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Anchor Bankside

#6,306 of 17,722 Restaurants in London
#6,763 of 18,647 Places to Eat in London
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34 Park Street, London, England
(020) 7407 1577
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very expensive drinks

Bought three pints of Aspall draught cider and three small bottles of fruity Rekorderlig cider and was charged over £31. Certainly pub doesn't want regulars as almost everyone seemed to be a tourist passing through. The interior of the pub is very nice and kept to look olde world as in Sam Pepys... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
johnnyadams
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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Bought three pints of Aspall draught cider and three small bottles of fruity Rekorderlig cider and was charged over £31. Certainly pub doesn't want regulars as almost everyone seemed to be a tourist passing through. The interior of the pub is very nice and kept to look olde world as in Sam Pepys days which they like to advertise on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Came here with 40 people. The service was excellent and the fish and chips freshly prepared. The fish was fresh, with a light batter, fried quickly, at a high temp, resulting in a crunchy crust, and perfectly fried fish not over cooked. The salad was fresh and crisp. Prices are a little high but in keeping with the area. The... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stumbled across this pub on south side of river, only to realise the Mission Impossible linkage. Very old place with lots of history. Initially a little unsure what to make of it. No kids menu but gave it a go. Bar staff were very friendly and helpful, ordered platter for kids to share (ages 11 & 7). Not hugely expensive... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is another place that appears to have 2 separate listings on TA. It has an interesting history but is basically a 'tourist trap' nowadays. I only partake of their fare when showing others around town who see this place and want to go here. There's nothing wrong with the menu or the quality of the food but it is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Food and beer was good, about average for central London prices - which is not bad given the perfect location of this place just next to The Globe Theatre, Milleneum Bridge, Borough Market, Clink St and all those other south-bank attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Bank side, view on St Paul's, pub grub. Love it. Best to book a table for larger groups. Enjoy the fish'n'chips and watch the sun set over the City...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

sunny day by the thames with a glass of pimms and lots of happy people enjoying the weather - sunday afternoons dont get much better!

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stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In rooms it advises restaurant open till 10 we went in with 20 minutes to spare. We told if we know what we want a choose a table they will put the order through promptly. Food was lovely when it arrived very good service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had just arrived and were very hungry. This was near our hotel and the only place open for early lunch. The place is cool and historic. Food was okay. My vegetarian daughters both had and liked the veggie fish and chips. It was a bit expensive, but food was good and service was okay too. Great location by the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Near the riverside so it's a great location. But the beer selection was limited (loved the cider on tap) and the fish was mediocre. Great breading but the fish itself was just about tasteless. Very slow service... waited for 1/2 hour for the food to be brought after I paid at the bar. If you do go, don't wait for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Park Street, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighborhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: (020) 7407 1577

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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