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#1,184 of 2,488 Bar in London
#5,096 of 17,234 Restaurants in London
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$18 - $37
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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City of London
0.0 miles from The Monument to the Great Fire of London
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was today for lunch with my friend and I order one fish and chips that it was terrible too much oily and almost burnt and one steak sandwich that it was terrible as well and I give it back to the stuff and she...just took off the one drink and the service but we paid normal price and we didn’t eat anything at all we just give it back to them and the stuff wasn’t friendly at all .. in case that you wanna go for food there don’t .. if i could put zero star I wouldMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022 via mobile

Visited here on a day trip to London. We had the most amazing service from a lovely gentleman (didnt catch his name but sounded Irish) apologies if this is incorrect but he was brilliant. Really kid friendly and the food was incredible. My daughter wanted...to use the toilet and instead of going down the stairs they offered to open the disabled toilet for us. Very child friendly and they couldn't do enough for us. We left stuffed and saying how nice the food was. 5 star just for the service received by this gentleman let alone the amazing food!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

Sat outside on a beautiful day eating dirty chips and an elderflower spritz! Perfect Saturday! You could order and pay via your phone which was simply and staff were efficient. Great view of monument as well and right by the tube. Worth a visit

Date of visit: June 2022
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2022

Thank you so much for the lovely review and giving us 4-Stars! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at The Hydrant. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Hydrant Team

Reviewed May 28, 2022

Popped in for lunch. Had dirty fries, skins and calamari. The calarami was DIVINE!!!! The restaurant is quite funky but seats are uncomfortable, they need cushions as the backs are bolt upright, or there are backless stools to sit on.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2022

Hi Jude, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience here at The Hydrant and loved the food! We hope to see you again soon. Your feedback is important to us and is definitely something we will...More

Reviewed April 18, 2022

We were getting a little chilly after our cruise along the Thames from Westminster Pier, and the walk from The Tower so it was a wonderful warm welcome as we entered the Hydrant. Staff were also friendly and we were soon seated and supplied with...menus. Coming from Australia we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of non-meat options (many thanks for my tasty haloumi chips, squid, cheesey chips 😉) My husband also enjoyed his chicken Buffalo wings. Accompanied by a glass of beer it was an excellent lunch and set us up to continue our walk along the river.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

Excellent pub - great food, fairly priced. Big portions! (Too big for me!) Good coffee too. Perfect location. Just across from the MonumengMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2022

Thank you so much for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard...More

Reviewed December 3, 2021 via mobile

Had a group booking here on 1 December. Great communication in the lead up to the booking and service on the night was really friendly and helpful. Would happily return 👍

Date of visit: December 2021
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Jagoda, General Manager at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

The Hydrant is a busy pub opposite The Monument. It is heaving most of the time especially during the week but when we visited on a Saturday evening it was fairly quiet, we managed to find a table straight away. There was a good vibe...to the place and the staff were attentive and friendly. There was a good range of craft beers and the menu had a varied selection of dishes. I had sweet potato salad which was nicely presented and tasty. The Hydrant is a great place to visit and is hugely popular and it is easy to see why.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Jagoda, General Manager at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! We hope that you will visit soon so you can try the rest of our menu! Kind regards, Matt

Reviewed October 12, 2021

I had booked online but the booking was refused when we turned up on a Saturday evening. The bartender refused to take ownership of the problem and just said it was the manager's issue to deal with. The manager never appeared and I doubt whether...he was even told. Think very carefully about booking a table here, they cannot be trusted.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Jasmine Raj, General Manager at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2021

Sorry to hear about your recent experience. I have spoken to the manager on shift and the person who first greeted you. As a policy we never refuse a booking but as we run a live system, sometimes bookings do fall through the cracks. If...More

Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

We visited The Hydrant for a couple of drinks on a Monday afternoon. Situated right next to the monument it is easy to find, drinka weren't badly priced and there is outdoor seating to take in the monument.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2021

Dear Customer. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with us. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind people like you make our job a pleasure. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed August 8, 2021

After a walk in the City we stopped at this pub, sat outside and just spent time looking at the Monument. Friendly pub and good drinks. Nice space and not too noisy.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2021

Dear Peter. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with us. The team here at The Hydrant is thrilled to hear such good feedback, and we are proud to provide excellent customer service. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

It’s on fire! Fantastic bar / restaurant. Friendly staff and the veggie fish and chips are awesome! Guest beers as well. Perfect!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2021

Dear Alank522. We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. We are glad you loved our food and drinks. We hope to see you in the future.

Reviewed July 29, 2021

We stopped in here for a quick drink before going for lunch elsewhere. It was lovely to sit at the outdoor cafe tables in Monument Square, right in the shadow of The Monument. With Covid still around it was order-by-QR/app which was straightforward and efficient...and our drinks arrived promptly. We popped to the loos afterwards which were also good.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Sarah. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to working with you again in the future!

Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch today and had the fish, chips and minted peas. All well cooked and delicious. Staff friendly and nice surroundings. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2021

Dear John. Thank you so much for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms...More

Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

Food was okay, service was good but the experience ruined until the end when the service charge was questioned and they refused to remove it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Jagoda, Other at The Hydrant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2021

Dear Deant. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. Our service charge is discretionary and it should be removed when customer is unhappy with customer service. Please feel free to reach out to us via email: Hydrant.Monument-Manager@fullers.co.uk...More

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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5