The Anthologist

58 Gresham Street, Bank, London, EC2V 7BB - View on a map
Telephone: 0845 468 0101

The Anthologist Restaurant In London
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Overall 10.0
Food 10.0
Service 10.0
Atmosphere 10.0
Value 10.0
Based on 1 reviews

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TimeOut - 3/5

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - Starting at 8am serving big breakfasts and brunch, the open-plan kitchen offers burgers, fish pies, flatbread boards and sharing platters including a seafood option of oysters, lobster and clams served in a bank deposit box. It doffs its bowler hat in the direction of traditional British dishes including fish finger sandwiches, knickerbocker glory and ham and pea pie with piccalilli...As you'd expect, the crowd consists mainly of the buy-sell-buy-sell, braced-up, umbrella-carrying, pink newspaper-reading, bonus-winning, private jet-hiring, hedge-fund-managing brigade.

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i love this place - i came last thursday for a friends birthday party which was in the dark pig bar? i think thats what its called - it was downstairs hidden away from the main bar and was great - very dark with candles everywhere, funky cocktails and a nice nibbles menu. will be back for my birthday next month!
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Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We were on our way to Byron but I convinced my friends to try The Anthologist instead, for a change. What a mistake. We had to wait 15 minutes to give our order; we each went for a burger. The food itself came reasonably quickly, but my "blue cheese burger" was literally that - in the bun was a burger with a lump of cold blue cheese on top (weird, right?). The meat tasted awful and disintegrated in an overcooked way, the bun was stale and inedible and the "plate" was in fact a bizarre tin with a handle (yes, we had to eat out of a tin). The chips were raw and undercooked.

Dreadful service, dreadful food. The price is in line with Byron, but the quality doesn't come close.
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Overall rating 2 stars
Food 1 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 1
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Great room, with a nice vibe, only spoilt by the poor value food offering. Beware all the extras, and the waiting staff who seem hell bent on extracting as much money out of you as possible. The sharing plate of antipasti meat would barely feed one person, and when we asked for a bit more bread they brought us the foccacia plate (£6 for 4 pieces!) without explanation. The salad boxes are better at the sandwich shop next door and half the price. It was a shame that our first impressions were so wrong. It is typical of city eateries that it values style over substance catering for the minority who do the same.
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Overall rating 3 stars
Food 1 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 1
Friday, August 10, 2012

This bar restaurant looks beautiful, they have obviously spent a lot of money on the design and interior. The cocktails are decent with some apparent 'skinny' options for those watching calories. The food however is very poor and lets it down. All show, served on wooden platters etc but poor quality. Fish portions meagre and not tasting fresh. Burgers dry and not cooked as requested. Puddings are uninspiring. Its lively after work for drinks but i wont be back for the food.
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Overall rating 5 stars
Food 2 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 4
Monday, March 05, 2012

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