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 GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
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