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The Hydrant

#4,208 of 18,666 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
Equitable House | 1 Monument Street, London EC3R 8BG, England
+44 20 7623 5446
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub
$$ - $$$
Equitable House | 1 Monument Street, London EC3R 8BG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I found this lovely place we had a meal and drinks in here. The service given by Morty made us feel relaxed and welcome. We were on a day trip to London from Poole Dorset, we will certainly return next time we...More

Thank JohnHagans
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found this lovely place to get something to eat. Food was excellent and so was the service from a very nice young man called Morty. We will certainly return on our next visit to London.

Thank shoerepairs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by chance but what a find! Fab staff and brilliant freshly cooked breakfast. Great decor too !

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located a stone's throw from the Monument, you'd expect this place to be full of tourists, but strangely it wasn't on a mid-week lunchtime. Over two floors, try to sit upstairs if you can as there's a bit more space and you're separated from the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was very nice and helpful. (PS the crab salad had about a tablespoon of crab meat on it, I wouldn't recommend that. But everything else was good.)

Thank LisafromFlorida
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Very nice food and friendly, helpful, welcoming staff. They let me come back later for the pint of lager included with my meal. Fish and chips amazing. Lamb burger very tasty. I'm glad I found it. Very clean also.

Thank horse_tin
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This bar which serves food was quiet when we went in. In our party there was 2 adults & a child we wanted a light supper & that is exactly what we had! No kids menu or any suggestion by staff by offering a smaller...More

Thank littleredtractor2018
Reviewed May 17, 2018

After visiting the Monument tower we had a nice coffe-tea here. Good sitting area to view the busy bar scene of office people. The decoration is very interesting with the used water hoses from the fire engines.

1  Thank huys25
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Great service, clean, good choice of beer but the food was a complete let down. Fish in a burger bun over fried, peri peri chicken in a bun taste bland and the chips were dried up. The place was empty bar a few people drinking...More

Thank Miss_Evers
Reviewed April 30, 2018

had two drinks here; they offer a lot of tab beer and also good ciders. service is good and very friendly. would definitly recommend a drink in this bar :)

Thank Wiener1985
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $38
Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Equitable House | 1 Monument Street, London EC3R 8BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7623 5446
  • E-mail
From craft beer to cask ale, cocktails to coffee, The Hydrant has a real thirst to bring you the finest drinks in the city. That means tracking down little-known gems from all over the world, as well as the very best that Britain has to offer. So, you'll find craft beers here brewed everywhere from Hawaii to Hackney, alongside a range of Fuller's favourites from the famous Griffin brewery in Chiswick. Our craft beer list totals more than 50 fabulous brews, and we have 15 draught lines and six cask ales available too. It's all a beer lovers dream - with lagers, porters, pale ales, ambers, wheats, whites and ciders to keep any aficionado more than satisfied. Beer is only the start of the story here though. The Hydrant also boasts a carefully selected wine list, modern, innovative cocktails, fresh, raw juices blended every day and much more besides. It all adds up to make The Hydrant Monument's freshest destination for drinks. Come find a new favourite with us. Dining at The Hydrant is a social experience, with small sharer plates at the heart of our delicious lunch and dinner menus. There are more than 30 tempting dishes to choose from, each cleverly concocted from the finest seasonal ingredients around.
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