York & Albany

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2245 reviews
£25 and under
British
Nestled near Regent’s Park in North West London, Gordon Ramsay’s York & Albany restaurant is a former 1820s coaching inn that's been transformed into a well-appointed townhouse restaurant, bar, hotel and terrace.

The Georgian townhouse, built by historic British architect John Nash, has been re-decorated by Russell Sage. From awesome arches and gilded mirrors through to vaulted ceilings and restored furniture, there are many areas within the venue to suit your needs with two private dining rooms and a hidden courtyard, in addition to the restaurant and large open bar.

Menus focus on modern British food and guests can dine all day, from breakfast through to dinner.
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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipPom75
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Friendly service, but first time I've been to a restaurant and the waitress did not know how to open a bottle of wine. I did it for her. But at £50 a bottle shouldn't have to. Shame on the restaurant for not training her.

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PK2019
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall really good. Very attentive service. Well looked after. My only niggle was their limited choice for gluten free options. I had emailed a query in advance but got no reply. Then called a day head and was told they don’t publish a menu but can advise on the day what ES available. Appreciate you can’t cater for everyone, but would expect a few more choices other than simply removing some ingredient items from within a standard dish. Felt like a bit of an afterthought vs considered. Which you wouldn’t expect for the price you pay.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not a patch on its former glory

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Disappointed
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Choice limited by demand throughout the day - disappointing. Staff very apologetic. Over priced.

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EnricoL
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very poor service. Low standard food and overpriced.

KG
KitG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nothing like it’s former glory. V limited menu of standard sub gastro pub fare, - hamburger, fish and chips, steak etc.
Slow service even on very quiet night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent customer service, great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was very tasty. Unfortunately the service wasn’t the best.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Im not one for a review but felt compelled to share. Booked York and Albany to meet up with friends in town from
New York over a Sunday lunchtime. Chose it because we knew there was plenty of space, have enjoyed Gordon’s restaurants in the past and it offered a vegetable roast for my vegan friends.

The restaurant was super quiet, not even 50% full inside (and not a social distancing thing) and felt like there were loads of staff to patrons but the service was below average. The guy who seated us looked like he would rather be anywhere else. We had one super friendly young woman serving us but the rest of the team were weirdly cold, hovering loads, but yet we had to keep asking for things. Three rounds of drinks didn’t arrive within 15 minutes and had to be chased. Food and desserts took ages to arrive.

Our friends who are Vegan ordered the cauliflower vegetable roast but were told after checking the gravy wasn’t so they could just have it without. In the end they went to M&S and got vegan gravy themselves and had the kitchen warm it for them. Brits in town from NYC they were desperate for a taste of a roast and while I appreciate it wasn’t advertised as Vegan roast I think it’s reasonable to expect a restaurant of this standard to be a bit more accommodating of this diet choice in central London in 2021.

Unbelievably hot inside the restaurant, wasn’t really pleasant to sit in. The decor is getting really tired. The toilets were pretty gross. The music was really badly curated, loud and irritating.

We eat out loads, all over the world (in normal times) and in all sorts of places from street food stands to 3 Michelin starred restaurants and I almost never feel compelled to review, other than with my feet. But I was pretty gob smacked at how bad this was. Especially after watching loads of Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares over lockdown I was surprised to see York and Albany not even getting the basics right.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the new gms first day and gregory did WONDERFULLY!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Whilst the food was ok, the decoration and atmosphere is abysmal. I can’t really believe this is linked to Gordon Ramsay to be honest. If it still is, it certainly feels like he has forgotten completely about this one - the decoration is a cross between curry house and 70’s wine bar, really bad

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from staff, fantastic cocktails and a wonderful meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were absolutely amazing. Food was unbelievable, atmosphere was lovely. They suprised us with a lovely little brownie dessert as it was are anniversary.

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elcid
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Chicken wings were very good; Caesar salad was good but hamburgers were maybe the worst we’ve had in a long, long time. We asked for medium rare but instead got well-done patties that looked and tasted like processed meat, more like the sole of my shoe!! Never again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say ! The York and Albany is absolutely amazing ,from first impressions ,staff,cleanliness ,organisation ,menu & Bar
Wheelchair accessible ,food was amazing fresh light and scrumptious cocktails were outstanding the way every pub/restaurant should be these days -they set an amazing standard Thank you so much for your hospitality

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Incredible cocktails and chips. Closes a bit early

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Letty
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took the grandsons for early dinner . Brilliant their food came so quickly as they were really hungry !
Lovely attentive staff !
Will be back soon

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StevenT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The service was very good, attentive without being intrusive, nice, helpful waitress - very good. But the food was really very poor, just not good enough at all and at the price bizarre - cold, poorly cooked and limited - I was genuinely surprised by how bad it was.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was good, but there was a hole in the ceiling, and rusty water would fall by drop on me and my seat

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IsabelO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian food and quick attentive service

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TillyF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service very friendly and efficient indeed, but sadly food distinctly average for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waited 25 mins to be seated despite reservation
Table was dirty
Heard people complain they got cold food and we got cold sticky toffee desert and Luke warm Sunday roast

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J9weston
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Table was not available despite booking, placed on a very small table after a wait. Food didn’t always come together. I was disappointed as I was really looking forward to trying the restaurant.

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vipNickInLondon
London
25 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. My starter, Hiragana kingfish crudowas excellent. The main, roasted cauliflower, was fine. Service was excellent and thoughtful. Environ is nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Slow service with drinks. I ordered slimline tonics yet they still brought full fat ones. I ordered a rare steak and they brought medium. Even a simple starter for my friend took 55 minutes. They did comp the entire meal but only because they knew they screwed up. Not happy at all, I guess Gordon is still screwing around with Gino and Fred.

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LisaC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great post Zoo lunch. It’s not the most child friendly of restaurants but they really made an effort and it was appreciated. Food great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Yapping dogs in the bar area, where food also served.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service. Terrible food

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BPC68
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was a milestone birthday meal : my father’s 80th. Not up to the usual standard we have enjoyed at York & Albany pre pandemic. The food was disappointing for what you are charging.The steak frites was frankly tasteless and bland. We have cancelled another booking that we had for this week.

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vipLuluW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Burger was average, Parmesan chicken was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Expensive Pub quality food

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vipMike
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very slow service (1.5 hours for main course to arrive), team seemed stretched.. very expensive (£15 for a burger), poor value.

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Jonny
London
31 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable and attentive service. In truth, it was about 20% too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Where do we begin!!

We arrived and was told we only had 1 hour to eat despite arriving on time and not being notified of any such thing when we made the booking?

We sat down and got settled with 3 children and a dog for the fire alarm to then sound and we all had to pile outside in the cold while they sorted the issue.

We had ordered a roast and prior to the fire alarm there no issue. When we got back to our table we were then told what we had originally ordered was no longer available. Then 5 mins later after ordering an alternative they then said actually we could have a roast dinner!?

The table we sat at was not level and wobbled terribly.
When food was cleared away the waitress spilled all the plates and cutlery yet didn’t offer to wipe the table.

The table we were given as a family was too small for all plates and drinks to go on and it was very cramped to eat

The roast was greasy and tasted like the fat used to cook potatoes and Yorkshire had not been changed in days

The desert (sticky toffee pudding) tasted over microwaved with stale cornflakes

All in all it was overpriced and in need of some serious help from Mr Ramsey who supposedly prides himself in sorting out restaurants in need of attention!!


People who live in glass houses should not throw stones!!!

Awful would not recommend it or ever go back!

It was overpriced And incredibly stressful experience

NP
NP123
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great chicken wings, tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Friendly staff with a little room for improvement. We were waiting for a long time between starters and mains.

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EsmeB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Really lovely service.

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FayeP
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was mixed; sadly still that snooty vibe you get from a restaurant that thinks if it acts superior, it will be superior. That was mainly from more senior staff, a couple of the more junior team were very sweet.

Too much sauce on my asparagus - a big dollop rather than an emulsion.
And the sauce for my sea bream lacked the saltiness I wanted from an olive and anchovy based green sauce - I actually think they might have forgotten to add them.
The steaks were totally overpriced at £35 especially because they were standard slabs of sirloin and one arrived over cooked and had to be returned by my very reluctant (I don’t like to make a fuss) husband.
Apparently the fish crudo was delicious, though.
£400+ for 4 people, starters, mains, 2 bottles of wine and some beers.

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vipLoisF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delish food and cocktails. Not much ambience outside and sat quite close to the road, service was okay but not that attentive. Would go back for the food, indoor seating might be more comfortable.

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VinnyN
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food. Great waiter but front of house quite rude at times.

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Meemee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good but it was freezing. Staff were very hit and miss - forgot one of our items and when we asked she looked at us like we'd never ordered it.. eventually it came but was a disappointing experience

FAQs

York & Albany is rated 4 stars by 2245 OpenTable diners.

York & Albany does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/york-and-albany/gifts-and-experiences/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.