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“Lovely Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Anchor Bleu

The Anchor Bleu
Quayside, Bosham, Chichester, England
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Ranked #4 of 7 restaurants in Bosham
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We visited this lovely pub for lunch last Wednesday. It can get very busy as the village is on the tourist route and a favourite with walkers and some tables are so close together we have ended up talking to our 'neighbours' in the past as if we were all part of the same group! The menu is written on a blackboard in one corner which we had a good view of from our seats. This can cause a few problems with people standing in front of it for ages unable to make up their minds, but when we got to see the board the fruity Caribbean chicken curry with skinny fries stood out immediately and everyone else's indecision became our lunch time entertainment.

Our curry and fries arrived in two metal serving bowls and the curry was almost overflowing and full of very large pieces of tender chicken and was delicious and very satisfying. We'll certainly be back for more.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous location, food and beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went to the Anchor Bleu as part of our son's 30th birthday celebrations. It was fantastic. We stayed in Bosham for the weekend at the wonderful High Water Cottage and with the pub only a 2 minute walk away it was perfect.
We would highly recommend the pub for its food and excellent selection of real ales and for the very friendly and attentive service. A real find and a must if you are in the area

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“4 Real Ales and a Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The title is just the mouth-watering start of a visit to this delightful little pub right on the estuary of beautiful Bosham. Warm greetings to 4 chaps from in and around the capital as part of a splinter group for my brother's hilarious 30th birthday weekend were appreciated (local death stares and jukebox malfunctions are the norm for local pubs such as this normally), and the selection of real ales were met with the appetite for trying them all - to which we over-indulged ten-fold. Good bantered bar staff and a real atmosphere of local authenticity swept through the traditional decor, a log fire providing a subtle comfortability which was duly toasted by yet another pint, and the decor filled with types of ship-ahoy nature.

Our Saturday dining experience was just absolutely banging, this time accompanied by the ladies. One thing to bare in mind however is it that our party of 7 was considered a fairly large group (their main dining room could cater for two groups of 8-9 i reckon), so booking is essential. Quality Argentinian Malbec and a crisp Sauvignon helped wash down 7 clean plates, which had previously consisted of immaculate starters, steaks and fresh fish dish specials cooked to perfection and id be lying if I said I hadn't sunk another pint of Cornish.

To the snob it may not look much from the outside, weathering must be taken into account from its behind, but inside is a hidden gem of local history and an entertaining aura of a special family haunt which I am sure we will be greeted with our smiley presence again in the near future.

Pay a visit. You simply cannot come away with an upside down smile.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Another Chance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Been here a few times and each time it seems to get worse. I've written about it before on TA. I keep going back because I really like the location and want this pub to be great, but after my last visit, I've come to the conclusion, currently it's not. Basically the fish and chips we had were just terrible, greasy, oily and all batter, no fish, chips moribund and a bit of cheap salad as an after thought. The dreary non-description indie music in the background was annoying and I asked them to turn it off. Erm, real shame, I used to go here a few years ago and it was great. But they are very busy so will they care? Who knows but I don't think I will go back to find out. Time will tell.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Really good food, very capable staff, good value for money, nice selection of local ciders and a friendly atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Good freshly cooked food, menu changes daily. Staff are friendly and extremely capable. Food portions are good and value for money. Beautiful scenery and good fun to be outside when it's high tide. Nice choice of local cider. I Would strong recommend, we ate here two days in a row.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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