Harden's survey result
For 25 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 60,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.
“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).
“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.
“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”.
The Anchor & Hope Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Confident, robust, mostly meaty cooking. Good puds and house wines. A good buzz. Does anyone else find it a tad expensive, though?"
"Had lunch there yesterday. I struggled to find dishes on the menu that I fancied eating, although I did enjoy what I had."
"STill as good as ever if you know how it works. ie make love to the staff. Sunday lunch is the best in town."
"Really great roast beef for Sunday lunch, a bit noisy but otherwise good."
36 The Cut, London, SE1 8LP
lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm