Here, the people behind the seminal Eagle present the essence of gastropub cuisine in the more convenient environs of Covent Garden and with showier meats. There’s a pub feel with scuffed wood floors, burgundy walls, and sconces capped with fringed mini-shades. The slow-cooked dishes are clean and reassuringly ingredient-proud. Offerings (they change) may include Old Spot (a breed of pig) pork chops with sticky shallots, Hereford beef, or griddled quail with celery salt. One menu regular is lamb’s shoulder cooked for 7 hours and accompanied by gratin dauphinoise (potatoes in crème fraîche)—that one feeds four, which hints at the social atmosphere encouraged here. The Cellar Bar (open until midnight Tues–Sat) serves the cold dishes from the same menu.
Great Queen Street
32 Green Queen St., WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Covent Garden Hours Mon–Sat noon–2:30pm and 5:30–10:30pm; Sun noon–3:30pm Transportation Tube: Covent Garden or Holborn Phone 020/7242-0622 Prices Main courses £16–£34 Cuisine Type Traditional British Web site Great Queen Street
Map32 Green Queen St., WC2 London
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