Winter Dining at The Anchor
Michelin-quality food served in a relaxed and beautiful setting…
The Anchor Riverside is a truly unique Essex restaurant. Not only are they listed in the 2017 Good Food Guide, it’s the only restaurant in our county to hold a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand. Awarded for the third year running, this Michelin recognition is only awarded to restaurants that demonstrate great value for money whilst maintaining impeccable standards. Head Chef Daniel Watkins is certainly one of the finest chefs in our region. He is passionate about local seasonal food, and his creative flair stands out with the stunning dishes he serves. The techniques he adopts are like nothing else you’ll find anywhere in Essex. With views over the River Crouch, The Anchor Riverside holds an enviable location. Their light and airy dining room makes the perfect venue, whether you’re planning a cheeky mid-week supper, snuggled up in one of the spacious dining booths, or a long and lazy family Sunday lunch, relaxing whilst watching the comings and goings along the river. Winter dining at The Anchor is truly magical.
The moroccan spiced lamb tantalised our taste buds and invigorated our appetites! Mrs Exquisite enjoyed the beautiful sweet potato and onion bhaji 'scotch egg' a quirky and seasonal dish. Wood roasted lamb shank shepherd's pie with mash followed for me, a superb dish cooked to perfection. Mrs Exquisite can never resist sweet potato mee reebus curry! it was perfect winter comfort food! Equally comforting Indian spiced tempura battered monkfish with sweet potato dhal followed for me. The monkfish was cooked to perfection, encased in crispy tempura; an inventive and tasty dish. To end this gastronomic adventure I enjoyed a silky chocolate creméux with mandarin curd and honeycomb, an absolute winner of a pudding. Mrs Exquisite decided on the rather unusual-sounding coconut rice pudding. Served with mango compote and mousse. It made the perfect end to this excellent meal.