Saturday 2 February 2008 9.42am
Welcome to SE1, Ari.
Agree re the Anchor and Hope, but it can be more than a bit difficult to get in to because it doesn't take reservations (at least, it didn't last time I checked) and it's always full of tourists (by which I mean anyone who's not from round here, of course).
Slightly off topic, but The Crown
on Blackfriar's Bridge Road (no connection, etc) fits your bill fairly well, but is of little use to you in this case because, like many places around here, it doesn't open at the weekend (Grrr).