Great placeReally enjoyed our Friday night drinks and dinner, staff were lovely, very accommodating and provided a great service, hamburger was one of the best I have ever had17/05/2013 00:00:00Great Old Georgian PubThanks to our mates for pointing out this great pub. Atmosphere was great and the food and service was far better than most pubs in the area. Sadly everyone else has the same idea and can be hard to book a table on a Sunday but well worth the wait as the Sunday roast was spot on.12/05/2013 00:00:00Albion - nice ambience and serviceFour of us ate here on a busy Thurs night. The interior is very nice 'upmarket pub'-style. Simple decor and colours. The table was a generous size for four with comfortable seating. Of four dinners, the risotto was the most interesting - barley risotto with butternut squash - they were all very tasty. The only disappointment was they had no ice cream for the brownie and they'd substitute 'chantilly' ice cream. We assumed whipped cream. We got a brownie with a scoop of passion fruit sorbet, the same for the sticky toffee pudding. Passion fruit sorbet does not go with either of those though the sticky t fared better from the flavour combo. The lemon posset was delicious as was the crumble. I would eat here again and recommend it to others.11/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent friendly staff...butExcellent friendly staff...but not in your face! The menu choice was fresh & seasonal. Excellent choice of wines, to fit all budgets. All in a lovely old world house setting. Highly recommended & look forward to going back myself.03/04/2013 00:00:00amazing as alwaysGreat food, great atmosphere, never fails to impress on the Sunday lunch31/03/2013 00:00:00Perfect!Great food, great service and great atmosphere ! Took my family there for a traditional English pub experience and it was a winner! We had a great, lovely and attentive service and super yummy food. Will for sure go back!22/03/2013 00:00:00very good service at the AlbionI recommend the Albion for a diner or a sunny brunch with friends, the garden is very welcoming.22/03/2013 00:00:00Great food/atmosphereReally well presented food, served fast and very friendly staff.17/03/2013 00:00:00Always a winnerNot the first time I have been and won't be the last15/03/2013 00:00:00Cocktails & burgersMy husband and I went for cocktails and burgers on Friday night. Food was delicious and the cocktails were really well done. Good ambience for a quiet Friday night dinner.08/03/2013 00:00:00Another great evening at The AlbionI went with my husband and parents as a meal out to celebrate Mother's Day. We love the atmosphere in this place, which is relaxed and cosy, yet with a professional feel to the staff and service. Food is always excellent. The only slight complaint we had this time was that the rib of beef which was being shared between two, was definitely more 'rare', than 'medium rare', but I would much prefer it this way than overdone! We also had a table which was slightly in the way of the entrance to the dining room - not our preferred spot but it was fine in the end.
Great food, great atmosphere, a nice local feel to The Albion. Would definitely recommend!08/03/2013 00:00:00The Last Supper.Loved it .. informal and full on... helped by a table of good company03/03/2013 00:00:00Nice food and a swell atmosphereA very nice experince at a diningplace in the middle of a living area. We went on a saturday, and the atmosphere was lively. A good place for a party of friends, and the service (from new zealand) was perfect. Good value for money.23/02/2013 00:00:00Came back here on a MondayCame back here on a Monday night; had a rather bad Sunday experience, but Monday night was ten times better. Great ambiance again, but this time more laid back and the food didn't feel like it had been sitting long or anything. Will be coming back.18/02/2013 00:00:00Wonderful local pubA great traditional pub hidden away from the main street in Islington. I was here once before and again I enjoyed a lovely meal in a really relaxed setting. I will be going back.17/02/2013 00:00:00Favourite pub in LondonThe Albion has always been one of my favourite pubs, great food, great service and an amazing setting. Would recommend to anyone :)16/02/2013 00:00:00Great Steak, great serviceI've always liked The Albion for Sunday Roast, so on Friday I tried it for dinner - a lovely dining room with really good (but not intrusive) service. The menu is decent with some great looking specials on the board too.
We went for the 700g rib of beef to share. Our sides were triple cooked chips and curly kale, and we went for some garlic butter too. The steak was high quality and perfectly cooked (medium rare) and tasted great. The chips were crunchy and tasty, and the kale was good too. All served on attractive cast iron sizzle pans.
No room for dessert :-)15/02/2013 00:00:00birthday drinksi arranged a birthday surprise for my husband and found this pub after talking with several of my colleagues. This pub was a little walk but it was a gorgeous place and the atmosphere was one that was ideal for meeting a few friends. As the pub knew I was arranging a surprise get together they had reserved some seating which was completely ideal for meeting friends. We didn't have any food so cant comment but definitely good place to take friends.08/02/2013 00:00:00Another great mealAnother great meal at the Albion, well hung beef cooked to perfection, succulent pork belly and a chocolate pudding to die for.07/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent for Sunday lunchVery glad we booked ahead. We arrived about 2.30pm and they were quoting 45 minutes for a table. When we got our table at 3pm they did tell us that it was a 2 hours turnaround but their service meant that we were not rushed. The lunch was varied - I had pigs cheeks for starters - so not just the bog standard Sunday lunch and good wine choices. Not very cheap (about £50 per head although that was 3 courses and wine) but what is around Islington. One tip - if booking through Top Table and you want to eat late afternoon, put in dinner not lunch. We realised too late that we could have eaten after 3pm which would have suited us better if we had done that.06/01/2013 00:00:00A beautiful spotA beautiful location for a meal with friends/family or just a simple Sunday lunch.
The menu was traditional and delivered great quality accompanied by an excellent wine list.
We went for Sunday lunch the weekend before Christmas, and although it was clearly a busy weekend, the staff were extremely attentive, friendly and accommodating to our requests. So much so, we felt it deserved a tip on top if the 12.5% included in the bill - which cannot be said for many pubs in London.
I will visit again, and look forward to trying more of the wonderful dishes.22/12/2012 16:00:00Burgered at the AlbionBooked about a week in advance for a fairly casual but important meal with friends. Arrived spot on time, table was not ready. Redeemed through service of some very fine burgers & chips done very very well. Bit pricey, but if they keep up this quality then no complaints, would definitely recommend and, go again.21/12/2012 16:00:00Great British fareThe Albion is just 10 mins walk from busy Upper Street in Islington and yet could not be more different. A little slice of English countryside gastropub in the heart of one of London's trendier residential areas. The food is very good - my pigs cheeks were scrumptious and the steak that followed was tender and juicy. Service was excellent - we'd booked for the bar area but the lovely blonde lady doing the seating managed to squeeze us into the main restaurant. The garden out back is also lovely and worth a stroll. All in all an excellent venue.06/12/2012 16:00:00excellentgreat evening and food! will come back again always.07/11/2012 00:00:00Best Pub food in IslingtonThis is our top recommendation for British food with a fresh, flavorful spin on pub type food. The service is great and you can tell that they take a vested interest in your experience. Everything I've ordered on their menu has been consistently great.28/10/2012 00:00:00Great for Sunday lunchThe Albion has a well deserved reputation for serving a great Sunday lunch. The food lives up to it's reputation and the pub itself has a great atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. We'll be heading there again13/10/2012 16:00:00The Albion, Islington - SetThe Albion, Islington - Set in almost a countryside setting which is bizarre considering it is almost next to the city. Great place for a chilled out evening - good food and service. Would definitely come back.02/04/2012 00:00:00We've been to the Albion quiteWe've been to the Albion quite a few times as its our local and it never disappoints. Always really good food and a varied menu, and a great place to take guests.30/03/2012 16:00:00