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Anchor Bankside

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34 Park Street, London, England
(020) 7407 1577
Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Historic pub and situated around historic landmarks with a great view of the river

Nice staff and decent choice of beer and whiskey, though the price is at par with other pubs around central London there is not much of happy hour concept except on weekdays between 12:00 to 15:00 hrs. I can understand thats because of its prime location. But choice of food is limited and a bit... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
lordsajan
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice staff and decent choice of beer and whiskey, though the price is at par with other pubs around central London there is not much of happy hour concept except on weekdays between 12:00 to 15:00 hrs. I can understand thats because of its prime location. But choice of food is limited and a bit pricy too the least was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We hold our monthly study club meetings at the anchor - we are really well looked after. The management team is great, and everyone is friendly! I accidently left my extension cable there - they looked after it for 3 months anf returned it to me with my name on it (thanks, Bruno!). They have also invested in a new... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I agree with some of the other reviews. Beer is expensive at £4.60 a pint but was okay to drink. Food expensive, nothing under around £13.00pp on the menu. Very expensive. Nice surroundings and close to Borough Market. That's about all you can say for this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Visited this overpriced pub saturday 24 th jan, bar staff dont seem to remember which order people are to be served, fullers london pride £4.60 a pint, its only 3 miles from the brewery, i know prices are dear in london but some places are just greedy.

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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

James L's (11th Jan) review very succinctly describes this pub, however as I wasn't expecting much better in all honesty I wasn't that surprised, we needed somewhere convenient and it fitted the bill, Disappointing that when the Waitress asked if everything was okay (straight after being served four main meals, two burger and chips and two fish and chips), our... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good location for a nice pub that serves excellent burgers. A grumpy service along with an excessive price affect the final rating.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The pub itself is nice enough and the location is great. The food is mostly frozen, reconstituted rubbish. Everything tastes bland and manufactured. I doubt they even have ovens here (just the microwave kind). The worrying thing about places like this is that they are tourist traps. Tourists will come to the many dreadful "pubs" exactly like this one, eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped for a pint at this pub because of it's excellent location on the way to Tower Bridge. Arrived at 6 and the pub was quite full but there were tables available. A good selection of beers, I tried their American Pale Ale which was tasty. Bar prices are not cheap but this is riverside London. Thought about food but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visiting the shard we stumbled across the Anchor when in need of food and drink. The pub is large and spread across a number of levels. It was full when we arrived so we had to split up and wait for a table to come free - which took around 15 minutes. The food was fine - the ultimate fish... More 

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Москва, Россия
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very nice place, beautiful river view from the terrace. Large space inside, several halls. Try a roast and a 1730 ale. Fish and chips is also very good here. Good place for a lunch and for a business dinner. Would highly recommend visiting this place.

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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
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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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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