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The Albion

The Albion

Gastropub and Beer Garden££££
Barnsbury, London
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    davide r.
    "Great Sunday roast highly recommend to book in advance"(4 Tips)
    Charlotte B.
    "A great Sunday roast with huge yorkshire puddings"(3 Tips)
    David A.
    "Great garden with plenty of room - perfect for summer evenings."(18 Tips)
    "Beautiful pub perfect for chilled catch-up with friends."(2 Tips)
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  • gardens
  • book in advance
  • pork belly
  • outdoor seating
  • good for groups
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  • Eleni S.heart icon on user image
    Eleni SardiMay 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Never disappoints! Wholeheartedly recommend trying the whole roasted suckling pig with a group of friends. Even better if you get a spot in the garden during summer.
    Upvoted Apr 7
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    MEL BROWN STUDIOSDecember 27, 2015
    It's a fantastic traditional pub with a great atmosphere. You can sit and chat to the locals or have privacy with your friends. If you're lucky you might get to meet the resident puppies.
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    FryJuly 18, 2016
    Don't plan to go there on a Sunday evening to do your birthday on the terrace. They'll kick you out when you start singing happy birthday to your friend because they're scared of losing their licence
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 11, 2012
    The pretty walled garden is ideal for an al fresco lunch. The Albion is widely noted for its excellent Sunday roasts, and the kitchen in general has won praise from food critics far and wide. Read more
    hotel.infoAugust 15, 2011
    Beautiful pub perfect for chilled catch-up with friends. Recommend: jug of mojito & goats cheese, prosciutto and grilled peach salad. Food (7.5/10), Service (7.5/10), Value (7/10). Read more
  • Joan C.heart icon on user image
    Joan CardonaMay 5, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Cozy pub with an amazing garden at the back. They don't have a big selections of beers but good enough to find something nice.
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    hello_emilyApril 26, 2015
    Really nice pub. Spicy bloody marys & the roast pork belly was tasty (but no crackling 😣)
  • Jef W.heart icon on user image
    Jef WegNovember 1, 2014
    The cheese burger was amazing! Not sure what kind of sauce was used, but it was tasty. The buns were brioche-y too
  • Lucasheart icon on user image
    LucasApril 12, 2015
    The garden is great. They were struggling with the cash machines and the bar tap, which both weren't working but the staff was very friendly and did their best.
  • Natalia B.heart icon on user image
    Natalia BarbosaJune 23, 2015
    It's a beautiful place but the service is terrible!They forgot 1order and I had to wait for it so my food got cold. My friend's order came out cold. More than enough people serving but not competent.
  • Kate O.
    Kate OwensAugust 21, 2011
    Book in advance for a gorgeous Sunday roast (2 or 4 can share special roast dishes) gorgeous garden - lovely on a sunny Sunday afternoon
  • Jenny B.
    Jenny BPNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    For a fantastic party with 9 of your mates, call ahead to order the whole roast suckling pig with all the trimmings. Heaps of tender pork and veg, with fresh pork crackling as garnish!
  • warrenism
    warrenismAugust 10, 2014
    A tasty cheeseburger on offer, however, be aware that they can run out on a weekend. Triple cooked chips = winning!
  • David
    DavidMay 25, 2015
    Lots of space to hang out both in the front and the back, so great for a sunny day.
  • Karolisheart icon on user image
    KarolisOctober 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing pub food! Give a try to their Scotch Egg and Fish & Chips ;)
  • Nick B.heart icon on user image
    Nick BlackJuly 22, 2018
    A real gastropub with the perfect garden to wile away the hours on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KnowledgeJune 13, 2011
    Crispy but fluffy roasties and perfectly cooked meat, try the roast beet for two to share. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Read more
  • Eddie S.
    Eddie SharkeyMay 17, 2014
    Great atmosphere, amazing Beer Garden. I didn't eat but food looked amazing.
  • Eric H.heart icon on user image
    Eric HFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The roast suckling pig (need to order in advance) will feed 10-15 people. Has all the trimmings and is delicious.
  • Cyndie D.heart icon on user image
    Cyndie Da RochaNovember 30, 2019
    Unique and elegant pub
  • Irina V.heart icon on user image
    Irina V-CAugust 21, 2020
    Lovely pub with beautiful beer garden at the back
  • Katerina A.heart icon on user image
    Katerina AnnaJanuary 2, 2015
    Good food, nice atmosphere! A bit pricey, but worths it
  • davide r.heart icon on user image
    davide rizziDecember 13, 2015
    Great Sunday roast highly recommend to book in advance
  • Kurt H.heart icon on user image
    Kurt HaaAugust 21, 2016
    Very cozy gastropub, but food and wine are average. I would go for a pint of beer and some snacks only.
  • Nick B.heart icon on user image
    Nick BlackDecember 24, 2018
    The quality of the food has gone down in recent years. Still a pleasant place for lunch but no longer a top tier gastropub.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris R (thechristophe)October 29, 2018
    Nice homely place with a fireplace. A bit pricey.
  • Mike N.heart icon on user image
    Mike NewmanMarch 11, 2015
    Excellent Sunday roast, all the food is delicious.
  • Mariano L.
    Mariano LatorreDecember 31, 2017
    I love this place 😍
  • Joyboliciousheart icon on user image
    JoyboliciousOctober 26, 2015
    Loved the pork belly though I was still a little hungry afterwards.
  • Jaryd C.heart icon on user image
    Jaryd CarolinAugust 6, 2015
    A bit pricey but decent food and a really nice backyard dining setup
  • Yanis I.heart icon on user image
    Yanis IlioMay 3, 2013
    Beautiful pub perfect for chilled catch-up with friends!
  • Charlotte B.heart icon on user image
    Charlotte BoardmanJuly 31, 2018
    A great Sunday roast with huge yorkshire puddings
  • Jade A.heart icon on user image
    Jade AtkinsSeptember 6, 2021
    Nice food and good drinks.
  • Nadia P.heart icon on user image
    Nadia PanagouDecember 30, 2015
    Great food! One of the best pubs in Islington
  • Anna F.
    Anna FustéAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best burguer ever. Big terrace inside!
  • Jordi L.heart icon on user image
    Jordi LlobetAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice pub with very big terrace inside. The hamburgers are amazing!
  • Annix L.heart icon on user image
    Annix L.April 4, 2018
    No-frills pub, the usual choice of beers.
  • María V.heart icon on user image
    María ValcarceJanuary 9, 2015
    Great sunday roast!
  • Jenkin A.heart icon on user image
    Jenkin A.September 10, 2017
    Cozy spot. Good pies. Servers and bartenders are meh at service
  • Paul A.heart icon on user image
    Paul ArmstrongSeptember 25, 2012
    huge garden, great in the summer. Good service, beer and food.
  • Meredith E.
    Meredith EarlJanuary 2, 2011
    Very tolerant of young kids. Great atmosphere and the food looked amazing. Easy parking - will be back!
  • Jennifer L.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer LincolnJuly 12, 2015
    Sunday roast - pork belly is delicious.
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris CNovember 9, 2014
    The Earl of Essex still prevails as the best Sunday Roast in Islington. Had high hopes for The Albion, but it's overpriced and overhyped. Slow service, small portions 5/10. Could do better.
  • Manny K.heart icon on user image
    Manny KrantzApril 27, 2017
    Excellent Sunday roast.
  • Nicholas M.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas MikeApril 28, 2013
    beef roast was the business, highly recommend it!!
  • Gary S.
    Gary SimmonsNovember 19, 2013
    Mediocre food but lovely pub with a big garden just back from Upper Street. Full review on Scoff London:
  • Nada i.
    Nada inlondonApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grapefruit & ginger margarita. Top!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AmbjornJanuary 23, 2015
    Check out the beer garden at the back.
  • Kieran M.
    Kieran McOctober 20, 2017
    Part of a group booking with orders placed days in advance. Food arrived over an hour after they told us to expect it.
  • Simon H.heart icon on user image
    Simon HarveyNovember 26, 2013
    Packed in the summer. Looks like a home counties village pub. Posh cars.
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