Monday - Friday: 12.00 pm-3.00 pm
Saturday: 12.00 pm-4.00 pm
Sunday: 12.00 pm-9.00 pm
Monday - Saturday: 6.00 pm-10.00 pm
Sunday: 12.00 pm-9.00 pm
Our chefs will adapt to all food requirements, from snacks to banquets, with Whole Roast Suckling Pig a crowd pleasing speciality.
Il locale è molto carino. Tipicamente British con tavoli all’interno e all’esterno. Atmosfera simpatica. Il servizio e la qualità del cibo però sono solo sufficienti. Peccato, poteva essere un’esperienza eccellente...
Great dinner and vibe
It is one of the best outdoor spots in Islington on a nice day but past few times I've been the service hasn't been great. Also, for the cost of the food things like the chicken for 2 to share was dry. I wouldn't expect this for the prices.
It was great, the terrace and the good are very good, but there was a blonde waiter that was a little bit out of place. But the rest of the stuff were really nice
The Albion has been slipping the last couple of years, food slowly and service rather more quickly. Seems a clear case of resting on its laurels. Shame, as the courtyard remains one of the top spots for a roast on a sunny Sunday.
Let down by a poor selection of beers sadly but whole roast chicken lovely. Sitting in the garden delightful. Staff friendly.
Food was delicious, the triple cooked chips and pannacotta were so yum, could have had seconds! Outdoor tables were in lovely beer garden but as it was Sat night of the Royal wedding and FA cup final and weather was great, it was heaving and noisy and crowded with drinkers standing around seated diners so your private dining space felt invaded, with wafts of cigarette smoke and vaping fumes in the air. The toilets needed a clean and tidy up when visited at 7.30pm. So overall experience was rated a 3-star for these reasons despite excellent food. This is a place that would be lovely for dinner on a quieter day or perhaps at lunchtime.
Disappointing. Service really slow and the garden was empty as raining so staff weren’t stretched. I ordered the burger which was awful, stale bread and dry burger. Chips were good though. Sad as it’s a lovely pub and have eaten before there and been happy
Fish and Chips are a must try the batter and fish in side are just melt in the mouth. Friendly staff, place is kept clean.
The food is sometimes a bit heavy, and it's not cheap, but it is a gorgeous spot in Islington. We sat in the garden under the lovely wisteria. I can also recommend it as a summer night time spot, when the fairy lights twinkle in the garden. Extremely popular, so book ahead.
The Albion is still a lovely pub. The service was both flawless but also friendly and warm which you sometimes don’t get if somewhere is trying to be too upmarket.
The food was great. We had a burger, sausage and mash, and a vegetable pastie. The only issue I have is that the the price of these items was £12.50-14.00 each, the pasty being most expensive. Other pubs and restaurants do these sorts of dishes slightly cheaper and better. I remember going for the first time a decade ago and dreaming about the food afterwards it was so good, so it would be great if they could return to previous form or just be fairer with the prices.
Both times I’ve eaten here the food has been stunning but the service is shocking! The waiting team members leave you for extremely long periods of time and forget food and drink orders. However! They are great at putting it right, are friendly and the food, drink and ambience over rides the service to the point that I love to go anyway!
Beyond disappointed by our meal on Sunday night. I have eaten at the Albion a few times over the past 8 years, and decided to book for our friend’s birthday dinner. I associated this pub with gastronomy - which is why I chose it. We were 2 vegetarians out of four and upon ordering were told that the nut roast had run out. This was obviously the first disappointment, we were met with absolutely no accommodation when we asked if an alternative could be provided. The waitress was completely nonchalant and unhelpful, simply shrugging her shoulders. Following this, we were only able to pick from the one other vegetarian option which was far from satisfactory. The argument that this is a meat eaters place obviously doesn’t stand as the vegetarian roast was the one which sold out. I chose the fish and chips - it was soggy batter, greasy and just such low quality - something SO easy to get right! I was really shocked. The whole meal was honestly one of the worst pub dinners I’ve ever had. When we relayed our disappointment to the waitress (again met with a blank stare) we were treated to £4.50 discount and a starter (which one of the vegetarians had as a main, and which was inedible) removed. We decided in blind faith to try a pudding, maybe it would lift us - cold custard and average crumble. The service was absolutely terrible, at 7:30pm we got the impression they were desperate to get out for the evening. This pub is far from cheap, we were paying for premium pub food, there didn’t seem to be any care and consideration across the board. The whole experience has left me so angry, it was day light robbery. So, following this I definitely will not be returning to the Albion. The birthday dinner was ruined.
Myself and friends had a lovely roast dinner here. The food was incredibly well cooked and we all finished our plates. Great selection of desserts too. The pub itself was busy and buzzy and the staff were very efficient. I'll definitely be returning...
Came for the Sunday roast, food was outstanding, and the beef was perfect, the setting is lovely too. Very let down by the service, we had a reservation, sat down after waiting in a queue at host stand for 15 minutes. Waited 25 minutes for anyone to come over and ask if we wanted drinks or food (no one even walked past a table who we could have asked), food arrived quickly but then waited 15 minutes for gravy and then wine followed 5 minutes after. So we had no drinks until half way through our meal. No one offered dessert at the end or asked how it was/if we would like anything else. Went and found someone to pay who never brought change back even though there is a service charge on bill, asked again and waited around standing at the till. Quite frustrating.
Good night out. Expensive for what it was.
It's a great pub but when the sun is out and garden busy, the service goes rapidly downhill. We weren't served for 20 minutes and struggled to get any attention; we asked a couple of staff members who just said they would come back but never did. The food was good enough but nothing outstanding. A glass collector then came over and rudely asked to take our glasses when it was clear there was still wine in them. When I said we weren't finished, the waiter rolled his eyes and walked off. We then had another waitress come over and slam the bill down on our table despite us not asking for it. Whilst I understand we may have been required to vacate the table, the way of dealing with this was extremely unprofessional and abrupt. The atmosphere at the Albion is great and the outside area is perfect in the summer, so despite the poor service I would go back - however they need to learn to deal with the busy periods in a better way.
Food and service was good in a lovely beer garden which was perfect for a sunny evening.
Food took ages to come. Maybe because it was lovely weather and we sat outside. But it was way too long even for patient people! It was dark and cold before we finished eating our main.
£35 for a rubbery bit of lamb and 4 roast potatoes. We also had to pay extra for the Yorkshire puddings! Completely overpriced and an absolute waste of money. Would recommend the garden in the summer, but the roast was pony.
We booked the Albion for a casual lunch on a Saturday after arriving from Australia that morning. It’s a lovely historic pub within a quiet residential neighbourhood in a nice part of London. It’s got four or five large dining areas most with fireplaces if it’s cold but a huge back beer garden also which would be amazing in summer. The staff were very friendly, food was excellent (two of us had the rib fillet steak and it was perfect, the other the chicken pie special which came out baked in a dish along with peas and mash potatoes which almost won the day. We also had the apple and pear crumble for desert which was completely unnecessary but was also amazing. Good wine list, beers on tap etc. so overall a great experience and certainly somewhere we will go back to asap.
Great Sunday roast, the best crispiest potatoes!!
Big lovely garden too which is great for families and young children
Lovely pub with open fires but the roast lunches were average at best and all in all far too expensive. The Panna Cotta desert was delicious but the wine and meal prices will put me off coming back
We had a pleasant and cozy Saturday dinner. Two mains of generous proportions, wine and sorbet about 28p per person. Nice atmosphere indoors, but also in the garden, where even if we didn’t seat there, it seemed lovely with the lights hanging around etc. Recommended for both small or big groups’ hangouts and personally would definitely try it again.
We knew things were out of control when we arrived and the bar was covered in dirty glasses. It took more than 5 minutes to greet us. Our waitress was doing her best but clearly harrassed and exhausted. She graciously changed the warm prosecco, bringing it back in the same glass. The team had worked late the night before and had a full-on Sunday.
Most of the food had run out. Our roast was average. Its usually better.
The difference between The Albion on a Sunday and other local pubs is the lack of a proper manager in charge. Bring in a grown-up and put on a better face for your local customers.
Amazing food and good atmosphere - easily one of the best meals I have had.
Had a lovely meal there recently with a friend- food was great (we had the ribeye steak). We also enjoyed the music- seemed to be the best of the 80's which made us chuckle. Will definitely go back again.
Cosy, pretty, neighbourhood pub. Very busy and buzzy on a Sunday afternoon. Once seated, the service was friendly and efficient. Sunday roast beef lunch delicious. Good and reasonably priced wines.
Unfortunately the over-cooked food (main course & pudding)spoilt what would have otherwise been a good dining experience. Have eaten there before and it was very good, so would give it another chance.
The Albion is a beautiful neighbourhood pub with excellent food. It is great for big groups - they cater with ease. It can be a little expensive but it is worth it as it’s a nice, relaxing setting.
great lunch, great service, great atmosphere, the only let down why cant you do real roast potatoes instead of deep frying them?
Best roast ever. And the sticky toffee pudding is so good. Such a great vibe in the summer.
Fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere as always.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!