The Eagle

159 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3AL - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7837 1353

Overall 3.3
Food 5.0
Service 1.0
Atmosphere 3.0
Value 4.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Absolutely shocking service. A real shame how this once iconic gastro pub has let its standards slip so badly.

The food was average at best. The custard tarts were stale, a problem i have encountered there before.

Not sure if i can be bothered to ever go back now and this makes me sad.
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AJ - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 5 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 4
Sunday, March 17, 2013

I went to the Eagle last night for the first time in years. Had a fantastic mackerel with cous cous and chilli jam for a tenner, and my girlfriend scoffed a plate of gnocchi with sweet tomato and basil sauce for little more than five pounds. Great atmosphere, even though it was busy they found us a sharing table in five minutes and delivered the food in fifteen.

I really take issue with the negative comments posted here. They’ve done a great job in this pub, maintained a high standard in the kitchen and kept it open and accessible to all (unlike some of their poncy competitors). Keeping the place pubby and serving great food is the essence of what was a great idea and you’ll love it as long as you accept it for what it is – a pub with good food!
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ALAN - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9
Friday, July 29, 2011

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A Rather Unusual Chinaman

Friday, June 11, 2010 - For mains, I had opted for a basque inspired stew using clams and pork. The stew arrived wafting it's deep aroma of paprika and pork in a light red stew. Each chunk of slow cooked pork broke apart with a touch from the fork, and combined with the gelatinous clams which had escaped it's shells, formed a delicious mouthful, full of different flavours and textures...The Eagle is a great restaurant. It serves excellent fresh food and it is unsurprising that it is so popular. Inside, it still maintains an aspect of rusticity with mismatched wooden tables and chairs, trying hard to maintain a semblance of being a pub.

Essex Eating

Essex Eating

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - E's dish of Bruschetta with Caponata looks incredible, rustic, heaped on toasted bruschetta with rocket scattered on the side. I love the old plate it's been served on. From the appreciative noises drifting across the table, I deduce that it's bloody nice...My trio of fat, grilled Napoli sausages on parsnip mash with red onions is also a great dish of food, no frills, nothing much to look at - but the Italian sausages are thick, meaty and superb. Both dishes being true to The Eagle ethos, simple, intelligent pub grub.

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