Review on The Beagle
Ensconced within three beautifully restored railway arches, a few steps from Hoxton railway station is where you will find The Beagle, a restaurant, bar and coffee shop. Named after the first steam train that use to run on the old North London line overhead, it was opened in April 2013 by brothers Danny and Kieran Clancy, the former the brainchild behind the Bonnie Gull in Fitrovia. The cavernous interior has been re-designed by Fabled Studios with industrial fittings and finishes, featuring exposed brick walls, plain wood tables and flooring made from reclaimed railway sleepers. The arches have been fitted with louvered slats to admit light and air, and on sunny days there is outdoor seating also made from reclaimed railway sleepers, set on the pedestranised street.
This kitchen showcases the talents of James Ferguson, the former Head Chef of the well-regarded Rochelle Canteen. Much of the cooking is done on a traditional wood grill and rotisserie featuring robust British dishes with an emphasis on seasonality. The concise menu is fleshed out with a blackboard of daily specials, but typically you might opt for a starter of pig's head croquettes and aioli, following on with a main course of rabbit loin, beetroot and butter beans or lemon sole, Jersey Royals and tartare sauce. To finish look for desserts such as rhubarb Eton mess or lemon sorbet and Sicilian lemon vodka.
There's a well-chosen wine list with plenty of offerings available by the glass and carafe, together with an innovative cocktail menu crafted by mixologist Myles Davis, ex Viajante and Hix.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri (11.00am - 3.00pm Sat) (11.00am - 5.00pm Sun & Bank holiday)
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card