29 July 2014

Beagleone star

397-399 Geffrye Street, London E2 8HZ

£44.00 British Bethnal Green, Shoreditch

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  • Wine: £18.50
  • Champagne: £60.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-12M (Sat-Sun 11am- )

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Named after the first steam train to run on the old East London line (under which it is housed), Beagle is a confidently casual neighbourhood restaurant flanked by a spacious bar and daytime coffee shop. Occupying three soaring railway arches, the snappy interior transports diners straight to New York’s hip Lower East Side – think grey-leather seating, reclaimed industrial lights and dulled mirrors. Owners Danny Clancy (founder of Bonnie Gull) and his brother Kieran have recruited James Ferguson (ex-Rochelle Canteen) to run the open kitchen, and the compact menu brims with seasonal ingredients: feather-light beef-shin tortelli dotted with buttered peas; sparklingly fresh lemon sole with monk’s beard and crisp cucumber; a juicy slice of pork belly with crackling and herb-flecked borlotti beans. Meanwhile, British beers, knock-out cocktails and wines by the carafe are perfect for sipping on the south-facing terrace. Service is smiley, subtle and self-assured.

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  1. Beagle

    397-399 Geffrye Street, London E2 8HZ
    Overall rating:
    Piers T.

    Solid choice


    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 8

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  2. Beagle

    397-399 Geffrye Street, London E2 8HZ
    Overall rating:
    Kate B.

    Good food and funky space


    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  3. Beagle

    397-399 Geffrye Street, London E2 8HZ
    Overall rating:
    Neal W.

    Nice but not wow.


    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  4. Beagle

    397-399 Geffrye Street, London E2 8HZ
    Overall rating:
    Joanna B.

    Bad experience

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  1. Published : Monday, 10th June 2013

    Drifting Epicure :: Beagle

    Sometimes I wonder whether the restaurant scene in East London is driven by a flicker minded dining crowd chasing the frontier of hipness. Having an catchy concept seems to be what keeps many eateries alive and sadly the food often becomes second priority. In this regard Beagle has hit the right balance. While not having a tangible “concept” its style is well defined by the warm tone of the chairs and tables in dark wood within the naked brick walls of a few railway arches next to Hoxton Overground station. The well groomed and friendly staff are not too cool to care which contributes to the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Last and most important, the food doesn’t disappoint...
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  2. Published : Saturday, 8th June 2013

    Lady Rhubarb :: Beagle, Hoxton

    Expect the unexpected from new Hoxton resident, Beagle. Located under the station arches, it’s far too polished for this hipster hood. I went there on a Sunday expecting a relaxed brunch menu, not an egg to be cracked. And perhaps the most shocking, where is the beagle hiding?...
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  3. Restaurant Beagle, named after one of the old trains that used to run in the Hoxton area, offers a very exciting East London dining proposition. We first encountered Beagle at the Feast festival earlier this year, when they hadn’t officially opened yet, and we were seriously impressed...
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  4. Published : Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    The Hedonist :: The Beagle – Review

    Beagle is a restaurant and bar situated in a couple of railway arches right next to the station. It’s the baby of Danny and Kieran Clancy who are music promotors and in the kitchen is James Ferguson, who used to run the kitchen at Rochelle Canteen, Margot Henderson’s (wife of St. John’s Fergus) critically acclaimed East London joint...
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  5. Published : Friday, 19th April 2013

    The F World :: Beagle London Bar and Restaurant

    Beagle has a bar area, serving cocktails and British craft beers, whose main attraction is what the Standard review calls “a secret weapon” (mixologist Myles Davies, formerly at Hix and Viajante) and a restaurant with about 40-50 covers, run by head chef James Ferguson (you may remember him from Rochelle Canteen)...
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  6. Published : Wednesday, 3rd April 2013

    A Lot of Chop :: Beagle

    The building is two large arches, sexy lighting and brilliant acoustics (seriously). It’s not often I notice the dimensions of a restaurant’s roof, but this one is perfect. Feng Shui nirvana. The height of the ceilings are as perfect as you can get for a restaurant (I looked it up). We had a drink at the bar before sitting down and were impressed. Craft beer lovers in particlar will be pleased. Cocktails I’m told were very special and punchy...
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Essential Details for Beagle

  • Address: 397-399 Geffrye Street, London E2 8HZ
  • Telephone: 020 7613 2967
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-12M (Sat-Sun 11am- )

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