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“Very expensive, noisy and crowded”

The Anthologist Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #2,300 of 22,822 Restaurants in London
Price range: $10 - $33
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Description: Stunningly designed all-day dining bar and restaurant in the heart of the City, perfect for everything from early morning coffee and breakfast meetings to late night dinner and cocktails with friends.
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very expensive, noisy and crowded”
Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A very expensive place to eat - sides are almost what you would pay elsewhere for a main. If the food lived up to the prices, then worth a visit, but it doesn't. Slightly better than most pub chains, but then you could get a family meal for what this place charges for a main. Too noisy to talk.
Worse part - they add service automatically to the bill even if there are only two of you - you should be able to decide if you want to leave a tip based on the service received, I would not have left anything.

Visited November 2013
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Thank weechancer
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Veranika Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Anthologist Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear weechancer,
Many thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that you found our prices a little expensive, we price our offerings very competitively with most of our main courses under £10 and sides below £5 for large portions. We would always be delighted to remove our optional service charge & to give extra portions if requested on the day too.
Best regards,
The Anhtologist
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Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“Great Mixology Class”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Had some real fun with a mixology class prior to dining, with fun instruction in how to mix a selection of cocktails. The bar was busy and noisy. The food service was good, I would say the food a little mixed, some good, some a bit average but then the restaurant was catering to a large number of seasonal parties. Not really a place for a quiet intimate drink but if you are out to have fun, worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank JonnersB
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Veranika Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Anthologist Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear JonnersB,
Greta to hear that you had so much fun with our mixology experience! We hope to host you again in 2014!
Merry Christmas!
The Anthologist
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Christmas Party Venue”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

I attended a Christmas party at the Anthologist on Monday and I was exceptionally pleased with everything from start to finish. The greeting on arrival, the quality of the food, the service and the atmosphere were fabulous! The bar was extremely busy so I would advise booking an area for drinks if you're planning to stay on after lunch but that's the only negative I can mention. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon/evening!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank sandrabenoit
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Christmas Party”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

I organised our Christmas party here for Friday 13th December and we had a brilliant night. We were given a private room at no extra charge which really made our evening special. The food was superb with generous portions and all of my colleagues agreed that it was the best Christmas party food we have had. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they were extremely attentive. We received a 3 course meal and prosecco reception for £28.99 per head which was extremely good value for central London, especially when you compare it to some other bars in the area who offering a Christmas buffet for £64.66 per head.

Thanks for an excellent evening and we'll definitely be back next year.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank AVS85
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Veranika Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Anthologist Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear AVS85,
Thank you for your great review, the team is delighted that you enjoyed your time with us & will look forward to welcoming you again in 2014!
Merry Xmas!
The Anhtologist
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Love this place!”
Reviewed December 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On Saturday night the bar opens up its dance floor with an eclectic a range of hip-hop, R&B and old skool. Defiantly worth a visit again. Only negative is that the drinks are very expansive!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Victor C
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Veranika Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Anthologist Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear Victor,
Many thanks for your kind review, happy to hear that you enjoy our Saturday nights!
See you again soon!
Merry Xmas!
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