Already a firm favourite for after work drinks with the Exposed crew, Anchorage has built a very solid reputation for its American east coast inspired dining and excellent craft beer and cocktail menu. Just in the process of changing the menu, we thought it would be rude not to pop along…
Warmly welcomed at the bar, we were shown to our table in the sleek and stylish restaurant area. All glass and stripped wood and walls adorned with slices of Americana artwork, the interior of Anchorage is unmistakeably cool. We sipped on our craft beers as we perused the menu.
Being massive carnivores and the fact we were sat in an American inspired restaurant made our minds up for us… It could only be steak and lobster. So, for starters, I went for ribs. Mrs B, the half lobster. Now, I love ribs. When they’re done right, they are a thing of beauty and these were right up there. Tender and tasty, the meat melted in your mouth. Mrs B’s lobster was a winner too; a meaty, but delicate flavour, though hard won after nearly losing the battle with the lobster crackers.
Next up, for the mains I opted for the hanger steak. This cut of meat is all about the flavour, and it didn’t disappoint. Meltingly soft and seasoned to perfection it married perfectly with a side of bone marrow. Mrs B went for the tuna nicoise. A wonderfully cooked piece of fish arrived on a bed of green beans and anchovy, topped off with a soft boiled egg encased in crunchy, crispy bread crumb with a yolk which oozed out over the plate as the egg was cut into.
Despite feeling full, we knew we couldn’t say no to desserts, so trooping on, we took one for the team and ordered the pecan pie, which was served with fantastically rich bourbon syrup. Mrs B went for the blueberry pie, which came packed with big, juicy berries. None of your measly slivers of jam on a pie base here, people.
Well, what can I say… we were very well looked after, recommended drinks to accompany our meal (unfortunately we didn’t get round to trying the ‘suffering bastard’ cocktail) and tried some wonderfully honest and well cooked food. It’s the kind of place you want to keep to yourself… just for you and your mates, but doing that would be missing the point. Go there. Go on, enjoy yourself!
Midday – 01:30am Friday and Saturday, Midday – 12am Sunday –Wednesday, Midday – 1am Thursday
Midday – 11:00pm Friday and Saturday, Midday – 10:00pm Sunday to Thursday
Unit 3, West One, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JB
Tel: 0114 327 7143