159 Farringdon Road EC1R 3AL | Farringdon, North London | Gastropub
Daily from 12noon to 11pm (5pm on Sunday)
Lunch from 12:30pm and dinner from 6:30pm – no bookings, so arrive early
The Eagle was one of the first pubs in London to launch the concept of gastropub. It used to be the favorite haunt of The Guardian journalists when the offices of the newspaper where nearby and they started listing the city’s pubs with great food. For a long time, pub grub as just a heated pie or some indefinite fish and chips. However, after The Eagle, pubs across London started improving their menus and offering fresh market food cooked by great chefs. The Eagle even has a cookbook. If you are looking into having dinner here, come early. It tends to fill up quickly and, as a pub, it does not take reservations. And you may have to share large tables when it gets really crowded. But the ambience is second to none and the food is really good. They also serve local craft beers and wines by the glass. A real treat.