Review on The Eagle

Widely regarded as the mother of all gastropubs, the Eagle is still delivering the goods to an appreciative local crowd. The setting, a single, bare-boarded room near the old Guardian offices, still strikes first-timers as chaotic - nothing fits, nothing is co-ordinated, but the whole enterprise zings with life. There's no distinction between where you eat and where you drink.

Food is listed on blackboards above the bar. It's an ever-changing slate with hearty modern overtones and some Spanish and Italian accents added on. Bife ana (a marinated steak sandwich) is a fixture, likewise pasties de nata (Portuguese custard tarts); elsewhere you might stumble upon courgette and saffron risotto, roast chicken with preserved lemons, potatoes and mustard leaves, and – to finish – some fine English cheese with rhubarb jam and toast.

The Eagle is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Gastro pub


Ed Mottershaw

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (3.30pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Eagle

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 65 covers
  • Family Friendly


The Eagle
159 Farringdon Road
Central London

Nearest tube station: Farringdon

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