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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.
London, EC2V 7BB
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
0845 468 0101
Bank Tube Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Anthologist Ratings and Reviews
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!
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 .
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.
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!
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 .
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