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The Jugged Hare

4.3
1100 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday 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 1100 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

A bit expensive. Waiters should not press customers when closing time is near, that is rude.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic!

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Beautiful food, generous portions, friendly staff. Great place to catch up as a group. Have visited when previously here from Sydney and once again was not disappointed.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Food was good. Service was patchy - didn’t take extra glasses from table, slow in bringing over dishes I could see sitting on the pass for ages ... but enthusiasm for and knowledge of menu good. A little noisy for my liking. However still a good pre theatre option for the Barbican

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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Very chaotic due to a very disorganised woman running the restaurant. Food very average and terribly overpriced £76 for the pre theatre menu of two courses and a glass of red wine each! Being a foodie I could have prepared a much better meal. The servings were miserable and boring English fare, we will not be back!

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Really, really good food. The best mutton I've ever had, good portions, and really well-kept beer. My friend had the eponymous jugged hare and really enjoyed it too. Definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Lovely setting with interesting restaurant. Helpful and friendly staff plus delicious food. Love the recognition of game and all the taxidermy.

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2.0Dined on 26 April 2018

My father went pre-performance at the Barbican. Excellent location but he did complain that it was too noisy and food average. (He does have very high standards)

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Great environment. Food was very good. Game oriented and classic. Service was fun with great knowledge of the menu

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Definitely a place to take a meat-eating foodie - the best dishes are their specials and its mostly a game based menu. The staff are very attentive as well. And if you DO go - I recommend the best item on try is the marrow bone gravy. Hard pressed not to ask for a straw and some alone time. The only down side is that its best to come here on an expense account.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Really good atmosphere, great food, a little expensive but not outrageous and there were cheaper options for others.

Would highly recommend (not for Veges though...)

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great neighborhood pub and excellent Sunday roast!

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Very nice atmosphere for Sunday afternoon. The food was delicious. There was a glitch with one of the starters (the wrong thing was served) but this was quite quickly corrected. Otherwise the service was very good. The staff was both friendly and knowledgeable. Although the wine list was good and the wines we ordered were excellent,I think they were very steeply priced. The food, on the other hand, in my opinion, was good value for money.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

excellent Sunday lunch, with good service. We will definitely be back

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2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Food was not bad, but I expected better quality of the dishes given the advertising and pricing. None of the dishes was specially good, in particular the jugged hare was so seasoned that it was not possible to taste the flavour of the meat of the rabbit. Overall I found it was too expensive for a casual dinner and too underwhelming for a special one.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Superb food, the steak is very good. Will be paying another visit sometime soon

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The food arrived quickly; just what was needed before the opera! Outstanding quality and great presentation. Top service - thank you.

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Food was excellent, and the pre-theatre set was extremely good value. Service was generally friendly and prompt, but our server seemed distracted and we were served still instead of sparkling water as per our order.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

We went for the Sunday Roast, and it was delicious! The meat was so tender and the gravy was absolutely amazing. Both the potatoes and the carrots that the meal was served with benefited from more salt, but they were very good.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Spent easter sunday here with the family and we had a lovely sunday roast. Very nice staff and delicious food and drinks. We will be back!

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2.0Dined on 31 March 2018

It had been awhile since we returned to this venue, and while I had never been that impressed before, I had also never been this disappointed before. I do not know what happened but the food quality was less than desirable and the wait service was unpalatable. The front service was pleasant and lovely, mind you (like when I booked), but it was clear that the waiter we had was unhappy to be working that day and made it seem like every request was a chore. We don't expect Michelin star service or even an unusual hospitality from a pub, but we do expect pleasantness and professionalism. I'm hoping it was just an off day, but we probably will not find out if that's the case for a long time.

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

We had a meet up as friends. Lovely food, the mac and cheese was tasty. Great service, very friendly and definitely will be back

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2.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Disappointing especially for the price. The pigeon pie was nice. The dabs fish was nearly uneatable, fatty fish with little meat that is then smothered in so much butter. The sausages were nice, but overpriced. I would only consider coming here if you really want to try game meat dishes.
Good for groups of all sizes.
Maybe not the best place for vegetarians and vegans.

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4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

We went to the Jugged Hare for their Wednesday curry night, which is run every Wednesday during the game season, having previously been twice for excellent roast beef on Sundays. We all had the Venison Vindaloo which had just the right level of spice and was accompanied by excellently cooked rice (so hard to get rice right!), nan, poppadum and chutneys. The bottle of Australian Shiraz matched the spice perfectly and was reasonably priced. We look forward to returning to sample the main menu!

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Excellent Sunday roast dinner, crispy roast potatoes and plenty of well cooked veg plus very flavoursom gravy. We tried black pudding croquettes and crispy pig's ears as starters which we shared - both very good. Too full to try much in the way of pudding but ordered rhubarb and custard ice cream which was really good. Lovely staff that looked after us well. Only downside was it was a tad noisy but we'll definitely go back again. Thank you Jugged Hare for a great Sunday lunch.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Lovely food and great service, will definitely visit again :)

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2.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Disappointed not to have jugged hare on the menu, the only reason we booked. Service was mixed, some very clumsy and untrained, others quite professional. Ambiance is more "noisy bistro" than the "country club" atmosphere of earlier years. Selecting the cheapest wine it was still over £70 a head, so there are many better value places. But, had the jugged hare been on the menu (even from the freezer if our of season)), the review might well be different.

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3.0Dined on 21 March 2018

We understand that Hare cannot be served all year round. The rabbit in the jug was more like a cassoulet and not in a stew. Steep price for a few shreds of rabbit and lots of beans. If we had known what there was so many beans we would have ordered something else.
The wild boar was nice but not for game lovers ( ie bland ) . Cooked pink and served with Artichokes not Jerusalem artichokes as mentioned on the menu.

The whitebait starter was spot on.

Very busy place that can be loud , we'll have to come in season to try the real thing . Good wines and very efficient service.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Great . Love this place

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Good classical game dishes without getting too heavy or boring. I like the stuffed animals which amazed the overseas visitors I entertained.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The roast was exceptional. The mutton and chicken were some of the best meat I've ever had. All of the veggies were fantastic especially the roast potatoes. Probably the best roast I've had in London

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Bel locale, caratteristico con gli animali impagliati che riprendono il menù di cacciagione. Ottima carta dei vini. Un po’ costoso rispetto a quello che effettivamente mangi.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Fantastic food and great wine list- excellent range of seasonal dishes. Can always rely on the Jugged Hare for an impressive hearty meal with great service.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Pre theatre meal served quickly. Both had terrine followed by venison pie. Very interesting tasty flavours. Would be happy to come back again with more time to explore the full menu.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Wonderful Mother's Day brunch, will definitely return again. My favourite item on the menu was the Pigeon 'Bomb' and I absolutely adored all the taxidermy!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

The food was amazing! We went for Sunday Roasts on Mother's Day and we were absolutely delighted by the quality and quantity of the meals. It was delicious!
My mother and I had the roast Lamb with Mint Jelly (and all the trimmings), my sister had the roast beef with Horseradish cream. The desserts were great, especially the Rhubarb and Custard ice cream.
Service was really good.
The only issue was the noise. It was VERY noisy at peak time lunch, my mother doesn't have great hearing so we huddled round one side of the table to be able to have a conversation.
Overall it was still a great meal and the Jugged Hare IPA is brilliant!

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3.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Good food, slightly bland & atmosphere slightly chaotic. Delicious sticky toffee pudding!

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We had been wanting to try the Jugged Hare for a long time and when we came to London for a show at excel we made sure we got a table! It was was wonderful! The restaurant and staff were lovely and food was truly delicious. The black pudding croquettes were scrumptious and the jugged rabbit very tasty. The rice pudding served in the mini sauce pan was my favourite but the orange marmalade French toast with vanilla ice cream was to die for! Can’t wait to visit again. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

great beer, exceptional wine, terrific ambiance and of course excellent value great food

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Lots to choose from on the menu. Want to go back and try more of it. Busy but staff were attentive and did not have to worry about getting bill in time for concert.

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