Angler - London

4.6
976 reviews
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Perched at the top of South Place Hotel, the Michelin-starred Angler - London restaurant showcases sustainable seafood from British waters, paired with the best seasonal and local produce. Overseen by Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes, the menu features picture perfect dishes and accomplished pairings, making Angler a destination for savvy London diners.

Our Restaurant Manager and Head Sommelier bring their rare expertise to the team, making Angler a complete gourmet experience. In addition to the main dining room, Angler has a roof terrace, intimate bar and semi-private dining area known as ‘the Chef’s View.’

Private Dining

Angler is a stunning setting for entertaining, with options for intimate groups as well as exclusive hire for launches, parties and weddings. In addition to Angler, South Place Hotel has five dedicated spaces for meetings, private dining and events.

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Special Offers

Mother's Day: 3 courses £55 (only menu available)

3 courses: £55 (only menu available)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30

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Mon - Sat 6:00PM - 7:00PM

What 976 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was great!

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M
London
38 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arriving earlier than my guest, I sat out on the veranda in the early evening, abgreatvview of the working city, the service was excellent from start to finish.
The food was perfect and the flow of the evening was uninterrupted and flew by quickly
Will be visiting again

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A
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good although portion size was a bit poor

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had the tasting menu and it was amazing. The service was excellent and we would definitely recommend Angler.

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Truly Excellent service. Lemon sole was gorgeous. Wines by the glass are really nice but also very expensive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was really good. Food is average.

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R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant, food and service were great.

However, as I had booked table through the Opentable website I thought I had booked the Evening Standard offer. Unfortunately the offer was not available on Saturday night but when I made the booking this was not made clear to me. I therefore went with my friends on the night only to discover we could only have the A la Carter menu. Much more expensive than I had expected and very embarrassing to be told my understanding of what I had booked was unavailable!
Would it be possible for the Opentable website to make sure I am notified if an offer I have selected is not available for that particular date and time?

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HH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Meal started well, with the usual pre-starter bits and pieces, starter was very good sand the service impeccable.

The meal was let by a bland main course for both of us, with flavors so subtle as to be almost invisible.

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VK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. Everything was great -from the greeting to the dining service to the food and presentation. Impressive. Will be back

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Forgot how good the food is.

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h
London
157 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unbeatable

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was very salty

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SJ
London
83 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Evening Standard 3 course deal is great value anyway but the exceptional quality of every dish (incl 3 amuse bouche) make the Angler a standout option every time we go. Coupled with excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere, this is a must.

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delightful and without doubt the best meal we’ve had in the City for some time. Service absolutely impeccable. Very highly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and exceptional service.

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j
London
229 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been meaning to try Angler for a long time and finally had the opportunity. The setting and spacing between tables was excellent and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a shorter tasting menu which was varied and very tasty as were the amuse bouche's. I had brill which was melt in the mouth and my husband had halibut also delicious.
We will definitely return - it was outstanding

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite fish restaurant . The perfect balance of service and good quality ingredients.

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Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Positioned as the penthouse of a classy yet lively hotel, Angler’s dining room is stylish and understated, which is just what you’d expect from a French inspired gourmet eatery that finds its home in the hustle and bustle of East-Central London’s corporate hub.

From the foyer to the final floor, the transition between hotel staff and Angler’s own is seamless and welcoming. Coats and bags are exchanged for a luxury leather token and you’re guided to a table of your approval.

The introductory courses come out in well measured intervals and sizes, making a perfect bridge between arrival and starter. The amuse-bouche came as 4 dainty bread rolls, delicately crafted and full of rich complimentary flavours. The hors d’ouvres followed, 2 unique takes on the classic cracker, a French twist on a British classic.

The wine was poured, a bottle of Austrian’s (not so) finest, the Blaufränkisch was dry and full bodied, however not being a connoisseur myself, we should have maybe made more use of the friendly sommelier. The final appetiser: a slice each of sourdough, freshly baked and accompanied by a smooth herby butter, a perfect end to the hat-trick of welcoming dishes.

The starters were appropriately sized and beautifully presented. The scallop was slightly overcooked but the Dorset crab was an almost perfect dish. The mains were both nicely sized and accompanied by an interesting array of artisan flavours. The Turbot, being one of the most expensive mains, was slightly bland, however the Cod stole the show and proved to be very good value for money.

The night was capped by a quadrant of chocolates, the milk far outperforming the white, and we was left to finish off our wine completely uninterrupted by the staff for almost 45 minutes, a courteous understanding by the French contingency, mirroring their traditional custom.

Would very much recommend, whilst the cost may limit this restaurant to special occasions, it’s a price worth paying for top quality seafood.

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food good but far too much attention from staff, interrupting conversation every couple of minutes which turned good service into a serious irritant which resulted in my guest and I cutting our lunch short.

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M
London
161 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service, although very noisy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High food quality, good money value, highly recommend it!

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i
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food, great customer service, good choice of wines

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food with excellent service

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W
London
54 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is smart and modern located on the top floor of South Place Hotel, Moorgate. It has a small bar and outside terrace.
My husband and I had the set lunch menu with a glass of Chandon bought from Buyagift. The quality of the food was good and the service was excellent. However, we were disappointed by the size of our main course served in small bowls as if the portion had been cut down. Also the wines were very expensive but we had a glass of the Italian house white which was pretty awful. On the plus side, we enjoyed the fresh crusty bread, the canapé, pre dessert and petit four.

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SH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class all round

One of the best tasting menus in town!

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H
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful sea food dish! I had mackerel tartare with baby shiso leaves as a starter and cod with squid and wonderful mushrooms as a main course. Both were excellent!

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j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and creative, definitely a place to indulge! Staff were super friendly and service was fantastic!

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CG
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my Wife's birthday and had the Tasting Menu. I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I've eaten in London. Head Chef Gary Foulkes is a Genius and our waiter Marco made the experience absolutely perfect. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone, can't wait to go back.

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had tha autumn menu lovely food. And good value. Good wine recommendation. Service is a bit intrusive.

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NW
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 out of 10. We came here for a long Friday lunch and had one of the tasting menus. We were just impressed dish after dish. The food was beautifully presented and even more delicious. Our sommelier Ramiro was awesome - his passion came through in his warmth and selections of the excellent wines we had. If you like seafood I highly recommend Angler.

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Place is great, not over keen on the menu but was ok, crab starter would have been nice with out the crab shell. Did mention at the time to our server but didnt seem to faze him which given the rest of the experience seemed out of context. Will go back again, loved the Argentina Malbec.

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E
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We chose the taster menu, definately recommended for fish lover and wine lovers.

The food was delicious but I think the whole menu is worth a try so check out the three course standard express menu avaliable at 6pm. The service was also excellent and I will be popping by again another time.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime food, lovely staff, a wonderful evening.

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SJ
London
83 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the Angler is nicely presented and very tasty - and excellent value on the Evening Standard offer! The extras are overpriced though so best avoided. The service was the most memorable part of the evening, exceptional!!

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TH
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Each of us had had a different tasting menu. They were very good quality indeed. They were also very good value - which is surprising and very welcome of a Michelin star restaurant in the heart of the city. I eat out a lot in London - i entertain a lot of clients. This is my first time here and its the real deal.

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CA
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in lovely surroundings. Service was attentive and informed yet unobtrusive. A lovely experience.

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service are great and it’s a very comfortable and modern restaurant.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely ambiance. Great service. Tables quite close. Opportunity to eat outside on terrace.

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l
London
57 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I took my son to the Angler to have a special mother son lunch the week before his wedding. I have eaten here before in the evening and really had great service. How disappointing today was. The restaurant was not busy so little ambience, which I appreciate the restaurant can’t help. However perhaps others received such poor service and that’s what’s keeping people away. There was no one to greet us when we arrived eventually I went and got a waiter who took us to a table. With no menus or mention of getting us a drink. I had to ask for menus after a 10 min wait. We eventually got our glasses of champagne. Again I had to ask for wine list. The wine did not arrive till we got the main course! The food was excellent but at these prices you need much better service. Overall very disappointing. I will not be returning.

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