Sunday Lunch at The Albion

Yorkshire pudding

Finding great pubs in London serving outstanding Sunday lunches is not as easy as you might think. So when I do come across a goodie, I feel compelled to order everything on the menu and do a celebratory dance.

A couple of weeks ago I headed to The Albion with some friends for one of their super sonic Sunday lunches. So many boxes ticked at this place, and I’m not just talking about the food…

The Albion Pub Islington

The Albion Pub Islington

The Albion is a Georgian gem left over from a time when Islington was fields and farmland, where the regulars would take afternoon walks out of the city to visit, eat, drink and recharge.

With its wisteria covered façade and log fires which glow during the colder months, The Albion is in the perfect location – just off Upper Street and situated within the Barnsbury conservation area, it’s also just a stone’s throw from Sunday – another foodie favourite of mine.

Albion Garden

The Albion has an enormous and extremely pretty walled garden

The Albion Pub Islington

The Albion Pub Islington

The Albion Pub Islington

 

The Albion Pub Islington

The Albion Pub Islington

The leaves tumble down through the open roof outside in the garden

Amazing location, great service, gorgeous interior, huge outside walled garden… but let’s get back to the food. A previous winner of The Observer Food Monthly award for “Best Sunday Lunch”, The Albion really knows what it’s doing when it comes to roasts.

Bread and olives

Bread and olives

Bread and butter

Delicious salted butter

Bread and butter

The Albion Pub Islington

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

28 Day Aged Roast Fore Rib, Yorkshire Pudding

28 Day Aged Roast Fore Rib, Yorkshire Pudding

28 Day Aged Roast Fore Rib, Yorkshire Pudding

The Sunday lunch menu is great – gutsy mains and a good selection of fish and veggie options if you’re not into your meat. I wavered between roast Sussex lamb rump, lemon & thyme roast chicken, slow Roast Hampshire Pork Belly and the 28 Day Aged Roast Fore Rib with Yorkshire Pudding… but in the end I chose the beef and was extremely glad I did. Just LOOK at it! It was huge! But but not huge and impossible to eat – no – it was huge and I ATE IT ALL.

28 Day Aged Roast Fore Rib, Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire pudding

Every bit of the meal was amazing – the beef, the veggies, the gravy… completely and utterly YUM.

And then, there might have been desserts

Apple & Berry Crumble, Custard

Apple & Berry Crumble, Custard

Apple & Berry Crumble, Custard

Enough custard?

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Honey Comb Ice Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Honey Comb Ice Cream

It was a totally, completely and amazingly delicious and it is way up there on my list of best roasts in London.

Go go go.

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The Albion
10 Thornhill Road, Islington, London N1 1HW
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15 thoughts on “Sunday Lunch at The Albion

  1. I’ve heard good things about the Albion but never seen photos! It looks gorgeous outside – such a lovely setting! And the food sounds and looks so delish! Definitely must try :) Lots of love, Andrea xxx P.S. NEVER enough custard! ;)

    Andrea’s Passions

  2. I’ve heard some great things about the Albion and despite living relatively close by, I’ve never been! The place itself look so pretty and the food so delicious, I’m really craving a yorkskire pud now. Thanks for this review, I’m convinced I need to visit soon :) x
    Charlotte’s Road

  3. It looks like such a fabulous place. Really makes me miss England and good old English food! :(
    I have a question for you… I’m coming to England this winter and it’s my 40th birthday on Boxing Day (YAY!!) and I’ve been toying with the idea of spending the day in London (my Mum-in-law lives in Chelmsford so not far on the train). Is Boxing Day a good, or bad day to go? Thanks!
    Suzy x
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  4. I’ve heard SO much about this place and it looks chuffing amazing from these pictures. Actually perfect! I bet it’s impossible to go on a busy day though?

    I must, must, MUST go!

    Fran x

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