Anchor Bankside


See where Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London from and Doctor Johnston wrote part of his dictionary. The Anchor Bankside was originally built in 1615 but today serves classic British fare, seven days a week; and has a terrace bar overlooking the river Thames.

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Anchor Bankside

34 Park Street
+44 (0)20 74071577
Public transport:
London Bridge, Underground
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Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 70 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Anchor Bankside

4.0 out of 5 5 November 2015
by Stephanie D.

I went here for lunch with my sister and dad, and it was a great spot for classic pub food. We had the steak and ale pie, fish and chips, and veggie burger, and all were amazing! It was a Saturday afternoon so it was busy and hard to find a table, and crowded to order drinks and food at the bar, but we weren't in a rush and really enjoyed the meal.

It is a neat pub with lots of small rooms,...more

4.0 out of 5 22 July 2015
by Jocelyn G.

Went in here before we saw our show at the Globe and had a Sunday roast while watching Wimbledon on the TV. The staff was a bit rude, especially when compared to the others at comparable locations...but seeing how this is in the "tourist" area, I'm assuming they get real tired real fast.

The food was delicious. Chicken, veggies, gravy, and whatnot washed down with a lovely cider.


3.0 out of 5 27 June 2015
by Hope C.

Hopelessly touristy but the offerings are steadily consistent. You can't beat the location -- sublimely planted on the south bank of the Thames, near the Shakespeare Globe, The Anchor's facade embodies everything about charming London pubs: beautifully potted outdoor flowers, stone scaffolds, chalkboard signs, cask ales and MEAT PIES. The steak and ale pie was surely frozen and then heated -...more

3.0 out of 5 27 June 2015
by Kristin N.

Stopped in for lunch on our first day...very charming exterior, a bit touristy inside (the pinball machines don't harken the 1800s so much ;o)

However, we had a nice time was tasty, especially the Big Ben Burger. Several nice cider selections for me...aka the drinking lightweight.more

4.0 out of 5 1 June 2015
by Alexandre C.

It is an old style English pub on the south bank of the Thames.

It is a nice place to eat during your walk on that bank and I liked the inside of the pub a lot there is something like 4 floors, and you will find one matching your mood, the higher you go the quieter it becomes basically.

The burger was really nice, good quality products, however there was clearly something missing, like a...more

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