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The Bull & The Hide

#4,519 of 17,868 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
City of London
Bar, British, Pub
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4 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH, England
+44 20 7655 4805
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07:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, good atmosphere, helpful staff. I had the fish and chips, my partner had the beef burger, both were very good. Will certainly visit this pub again.

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BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Much appreciated More 

London, United Kingdom
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515 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

On the way to Liverpool Street Station popped in to the Bull for a few beers. Handful of ales on tap and happy hour until 7pm was on so £3 a pint. Not a big bar but a good few tables to sit at. Snacks and food on and nice vibe from the place. No music to spoil the chat... More 

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BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are always keen to hear our customer comments. More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Two tables totalling 22 people for Christmas Lunch and we had an amazing time. Food was great and plenty of it. Wine was lovely including their own Pinot Noir which was superb. Good selection of wines on the wine list. The service from just two waitresses was impeccable.

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Thank WarrenPage1
BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Hi Warren, thanks so much for your lovely review of your xmas meal. It gives us a boost to read great comments like yours. Hope to see you in the New Year. More 

London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We went to The Bull as a large group booking. Loved the decor in the restaurant, quite gastro pub looking and funky. We did pre-order our meals before hand but decided on some shared starters as we arrived. I think this threw the kitchen staff as when our main meals did come the majority were cold, I assume because they... More 

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Thank lesley33333333
BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, Thanks for reviewing us. Glad you liked the atmosphere of the restaurant. Apologies it was not a 100% smooth service. I am pleased to hear the situation was rectified with some free fizz! Hope you ladies enjoyed the rest of your afternoon. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Sale, Australia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nestled only 200m from Liverpool Street Station is this great pub with refurbished accommodation. The food is good and hearty. The room was exceptionally comfortable with modern luxuries. I would definitely stay here again.

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Thank Melt761007
BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear how you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a good old pub near Liverpool Street Station, but tucked away enough not to attract the crowds. Friendly staff, nice beers and a selection of wines. a good place to sit and wait for your train!

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Thank Keen4wine
BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments. More 

London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with friends as it was close to the station and was genuinely surprised by the quality and comfort: - menu was based on local produce from the markets - upstairs eating area was quiet despite business outside and was a haven from the hustle and bustle of the city - there is a TV so it's great if... More 

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Thank Sarah F
BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments Sarah. Pop in again next time you near. More 

Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I am always surprised to find a good pub in London (perhaps I shouldn't be), but I was very impressed by this one. The beer was good (but expensive - £4.40 a pint - but this is London). The food was excellent and good value it you take advantage of the 4-7 offer. The pub also specialises in "plates" which... More 

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BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, I am happy to hear your were impressed with your visit. The 4-7 is a cracking deal. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Loved the appetizers. Very English. Lotsa fish. Too yummy. The waitress was very awesome. We loved it. Tons of food. It felt to us (Americans) as very British....so we had a nice time there (it's above a pub as well - cool place).

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Thank Tony H
BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments Tony. We are owned by an English Winery and we match that with traditional homemade English favourites, glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

London
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210 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Just had drinks here before dinner. The pub has a great feel about it. They have a good selection of craft beers and wines, they also serve some interested bar snacks, pork pies, scotch eggs, sausage rolls. Only disappointment was they do not serve any non-alcoholic beers - one of the group cannot drink for medical reasons. They are open... More 

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Thank CareySJC
BullandHide, Manager at The Bull & The Hide, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments CareySJC, we try to offer something a bit different to the generic city pub so its good to hear our food and drink selection was appreciated. Will look into stocking some alcohol free beer! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$75
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7655 4805
Description
The Bull & The Hide is the second in The Cunning Plan Pub Company's chain of bars, restaurants and hotels in Central London. The Bull is the ultimate City pub. Seconds away from Liverpool Street Station, on the pedestrianised Devonshire Row linking Bishopsgate to Devonshire Square. The ground floor pub is bustling with drinkers every weekday lunch time and evening; we serve daily lunch specials from 12-6pm; expect home-made sausage rolls or our famous salt beef sandwich. The bar serves a large selection of craft beers, ales and ciders, highlighting a brewery of the week. Hidden away upstairs is The Hide at The Bull, an intimate 36 seat dining room and bar, offering a more refined lunch and dinner menu with delicate dishes such as scallops with lobster bisque and city classics like steak tartare with frites. Fine artwork and soft lighting make this a calm escape from the city crowds below, ideal for business lunches, private hire or romantic evening meals. Above The Hide are seven beautifully decorated boutique hotel rooms with their own private entrance. These are all individually designed, each named after elements of the sites rich history, which dates back to the 1500. On every floor there is a generous pantry to which guests are invited to help themselves.

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