Haugen

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££££
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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Haugen

Silver Award

Perched between the Olympic Park and Stratford Westfield, Haugen is a huge multi-level venue comprising a deli, cafe, restaurant, outdoor terrace and rooftop bar. You are unlikely to find snow in Stratford, but a visit to Haugen does feel like being transported to the Alps - the building resembles a ski chalet (albeit one on steroids), while inside feels warm and cosy thanks to attractive lighting and faux fur blankets.

Haugen feels primed for wintertime, but there is an abundance of natural light here thanks to large windows so it is a good shout for the summer too, while the aforementioned rooftop terrace offers up great views of the Olympic Park. Haugen’s clever interiors mean it feels simultaneously relaxed and luxe, but the real trump card is the menu; the Alpine-inspired fare is gloriously indulgent, with just the right amount of theatrical pizzaz to wow diners.

To start, we enjoyed a large bowl of truffled potato soup: thick, warm and with distinct truffle notes, it evoked all the feelings of comfort and joy that a good bowl of soup should. For mains, ordering one of the raclette wheel specials felt inevitable - who can resist a pile of melted cheese being scraped onto your dish at the table? The answer is clearly very few, as our server informed us they had gone through five whole wheels that day alone. This is not a case of shallow Instagram-baiting though, as beneath our rich raclette topping lay a top-quality beef burger, crowned with crisp bacon and served alongside golden skin-on fries.

Puddings include the likes of Swiss carrot cake, but big kids will find it hard to resist the childlike glee of chocolate fondue, served alongside an assortment of strawberries, marshmallows and more. Haugen’s bar is well-stocked with wines and gins and its list of house cocktails are worth your time too, with sober alternatives just as tempting (we could hardly tell the difference in our cherry-based Jib mocktail).

With its cosy vibe, tempting menu and staff who seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs, Haugen brings something new and fresh to Stratford. Throw in various enticing deals (happy hour, bottomless fondue brunch) and you have yourself a great alternative for when your budget doesn’t stretch quite as far as Verbier...

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Modern European
Ambience
Cool, Fun, Lively, Quirky, Themed, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Rooftop, Terrace
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Dates, Romantic
Food Hygiene Rating

About Haugen

The first restaurant in Stratford for the D&D London group (14 Hills, German Gymnasium etc.) occupies The Pavilion at International Quarter London (IQL), standing right by the entrance to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The striking building is a wooden structure which conjures up images of ski chalets in the Alps. The multi-level venue boasts large windows which flood the space with natural light during the day, while come night time, guests can get cosy in intimate corners thanks to faux fur throws and warm lighting.

The multi-faceted all day restaurant can welcome more than 500 guests at a time and features a ground floor deli with a grab and go counter, a casual ground floor restaurant home to an indoor garden and large terrace, a first-floor dining room and cocktail bar with an outdoor terrace and a rooftop bar with views across Stratford and the Olympic Park (phew!).

Haugen’s menu takes its inspiration from Alpine dining in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, with guests able to enjoy everything from casual breakfasts and leisurely lunches, through to special occasion dinners. That means you can expect plenty of cheeses and indulgent options, such as Alpine rostis and tartiflettes, alongside some healthier choices for those looking to maintain their Olympian physiques.

If you are wondering about the name, Haugen is named after American Olympic ski medallist Anders Haugen, who won a ski-jumping medal in 1924 (becoming the only American to do so), but didn’t actually receive it until 1974 due to a scoring calculation error, which instead awarded a fellow competitor. Haugen, the restaurant, is named after him as a celebration of unsung Olympic heroes, as well as being a nod to the role Stratford played in the 2012 London Olympics. There are also two private dining rooms available should you be looking for something more exclusive.

Special offers for Haugen

1000 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £40 on Mondays to Wednesdays.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

15 points for every £1 spent

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £120.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

700 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £30.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

500 Points for lunchtime diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £25, lunchtimes only.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time


Offers cannot be combined. You will be awarded the offer that gives you the most reward points.


FAQs

Does Haugen have outdoor space?

Yes, there is both an outdoor dining terrace and a rooftop bar at the venue.

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Where is Haugen restaurant in Stratford?

Haugen is found on The Pavilion at International Quarter London, just outside Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Does Haugen serve vegetarian options?

Yes, there are vegetarian options on the menu.

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Location for Haugen

9 Endeavour Square, Stratford, London, E20 1JN

020 4568 1444

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-21:45
Tue 12:00-21:45
Wed 12:00-21:45
Thu 12:00-21:45
Fri 12:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-22:30
Sun 12:00-21:45

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Tamara G

14 November 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Fantastic new favourite

I visited here for my second time in a week and this time came with my 14 year old son, my husband and another couple who both work in the industry. The staff remembered me from the week before and were really welcoming which set the tone for evening. The food is just what you want on a cold November evening and the setting and ambiance feels like that too with really nice lighting and textiles. The food was absolutely delicious and the meat was melt in the mouth. I don't do puddings but fell in love with the chocolate fondue. We needed a place like this. I don't really write reviews but I love this place. Thanks 

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