Anglo 333

30 St Cross Street , London, EC1N 8UH

  • Anglo London Farringdon restaurant British
  • Anglo London Farringdon restaurant British
  • Anglo London Farringdon restaurant British
  • Anglo London Farringdon restaurant British
  • Anglo London Farringdon restaurant British

SquareMeal Review of Anglo

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018Anyone bemoaning the increasing dominance of big restaurant groups in London should visit this Farringdon newcomer. Anglo is a pocket-sized, pared-back British bistro serving high-end food in simple surrounds at just £45 for a no-choice, seven-course dinner (lunch is à la carte). It’s overseen by rising star Mark Jarvis, whose eclectic CV ranges from The Bingham, to Le Manoir and Zuma. He has no airs and graces, though: delivering food to the table himself and giving mercifully brief explanations of the dishes, followed by a touching smile. You’ll be smiling, too: the tasting menu brings big plates of small portions – exciting, beautifully fashioned assemblies of rare intensity. The flavours of each course segue harmoniously into the next, but we were particularly smitten by the bracingly acrid edge of a burnt leek tartlet; a delicate, petal-scattered scallop tartare with a deeply flavoured dashi; and the contrast between the saline tang of fat little mussels and the rich meatiness of ruby-red Devon beef – not to mention the cloud of house-whipped butter to spread on soft sourdough. To drink, nearly everything on the snappy European wine list costs less than £40 and is mostly available by the glass; there are beer and cider pairings, too. Our only complaint concerns the long waits between courses and glasses being topped up. On the other hand, the pleasure of not feeling rushed is yet another reason to cherish this endearingly independent one-off.

Anglo is recommended for

Buzzy | Cool | Special Occasions Over 40S | Special Occasions Under 40S

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Farringdon Tube Station 234m

Farringdon Station 277m

Address

Address: 30 St Cross Street , London EC1N 8UH

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12.30-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6.30-9.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Gray's Inn 362m

Smithfield 466m

Details

Telephone: 020 7430 1503

Website:

Cuisine: British

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