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The Bountiful Cow

#2,700 of 17,866 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub
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51 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4AP, England
+44 20 7404 0200
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here early on a Saturday night. Bit off the beaten track but well worth seeking out. Saturday special is great value, great bruschetta to get the juices going, 14oz rump steak was cooked just as I like it, tender and tasty. Great food, great value.

Thank Adrian H
Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant during a family holiday to get away from the kids. It was amazing! The atmosphere is lovely and the portions are big for London. We had the couple's platter which was a bargain for central london.

Thank rfernand0
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic steak, moist and full of flavour, cooked to perfection - I wonder why Smithfield Meat market hold their Christmas do here..... Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area. Atmosphere was relaxed and friendly.

Thank lawnmowerman1uk
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Greasy spoon average cafe food with inflated prices.Terrible service and atmosphere.Paint pealing of the wall in the restaurant/basement.

Thank TaDa2014JS
Nathan S, Owner at The Bountiful Cow, responded to this review

As "terrible" is the category for the majority of TaDa2014JS's restaurant reviews, we seem to fit her notion of a worthy target. She is describing a different place. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

After seeing good reviews of this place online, my girlfriend and I decided to try this place out. The restaurant itself is nice enough, although it was incredibly quiet on a Saturday evening. However our meal was interrupted halfway through by a regular coming in to the restaurant's bar area (next to all the dining tables) being incredibly loud, obnoxious... More 

Thank rob080727
Nathan S, Owner at The Bountiful Cow, responded to this review

I am very sorry the ladies had an unpleasant time. They did tick off our regular customer for being too noisy, but his shouty enthusiasm is difficult to suppress, we agree. On the "off" Béarnaise, we require a great deal of it daily for our usually complaint-free steaks, so it's always made with fresh butter and tarragon and could never... More 

London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We go every year and every year it is as good as we remember. The burgers are massive and so juicy, the steaks are excellent and this year someone had a steak hash which he also thought was really good. The booths upstairs are better than being downstairs as you can feel a little "locked in the dungeon" down stairs... More 

Thank zactudor
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

And it is only a small but. The english ale is not quite right. The food, wine and atmosphere remain second to none. If you are a typical meat and red wine then there is no better value in london!

Thank Tim B
Nathan S, Owner at The Bountiful Cow, responded to this review

Thanks for your superlative ratings, Tim B, though now we might go mad trying to guess what wasn't "quite right" about our ale. The condition? The maker? The polish on your glass? Or was it only that the first class atmosphere put it in the shade? More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a good fillet steak at the Bountiful cow and a nice pint to go with it. Steak was cooked more than ordered but still very nice.

Thank EricTheSheep
Lilongwe, Malawi
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160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a drink this rather small bar in a more or less alley which is mostly deserted. Has weird wall hangings...good for small groups but has stools on counter for stool lovers. Does not look like decent but ok. Yet to try their food

Thank Yellowtopcab
Nathan S, Owner at The Bountiful Cow, responded to this review

Well, Eagle Street comes to an end not far beyond The Bountiful Cow, but Dane Street, which we also face, runs to Red Lion Square-- not exactly an alley. We love our quieter location only a block away from High Holborn. The fixed revolving stools are there for people who want to eat at the bar. That's because we're a... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The best, the most delicious steaks in the city! Very nice staff and comfortable atmosphere. The prices are also good.

Thank thompsonelizabet2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $44
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7404 0200
The finest steaks and burgers (at pubby prices), with cask-conditioned ales, and salutary affordable wines. Established in 2004 by cook and TV food presenter Roxy Beaujolais and highly praised continually by critics and diners, The Bountiful Cow pioneered the modern steakhouse in London.

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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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