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“Over rated” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Anchor Bar

The Anchor Bar
Ranked #395 of 1,429 Restaurants in Lanzarote
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Over rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Over priced, over rated! Wandered down from our accomodation and were greeted pleasantly, couldn't relax over meal which was less than average. Tough meat, crap veg only thing that saved the meal was a banana split. Paid up and as we stood up a waitress pulled our table to an adjoining one to give them more room, could have waited till we vacated properly, won't be rushing back

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed in lanzarote for 2 weeks and went to the anchor restaurant at least 5 times. The food was beautiful. I'm a big fan of their chips. The staff were very nice and the atmosphere was great. I will definetly be coming here again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Holidayer099
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fun nights out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Was in Lanzarote for 2 weeks and went to this bar at least 3 or 4 times and another time for breakfast in the morning. The staff were very friendly. They did many great events at night, including a pig racing night where there was also a quiz and bingo and was a very enjoyable night with a great atmosphere. The man that ran that night was very funny with a great personality which made it even better. The drinks were well priced and there was a wide variety of all different types of cocktails as well!

Overall it was a place with a great atmosphere and a bar I would go back to many times more!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abroadandback
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We ate here everyday of our 2week holiday when we were in Lanzarote and could not fault anything. The food is great and great chat from the staff. The breakfast has won 'Best breakfast lanzarote 2011 and 2012, and im not surprised. Delicious. The staff are lovely and they knew our drinks order before even asking us. The anchor bar has great entertainment on during the week,from singing,curry night and to the great pig racing. We ate all different foods at the anchor bar, bbq butterfly chicken and the home made lasagne are lovely and they do a great twist with toad and the hole.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joanne17489
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Poor, only sought it out because of reviews on here - but very disappointed!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Travelled quite a way from our hotel to visit this bar/restaurant, having researched the area prior to our hols.

The place was quiet for a Saturday evening at 8pm, with quite a strong cooking fat smell in the air, and an air of disinterest from the staff.

We chose from the menu, but both our first choices were "off" as were about 5 other dishes, unusual for early evening.

We re-chose, & found the food just OK, having had a starter & main, it was standard fare available anywhere (lasagne, salad, chips etc).

The floor was strewn with used sauce sachets, serviettes etc., it was windy but you would expect them to be cleared away.

On our plates being cleared, we were not offered a sweet, and sat for a while before deciding to leave.

On attempting to pay the bill, we discovered debit cards were not accepted, and the cashier began to direct me to a cashpoint some distance away! Fortunately I also had cash available.

Generally therefore we were disappointed with this place, and quite surprised that more effort was not made, considering the amount of choice available locally!

I suppose in a holiday resort there are always plenty of new punters around so great effort is not essential. We won't be back anyway.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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