Review on Anchor & Hope

The Anchor & Hope offers some of the most vigorous food of its kind in London, all served up in a deliberately dressed down setting of bare floorboards, reddish-brown walls and big windows hung with heavy cotton curtains. The resident team here cut their gastronomic teeth at The Eagle and St.John, so it's not surprising that the food takes no prisoners.

The menu changes twice daily and it reads like the gospel according to twenty-first-century pub cooking, with bold ideas, big flavours and uncompromisingly matter-of-fact presentation. Here you might find duck's hearts on toast alongside potato soup with foie gras before gusty offerings like oxtail stew with mash, ham in hay with carrots and parsley sauce, or great helpings of lamb neck hotpot. Fish-lovers might go for salt cod with borlotti beans and aïoli, and it's worth ordering some duck fat potato cakes on the side. There's nothing fancy when it comes to desserts, either: slabs of rich chocolate cake, pear and almond tart, rhubarb with cream and shortbread are typical.

Real ales and cider are on draught, and the wine list does its job with painless prices and plenty of choice by the glass or carafe. The pub now takes bookings for Sunday lunch, but it's 'first come, first served' at all other times.

Anchor & Hope is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Gastro pub / Modern British


Jonathon Jones

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat (12.30 - 3.15pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Anchor & Hope

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Anchor & Hope
36 The Cut
South East London

Nearest tube station: Waterloo

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