35 Wingate Road
Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Tue Oct 16 2012
From being one of the most popular gastropubs around a few years ago, the Anglesea Arms has become a bit so-what. We couldn’t fault the staff the night we ate in the light-filled dining room (off the cosy, very pubby bar, where food is also served). Everyone, from barman to waitress, was charm itself, and a jug of tap water arrived on the table before we’d even asked.
But the view of the open kitchen is not a glamorous one, and what came out of it was workaday too. Fish soup with all the trimmings seemed bland, through the rouille helped lift it; to follow, sea bream with courgette, artichoke, aubergine and sauce vierge was an excellent piece of fish held back by oily accompaniments. A flavoursome bavette steak, with decent chips and a nicely dressed watercress salad, proved the safer option. Own-made ice-creams (honeycomb, strawberry) and sorbets (passionfruit, blueberry) are a feature of the short dessert list.
The choice of drinks is good, with bitters such as Harveys Sussex Best, and Otter from the Otter brewery; Weston’s Old Rosie scrumpy from Herefordshire; and ten or so wines by the glass. So – a not-bad local, but in no way a destination gastropub.
Anglesea Arms 35 Wingate Road
020 8749 1291
- Opening hours:
Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served 12.30-2.45pm Mon-Fri; 12.30-3pm Sat; 12.30-3.30pm Sun. Dinner served 7-10pm Mon; 7-10.30pm Tue-Sat; 6.30-9.30pm Sun
Tube: Goldhawk Road or Ravenscourt Park tube
Main courses £13-£17
- 35 Wingate Road
- 020 8749 1291
- 35 Wingate Road
- Anglesea Arms
Eating and drinking facilities. Restaurant. Outdoor facilities. Tables outdoors
Drinks. Speciality beers. Wine buffs. Mood