The Jugged Hare, London EC1
17 Jul 2012 by Richard Hemming & Julia Harding MW
Too often, the end of a meal is glossed over, condensed into a final paragraph, an afterthought. There is always mention of the first impression, but rarely mention of the last. Great detail is made of aperitifs, amuse-bouches and starters, but rarely do digestifs, petits fours and coffees get equal billing. The fact that by then the reviewer has digested a good percentage of their weekly alcohol quota is purely coincidental, I'm sure. So, to begin at the ending: the staff knew whose umbrella was whose, when they returned them to us from the cloakroom. That's always a nice touch – not just a sign of impeccable...

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