Eagle pub is a gastro pub sitting on Ladbroke Grove and is known for their British-Bavarian dishes and selection of beers and beverages.
I have never really been a pub person, but walking into the Eagle pub, it became apparent that I was about to change my mind. My first impression was of course; yes, a Bouji pub- as the interior of the pub is absolutely beautiful.
The Eagle pub is run by the Hippo Inn franchise, which has recently paired up with renowned beer makers- Truman’s brewery. So, imagine my excitement when I was given the opportunity to try their Bavarian-inspired dishes.Get into my tummy!
Although I am more of a champagne girl, it was nice to try the new Truman raw lager. Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed it, as the taste had a subtle sweetness to it but was also crisp and refreshing. This would definitely be lovely on a summer’s day with the cool breeze on your face.
For starters, I chose the pickled herring, dill potatoes and sour cream. What a taste! The sweetness of the beer reduced the sourness of the herring and went down a treat.
I was absolutely looking forward to eating the knuckle of Pork with the fried dumplings. However, this was not for the faint hearted. The portion was huge and is definitely good value for money, the Eagle pub is spot on with their portions. The knuckle of pork is very crispy on the outside, therefore I would recommend, cutting the pork from the bottom and then working your way up to the from the bottom of the knuckle of pork to the top. Upon entering my mouth the aromas of the pork was just tempting! The taste was dewy, soft with crisp edges, and full of flavour. This would be a great main dish choice for s Sunday, and the raw lager most certainly compliments the pork.
My cousin chose the 12oz bone in sirloin, béarnaise and chips; he commented that the steak is very well cooked, chewy and well seasoned.
After all that food, I could not possibly eat anymore, but their dessert choices seemed so appealing, so I eventually gave in and decided to try some desserts. The dessert was served with a selection of bitter chocolate fondant, banoffee pancakes, mulled pear with apple crumble and custard.
At the Eagle pub, all of my dreams were coming true and I was reliving my childhood. Although the chocolate fondant was supposed to be bitter, I found it quite sweet but left a fruity taste in my mouth. I thoroughly enjoyed the banoffee pancakes and finished everything. All in all, it was a great experience and I was shocked at the prices of the food, due to the portions and great quality of food. The Eagle pub would be a great place for Sunday lunch or brunch during the week with friends.
What to wear:Casual
(I wore a Free people jacket, grey top, grey jeans and Zara boots)
Ambience and hospitality:Very friendly staff, who actually seemed to have extensive knowledge of the dishes and beer which is also a plus as I didn’t know much about beer and they were happy to educate me.