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Anchor and Hope: 36 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LP
The Cut, London, SE1 8LP

Anchor and HopeSituated in the heart of South East London, the Anchor and Hope provides a fabulous culinary experience to hungry diners who yearn for a modern gastro pub experience. 

If visitors are feeling adventurous there are a number of places to explore within the local area to whet your appetite. This includes being on the doorstep of the Southbank. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants as well as numerous galleries and event spaces. This includes the Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery and not to mention the Tate Modern where numerous exhibition take place throughout the entire year.

In addition to this, you will be near Waterloo which features a number of shops and individual stores to choose from. Westminster is not too far away either with some of the most important historical landmarks in the capital. Visitors will have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of attractions including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Westminster Abbey can also be enjoyed and was the place of the fairy tale wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

This gastro pub has a number of advantages to it which includes an eye popping variety of draft beers with Bombardier and Young’s on tap. The pub itself is a mish mash of eclectic paraphernalia that has summed up what the gastropub is now so famous for. This includes burgundy red walls that sit side by side with contemporary art that you can even buy straight off the walls.

It is all finished off with traditional heavily clad wooden tables alongside different rustic chairs. Although you cannot make bookings at this venue, the grub is certainly well worth waiting for.  

If you want to grab a spot then its best to get here early before six o clock in order to sample the cuisine on offer.

There is a wide selection of dishes with a thoroughly imaginative and creative menu which changes on a regular basis.

There are also hedonistic sharing plates on offer featuring plenty of meaty goodness such as hearty rib of beef, cassoulet and a succulent whole leg of lamb. The menu is as quintessentially British as Prince Charles tucking into an eel pie.

Other selections from the predominately nose to tail selection features a delicacy of calf's brains and brown butter on toast, creamy, minced Middle White faggot classic fish and chips and an indulgent custard tart baked to perfection. 

In order to reach the Anchor and Hope, visitors will need to arrive at Southwark Tube Station. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. It is served by the Jubilee line. You will be able to reach the location in less than a 10 minute journey on foot. The closest rail station to the Anchor and Hope is London Waterloo East which is also just 10 minutes away. Opening hours are Monday between 5pm and 11pm, Tuesday to Saturday between 11am and 11pm and Sundays from 12:30pm to 5pm.