Marquess of Anglesey restaurant
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AU
Reviewed on Monday 13 April 2009 evening
Marquess of Anglesey
View from the restaurant
The Marquess of Anglesey is well located in Covent Garden next to the Royal Opera House
and also next to Market Quarter store where you can get wonderful French food like foie gras… The restaurant is located just above the pub. It is nicely designed, and there is some welcome space between tables.
We ordered a roast loin of pork served with roast potatoes, vegetables, and apple sauce (£11.95) and a 8oz exmoor beef burger served in a soft bun with homemade red onion relish and chips with cheese/bacon (£10.25). There are other interesting meals like a free range Devonshire chicken breast roasted with slow cooked red pepper, onions and tomatoes (£11.50), a 28 days aged 8oz exmoor rump steak with portobello mushroom, grilled tomato and chips and pepper corn or béarnaise sauce (£14.95), a goat’s cheese and tomato tart with green salad and pesto dressing (£8.25), a Scottish salmon pan seared on warm potato and chive salad with basil and pine nut dressing (£10.95) or the more regular Fresh fish in Young’s beer batter with chips and mushy peas (£10.50) and Specialty british sausage and mash served with red onion gravy (£9.25).
The roast loin of pork was crap. The slices of pork were wafer thin and tasteless. The vegetables were pre-cooked and quite likely out of a can. The burger was bad… You would think for over £10 you would get a decent burger but no, it was overcooked (see the close up photo below) and for some reason extremely salty! Just as well we had ordered a bottle of an Argentinian red wine which was good (£19). The cheese on the burger was absolutely tasteless and the so-called soft bun was hard and dry. A cheeseburger at McDonalds is better. I was very disappointed by this place to the point we decided to eat again that evening at Akasiro
for ending the day on a better mood before my trip to France.
Alta Vista Premium Malbec 2007
Roast loin of pork
8oz exmoor beef burger
Cost and conclusion: too bad the food isn’t great, unlike its location. The bill was a little over £46 (without the service) which is pretty expensive for what we had. The Ship Tavern in Holborn
is a lot better pub to eat in. Actually there is no comparaison. The service was fine at least.