The Jugged Hare

4.3
1143 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 1143 People Are Saying
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London
54 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and good portion sizes

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
3 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
6 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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l
London
96 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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CA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing service and food. A must go to

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CJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

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

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday lunch with excellent friendly service

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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DY
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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t
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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S
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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E
Austin
44 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice environment and great food

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BS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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