Anchor and Hope – London

One of the original and still one of the best gastro pubs in London. It blends a wonderfully informal pub-style drinking experience with high quality, plainly prepared food. The only drawback is that if there are just two of you – you may be expected to share a table with other diners. That can be a recipe for making new friends, or a rather sterile evening’s non-conversation. This has been a favourite for years.