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“Nice place but not for a dinner”

The Hydrant, Monument
Ranked #5,229 of 26,891 Restaurants in London
Price range: £15 - £30
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: City of London
Description: Among the very the best bars in the City of London, The Hydrant serves up great food, craft beer, wine - and a stunning view of The Monument to the Fire of London.
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went to The Hydrant after a long day at the Olympia convention, was very well decorated and really well laid out. Our waitress was more than helpful and talked up through the whole menu to ensure we were having the best experience. The menu does not offer meals and is more of a choose an array of items to combine to a make a meal. Some might find this good but was not what we were expecting! Price range was good and the array of craft beers was brilliant! More of a pick me up place than a evening dinner but would have been a better lunch.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Hydrant_Manager, Deputy Manager at The Hydrant, Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Hello Abbie Schafer,

Thank you for visiting us at The Hydrant. Our small plates work very well with our lunch cliental as it is quick and there is something for everyone.

We explore a variety of different beers and breweries to find the most interesting and stock a wide range of variety to ensure that our customers find a beer that is right for them.

We hope that the next time you are in the mood for our style of service and food offer you will keep us in mind.

Thank You,
Jonathan Ward

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We came around the corner, saw it all lit up, and said "Yes!"

Maybe small portions but decent pricing so I think of it more like tapas. Friendly service and good tap selection. We thoroughly enjoyed an hour there, charging our phones at the same time!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Mo649
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Hydrant_Manager, Deputy Manager at The Hydrant, Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Hello Mo649!

Thank you for the kind words!

The small portions tie in very well within our menu offer - you are right to say it is similar to tapas. You are more than welcome to come back and use our electricity to power up and get going again.

See you 'around the corner' again soon.

Thanks,
Jonathan Ward

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This pub is another Fullers pub however it is bespoke and has a different menu. We had the lamb and beetroot salad and I can say that it has been the best meal of our visit to London.
Funky interior and good service.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Fiona B
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Hydrant_Manager, Deputy Manager at The Hydrant, Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Fiona B,

Thank you. Both off our new menu and as I can see both hit the spot. I am glad you liked our décor too...

Hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,
Jon Ward

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

We visited The Hydrant for mid-day drinks after lunch at the Borough Market. The Hydrant is a Fuller's pub and we knew they had Black Cab Stout on keg, which is one of the best reasons to be in London in my opinion. This is not a traditional pub. The décor is modern and it's very light, which can be refreshing when faced with the prospect of another dim old pub to visit. Despite being affiliated with Fuller's, the pub serves a variety of other beer, which is nice if you want something other than Fuller's. We didn't eat here but the menu looked good.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank jonathanhopwood
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Hydrant_Manager, Deputy Manager at The Hydrant, Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Hi Jonathan (good name)

We are able to sell a range of beers and we also like to promote new-upcoming breweries in London so we are glad you can see that. Black cab is a winner when it comes to stouts so chocolate-y and delicious. Next time you are in London you should check out our brewery and see how/where it is made and defiantly stop by here and try our menu!

Thanks,
Jonathan Ward

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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a private party for a friends 40th birthday. Had a room upstairs which was lovely. Two staff looked after us very well. Great selection of beers, spirits and wines.
Excellent food too. Loved the sliders and the kofta kebabs. Great guacamole too.
Good time was had by all!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Hydrant_Manager, Deputy Manager at The Hydrant, Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Hey Jazzmouse1 (Great name)

I love how direct and honest you are! we pride ourselves on giving tip-top service. We also like going the extra mile when it comes to birthday's. If there is anyone else you know that is hitting a milestone point them in our direction.

Thanks!

Jon Ward

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