Restaurant Review – The Eagle

On a sunny but cold Saturday looking for a good spot in Clerkenwell, we found The Eagle.  Sharing owners with The Anchor & Hope and Great Queen Street, it seemed like a winner.

The Eagle is comfy and cosy.  It is the kind of place to spread out with newspapers for a long lunch or a pint.  The menu is on blackboards and has several good offerings.  The staff are helpful but a bit aloof.

I particularly liked the Cookbook Corner out in full view of the customers.

Reasonable wine list with most bottles less than £20 and many options by the glass.  There were a fair few

beers on draft as well.

I ordered the Rump Steak Sandwich.  It tasted as though it has been slow-braised and was very well seasoned with onions, peppers, and a nice au jus.  It came on a toasted, soft white bun and was layered with lettuce providing just the right amount of crunch.  We both took advantage of the wines by the glass with me having a big Spanish red.

Rump Steak Sandwich

My husband had the bavette with horseradish sauce.  It came with a roasted beet salad.  He went on and on about how flavourful it was and was quite pleased.

Bavette with Horseradish cream & Beets

The food was very good.  The portions were sizeable.  I cannot imagine anyone leaves hungry. 

I hope to go back soon.  A nice pub in a good location – what more could you ask for?

159 Farringdon Road,

London, EC1R 3AL

Tel: 020 7837 1353

Public Transport: Farringdon or Chancery Lane


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