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Gastropubs in London and Vicinity

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What are the best gastropubs in the London area? Not looking for traditional British fare or high end cuisine, but good, creative, inventive food....especially places with a modern twist on old favorites.

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  1. Anchor and Hope, Southwark. The Eagle (the original gastropub), Farringdon St. Also just seen a very good review for the Temperance.

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    1. re: SpikeyD

      Hey SpikeyD,

      I never got back to you, but I wanted to let you know that I visited every one of these restaurants in London and had a great experience in each. The burger at the Temperance was outstanding, the commute to The Eagle, drunks, hookers and all, made for an experience as memorable as eating my dinner standing up and getting bumped from all directions. The subtle sophistication and great service at Anchor and Hope was also a highlight. Thanks again.

    2. There are a great many very good gastropubs if you stray out of London by train. I am always touting the praises of The Hinds Head in Bray near Windsor. It's owned by Heston Blumenthal and makes for a lovely lunch. Take a train to Dorking and/or Leatherhead and wonderful places like The Running Horses in nearby Mickleham. The food there is as good as anything I've had in London.

      1. I really like the Ebury in Victoria - I had the most divine chocolate fondat with peanut butter icecream and honeycomb! Service wasn't so slick (but friendly) yet the food was pretty fantastic.