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Anchor Bankside

34 Park Street, London, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
(020) 7407 1577
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Ranked #5,975 of 17,204 Restaurants in London
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited with my mum after work for a quick drink and bite to eat. The pub is traditional, quaint and historical but I didn't expect much from the food or service however I was pleasantly surprised as both exceeded my expectations. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food (fish and chips) was good and reasonably priced considering its... More

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Forest Row, UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am a food snob and I am much too snooty to eat in a pub. We only ate here because it was conveniently placed for the Globe Theatre, and because we were desperate to find somewhere for a quick meal in time for the evening performance. Our search for a place to eat was made complicated by the fact... More

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Cobena, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I did not pay so I can tell about price but the quality and the place is worth visiting it. Great pies and great sausages. Beautiful views

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Keswick, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastically furnished, extremely quaint but spotlessly clean. Child-friendly but retaining a terrific atmosphere.

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Ottawa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Anchor, once a pleasant riverside pub with genuine historic associations (with the Thrale family, friends to Samuel Johnson), has over the years expanded into a noisy, absurdly overpriced, unfriendly tourist trap, courtesy of the pub/restaurant chain (Taylor Walker) that now operates it. The food is generic pub fodder, its only distinction from that served in countless other mediocre London... More

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Dear Traveller1000Ottawa Thank you for providing us with your review I can confirm that I have passed on your comments about your visit to the management team and to the Area Manager of the Anchor Bankside who would like to thank you for your feedback and to let you know that they have taken your feedback on board and passed... More

Watford, UK
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103 reviews 103 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped in after a trip to Shakespeare's Globe and had lunch on the patio. Good pub food available and it's within close range of several London sights. A very historic pub that has also been in a couple of movies. Perfect for when relatives visit for some sightseeing.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Five minutes stroll from the Globe, this pub made an absolutely brilliant pre-show meal. Superb beer and cider, and roast pork or beef with yorkshire pudding, and we were a happy clan by the time we strolled back for the show. Knowing that the playgoers of Shakespeare's era would have had a similar experience, even in the same building (although... More

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Loves views of the Golden Hinde and also Tower Bridge whilst supping a glass of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc! Super.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped for a drink and a sharing snack after visiting Borough Market, enjoyed all three, food drink and the view. We didnt know about the history of the pub, which is a shame as I'm sure many people would love to know how historic is it, but found it a great venue, and good value for money considering where it... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped into this pub for a quick pint on an after dinner stroll along the Thames. We sat outside given the lovely evening. The bar outside is a real selling point although naturally it's limited to how many things they can have on tap and it didn't seem like you could bring drinks from inside out, so I had... More

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