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Summary

“The gastropub against which all others are judged!” – the survey’s No. 1 boozer, a short walk from Waterloo, continues to wow with its “confident, robust, mostly meaty cooking”, often enjoyed “at shared table so you meet interesting people”. On the downside, it can be a “scrum”, with no bookings (aside from Sunday lunch) leading to “endless waits”. Top Menu Tip – “the shared lamb for five is divine!”

£52
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“London’s best gastropub” (for the 10th year running) – this “rammed” but “engaging” South Bank fixture is “still an exciting and exhilarating food experience” which “incorporates unusual ingredients (including game and offal) much superior to the norm”. “I just wish you could book” (though you can for Sunday lunch).

£50
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Number one for pub food in London”; for the 9th year this “convivial” South Bank boozer – with its “hearty” but “superbly precise” British cooking – remains “the benchmark for gastropoub eating”; if only it weren’t “so horribly hard to get a table” – expect to queue and share tables.

£48
Exceptional
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The crème de la crème of gastropubs!”; this “always jam-packed” institution, near the Old Vic, is again voted London’s No. 1, thanks to its “hearty” British fare at “unbeatable” prices; “just a shame you can’t book”“arrive early”.

£45
Exceptional
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Mon - Sat 10.30 pm; Sun 3.15 pm

The Anchor & Hope Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Anchor & Hope Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Anchor & Hope restaurant.
Mark B
Hadn't been here for years (since the revam...
Reviewed 4 months, 5 days ago

"Hadn't been here for years (since the revamp) and being the grandaddy of Gastropubs still hits all the notes - lack of choice of salads needs to be addressed"

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Emma C
St John heritage - and it shows. Great food...
Reviewed 4 months, 17 days ago

"St John heritage - and it shows. Great food in this more restaurant than bar. Shame you can only book for Sunday lunch."

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Philip W
Keep going back, the food remains simple bu...
Reviewed 5 months, 12 days ago

"Keep going back, the food remains simple but tasty, good, enthusiastic service."

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Matthew C
Simple food done oh so well. It never fails...
Reviewed 8 months, 12 days ago

"Simple food done oh so well. It never fails to deliver."

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36 The Cut, London, SE1 8LP
Opening hours

Mon 5 pm - 10.30 pm; Tue - Sat noon - 2.30 pm, 6 pm - 10.30 pm; Sun 12.30 pm - 3.15 pm
Last orders: Mon - Sat 10.30 pm; Sun 3.15 pm

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