunday Lunch
London’s leading game restaurant prides itself on full flavours, innovative ideas and perfectly executed dishes at every service.
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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great place to try some game. Neat place to hang out on Sunday.
Venison roast was excellent but thought that the jugged hare could have been more rich, especially since it was the signature dish.

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great service tasty food.

The Jugged Hare
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks Will!

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MW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fare and service at a fair price. Located conveniently near the Barbican Center. Nice place to go before hearing the London Symphony, or any event at the Barbican. Thanks for a memorable meal! Hope to come again next time we’re in London.

DL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for dinner with my boyfriend in a Saturday and the waiter give us a quiet table and we did not have to wait.
Lovely atmosphere and awesome food. The Italian manager gave us an amazing service after dinner and she was very friendly and professional.
I will definitely come back.
Food is amazing.
Thank you very much

The Jugged Hare
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much DeboraL for a lovely review, we look forward to seeing you back soon

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Sunday roasts in London. Great food, service and a menu that changes on a regular basis with the seasons. Excellent choice.

The Jugged Hare
Responded 7 days ago

Great to read!! Thank you

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M
Hampshire
22 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very quiet but were there for the food not the ambience - and that certainly didn’t disappoint. My friend and I had 3 courses, each different and they were all very good indeed. Service was attentive without being too much. Definitely recommend.

DD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some great game courses such as jugged hare, wood pigeon, and grouse. Scallops with black pudding was well received. Small steak was a miss, but is typical for English restarants.Greens accompanying most dishes are wilted just enough and have a pleasant bacony crunch. Young Romanian waiter was particuarly pleasant and should be commended. Very nice glass of Hungarian Torkay for afterschool with some good English cheeses.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thank you so much!

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v
London
42 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent british gastropub dining in the city. We all enjoyed the whole experience

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 27 August 2019

Great to read! Thanks

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food, friendly staff, would definitely visit again.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 27 August 2019

We look forward to seeing you again soon

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CA
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Noise was terrible, business lunch wasnt possible as the ambient noise was too loud ! . A shame as food and wine v good!

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Liked the food, service was great and very nice staff. Would have liked to have spent more time there as we were confined to an hour because of our schedules! Would definitely recommend for lunch, but probably better suited for two hours as the menu is great and worth spending time on. Would definitely go back.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thanks so much for this, so pleased that you enjoyed an excellent visit with us

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SS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We dined at 20.00 on a Sunday and I consider that a time when most things would still be available from the menu!!! However, this was not the case. About three of our choices were not available, so we had to work our way down the menu being told no we have not got that either. The service was slow and not as attentive as some less stared eateries. I don't think I will be going back to the Jugged Hare anytime soon!!!

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review, it's so disappointing to see such a poor visit and we would very much like to look in to the issues you have mentioned, if you could drop an email to adam@etmgroup.co.uk that would be fantastic so we can gain some more details.

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SJ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Dramatic dip in quality and quantity of the food over the last four years. If you're looking for a roast check out Blacklock or others on the latest "best in London" lists.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The quality and standard of both cuisine and service at The Jugged Hare is consistently good, though in my experience and for my taste in food is best in the Autumn and Spring, when the Game is in season and the specials board crowded with tempting options; though to be fair there is usually a long enough selection to suit most people (the Veal Chop was excellent on this last occasion). The price of the food is good value in my view but sufficiently pricey to preclude me visiting as often as I would like; that said it is first on my list when a am looking for a special occasion or business lunch in "The City".

If I have one gripe it was that the volume of the music on the last occasion was sufficient to be intrusive and yet this had not been an issue in the past. Please turn that music back down guys....

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks TonyS, lovely to read your review. All your comments have been passed to the management team! See you soon hopefully. Thanks Gemma

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food nice and service fine but I don't know if it's to do with the low ceiling in the restaurant, the noise level was unbearable that all through our meal we have to shout in order to hear each other?

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi Jlee, sorry you had issues with the volume. I will ensure your comments are passed to the management team. Thanks Gemma

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good value for central London, lovely food, just a little slow being served.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks JohnK, we hope to see you back at the Jugged Hare.

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Sorry to say this was the worst meal I’ve ever experienced in London at this price point. Supposedly famous for its roasts we went Sunday before a performance at the Barbican. Cold plates, cold meat, fridge temperature mint jelly, two small roast potatoes each which were more like the kind of thing you would find on a cheap carvery and small sides. The sticky toffee pudding was cold and dry and lacking in toffee or any sticky to be honest. Appalling meal for £40 a head plus drinks

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi, I am so sorry to read this. We would love to understand where we went so wrong, could you drop me a line when you have a chance gemma@etmgroup.co.uk with your details so I can look into your booking. Thanks Gemma

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JI
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely unique pub/restaurant in the heart of the Barbican. Had the most amazing roast beef lunch, would say one of the best we’ve ever eaten. Booked in advance and would recommend as people were waiting at the bar to to seated. Can’t wait to return.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi Jackiel, what a wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed it and we can't wait to see you again. Thanks Gemma

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very interesting menu, the Sunday roast was really good.

K
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat ... food was great and my steak was cooked perfect ... medium to rare not many places cook your steak as requested ... gold star to them
Great venue If you’re going to an event at The Barbican ... look forward to my next visit

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was absolutely exceptional. We love the place, especially before a show at the Barbican. Wine selections are excellent. The service lagged a bit.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you back!

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J
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely place, good service but the food was overpriced.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son recommended The Jugged Hare and we were very pleased with what he said - good casual dining.
We were welcomed warmly and received enough attention throughout our meal from the waiters. ( I don't like it when the waiters don't leave you alone.) The choice of food was interesting and there were a few dishes that I was eager to sample. We enjoyed the meal a lot. Our table was ours for as long as we wanted - no hurry to leave - and so we had a pause between the main meal and dessert. We had been to the Barbican cinema and so this restaurant is just over the road from it. I have already recommended it to friends.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi Bobby, what a lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed it so much and we hope to see you another time. Thanks Gemma

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was very under seasoned and over priced for what it was. £18 for a small fish pie with no side salad or vegetables to accompany it-complete rip off!

The boy saving grace was the sticky toffee pudding which is big enough to share by the way.

Glad I tried it but never again.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi, I am so sorry to read this. We would love to understand where we went so wrong, could you drop me a line when you have a chance gemma@etmgroup.co.uk with your details so I can look into your booking. Thanks Gemma

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Jugged Hare is very convenient if you are visiting the Barbican, it was a bit disappointing due to it being a Sunday evening and a lot of the starters were no longer available, but what we had was very good, wines a bit on the pricey side and when the restaurant filled up it was not easy to attract attention, but overall good and we would visit again if we were in the area.

JP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food we had was all lovely particularly the fish and the steak both from the pre theatre menu.
Service was good and so lovely and close to the Barbican.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i never been disappointed by the Jugged Hare... Good quality of food, good service and nice ambiance

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 29 July 2019

Great to read! We hope you come back and see us again soon

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AH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A lovely place to eat, the food and service were impeccable. Look forward to visiting again soon.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really great lunch with a lovely bottle of white wine

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you for visiting us! We hope to see you back soon

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c
London
87 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre theatre but we opted for a la carte. The food was good and well presented. The wine list is extensive but I feel over priced. We opted for beer and were advised it was happy hour so we got two for one.

Overall a good experience but I think it’s a bit expensive.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We hope to see you again!

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GS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great table for Sunday lunch. The staffe were attentive and delivered a great afternoon for us. Food and drinks all great

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you GarethS, thats lovely to read. We hope you join us again soon!

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WL
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I have eaten at the Jugged Hare before and enjoyed it very much. But on this occasion I had a venison chop with a blue cheese green salad (followed by a lovely apple-rhubarb pie). I was not given an appropriate steak knife for dealing with a venison chop that I found poorly cooked (internal temperature was fine--medium rare--but the meat had not been seared at all). I've eaten a lot of venison, and this was not good. To be fair, that's a bit speculative and idiosyncratic, but the blue cheese salad had no actual blue cheese in it. It had some blue cheese "juice," but the dressing was neither creamy nor chunky, but just watery with a hint of blue cheese flavor. Finally, eating by myself does not endear one to the wait staff in general (not a big enough tab), but the eyeroll I got from the hostess when I paid my tab at the end was quite dismaying. Definitely soured the meal.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 22 July 2019

Hi WayneL, I am so sorry that your experience at the Jugged Hare wasn't a fantastic one, these certainly aren't the standards we work towards. We would love to speak to you to try and understand where we went so wrong. Do drop us a line at gemma@Etmgroup.co.uk Many thanks Gemma

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DT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere (unless your a vegetarian). Food & service were superb.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, great food and wine, easy going atmosphere and reasonably priced. I will definitely be booking again for lunch in future.

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 22 July 2019

Great news! We look forward to seeing you back soon

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AR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The relaxed feel, great food, and amazing service topped off a wonderful day exploring London! Best place we went by far!

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 4 July 2019

Hi Anna, what a lovely review! Thank you so much for dining with us and I do hope we see you back soon. Best wishes Gemma

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DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Too noisy sometimes to hear each other. Burger was quite filling and nice. Service was nice too

RT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Lovely venue, but food didn't match expectations and the service was average. Enjoyed the ambiance.

IT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NH
London
106 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
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!

HR
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great menu with good service and excellent wine, suitable for all occasions

The Jugged Hare
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thanks so much

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