The Anthologist bar and restaurant is tucked away near the gorgeous Guildhall, a Roman amphitheatre and a 17th century place of worship (the Lord Mayor of London’s official church). The area is steeped in history being the location of the great fire of London in 1666. Here you have an area where the old truly meets the new.
Catering to the drinking and eating needs of investment bankers and the like, pops up The Anthologist. This is a solid after work celebration and party venue. If you want quiet and calm, this is not the place for you. After work guys and dolls line the street outside the venue when it is warm, but also the big bar area.
The restaurant is full of groups having fun. Perhaps not best for a first date the latter part of the week, as the room is full of good looking singles. Too much temptation for a Tinder nation. The drinks are great, the food is good. The staff are a key element though, with gorg gals as you come in, a hot Bar Manager, a General Manager who is a bit of a sort and we had the pleasure of the Area Manager making an appearance, again lush. What is it with this co, is it part and parcel that you need to be appealing enough to appear on the menu too? Well as I am spoken for, I will let someone else select one of these dishes, but food and drink wise, a big yes for me.
We enjoyed some great bar food, expertly curated by Martin the Head Chef on the pass. Prawn lollipops, flatbread with crispy duck flatbread cucumber, spring onion and hoisin. A monster mezze board with bulgur wheat salad, hummus, baba ghanoush, harissa, pickled chillies and olives. We could see other goodies leaving the pass like a scotch egg and king prawn amuse bouche.
As the evening draws on, you get to enjoy some good tunes to throw some shapes at. Simple harmless fun is what this Drake & Morgan establishment promises and delivers.
58 Gresham Street
T. 0845 468 0101