Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of Angler

Gold Award

Fish-focused Angler is a blessing for City diners who are surprised – and delighted – to find “such an atmospheric restaurant” on their home turf. With its relaxed vibe, beautiful minimalist interiors and stunning, glass-fronted setting atop the South Place hotel, it’s no wonder this place wins plaudits, although Gary Foulkes’ “outstanding” seafood cookery is the real star here.  

For starters, we reckon his super-clean tartares are probably London’s best – look out for the mackerel version dotted with oyster cream, apple sticks and leaves of shiso or a tuna riff involving avocado purée and wasabi. Alternatively, kick off with roast Orkney scallop partnered by Tokyo turnips, glazed pork ribs and almonds.

It’s all about showcasing the finest fish the kitchen can lay its hands on: slices of just-poached Cornish lobster in delicate ajo blanco with melon and sprightly lobster summer rolls on the side; turbot, quivering on a mound of Japanese mushrooms and buckwheat noodles in the lightest dashi broth; a fat chunk of golden roasted cod with grilled squid, glossy meat sauce and buttery girolles.

Angler may be a seafood specialist, but meat eaters aren’t ignored (witness roast Lancashire duck with beetroot, offal tart and quince), and desserts are no afterthought either: raspberry and rice pudding soufflé with lemon verbena ice cream is a reminder of the indulgent creations Foulkes served up at his previous home, The Square in Mayfair.  

Service can’t be faulted, and the sommelier is eager to “share his knowledge” of the wine list, while flexible set lunch menus (choose two, three or six courses) offer something for every budget.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fine dining, Lively, Quiet conversation, Traditional, Widely spaced tables
Other Awards
One Michelin star
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating
Special Features
Chef’s table, Wheelchair access
Special occasions

Special offers for Angler

1000 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £40 on Mondays to Wednesdays.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

15 points for every £1 spent

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £120.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

500 Points for lunchtime diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £25, lunchtimes only.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time

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Does Angler have a Michelin star?

Angler has one Michelin star.

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Does Angler have a dress code?

Yes, Angler asks it's guests to wear smart casual clothing.

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Who is the Executive Chef of Angler?

The Executive Chef of Angler is Gary Foulkes, who has two decades working in Michelin-starred restaurants.

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This venue also offers

Private Group Dining


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South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, Moorgate, London, EC2M 2AF

020 3215 1260


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 18:00-21:30
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun Closed


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26 Reviews 

Nicola T

31 October 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Exceptional cooking and value for money

Another exception meal at Angler, the staff are super friendly, great atmosphere and sublim food... always! Always guaranteed to have an excellent experience and the changing menus make every visit a culinary journey of adventure!

Caitlin H

26 July 2019  
Everything is perfect, from interesting dishes with impeccable flavours to the flawless service.


08 July 2019  
Has to be one of the best seafood restaurants in London. Delightful decor, great service, great food. Not ridiculously expensive for a Michelin starred restaurant.

Darren L

29 March 2019  
Superb cooking and quality of food.

Natasha G

01 August 2018  
Delicious seafood, stunning presentation and location.


31 July 2018  
Impeccable service, my dietary requirements were considered even when I didn't think there would be a problem with a particular dish. Good value for money too.

Debbie W

31 July 2018  
Top of my fish restaurant list, you can see how the earned a Michelin star. Service matches the first class food and a great sommelier on hand to share wine knowledge.

Nick B

10 July 2018  
A hotel restaurant with a difference . Class.


27 June 2018  
Great Michelin starred restaurant specialising in seafood atop the South Place hotel halfway between Moorgate and Liverpool Street. Nice ambience with views over the rooftops enhanced by covered terrace option. Service excellent and food divine. My favourite restaurant when eating out in the City.

Ling O

27 June 2018  
Great on all counts. Expensive but worth it.
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