The Anchor

The Anchor

Gastropub

0.5 miles
2 Hayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 6TT
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The Anchor prides itself on serving simple, honest food. Its talented chef and excellent service have earned it a great reputation locally. The spacious setting boasts stylish decor and comfortable seating, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

The tempting menu has plenty to choose from, and you’re guaranteed generous portions at The Anchor. Everyone is catered for, with vegetarians able to tuck into the likes of warm spiced chickpea salad and Puy lentils with beetroot and goat’s cheese. Top-notch starters include gravadlax with dill, cucumber and radish, crispy duck salad with soy and sesame, and heritage tomato bruschetta. The crispy squid, enhanced by delicious sweet chilli jam, proved the perfect Mediterranean-style choice for me. My partners chargrilled sardines were also delicious and the minty salsa verde was a sophisticated touch. Our seafood dishes were accompanied by an exquisitely citrusy Spanish wine, which was recommended by the lovely staff.

Moving on to the main course, the lamb rump was served pink and tender alongside couscous, broccoli, aubergine, and mint yoghurt. The tiny baby broccoli was garden fresh and the couscous delicate. I really must commend the chef for each element of this perfectly created dish. The menu also featured an impressive sounding cheeseburger with fries, moules frites, and expertly cooked steaks.

My partner’s imaginative roast cod dish was served with cockles, samphire and buttery haricot beans for heartiness. We accompanied our meal with the Finca Besaya Rioja, a warming and deliciously oaky red. It went down a treat. For a refreshing end to the meal, we cleansed our palates with the apple and raspberry sorbet.

Whether you’re popping in for a relaxed weekend breakfast, a gorgeous Sunday lunch, or the full three courses of an evening, The Anchor is a real treat and the friendly staff are sure to make your dining experience special. Two private dining rooms can be booked for a more intimate dining experience.


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