The Bountiful Cow

Bronze Award
London, WC1R 4AP ·Website·Call020 7404 0200

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Bronze Award

Is it a retro pub? Is it a steakhouse? Actually, The Bountiful Cow is a bit of both – although the garish red neon sign, bovine memorabilia and beefy menu suggest that it errs towards the latter. The location (beneath a tower block) isn’t much to write home about, but once inside, it’s a different story: dark walls provide the backdrop for a gallery of all things cattle-related – from cowboy-movie posters and advertising signs to ornamental steers’ heads. Meanwhile, the menu puts steaks in pole position ahead of whopping ‘bountyburgers – although the kitchen also keeps gastropub die-hards happy with octopus salad with warm potatoes, char-grilled sea bream and chips, Welsh ‘wizard’ rarebit and Belgian apple tart with ice cream. Helpful staff wax lyrical about the virtues of steak and are happy to suggest appropriate wines from the ultra-compact list.

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££££ - £30 - £49
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51 Eagle Street, London, WC1R 4AP

020 7404 0200 020 7404 0200


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm


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3 Reviews 

catherine B

31 October 2020   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
fabulous food, a wonderful welcome, and a place to revisit time and time again

Last week my husband and I enjoyed a "simple" hamburger lunch with a glass of house red wine, to remember, and glory over for many a day, the fabulous food, the meat rich, juicy, intelligently seasoned to show off it´s quality and unctuous glory, the serving generous to say the least, the salad garnish fresh crisp, and for me the extra delicious addition of an egg on top, and ace flavour rich wine, were equaled by the wonderfully warm welcome, and sensational service of both Sveta, an ace chef and waitress, and her husband behind the bar. I´m so pleased that we´ve already made a return booking to this brilliantly bountiful restaurant, and can´t wait to try their steak tartar, with meat this flavorsome the raw version is bound to have me singing with happiness at first bite, see you on the 31st. Thank you yet again for the an excellent time we spent with you, in your COVID safe, and secure treasure. love Catherine

Sue D

15 April 2018  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
Great Find
I was looking for somewhere to eat in Holborn when this place popped up. It was lovely, staff were lovely and friendly, the food was excellent. I had the Goats Toast, which I ate too quickly as it was so tasty. I then had the lamb, this was cooked to perfection.

Allison M

17 December 2013  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 2
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
Good food but very busy
I would definitely recommend this restaurant as the food is great and my guests were very pleased. My only concern was the level of service received. It was extremely busy in the restaurant but feel they shouldn't accept so many bookings if they can't handle the number of booked tables.
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