Anglo | Laid-Back, Modern British Fine Dining In Farringdon
Critics seem to love this place.
You could call them Anglo-philes.
And it’s not surprising, considering the ludicrous standard of food wafting out of the kitchen courtesy of head chef Anthony Raffo, who’s worked at Michelin Star restaurants, Pied à Terre and Texture.
Anglo’s interiors were done up on a shoestring after scraping together start-up funds from friends and family. The result is a sophisticated, understated space with simple cream and grey walls, plain wooden furniture and low lighting, worn without a hint of self-consciousness. It’s the perfect backdrop to the Turner-prize worthy creations that the chefs will be hand-delivering to your table.
Said dishes are modern British in nature; usually based on a deceptively simple trio of seasonal ingredients that can sound a bit weird on paper but are majestic in their execution. Lunch comes as a short tasting menu, whilst dinner is an indulgent 10-course tasting menu with an optional wine pairing.
Or as we like to call it, mandatory.
Menus change weekly at Anglo but you can expect recurring favourites like bite-sized, crispy grated cheddar cheese tarts topped with pickled walnut ketchup, alongside beautifully presented seasonal specials like asparagus with stripy wild mushroom marmite, soft herb mayo and sprinkles of foraged chickweed. And on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Anglo offers an amazing-value sneak preview of off-menu dishes on their development menu, combining their latest experimental creations with their legendary bread that could well be the most heavenly thing you have ever tasted…
Not that they’re angling for compliments.
NOTE: Anglo is open for lunch Tues-Sat and dinner Fri-Sat, with the development menu (£35 for four courses, plus bread) available on Tues & Wed evenings, and Wed lunch. You can find out more on their website, and book a table, HERE.
Anglo | 30 St Cross Street, EC1N 8UH
Seeing as you’re in the area, check out our Farringdon area guide.
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