The Hide at The Bull 1

4-5 Devonshire Row , London, EC2M 4RH

SquareMeal Review of The Hide at The Bull

A Tudor mansion nicknamed Fisher’s Folly once occupied this site just seconds from Liverpool Street Station – although its current incumbent has a more serious purpose. Combining a pub and restaurant with boutique bedrooms, The Bull dispenses traditional breakfasts, simple lunches and Sunday roasts alongside an assortment of craft beers, wines and cocktails. It also boasts an intimate first-floor restaurant called The Hide, where chef Kalifa Diakhaby (a Jason Atherton protégé) serves up a more ambitious menu of contemporary Anglo-European dishes. Starters of roast king scallops with chorizo, peas and spring onions or slow-cooked beetroot, feta and walnut salad could give way to lobster macaroni, spatchcock poussin with lemon, garlic and thyme or pan-fried black bream with crushed new potatoes, crab and parsley sauce. Grills please the red-blooded brigade, while desserts favour Brit classics such as apple and hazelnut crumble.

The Hide at The Bull is recommended for

Group Dining 8 Plus

Special offers

20% off total food bill and a complimentary glass of prosecco

When ordering from the AL A CARTE menu.

From: 29 March 2018

To: 30 April 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Liverpool Street Tube Station 147m

Aldgate Tube Station 431m

Address

Address: 4-5 Devonshire Row , London EC2M 4RH

Area: Moorgate Liverpool Street

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Liverpool Street 174m

City of London Club 387m

Details

Telephone: 020 7655 4805

Website:

Cuisine: Gastropub

Private Dining: 36

7.8

Food & Drink: 7.8

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 7.5

Value: 7.5

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Cat m. 15 January 2017

Thought this was going to be a find but actually had a very average evening. Surroundings are lovely, bathroom immaculate, location great. But, oh dear, what a blah meal. The mushrooms on toast were delicious, the falafel tasteless, the pasta over cooked and the fish and chips underwhelming. Wine ok, tap water iced. No wonder the dining room is quiet - nothing to shout about here!

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 23 June 2016

The room is quite small and works well for a group as it feels more personal. Food is varied and good value, with the pub below making it good for a relaxed evening.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 16 October 2015

I continue to like this restaurant, as the room is small and so has the feeling of almost being a private room. Food was very good, with the scotch quail egg and the burger recommended. Reasonably priced wine list and good service made this an enjoyable evening.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Luncheon Vulture platinum reviewer 03 August 2015

This was my second visit to The Hide at the Bull, but sad to say, I'm unlikely to return. Evening started well enough; after the absolute zoo that is the Bull (the pub below the Hide) it was a welcome relief to escape to the peace and calm that the Hide offers. It was however, somewhat strange, that despite it being a Thursday evening in what is a fairly lively part of the Square Mile, we were the only 6 diners......on arrival, during our meal and when we left the restaurant sometime around 10pm, not one other diner bothered to mooch upstairs. We can only surmise that they just couldn't hear the bar staff to realise where the restaurant is, or were just put off by having their ears assaulted over pre-prandials!! We had one waitress dedicated to us, which was absolutely fine as she quickly understood that we were having a proper catch up after several months apart. As such, there was no rush or pressure to order but eventually hunger got the better of us and we ordered, funnily enough, six starters and six main courses. The menu itself is very limited but does manage to appeal to all tastes and in the main, is well cooked and well presented. Alas, the staff at the Hide made the absolute cardinal sin of missing one dish off the order......which just happened to be my main course lamb......which eventually arrived as most of my friends were finishing their mains.....which then meant I had to wolf down my meal in order not to be the saddo slow eater......Whilst the waitress apologised, there was no attempt of recompense made (as only three of us ordered desserts, you'd think they could have waived that part of the bill if not a free bottle of wine given the amount we got through!) and as such, a great evening ended on a bit of a sour note. Had the restaurant been rammed to the rafters, I could have accepted a slight mishap, but to miss a complete dish when you only have six to do?

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 31 July 2015

Another very good evening at this restaurant, with compliments made by my clients as to the food, service and overall relaxed atmosphere, which is conducive to good conversation.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 25 June 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times now and find it very good for a relaxed dinner as the food and service are very good, and the atmosphere is ideal for conversation.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 04 June 2015

Ideal venue for a client group as we had a drink down in the pub first and then an excellent room for a dinner. Food very good and great service. Second visit this week.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 02 June 2015

This is the second time I have visited this restaurant with clients and each time has been very good. The room is ideal for a group as it is not too quiet or loud, the food is well prepared and the service excellent. THe added benefit of a pub below makes this good for a casual evening.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

clare d. 13 May 2015

Tastefully decorated with nice bathrooms and attentive staff. The menu is short but plenty that I could have chosen. Food was really good, big jug of water with ice and lemon provided. Tables well placed and good for business lunch as quiet - which is a shame for them but I expect it to get busier as people discover it.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 02 April 2015

Short menu but well thought out and well prepared. Excellent service, and quiet.

Special offers

20% off total food bill and a complimentary glass of prosecco

From: 29 March 2018

To: 30 April 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.