Fodor's Expert Review Anchor & Hope
Exceptional Brit-focused fish and meat dishes at wallet-friendly prices fly out of the open kitchen at this permanently packed, no-reservations (apart for Sunday lunchtime) gastropub in Southwark. Pot-roast duck, braised pigs' cheeks, steamed Scottish haddock fillet, and beetroot with horseradish and watercress keep the British flag flying and punch above their weight in terms of taste and tenderness. Mains are well priced at £16–£20, but bear in mind it's noisy, usually packed, and you may have to wait for (and then share) a table. That said, there are great dishes to share—like the Sunday lunch seven-hour roast shoulder of lamb or the carve-your-own whole roast chicken that can easily feed three to four people.
36 The Cut
London, Greater London SE1 8LP, England
- Innovative gastropub cuisine
- Buzzy and informal atmosphere
- Large crowds so prepare to wait and maybe share a table