The Anchor & Hope
36 The Cut
London SE1 8LP
020 7928 9898
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Opening Hours: 
Monday: 17:00-0:00
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00-0:00
Sunday: 12:30-18:00
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We’ve no reservations about recommending this gastronomic delight.

Despite maintaining a strict ‘no reservations’ policy we’re happy to wait our turn for a table at this great gastro pub.

Probably one for the meat-eaters, the menu is as inventive as it is delicious. It is seasonal European but you can expect some seriously hearty dishes (hare shoulder or braised lamb for example) and puddings straight out of a classic British cookbook.

Jonathan oversees the restaurant while Rob runs the bar, meaning double the attention to detail.

That’s probably why The Anchor & Hope is one of the most popular Waterloo bars listed on our site. The last time we dropped in was a Thursday afternoon around 4pm and it was already buzzing.

Our little known fact about The Anchor & Hope:
The food might attract people from far-and-wide but Jonathan and Rob are religious about closing the curtain separating the restaurant from the rest of the pub at 14:30 sharp. Turn up in good time as there are no exceptions for that last minute lunch.