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The kitchen may be a bit of a squeeze (it’s only big enough for two), but since launching in 1991, The Eagle has maintained a reputation for gastropub food of the best sort. It’s was the first of a new breed when it opened its doors, a trailblazer that’s still deserving of your attention. The daily menu is scrawled on blackboards, you order at the bar, the decor is “unreconstructed corner pub” and there’s an impressive range of beers, while the intelligent wine list offers everything by the glass. It’s an all-round winning format. The robust flavours of southern Europe and the Med are prominent, but not exclusive, and everything is spot on from an onglet steak served rare with roast potatoes to grilled mackerel with an Asian spin. After that, desserts such as buttermilk pannacotta with spiced plums round off proceedings in fine style.  

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The Eagle

159 Farringdon Road ,London EC1R 3AL

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Aug 2010

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Following very positive experiences at both sister restaurants ‘Anchor & Hope’ and ‘Queen Street’ I was pretty excited by the prospect of ‘The Eagle’. The schlep from Covent Garden for lunch mid week was a mild deterrent but worth the £9 cab fare…surely? True, the food was good simple cooking. The makeshift tapas starter of serano ham and smoked salmon were both fresh and tasty. The main course of Barnsley chop with caponata went down pretty easily and was well cooked. My friends sausages looked...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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  • Address: 159 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL
  • Telephone: 020 7837 1353
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12N-3pm Sat-Sun 12.30-3.30pm Mon-Sat 6.30-10.30pm

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