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About The Anthologist

Situated on London’s Gresham Street, close to the Museum of London, The Anthologist bar and deli restaurant provides the ideal antidote to the stresses and noise of the city. Boasting a thoroughly modern design in an airy loft space, complete with exposed ducting, high stools and long canteen style tables, low hanging industrial inspired lighting, pressed tin ceilings and curved wood bar, The Anthologist is eclectic and quirky without an ounce of pretentiousness. Unashamed in its claim to ‘have it all’, here at The Anthologist your every wish is granted – ranging from a perfectly brewed morning coffee to a deli-fresh quick-fire lunch, from a hand-blended almost healthy cocktail to a delish dinner at the Chef’s Table. Wherever possible, The Anthologist works alongside local suppliers and artisans to offers guests the highest quality meals, wines and drinks. The menus provide a taste of the traditional on sharing boards and home-baked breads as well as gourmet twists.

58 Gresham Street
London, EC2V 7BB
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0845 468 0101

Website:
http://www.theanthologistbar.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Bank Tube Station

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Anthologist Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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value4

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Food was really good and it had a really nice weekday after work vibe.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Good venue

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 (London)·Dined on 18 September 2017

Great for business meal, good ambiance and food too

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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food5
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! My second visit, and there will definitely be a third and more!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Casual
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service3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Great food as usual! Service could be more attentive

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 (London)·Dined on 3 August 2017

Had a really great meal and evening with friends. Very good service, delicious food, and easy to access. Great location minutes from Bank station. A grewt atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 July 2017

The ANTHOLOGIST did not receive my OpenTable booking. However they managed to find us a table and the experience was great. Would not recommend using OpenTable again.

1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 4 April 2017

Had a fantastic dinner here - long table - at least 12 of us. Great food, nice atmosphere - centrally located. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Great ambient environment both for dining and just meeting for drinks.

My party loved the venue so I was happy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, People Watching
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 March 2017

As always a fun and relaxed evening, perfect for catching up with a friend

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2017

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Friendly waiting staff who were very attentive. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2016

Great service and food. Thank you. I'll be coming back.

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 December 2016

Service was excellent and attentive, and it was the right ambience for a business breakfast - character and nice lighting for a morning but not too busy/loud.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2016

Lovely food here. It is quite noisy but you get used to that. Great service, friendly staff. It is always busy so good idea to book ahead. It is really easy to book online.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 June 2016

Despite that some of the plates came late, the staff responded very well and we were all very please with the service.

The enviroment was very cool for a Friday night, and the 19.9 £ deal of Open Table very convenient.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 May 2016

Great so reliable, food quality good, service friendly and helpful, not pushy on timing and I always feel even though on business I want to give the guys a good tip well done

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 May 2016

Really great menu choices, food was tasty and very reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and had nice tables both times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2016

quality from reservation to payment of bill, friendly staff, good food, timely service attentive and overal a pleasure to visit again

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 29 March 2016

The anthologist has fresh food for all dietary requirements. I love the menu choices and would recommend dining at the venue. Service is always good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 March 2016

Great menu choice & atmosphere

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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2016

Amazing customer service from beginning until the end.

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food4
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service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2016

Great location be fantastic customer service. Will be back!

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food5
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service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 January 2016

Very friendly staff and great service! A warm cosy atmosphere with decent food which is great value for money. A reliable restaurant and bar for any occasion. Recommend the wine flights, perfect for socialising and dates. My new favourite place to dine!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2015

On arrival we were quickly seated, we thought we were having the deal which is advertised on opentable website which is £22 for 2 courses and cocktail however this didn't apply on a Friday! Manageress however was very apologetic and the prices are not that high so it wasn't a big deal to us! The atmosphere was buzzing, and very busy. Did feel slightly like you were eating your dinner in a nightclub but the music was good and to our taste so it was bearable!

Service was very good, if anything the service was too quick! Great night tho, great food and would definately recommend to others!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2015

I recently held a party for 22 people on Friday night. Not only could they sit us but they were fantastic beginning to end. Great lively ambience, charming staff and great food and drink. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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food4
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service3
value4

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 September 2015

Although we had a lovely evening, the food service was slow and it was hard to catch the waiters eye. It was very busy but we were waiting for half an hour after our main course had been cleared without being offered a dessert menu or coffees.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 September 2015

Excellent service from all staff, great decor, brilliant atmosphere but more importantly the food and wine was outstanding! will be back again and again

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 September 2015

I've been to this restaurant several times and every time enjoy the pleasure of eating here. Both the food and service is exceptional.

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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 22 April 2015

Really enjoyed a nice meal last week in here. We ate early so wasnt to busy and we got really good and attentive service. Had steak which was very nice and thoroughly enjoyed the meal! Would go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience1
service3
value3

 
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 6 March 2015

The Anthologist is a stylish restaurant with fantastic food and drinks but, and it's a big but, I would not recommend eating there. The music in the restaurant is just too loud and the lighting is just too dark to be a convivial place to enjoy a meal, You cannot hear what you fellow diners are saying, your wait staff can't hear you or see you either. Our waitress had to return to the table twice to check she had taken our order correctly and the mix up with the drinks and the tooing and froing involved is just too long and tedious to go into any detail. Several other reviews have mentioned inattentive staff - in my opinion it's not really their fault as the low level lighting and loud music means they can't see when diners need them and can't hear what they want if they do manage to attract their attention.
That all said, the food we all had was delicious, my squid batter would benefit from a little bit more seasoning but that's a minor quibble and the prices are extremely reasonable. However, I wouldn't recommend The Anthologist unless you are dining with people you don't want to talk to and you'd need to take a torch, a pen and paper to communicate with staff and maybe a red flag to wave if you need them .

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food5
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service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2014

I booked this restaurant having not dined here before for my graduation dinner. The restaurant does not only produce delicious food, it looks fantastic too!!!
The Reef, Beef and Bubbles went down a storm with the family. I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service2
value3

vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 June 2014

Wasn't disappointed. Great food, good value and fun atmosphere - maybe that explains it why the venue is always full!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2014

Wow, wow wow!!! This restaurant has blown me away. Never in a million years would I expect to pay £15 for Steak, Chips AND HALF A LOBSTER!!
The steak was perfectly cooked and the lobster was finger licking good. We also had the blue cheese sauce, which was served in a divine miniature milk urn.
Being the greedy piggies that we are, we ordered a sumptuous dessert of warm chocolate brownie with ice cream and raspberry sorbet with a miniature glass of champagne, which is supposed to be poured over the sorbet, but half of it was drunk instead It was gorgeous.
As for the service, it was first rate. The staff were professional and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 March 2014

Went here with a group from work, and although the place was extremely busy, the food was fast out and the service was very good. Would recommend it for a work lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 January 2014

Had a lovely evening with friends in this relaxed yet buzzing restaurant. All details of the dining experience have been thoroughly thought through making this a fantastic choice for eating out in the City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value
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food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 November 2013

The bar here is always very lively and packed, but the restauarnt which take up the right saide of the place has a different atmospeher completel. Candleabras, low lighting and great musci make it a nice venue
for group meals of dates.Good vegetarian choices and excellent cocktail menu!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 September 2013

The venue is superb, the food tasty and well presented and the service was exactly what you need. A nice little oasis in the middle of the Big Smoke.
Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 September 2013

The California Kick and Eggs Florentine were very nicely done, and the coffee just right. The Minute Steak was less successful, but otherwise the experience as a whole was positive. Would definitely do breakfast again at The Anthologist.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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food5
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service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2013

I booked this wonderful deal of Beef Reef and bubbles for myself , my boyfriend and a friend visiting from out of town . I wanted something special and glamorous in the city to show my friend a good time with out breaking the bank and this place delivered on all accounts . The venue was fantastic , décor and atmosphere in abundance the food was delicious and service was also excellent . I would recommend anyone wanting to empress on a budget to book a table and try this place out as it is great value for money .

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value
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food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 August 2013

Went to the Anthologist for dinner, using the steak lobster & bubbles deal. The restaurant is decorated beautifully, even including the walk to the toilets! Food was excellent, great value for £15. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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