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|Address:||36 The Cut, London SE1 8LP|
|Tel:||020 7928 9898|
|Price: £39.00||Wine: £16.00||Champagne: £50.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -5pm) Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm|
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I had dinner with 2 friends at the Anchor and Hope this week and I don't think I have been treated more rudely in a restaurant before. We arrived at 6.30pm at the pub and asked if we could have a table for 3 people at the restaurant explaining that one of us was on her way. We were told that we couldn't have the table unless all 3 diners were present. We reassured that our friend was in her way and got the table.
My friend got stuck in the tube and arrived 30 minutes late. In the meantime we ordered our dinner, started to eat and were pestered by the waitress every 10minutes asking where our friend was and whether we wanted to order dinner for her. We were put under an enormous pressure while we were eating even if there were other free tables around us which the restaurant could use for newcomers. When my friend arrived and sat at the table an extremely rude waitress told her that she could only order one course as we had occupied the table for far too long (30min in total!!!). My friend was put under pressure to eat her meal as quickly as possible and we had to find a different place to have our desert and coffe as we had to free the table.
Food was not impressive: badly copied Italian recepies with loads of mayonnaise which Italians would never use as dressing.
I Will NEVER GO BACK TO THE ANCHOR AND HOPE AND I ADVISE YOU NOT TO GO THERE. SHAME ON YOU ANCHOR AND HOPE!!!