Harden's survey result
“It’s all about the food” – “thought-provoking flavour combinations that hit all the right notes” – at Mark Jarvis’s “incredible” venture, where the main options (other than a three-course menu at lunch) are its six- or seven-course tasting menus (alongside “drink pairings which segue into cider and sour beers for dessert – another sign of a willingness to break the mould”). “Service is less polished” though: ditto the surroundings – a “soulless”, “minimal room stuck in lawyer-land” near Hatton Garden. Still, “it’s hard to find the words to describe just what good value it is”. Come on Michelin, wake up and give the lad a star.
“If I could give it ten stars I would!” – “Forget the shopfront and the concrete floor” and the “cramped premises” of this Hatton Garden two-year-old. Mark Jarvis’s cuisine here is “brilliantly conceived, superbly prepared and keenly priced” and complemented by a “superb wine pairing”. Service is “knowledgeable and friendly” and the overall style “relaxed”. That it holds no Michelin star is bizarre.
“Light years ahead of some famous names in terms of quality” – Mark Jarvis and Jack Cashmore’s Hatton Garden yearling has “an unlikely location” (“you squeeze into a little shop” and its “slightly dull and muted”) but “don’t let the room put you off” – “the quality is arguably unbeaten for the price in Central London” and “to change the menu so regularly, but with such imagination and high quality every time takes some serious talent”. Top Tip – “the lunchtime menu with accompanying wines is a real bargain”.
“If Noma were to move to London... this is it!” Most early reports on Mark Jarvis and Jack Cashmore’s Hatton Garden newcomer – on the modest site vacated by Fabrizio (RIP) – describe “a superb dining experience”, particularly the “INCREDIBLE tasting menu of beautifully presented dishes” (anchored in British ingredients and cuisine). Its ratings are capped by a minority of refuseniks though who just decry “ridiculously small portions… at a price”.
Anglo Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Mark Jarvis deserves more support for his excellent food. Addition of Harry, ex recently closed Picture should improve wine list and service. at quieter times they seem happy to negotiate corkage for byo. highly recommended"
"Fantastic summer tasting menu for lunch. A great selection of dishes in a relaxed environment with friendly service and a good drinks selection. Well priced too."
"An easily overlooked unprepossessing shop front in Hatton Garden is fast becoming a destination restaurant for London’s dining cognoscenti. Accommodating only 30 covers Anglo offers a tasting type menu with some options, additional courses, or with or without seasonal truffles for instance. Also on offers drinks and wine pairing additions Parfait cone with cranberry and walnut. Rye taco with lamb and kimchi. Summer truffle risotto. Isle of Wight tomato with pickles seaweed and mozzarella ice cream. Sea bream with red pepper and brown crab. Swaledale lamb with black garlic and courgette. Just some of the courses. All worthy of mention. Wine pairing done expertly with explanation and justification by a highly skilled Bretonne sommelière with some “out of left field” selection. Czech wines for instance featuring prominently. This first venture by Chef Mark Jarvis is well worth a visit but make sure you book well in advance."
"outstanding meal, perfectly judged 7 course set menu without a false note, meal of the year, though service/surroundings less polished"
|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
30 St Cross Street, London, EC1N 8UH
|Monday||6 pm-9:15 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:15 pm, 6 pm-9:15 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:15 pm, 6 pm-9:15 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:15 pm, 6 pm-9:15 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:15 pm, 6 pm-9:15 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:15 pm, 6 pm-9:15 pm|