York & Albany

3.9
2234 reviews
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Nestled between Regent’s park and Camden Town 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.

Private Dining

York & Albany is a stylish townhouse, restaurant and bar serving a modern British dining menu. There are also nine gorgeously appointed bedrooms and several private areas perfect for parties, meetings and special occasions. The venue is fully licensed to hold wedding ceremonies.

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Special Offers

Bank holiday brunch £40

Enjoy brunch in the centre of Camden with free flowing Prosecco or Bloody Marys. Simply choose one main course or egg dish along with a dessert from the brunch menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Please note the Prosecco or Bloody Marys a serving period of 1.5 hours from when you're seated

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 26 August 2019

Ends: 26 August 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00-14:00

Christmas 2/3 course set menu

Enjoy 3 courses for £31 or 2 courses for £27 from a Christmas set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 November 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-22:00

Summer in the City - 2 courses for 2 people £30

Enjoy 2 courses for 2 people for £30 from a seasonal set menu

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 9 September 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

Afternoon Tea - £24

Enjoy a selection of Afternoon Tea classics every day for £24 per person or enjoy with a glass of prosecco for £30.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Please note this offer must be booked 24 hours in advance of dining.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 15 June 2018

Ends: 17 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 14:00-17:00

Weekend Prosecco Brunch £40

Enjoy brunch in the centre of Camden with free flowing Prosecco or Bloody Marys. Simply choose one main course or egg dish along with a dessert from the brunch menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Please note the Prosecco or Bloody Marys a serving period of 1.5 hours from when you're seated

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 6 June 2018

Ends: 17 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:00
Sat 11:00-14:00

What 2234 People Are Saying
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GG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a nice dinner at York & Albany. I only regret the fact we were not told upon being seated that several of the items of the menu were no longer available. It was a bit of a surprise considering the menu does not feature that many dishes and I think it wouldn't have bothered us that much if we had been told straight away. Service was friendly and food was of good quality. I probably won't return as there are better options in London but it's a nice place in this area, nonetheless.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

一个人的单独旅行。
食物当然毋庸置疑。
店员的服务更是热情贴心。谢谢经理小哥哥看在我孤苦伶仃的份上,破例让我点了set menu。
Food is good,Sevice is better。Thankyou so much。I had a great time.

KO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Everything took SO LONG.... Even though it was pretty empty and the food was also well below average
Firstly, it took ages to even get a menu. Then, the food took ages and the order was wrong, even though we asked for well done eggs several times! They didn't bring the toast with the rest of the breakfasts and again, the toast took AGES to arrive. Generally inattentive waiting staff apart from one French waiter who was eventually given to us and he was excellent, but it was frankly too little, too late. When it came to paying the bill, guess what... We had to ask for the bill THREE TIMES and we were in a rush because everything else took so long. The only real highlight was the chocolate brownie, which was great, but otherwise, well below average and I expected a lot better!!! Won't be going back or recommending this and expected so much more from a Gordan Ramsey restaurant... This was a kitchen nightmare!!

NW
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would only recommend for people with children, or people who wanted the best option very close to the Zoo ;-)
The food is good, but unremarkable. The warm bread rolls go a long way to increasing satisfaction!

The service needs a bit of work--asking intelligent questions could make for a better experience for all involved. Only 2 people on our 12-person table ordered salads, but they were served as starters so everyone else sat waiting for their food. Somewhere else, the server would have quietly asked those 2 people if they preferred to start with their salad or serve simultaneously with the main course.

Perhaps the server didn't have any experience with large tables, as she was clearly confused by the orders several times. But she was very friendly the whole time, and in all I would definitely return (with children).

D
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service

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H
London
51 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent ravioli with lemon butter sauce. Friendly service.

SR
London
97 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant - beautiful room, great service, good drink choices but veg roast disappointing.

KD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

We were four people and a child. Initially the service seemed good, then everyone disappeared. Our meals started to come out one at a time with a long wait between. The roast dinner was very mediocre, the pizzas mostly OK. We had ordered olives as a starter and had to track a server down to get them after the first couple of meal’s arrived. When we started to explain the manager started talking over us explaining that we had been told there were two different kitchens? We were not, but regardless we went into a (supposedly nice) restaurant, ordered from one server and our meals came out in 3 batches! The first two were finished before the last was delivered. Is it our problem they have two kitchens? Can’t they figure out how long pizza takes and make everything come at the same time, or even within a few minutes? The customer service was awful, they talked instead of listening and did not know what to do once they realized they had screwed up. They never apologized throughout the whole thing. They never let us even finish our story. In the end they cut our bill by 50% but the meal was ruined and our moods too. No apology. No understanding. No acceptance or accountability. Poor service. Poor customer service. I guess this famous chef better get control of the basics or he will be following Jamie Oliver (we always had a good experience at his restaurants).

SO
London
110 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! We were celebrating our son’s graduation and had the best time; the food was exquisite, the service impeccable and the space we had in the inside dome was perfect.
Thank you!!

H
London
436 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a very hot day so I opted for a lovely fresh main of sea bream with vegetables and a lovely sauce vierge, followed by a yummy lemon panda cotta. All delicious, with friendly service.

PK
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall really good. Second visit there and enjoyed our afternoon throughly. Only real criticism was that that cutlery wasn’t sharp enough to cut through the crisping on the pork belly. Or it was over cooked and too hard to cut. Tasty nonetheless.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sunday lunch. Meat below average. Everything undercooked

So many better places for a roast - avoid

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very average and some appalling blunders - I enquired what the roast potatoes that were served with the vegan nut roast were cooked in - duck fat was the answer.

CF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice simple menu with enough choices for vegetarians and others as well. Would definitely recommend for an easy evening out.

NG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We sat there for 20 minutes to get served. Restaurant was empty. But servers were too busy discussing and preparing for service than serving the few tables there. The table of 2 next to us gave up and left. English breakfast was good. But not worth 50 pounds for two. Restaurant chairs also full of crumbs. Very disappointed. Gordon would not have been impressed.

SR
London
97 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food with a good wine selection. The service was poor. Only downside was the room was a bit too noisy for good conversations.

LF
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

New to the neighbourhood, live not far away. Was our first time going to York and Albany, although we ate once at the related bottomless pizza restaurant next door. While everything was ok, that’s what was the problem, it was just ok, and we expected more given the pedigree, not to mention that everything we ate was 30-80 percent more expensive than other restaurants in the same area, presumably because Mr Ramsay owns it, so value for money was horrible. One of the most frustrating things that should never be, at least in my mind, is ordering a wine on the menu, and them saying that they don’t have it, but of course they do have something similar, just more expensive, although they didn’t say that, they just brought it as the only option — how much time does it take to cross out wines that you don’t have? Can’t say we will ever go again, which is too bad, because we eat out frequently, and it is not far away. They should focus on getting the basics right, and not just trade on the owners name.

AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the seabream, portion was pretty small and with an added side was approaching £30, the dessert was around £8 for a chocolate brownie which was pretty basic. Found the meal pretty comparable to a standard chain restaurant for about twice as much money. Sunday roast is nicer. Service was great, very lovely staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were seated in the bar in seats totally unsuitable for dinner in the bar area. I would guess it was so slow they didnt want to put people in the main dining room. The food was very minimalistic for the money

M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Always nice experience having lunch at York&Albany. Sunday roast was good. Staff really friendly and pleasant

h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, atmosphere and food. We had a great time.

e
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I will never return. Unbelievably slow, wrong order three times in a row. Only one staff was helpful (Vivian?) . The others were the worst.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Expérience déplorable ! Nous sommes allés chez York et Albany en pensant qu’étant une des brasseries de Gordon Ramsey, cela ne devait pas être si mal mais GRAVE ERREUR ! Dans l’ordre :
Ambiance : la salle du restaurant est banale. Il y a une dizaine de tables dans la salle arrière où nous étions placés et il y avait un vacarme insupportable. Les anglais ont la réputation de parler fort et c’est vrai !
Décoration très décevante : les tables font limite table en Formica et concernant la vaisselle du restaurant, on se croirait à la cantine scolaire
Nourriture : Misérable ! J’ai commandé en entrée des calamars grillés à l’ail à 11£ et en plat un bar poêlé à 23 £ et des légumes à 5 £. J’ai eu de la peine quand j’ai vu arrivé l’entrée. 5 pauvres calamars jetés dans une assiette. Une honte ! Quand au plat, à 28 £, on espère quand même un peu de finesse mais là, rien ! Et mon mari, qui avait pris de l’agneau, avait 2 mini côtelettes que nous avons payées 23 £ également ...
Le summum : le restaurant a une pizzeria comptoir qui touche le restaurant. Jusque là, pas de souci sauf que l’on peut également commander une pizza au restaurant. La table devant la mienne a fait ça et la serveuse a carrément amener les pizzas dans leur carton et les a posées sur la table. So chic !
Bref note finale de 110 £ qui me reste encore sur l’estomac donc conseil, passez votre chemin. Il y a tellement de bons restaurants à Londres ...

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T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The seasonal menu offer is good value. I like the option to have a half litre carafe in a range of wines as well as by the glass. I may be a bit out of touch with cocktail prices but was surprised to pay £10.50 for an admittedly excellent amaretto sour. This was on the blackboard as a special but without a quoted price. My fault as I should have asked but it was still enjoyable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Overall this was a very underwhelming experience. Came here about 8 years ago and had a wonderful meal, but this was very different. Meal for four people, 3 courses and sides (minus one starter) came to just under £200 - including service charge but food only. This should have felt like a fantastic meal. Unfortunately it was very ordinary.

Salt and Sichuan pepper squid at £11 was bland with no hint of Sichuan pepper. Pork Belly wasn’t particularly interesting and the skin wasn’t very crispy. Triple cook chips are normally lovely and crispy on the outside. These were just ordinary chips. At £29 the Sirloin was fairly bland. Sticky Toffee pudding was standard. And finally the Cheese board... very disappointing. I don’t mind snacking on a Jacobs cream cracker at home, but at a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant... Really? And the three cheeses were very bland and wouldn’t be out of place in the supermarket budget section.

Overall this wasn’t a terrible meal, and I realise this isn’t a high end Gordon Ramsay offering. But for the cost and his reputation, this was nowhere near up to scratch.

PW
London
56 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While this is a great building and convenient location the food did not match up to the price tag. A "rack of lamb" does not equal two small cutlets. Service was good though. Overall it felt expensive for what you got.

d
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a nice lunch. Great food. Nice place. Great service!

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good but a little slow.. Beef was to be medium rare but was very well done.. veggies were excellent. Desserts (brownie and sticky toffee pudding) were good!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits to the York and Albany. It’s a great place to dine. The staff are friendly and accommodating and there is a good range of wines and cocktails to accompany your meal. I would certainly recommend

E
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent afternoon tea at York and Albany. The food was very tasty and a good portion size. The waiter we had was also very attentive with regards to dietary requirements and made sure we all had a great afternoon.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Came on Valentines day. Meal was ok but quite expensive for quality - at that price it feels more lile it is Gordon’s day than lovers day...
Total meal cost was just above £200 for 2 people and I think a fair price for it would have been in the £100 mark.
It wasn’t bad, just not the quality i would have expected at that price. Better experience at heddon street kitchen for example.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Had Valentines menu st £60 pp Expensive for a 3 course meal of this quality. Steak was precooked and covered with rocket salad in order to hide this. Tables are close and noise level quite high in rear dining area.? Music had no valentines ambiance. It used to be a gurmet resturant. I am very disappointed how they lowered the quality.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time: we had booked the offer but had to ask for the offer menu to be brought to us as well as the a la carte. The side of bread we ordered arrived frozen - how hard can it be to source fresh bread on a Saturday night? When we pointed this out to the staff, they felt the bread to confirm, took it away, then brought the same bread back having microwaved it to a heat which meant we couldn’t eat it. Both starter and main course were clearly microwaved with the dish hot but the contents of very uneven temperatures. My main course was inedible, described as ‘root vegetable crumble’ but the contents had been chopped up to such a degree it wasn’t possible to identify what was in the dish, it also came without the potatoes on the menu, presumably they couldn’t be microwaved at the same time. As compensation all we were offered was that the £7 we had been charged for 2 coffees would be taken off the bill.

OT
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Lieblos zubereitetes Menü. Teilweise verkocht. Mr Ramsey hatte vielleicht die Idee, die Ausführung war aber enttäuschend.
Sehr schade

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

It’s a nice ‘Gordon type’ place for a family lunch. Good menu and quality food. The service was a bit too slo for us (1,5 hours wait for the main). Short selection of teas, but really good coffee and deserts!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere and seating, food was nice but it is the type of restaurant where you need to buy a side with your main so the bill mounts up to much more than expected

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday roast as always. Highly recommend.

JS
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food quality has changed since I went in 2016. Which is the biggest downer, seems like the recipe comes from the chef not Gordon. Friendly staff but one of the food servers (not our waiter) had no clue which plate contained a medium or medium rare.

LW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with friendly staff. Good food and wine. Kids under 12 eat for free which was great as we were dining with our 15 month old (who eats like an adult!). Unfortunately, we were pressed for time as had a train to catch but service was speedy (not overly busy early on a Thursday evening) - but would definitely return!

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