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The Albion

4.0
650 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
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  • Sunday Lunch (42)
  • Outdoor Eating (36)
  • Cosy (33)
The Albion is a Georgian gem left over from a time when Islington was fields and farmland, and where the regulars would take afternoon walks out of the city to visit us. We have a lovely garden which resembles places found in the South of France with the wisteria blooming and the willow creating a nice and relaxed atmosphere. In the back of the garden is an old barn which used to be a bar, and the rumour is that the Sex Pistols played their first concert in the barn. Inside, the log fires create a lovely atmosphere during the cold months, where you can wrap up and enjoy a drink or food both in our dining room and bar areas. We are frequented by regulars from our local area as well as their dogs. We happily provide both water and biscuits for visiting dogs and love to have them around. One of our specialities is a whole roast suckling pig with all the trimmings (buttered carrots and greens, roast potatoes, gravy and apple sauce).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
English, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation

Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 12.00 pm-3.00 pm

Saturday: 12.00 pm-4.00 pm

Sunday: 12.00 pm-9.00 pm

Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 6.00 pm-10.00 pm

Sunday: 12.00 pm-9.00 pm
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Phone number
020 7607 7450
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
The Albion is the perfect location for your special event whether a birthday, business function or wedding, from a large table to the hire of the entire pub including the garden.
Our chefs will adapt to all food requirements, from snacks to banquets, with Whole Roast Suckling Pig a crowd pleasing speciality.
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Private Party Contact
Manu Bhatt: 020 7607 7450
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Public Transit
Bus 43, Walking distance to Angel Tube and also Highbury Islington Tube
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

Special Offers

20% off food

When ordering a minimum of two courses per person, including mains, from the a la carte menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 9 January 2018

Ends: 8 March 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-16:00 18:00-22:00

What 650 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
4.1
ambience
3.5
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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reviewer1 (London)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere as always.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

I have eaten here twice, I love the pub and the ambient feel. I love to take my jack Russell along as they are dog friendly, always make you feel welcome, the food is usually satisfactory, however on this occasion the Sunday roast was warm, the roast potatoes were hot on the outside but not cooked fully on the inside, I asked for more gravy as we only had a smidge on the plate, the Yorkshire puddings were burnt and dry as cardboard.. the sticky toffee pudding was heavenly. I can only put this poor main course down to the fact that we booked our table for 19.45 and perhaps being later on a sunday the roast gets a bit tired .. not sure ! but it's a shame as I took a dear friend from abroad and raved about it but felt rather embarrassed that this was our experience. Sorry Albion

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TobiasHomer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

The 28-day aged sirloin which I asked to be "very rare" was more medium than medium-rare. It was tasty and the potatoes were excellent, but overall I don't think I will return (it is just around the corner from my home) anytime soon. There are better steaks for less in the neighbourhood, and wine lists that have more choice in the affordable range I tend to go for.

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AK88 (London)
4.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

Great food and great service. The only small downside is that the music was a bit too loud so it was hard to hear across the table.

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JayemJay (London)
4.0  Dined on 2 February 2018

Quiet Friday lunch so didn’t need to book a table. Burgers, with and without cheese, were great as were the triple cooked chips. White wine could have been colder but on the whole a very nice, relaxed lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 31 January 2018

We had a lovely evening at The Albion. The food was absolutely delicious - very generous helpings - but more importantly the staff made a great fuss of our dog and gave her a couple of treats. We will be back!

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SusanCapitelli (London)
2.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

The pub was so busy that the staff barely looked at you. Food arrived quickly but was not hot enough and at £18 for a Sunday roast I was not that impressed. Dessert was good but had to ask for the complete order as it was not all brought up together. Wine list far too expensive for a pub - £40 for a bottle of Malbec! Would not go back - overpriced and overrated.

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SLB2018 (London)
4.0  Dined on 21 January 2018

Wanted to try it for ages.
Food was lovely. Service spot on.
We really enjoyed it.
Downside very little space to sit on a Sunday until we were seated. Bar area is overflow for dining and so you can't sit with a drink.
It was very pricey so an ocassional treat.
Amazing Bloody Mary!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 21 January 2018

Lovely Sunday lunch, excellent food and service with a lovely atmosphere in the pub.

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vipTastebuds (London)
5.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

A wonderful cosy neighbourhood pub with excellent food and impeccable, and friendly service. I would go there every week if I could.

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Beatkitchen 
3.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

Pretty good Sunday lunch although expensive. Supervisor on duty incredibly inconsiderate and kicked us off the table (1h45m after booking) whilst my wife was feeding our 3 week old. Made to feel quite unwelcome when we asked if there was another area of the pub we could use. Terrible attitude towards a new mum and essentially pushed us out of the door. Focus is clearly on turnover rather than the customer. I did complain directly to the member of staff in question who showed little compassion. I have since received a call from management which was appreciated. That said it shouldn’t have happened.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 7 January 2018

The most expensive children’s menu I have come across, penne pasta, tomato sauce and a scoop of ice cream for £9. Ginger beer at £4. So not good for children or mums. Sunday roast looked good but was cold. Lovely staff and ambiance. Expensive for what it is.

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1234p (London)
4.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

Great food, we both had fish and and bottle of white and it was great. Not the usual pub food, very tasty so a nice surprise.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on 24 December 2017

I love the Albion and always try to have a drink or meal there. Food, attention, atmosphere are warm and excellent. Outdoor patio is wonderful in the summer but the coziness indoors is perfect in all seasons. Management takes a personal interest and that makes a difference too.

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Bellos (London)
4.0  Dined on 17 December 2017

Enjoyed a Sunday roast with friends on the weekend. The main portion was sizable and good value for money as well as being delicious! However the cauliflower and harissa soup starter was cold which was a shame as it tasted good. Annoyingly we were rushed off our table immediately after our main plates were cleared and not offered desert menu as the table was booked for the next group - the server didn’t push us for our order quickly as she didn’t realise she needed it so soon. We couldn’t have eaten a desert as we were full but the feeling of being rushed so soon after putting down our knives and forks wasn’t great. Overall though, great pub, good food and lovely ambience.

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