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“Good food, tiny portions”

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 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a place that's nearly great but gets spoiled by the little things. The food is good. The portions not so good. The food arrived quickly but the service wasn't great, the waitress seemed a little unsure of what was or wasn't on the menu. The chips were fantastic but the burger was tiny...
You can see where I'm going with this review. It was all okay, some things were great, others not so great.
To be truthful I think there are much better places but those chips, now they were good.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Jon W, Deputy Manager at The Hydrant, Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hi Adam P.

Thank you for giving us a review. Our menu is built around the sharing idea and in this instance it appears that for one reason or another this hasn't been made clear to you. As we make our food fresh everyday it does limit our portions and stock levels change rather frequently.

I hope the quality of the chips can make you stop by for a pint sometime soon.

Cheers,
Jon Ward

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

In an area where there is a lot of choice the Hydrant is popular for a drink. There is a good selection of beers and it's modern feel creates a relaxing atmosphere.

Don't be put off by the number of people stood outside as it is actually quieter inside.

It serves food too but I have never eaten here so can't comment on the quality.

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

Hey Ze64!

Thanks for choosing us around this area! We love you - the people outside are just catching a bit of air - lets face it this good weather won't last long in London - next time you come back you should defiantly try our food. The wings are great, burgers spot on and our salads refreshing!!

Cheers,
Jonathan Ward

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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
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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
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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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