The Jugged Hare

The Jugged Hare

Gastropub | The City

Just up the road from the Martin Bros' Chiswell Street Dining Room is another Martin gastropub, and this time the theme is a British pub with a "real wine and food focus" and an open kitchen with rotiserrie and charcoal grilled food on offer. As with the Dining Room, it's also attached to the old Whitbread brewery, opened as a luxury hotel from Montcalm.

Restaurant details

49 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA
Nearest tube: 
  • Barbican
  • Moorgate
Telephone number: 020 7614 0134
More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area

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49 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Richard Vines Bloomberg
Reviewed on September 11, 2014
"So the Jugged Hare has a lot going for it, but don’t set your expectations too high. If you like your game bloody, it’s like being on a shoot -- and I’m not talking photographic." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Tim Hayward FT
Reviewed on May 26, 2012
"For me, The Jugged Hare was much as I remember rugby at school: I could see what it was for, how it worked and found it enjoyable in a detached sort of way, but in the end, I’m not sure I’m man enough to do it often." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by April 28, 2012
"So. Tony had roast pork, also off the spit, with apple caramel and perfect crackling, which I thought was a very good effort indeed, the lean meat nice and tender, good bit of fat, and the sticky apple business not too sweet." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Grace Dent Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on April 27, 2012
"I didn’t see who made the Dorset white crab, brown crab mayo, served in a tiny glass jar, delicious, sharp and with a zing of spring onion, with delicate thin croutons, but I declare them very clever." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 29, 2012
"Pot-roasting is a cooking method usually applied to meat that needs to be rendered tender. Quails can just be smacked in a pan or slid under the grill, so it was an odd, and not wholly successful, idea to cook them in a covered casserole with bacon, mushrooms and potatoes." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Sarah Guy Time Out
Reviewed on April 22, 2012
"Game is a feature; a perfectly cooked wood pigeon (from the rotisserie) was helped to star status by accompanying lentils with dripping." READ REVIEW