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Summary

This very “convenient” and sizeable bar-restaurant from Drake & Morgan, near the Guildhall, is valued for its efficiency and reliable (if pretty standard) menu. Nothing about it will set the world on fire, but it’s a pleasant and versatile standby that can be pressed into action for any number of occasions.

£56
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Well-known bar/café/restaurant, near the Guildhall, whose versatile menu (from breakfast on), attractive interior and handy location make it an ideal City rendezvous. Critics dismiss it as too “average”, but, “even when it’s heaving, service is efficient, and it continues to produce reliable food day after day”.

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Deservedly busy”, attractive bar/restaurant near the Guildhall whose “spacious tables work for meetings, brunch, lunch, dinner…”. “It’s a lazy option as the food’s good not great, but it’s close to work and easy to book”.

£54
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2
Average
2
Average
3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Bustling”, large bar/restaurant near the Guildhall, whose “different” look for the Square Mile “makes for a good atmosphere”. The food’s somewhere between “just right for a business meeting” and “pretty average”, and service-wise it can be “a slight case of it just being plonked down”.

£47
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2
Average
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Welcome to The Anthologist


Located on Gresham Street in the City, The Anthologist offers something a little out of the ordinary. Encapsulating a collection of all your favourite things, The Anthologist has a seasonal all day menu, vintages from across the globe, skinny cocktails, a deli with a mixology table & an assortment of spaces for any occasion including a private room complete with 1950s kitchen.


Music & a late license until the early hours on Thursday & Friday make The Anthologist the perfect place to start & end the party. We’re also available on Saturdays & Sundays for private parties, weddings, sit down dinners, bar/bat mitzvah’s and other events. Please speak to our sales team for further information. We focus on fresh, British produce to provide you with delicious, seasonal & beautifully presented dishes for every meal, whether it’s grabbing a quick pastry & hot drink on the run, a long lunch for business or leisure, or dinner with friends, family or colleagues. The all-day menu is crafted by our executive chef Robert Mitchell & inspired by the latest trends, both here in London & across the globe.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £13.00 £3.95 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.25
Filter Coffee £2.35
Extras  
Bread £3.95
Service 12.50%

Private dining

The Anthologist is the ideal venue to hold a special event, catering for everything from small parties to corporate events & weddings. It's also a great spot for product launches, after-show & wrap parties, fashion shoots, music videos & celebrity interviews. The Blind Pig, a secret speakeasy for up to 60 guests provides complete privacy & comes with a 1950s kitchen, which also doubles as a private bar (hired with or without a mixologist). Brushed white, the space also includes a mezzanine tasting table for private dinners or wine tastings for 12. Every event is unique which is why we give you the option to create your own bespoke drink & canape packages. Or, if you have trouble deciding, choose from one of our favourite recommended packages. From an opulent champagne reception to a celebratory birthday cake or treasure chest filled with boutique beers, every package is served with a delightful twist. Email info@theanthologistbar.co.uk, call 0845 468 0101 or fill out the form below & let us do all the rest.

The Anthologist Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Anthologist Restaurant in EC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Anthologist restaurant.
Matthew C
something for everyone...
Reviewed 5 months, 25 days ago

"something for everyone"

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David H
A large,busy restaurant. At lunchtime, it s...
Reviewed 6 months, 5 days ago

"A large,busy restaurant. At lunchtime, it seemed to be full of City workers. The food was nothing special."

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58 Gresham St, London, EC2V 7BB
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Opening hours

all day 7 am - late
Last orders: 11 pm, Thu & Fri 1 am

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