If you’re looking for a fun and relaxed evening with friends in North London head to The Vine …
Sunday Roast at Hope & Anchor is so special because Inspired by music and culture, Brixton is the perfect location for the refurbed Hope and Anchor, recently acquired by the Young’s group. This gastropub, previously known as The Grand Union is located on Acre Lane.
We were pleasantly surprised by this cool and fun pub which is slightly off the beaten track but a fantastic place to stumble across away from the hustle and bustle.
The entire pub has recently been through a refurb and has funky and vintage decor which makes it feel really cosy and a perfect place to enjoy a catch up and drinks with friends.
There is also a large beer garden with 13 tiki huts that you can hire. All come with tv screens and are perfect for watching your favourite sporting event whilst enjoying a few beers! Don’t worry you don’t need to wait until the Summer as they have fire pits to keep you warm or you can always snuggle up to your friends in the cosy booths 🙂
A private hire room is also available to book for a special occasion.
We visited on a Sunday and enjoyed the ‘Records and Roasts’ event which is on every Sunday between 2pm – 6pm. It was perfect for a relaxed Sunday where we enjoyed amazing food and a top London DJ spinning some funk and soul tunes. Super cool!
So my all time fave meal is a Roast and it’s fair to say I’ve had a few around London! Having been impressed by the vibe and lovely attentive staff that served us we were eagerly awaiting to see if the food was up to the same standards… and we weren’t disappointed! We all LOVED the roasts.
We were served plates piled with sliced beef, which may be a little on the pink side for some but that’s exactly how I like my roast beef. It came with a large Yorkshire pud, crispy roast potatoes that were fluffy on the inside and root vegetables, pigs in blankets and cauliflower cheese.
Of course for all that goodness we ‘needed’ extra servings of gravy (and I needed my elasticated jeans!) The gravy added a lovely flavour to the Roasts – I need to know what the special ingredient was as it tasted so good and such good value.
There is a range of cocktails available with all your classics and plenty to choose from Mojitos, Margaritas, Cosmopolitans and Espresso Martinis to name a few.
A range of craft beers are also available but we enjoyed a lovely bottle of Porteneo Malbec; a lovely rich and spicy red to wash down our Roasts and it went down a treat!
123 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5UA
Nearest tube station: A 10 min walk from Clapham North