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The Bountiful Cow

#1,856 of 17,109 Restaurants in London
#1,986 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Holborn
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51 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4AP, England
020 7404 0200
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
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  • 50
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  • 18
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Evening with Family

Went here for steaks after work with my husband, and it was great. Steak was cooked exactly how I asked (rare), the chips were lovely, and the wine was really good to boot. The house merlot was the perfect partner for our food. I had my steak with goat cheese, and it was beautiful. The space... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Griffinherts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My colleague had been before and thought it would be worth another visit. How right he was. 1x lamb burger (really good) + 3x steak (praised highly) = 4x very satisfied customers. Service was very good, coffee was good and the main course were excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here for steaks after work with my husband, and it was great. Steak was cooked exactly how I asked (rare), the chips were lovely, and the wine was really good to boot. The house merlot was the perfect partner for our food. I had my steak with goat cheese, and it was beautiful. The space itself was also very... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

From the friendliness of our host to the excellence of the aged rump, this was the perfect meal for the steak hungry!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food is very average. The soup of the day was horrible, frozen vegetables, tasteless chicken... The fillet stake was 2/5. Definitely not coming back

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beers on tap and a big range of beefy choices should do wonders for a restaurant especially as foodies become ever more vocal, but by serving flat beer (again) and burgers cooked on a badly cleaned/seasoned gas grill (again) with chips from a freezer bag it’s no wonder it was quiet at lunch time. That horrible metallic taste has stayed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The BC is only a couple of minutes from Holborn tube in a very unassuming back street. The was service was excellent and a very refreshing change from the corporate chains with a very personal touch. Both had steak and I'm very pleased to say it was as good as some considerably more expensive steak focused restaurants in London. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great steak, great service in this lovely back street steakhouse pub. Staff were really nice and the special offers area unbeleivble. Check their website for these deals, they are so worth it. A lovely experience, we will definitely be returning. :)

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Loved the service - bare bones restaurant / pub, but the people who worked there were all very nice - very refreshing when other London restaurateurs can be a little standoffish. If you are expecting glitz and glamo(u)r, this is not your pub / restaurant (it's also tucked away down a small street, so don't miss it). However, if you... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Found this Restaurant by chance. The Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good atmosphere and tastefully designed and furnished. This restaurant specialises in beef dishes. We both ordered Ribeye steaks which were cooked to perfection and tasted fantastic. I had the Eaton Mess for desert which looked fantastic and tasted even better. My wife doesn't usually have desert but asked... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great steak , good price. Had rib eye which was about £23. Agree comments on chips, they are not great but you are here for the steak :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: 020 7404 0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Holborn

Neighborhood Profile
Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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