Jugged Hare

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The Jugged Hare’s game season kicks off with our eponymous 18th century dish, jugged hare. Check out the menu for more game favourites! *
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Jugged Hare says

The Jugged Hare features a ‘theatre’ kitchen with a state-of-the art eight-spit rotisserie and a charcoal grill. Spit-roast meats, seasonal British game, wild fish and shellfish are on offer on a daily basis.
The Jugged Hare's drinks offering focuses on wine. Complex and mature wines are available by the glass from our 'By The Glass' machine and we always celebrate great producers and varieties with monthly wine flights. For beer lovers, four British cask ales are always available on draught, including our very own Jugged Hare pale ale, brewed in conjunction with Sambrook’s brewery in Battersea.
Situated just next door to The Barbican, The Jugged Hare is the perfect place for a bite to eat pre-theatre or a drink after the show.
Situated within the famous Grade II listed old Whitbread Brewery, now the Montcalm London City five star hotel, The Jugged Hare is also perfect for corporate and private events.
We can hire out the whole venue for parties up to 250 people or the private ‘Josephine Room’ for up to 50 people. For smaller drinks gatherings in the pub, why not book one or more of our reclaimed whiskey barrels to prop up against. Perfect for a more relaxed atmosphere with no minimum spend.
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  • Address:

    Jugged Hare 49 Chiswell Street
    London
    EC1Y 4SA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7614 0134

  • Venue website:

    www.thejuggedhare.com

  • Opening hours:

    Open 6.30am-11pm Mon-Wed; 6.30am-midnight Thur, Fri; 7am-midnight Sat; 7am-10.30pm Sun. Breakfast served 6.30-10.30am Mon-Fri; 7-11.30am Sat, Sun. Lunch served noon-3.30pm Mon-Fri; noon-4pm Sat. Dinner served 5.30-10.45pm Mon-Fri; 6-10.45pm Sat. Meals served noon-9.30pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Barbican or Moorgate tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £12-£27. Set meal (5.30-6.30pm, 9.30-11pm daily) £22 2 courses, £27 3 courses.Meal for two with drinks and service: around £85

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Katie J

Organised an event for 50+ people in the delightful downstairs Josephine Room.  Event and waiting staff were terrific - nothing was too much trouble.  Food and drink were excellent quality and the price point was very good.  Unlikely many dull city/city fringe venues The Jugged Hare has personality and delivered on all aspects.  Highly recommended.

James M

Held an event at the Jugged Hare this week. It went very well, the events manager did a great a job in organising things exactly how I wanted them and the evening went very well, my guests enjoyed themselves. The food was very good and the service was attentive. Would definitely go back.


Adam Reith

I dined with my partner at the Jugged hare last Monday. The restaurant staff were very attentive, genuinely interested and cannot be faulted. I had the wild boar terrine as a starter. I think it was too fresh from the fridge - completely tasteless, and the Melba toast was toasted far, far too much - it was like wood. My main was the haunch of fallow deer. This was served lukewarm, bloody and completely undercooked. I complained and it was taken away to be re-presented ten minutes later - warm, undercooked and bloody. I complained again and was told that this was 'how we serve it', Unacceptable, especially at £22, Why not ask, as you would with a steak, how the customer would like it? It's not rocket science. Very disappointed. My partner had the walnut salad which she hugely enjoyed and then the duck which was dripping blood, and very disappointing. I will never eat here again.

William Glennon

23 November, Saturday. Lunch for four. Longhorn hamburger ordered medium well and served uncooked-to-rare in the bulk of the meat. I asked to send back to kitchen. Blonde female manager asked was there problem to which I showed her the meat was uncooked. Burger goes back to kitchen and several minutes later a new burger with a portion of the first burger is re-served and the new burger is also uncooked-to-rare through. So this went back to the kitchen without a further order for alternate entree. Colleagues had the Roe deer sausages which a tasting of revealed to be dried out and chewy. We asked for the bill to be split in two with the wine to be put on our bill. Our invoice arrived with additional items including not two but three bottles of wine, a caesar salad never order and two (2) pints of ale. Our colleagues bill had similar "errors" to which we applied a sharp pencil and asked for the correction. The food was poor to fair and items not ordered were added mysteriously to our bills. Not interested in returning nor recommending to others this eatery.

Nick Bicat

We dropped in for a snack, and had just starters and a glass of wine at the counter by the kitchen. Delicious wild boar terrine and good wines, and we were made to feel very welcome even though the restaurant and pub were heaving. Not cheap, but definitely worth it for the quality and friendly vibe.

Lauren

I still miss the King's Head, but this is very nice, and the interior is absolutely lovely.

The Whiteness

I had dinner with a friend at The Jugged Hare for the first time last Thursday. The menu was excellent: superb seasonal fayre at appropriate pricing for the environs. The service was attentive; the staff were knowledgable and welcoming. I liked the décor of the dining room, part of the former Chiswell Street Brewery, which was festooned with taxidermy. I liked the buzz from the bar, which was far enough away to be unobtrusive but loud enough to enhance the dining experience. All in all, a welcome find in an area packed with unexpected pleasures.

GastroWare

Read some poor reviews below, so was wary. Good service. Child's main came with our starters as ordered. Staff attentive but not intrusive. Excellent aged steak with real depth of flavour. One of the best we've had in London. Haunch of venison nice, thought small portion and no sides for £21 which is pushing it for lunch. We'd go again. Wine recommendation spot on and under £30. Also 10 children in restaurant. All well behaved. Who said the Brits can't dine out as a family without carnage and chaos.

Patrick

Deservedly busy at mid week lunchtime with a lively atmosphere, good timely service, very good food at £100 for two inc. wine. I would suggest booking in advance as seems very popular.

Ad

Came here with friends over the weekend. Nothing special at all. Wouldn't return. Most of our food was either dry or chewy. Nice, lively atmosphere however.

Greg

One of the best meals I've had out in London in a long time. Fresh, delicate lobster salad, followed by a juicy t-bone veal steak with chips, bearnaise and gravy, all punctuated by a delicious 'burnt chocolate' cream. My girlfriend's choices were equally outstanding. Service was impeccable. Nibbles, a couple of side dishes and several drinks each helped furnish a rather chunky bill, but it was worth every penny.

Pam

Great atmosphere, fun decor, friendly service. Bone marrow starter delicious and roast chicken from spit superbly moist. Thoroughly enjoyable, looking forward to next visit.

Jan

I went to the Jugged Hare on a friend's recommendation, and I have to say it didn't disappoint. I absolutely luuuurrrve this place. It has a great atmosphere, fab food and is just that wee bit 'quirkily' British. In fact it kind of takes us back to what made Britain famous for it's pub culture - but only in a good way. The food is fantastic - unapologetically meaty - and the service great. A couple of dishes we tried were the wild boar sausages and the rib-eye with Bearnaise. Both delicious. There are some unusual things on the menu too which were surprisingly good. Squirrel can you believe??? They certainly made a talking point anyway, adding to the experience, which I can only say was altogether top class!

Simon

A family sunday lunch in the Jugged Hare was fantastic treat. My wife had booked it and I wasnt sure what to expect. We had a great afternoon. The staff were lovely looking after both my wife and I and also entertaining the children. We opted for the roast leg of mutton with all the sunday garnishes, it was the best roast I think I have ever had at a restaurant. This was followed quickly by Sea-buckthorn junket, which didn't dissapoint. We enjoyed a good couple of hours here, the children were welcomed, the food amazing and the service was outstanding. We will be back!

Alexander Masters

Although the term gastropub is in itself quite an obnoxious term the attitude of the Jugged Hare is anything but,The bar staff are absolutely brilliant, and good natured about all that they do, although not entirely well supervised, the bar food is excellent, the scotch eggs being a favourite dish.

Disappointed

Given that every other review I've read for the Jugged Hare has been excellent, we must have gone on a really bad night. The fish was as dry as a bone and luke warm, the mashed potato that went with it was also luke warm and very oily. It turned up so quickly, I can be assume that the food had been sitting prepared in the kitchens for a long time. Service was mediocre, the chocolate desert was nothing special and the bill for the meal was absolutely extortionate for what it was. There is no way either of us would go again.

Jon

Had high hopes from the review and first impressions upon arriving. Venue looks great. Classy decor. Starters: friend had the crab which was good. I had a goats cheese salad drowned in dressing. Mains: we both had rump steak. Both were over-cooked. Mine drastically so. Presentation of dishes was very nice. Service wasn't rude, but gave the impression of not really caring and was consistently forgetful (had to ask again for things a number of times - they weren't busy). Style over substance. Was never asked if everything was OK. At the prices you're paying, these basic mistakes are unforgivable. Wouldn't return.

Bridget

Sunday roast lunch - nice atmosphere, good service but the food is the reason we came after the recent review on this website. Presentation very good, but was served luke warm, especially the vegetables. Roast potatoes not crispy or fluffy, using the wrong type of potatoe. Charged extra for ice cream with treacle tart, very mean with their desert portions. Shame as far too expensive, paying for the Harris tweed waistcoats that the waiters wear, then the actual meal.

Momo

A nice atmosphere with slightly hit and miss food. Coming in at nearly £50 a head, the Jugged Hare is aiming a bit too high. The starters, wine list and service were good, (in fact the crab starter was excellent) however both mains were over cooked and they have inherited the terrible bread from Chiswell Sreet Dining Rooms. These details would not be a problem in a simple pub but this far too expensive to be viewed as such.