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Renowned gastropub on the Cut in [[Locale Borough|Borough]], between [[Waterloo Station]] and [[Southwark Station]].
Renowned 'gastropub' on the Cut in [[Locale Borough|Borough]], not far from [[Waterloo Station]].
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This place has a blend of pub-style surroundings and a more formal dining room. The bar side has a blend of lower and higher tables, with some stool seating around the side and stools along the bar. You can't book ahead for the dining room, and you might get placed on a table with other people (so not good for romantic evening out!) but really super food. You can also eat at the bar. Possibly best to go in a group, as it's famous for its sharing dishes (for four or more). The menu also focuses heavily on meat dishes.
Pub-style surroundings, you can't book and you might get placed on a table with other people (so not good for romantic evening out!) but really super food.
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On [[Marna]]'s lunchtime visit, it was fairly busy, but not so busy that they couldn't fit the six of us in straightaway. [[Ewan]] visited on a Tuesday evening in October 2008, and although there were still tables available around 6pm (despite rain outside), it soon became busier, and an hour later the bar side was completely packed.
[[Kake]] adds: Although it's described in a number of reviews as a gastropub, it really sounds like more of a restaurant than a pub; perhaps not the sort of place where you just pop in for a pint. (Haven't been here though so do say if I'm wrong!)
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Upon asking whether one could eat on the bar side, they offered to let [[Ewan]] eat his meal at the bar, given he was on his own. I went for the vegetarian option, which, on that day's menu <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/3025059707/ photo]</small>, was the potato and stinking bishop pie (&pound;11.40). It was listed as a wait of 20 minutes, but it came fairly promptly after ordering, though the restaurant wasn't quite so busy at that hour. The pie itself was a proper pie, fully encased in a wonderfully crispy shortcrust pastry, and as pungently flavoured as the cheese's name suggests. It was served with some dressed lettuce leaves. A heaped bowl of greens on the side was also brought out, though I hadn't ordered it (it wasn't charged, but would usually have been &pound;3).
[[Ewan]] comments: The Time Out review suggests that the bar area is separate. It also lists different opening hours from food times, which suggests it can be used just for drinking.
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The experience was tasty enough that I followed up with a dessert. The barman recommended the flourless chocolate cake, but instead I selected a quince jelly with mascarpone and shortbread biscuit on the side, which was a lighter dessert and rather tasty as well.
Possibly best to go in a group, as it's famous for its sharing dishes (for four or more).
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On the bar are a number of draught lagers (Kirin Ichiban, Red Stripe, and the usual basics), as well as three handpulls with Bombardier, Young's ordinary and Hobgoblin. The wine list has a good variety of bottles, as well as three or four wines in each major category which are served in either 125ml measures (in tumblers, rather than stemmed wine glasses) or half-bottle carafes, all priced proportionate to the bottle price (so the Beaujolais was &pound;2.85 for a glass, &pound;8.70 for the 375ml carafe, or &pound;17.40 for a bottle). House wine (&pound;2/small glass) was perfectly drinkable as well. There's a cocktail list on the blackboard, all at very reasonable prices (around &pound;4-&pound;5).
[[Marna]] says: Based on a lunchtime visit, the bar area is separate - tables were set up for eating at one one side, and drinking beer at on the other. When we went there, it was fairly busy, but not so busy that they couldn't fit the six of us in straightaway.
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Verdict: [[Ewan]] found the place to be almost unbearably busy on the pub side, though sitting at the bar was some protection from the crowd of drinkers. However, if you are able to get a table in the dining section, you'll find the food to be absolutely excellent, and it may even justify the wait.

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* [http://fancyapint.com/pub/3426 Fancyapint review]
* [http://www
.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubreviews/55626/ Pubs Galore comments]
* [http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/venue/2:14712/anchor-hope Time Out review]
* [http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/comments.shtml/28903/ Beer In The Evening comments]
* [http://fancyapint.com/pubs/pub3426.html Fancyapint review]
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* [http://www.andyhayler.com/show_restaurant.asp?restaurantid=1019 Andy Hayler's review]
* [http:
//booinlondon.blogspot.com/2011/04/anchor-and-hope.html Boo In London review]
* [http://londonfood.typepad.com/stuff/2006/10/the_day_that_au.html Food And Drink In London review]
* [http://buzzarfood.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/dinner-anchor-hope/ Food Fight review]
* Grumbling Gourmet
reviews: [http://www.grumblinggourmet.com/2010/10/birthday-lunch-at-anchor-hope-october.html 1], [http://www.grumblinggourmet.com/2013/05/the-anchor-and-hope-in-waterloo.html 2]
* [http://lizzieeatslondon.blogspot.com/2010/03/lazy-lunching-at-anchor-hope.html Hollow Legs review]
* [http://londonrobstuff.blogspot.com/2010/02/anchor-hope-se1.html London Stuff review]
* [http://oliverthring.blogspot.com/2009/07/anchor-hope-southwark-london-review.html Oliver Thring's review]
* [http://omnomlondon.com/2010/07/23/anchor-and-hope-waterloo/ Om Nom London review]
* [http://piehunter.blogspot.com/2009/04/steak-pie-for-two-at-anchor-hope.html Pie Hunter review]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20100708164355/http://thorngrove.
typepad.com/table/2006/03/review_anchor_h.html Thorngrove Table review]
* [http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/the-anchor-and-hope-review-7281.html ViewLondon review]
* [http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/comments.shtml/28903/ Beer In The Evening comments]
* [http://www.qype.co.uk/place/82392#PlaceReviews Qype comments
]
* Time Out reviews [http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/6535.html 1] [http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/11546.html 2]
* [http://thorngrove.typepad.com/table/2006/03/review_anchor_h.html The Thorngrove Table review]
* [http://londonfood.typepad.com/stuff/2006/10/the_day_that_au.html londonfood review]
* [http://www.biggestjim.com/RestaurantBlog/154FDED4-70EA-492C-834E-19A2BEF5301E.html Biggest Jim's review]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Ewan]], October 2008. Opening hours taken from the Anchor &amp; Hope website., April 2018.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Opening hours taken from Time Out website, April 2008.</div>
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opening_hours_text='Mon: 5pm-11pm (food 5:45pm-10:30pm); Tue-Sat: 11am-11pm (food noon-2:30-pm, 5:45pm-10:30pm); Sun: 12:30pm-3:15pm'
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summary='Gastropub-like restaurant very close to Southwark Tube station.' summary='Gastropub-like restaurant very close to Southwark Tube station.'
website='http://www.anchorandhopepub.co.uk/'
summary='Gastropub-like restaurant very close to Southwark Tube station.' website='http://www.anchorandhopepub.co.uk/'

Renowned 'gastropub' on the Cut in Borough, not far from Waterloo Station.

Pub-style surroundings, you can't book and you might get placed on a table with other people (so not good for romantic evening out!) but really super food.

Kake adds: Although it's described in a number of reviews as a gastropub, it really sounds like more of a restaurant than a pub; perhaps not the sort of place where you just pop in for a pint. (Haven't been here though so do say if I'm wrong!)

Ewan comments: The Time Out review suggests that the bar area is separate. It also lists different opening hours from food times, which suggests it can be used just for drinking.

Possibly best to go in a group, as it's famous for its sharing dishes (for four or more).

Marna says: Based on a lunchtime visit, the bar area is separate - tables were set up for eating at one one side, and drinking beer at on the other. When we went there, it was fairly busy, but not so busy that they couldn't fit the six of us in straightaway.

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Opening hours taken from Time Out website, April 2008.

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