RestaurantsLondonSouthwarkSE1

survey result

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still nailing it after all these years” – this “unpretentious but brilliant” Southwark boozer near the Young Vic was again very narrowly beaten into No. 2 place amongst London’s best gastropubs (by the Harwood Arms), but maintains a massive fanclub, and “you still have to queue to get a table”. The draw is its “hearty” British cooking – “always-fascinating-and-unusual” dishes (often using game or offal) “delivering great flavours and textures”. Top Tip – you can book for Sunday lunch.

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still nailing it after all these years” – this “unpretentious but brilliant” Southwark boozer near the Young Vic was again very narrowly beaten into No. 2 place amongst London’s best gastropubs (by the Harwood Arms), but maintains a massive fanclub, and “you still have to queue to get a table”. The draw is its “hearty” British cooking – “always-fascinating-and-unusual” dishes (often using game or offal) “delivering great flavours and textures”. Top Tip – you can book for Sunday lunch.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

By a single vote, this “amazing” South Bank boozer finally lost its crown this year as London’s No.1 pub (to Fulham’s Harwood Arms), but it still remains “the ultimate gastropub” for its huge fan club. It’s “cramped”, “busy” and “difficult to get a seat” (you can only book for Sunday lunch) but “worth the gamble” thanks to its “changing but always interesting menu at very keen prices”, with an emphasis on game, offal and other “thoughtful”, hearty British dishes.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Sometimes you have to bare-knuckle it for a table” at this “bursting-at-the-seams” boozer, a short walk from the Old Vic – still hanging on to its crown as the survey’s No. 1 pub. “It’s worth the crush though” for the “simple”, yet “sophisticated” pub grub “done oh-so-well”, which still “trumps the stretched staff, the slightly chaotic ambience and tired fixtures”. “I really wish you could book” (“unfortunately you can only reserve for Sunday lunch”).

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
No dress code
65

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.
Tim J
This was a disappointing experience overall...
Reviewed 10 days ago

"This was a disappointing experience overall. While some dishes matched the reputation for hearty powerful flavours others in my party reported basic cooking errors that we wouldn't expect at these prices.. "

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Michael B
This has a good rep, and decent write up on...
Reviewed 2 months, 13 days ago

"This has a good rep, and decent write up on here, however we had a really disappointing meal. 4 of 7 items on menu weren’t available, service was mediocre and the bill was high for the quality of what we got "

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Daniel C
Buzzy gastropub with well executed food, al...
Reviewed 6 months, 10 days ago

"Buzzy gastropub with well executed food, albeit not cheap for pub grub"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £16.00 £18.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.80 £18.80 £4.50 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
36 The Cut, London, SE1 8LP
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑3 pm

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