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.
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.
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