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Almeida Restaurant & Bar

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30 Almeida Street | Islington, London N1 1AD, England
+44 20 7354 4777
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Come and dine at Angel and Islington's hidden gem, a charming...
Come and dine at Angel and Islington's hidden gem, a charming neighbourhood restaurant serving classic French cooking with a modern touch.
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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb food & ambience. Champagne tasting too. A patron for many years

I've always loved the Almeida because it was for so long, one of the few places that served frogs legs and escargots, though don't eat them in one meal as I did as they really are too rich. It was always my first choice for a classy French inspired meal. I love the classic ambience of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Natasha_J_Soliar
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've always loved the Almeida because it was for so long, one of the few places that served frogs legs and escargots, though don't eat them in one meal as I did as they really are too rich. It was always my first choice for a classy French inspired meal. I love the classic ambience of the Almeida and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Table of 7 for youngest daughters 24 th birthday. Greeting excellent. Service excellent. Food excellent. House wine excellent. Set menu value for money excellent. Ambiance, even though we were almost first in on a Saturday evening, excellent. All in all ? Have a guess ? EXCELLENT.

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jon G, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It is truly a pleasure to be able to give you such an enjoyable night off. We pride ourself in the quality of our food and service so it is always nice to hear we are getting it right. I do... More 

Accra
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I never cease to be amazed by the disparity of some of the reviews that I see...but, we are all different, and I can only ever comment upon my own experiences. I had chosen Almeida after perusing the D and D restaurants site...we had used their restaurants before, some good, some not so good. I liked the look of the... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Grafter54, Thank you for the time you spent leaving this wonderful review. We always recommend our tasting menu to try some of our signature dishes. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed the whole experience, specially the food! I look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Anthony More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Went this weekend and i was sceptical but pleasantly surprised by this place. Prosecco was nice & continually flowed as we would have hoped and we had the Sunday roast option which was delicious for an extra £5. Would definitely visit again! Anthony the manager was great and sorted a small birthday sweet plate for a friend at short notice... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Traveladdict193, Thank you very much for your recent visit and for posting such a lovely review. We strive every day in every possible way to deliver the best food and service and it is great to know through your words that this comes across and results in such a positive experience. Hope to welcome you back in the near... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a brunch deal for my friends birthday. Upon booking, I didn't tell them that it was for a birthday but when we arrived, the lady on the desk instantly clocked my friends present bag. I was a bit unsure of the menu but I had the chicken liver pate which was delicious & the sea bream.... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Chubs33, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It is truly a pleasure to be able to give you such an enjoyable lunch. We pride ourself in the quality of our food and service so it is always nice to hear we are getting it right. I hope you... More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A group of us were invited for lunch on the management at the Almeida after a very disappointing Christmas day lunch. We were very warmly welcomed by staff and management on our arrival and were offered cocktails at the bar before being seated for our meal. The restaurant also selected wines for us to enjoy. The service was impeccable and... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Soundmixer, it is always a pleasure to read positive reviews, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. I hope we will soon have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kindest regards, Anthony More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I came yesterday for brunch with one of my best friends and we were having a really nice time. Unfortunately the manager actually ruined our afternoon. We both had the set menu at 2 courses for £20 and additionally ordered the cheese board to share. When the bill came £5 had been added to both set menus so I asked... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Steven T, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your recent visit to Almeida. . I am very sorry that you had a disapointing visit. We are regularly praised for our service and quality of food, as you may have seen through previous reviews here on Trip Advisor, but this is obviously not what you recieved... More 

Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We booked a table for lunch before going to a matinee at the theatre. A booking was not necessary because the restaurant was not full which surprised me because I thought the meal was excellent and very good value. We had the set lunch menu at £17.50 for 2 courses and £20.00 for three and included a glass of wine.... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear AEG65, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the whole team at Almeida for recent visit and for taking the time to write such a nice review on Trip Advisor. Feedbacks such as yours make all the effort worthwhile. I’m pleased that you enjoyed the lunch with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.... More 

Hertford UK
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We went for a pre-theatre meal and at £19/21 for 2/3 courses it is excellent value for money. The location is opposite the theatre so cannot be improved. The interior is modern and spacious without being cold. The service could not be faulted so I suspect improvements have been made. The three courses were very good and not the usual... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Facchino46, Thank you for leaving your feedback on Tripadvisor. It is wonderful to see that you thought the service and food are excellent. It makes us very proud and our work is appreciated. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again. Regards, Anthony More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had high hopes for Almeida after reading positive reviews and was instantly pleased upon entering the restaurant - its a very attractive and comfortable space and has the feel of something a bit more special than your average restaurant. My friends and I had the set lunch and added the unlimited prosecco for £10, which we thought was excellent... More 

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Anthony S, Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Amy M, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for recent visit. I am sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations. I hope we will have the opportunity in the future to welcome you back at Almeida. Thank you for your time in passing on your feedback. Best regards, Anthony More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Almeida Street | Islington, London N1 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7354 4777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 69 - 85
  • Cuisine: British

Description

Come and dine at Angel and Islington's hidden gem, a charming neighbourhood restaurant serving classic French cooking with a modern touch.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?