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Almeida Restaurant & Bar

30 Almeida Street | Islington, London N1 1AD, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 20 7354 4777
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Ranked #3,237 of 17,193 Restaurants in London
Price range: $73 - $89
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
Description: 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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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had an absolutely lovely experience today at the Almeida restaurant. We booked through Open Table, receiving a deal for 2 courses for £20 plus unlimited prosecco for an extra £10. From start to finish the service was impeccable, and although we've never been to the Almeida before we felt like valued customers - the chef even came to chat... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited this restaurant for a quiet meal to catch up with a good friend. While the food was excellent, the service was over-attentive and old fashioned. It is really not appropriate to behave in a servile and fawning manner in 2014. Having been poured the first glass from our bottle of wine, the waiter interrupted our conversation to profusely... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a set lunch there a week or so ago. The food was pretty good I must say. My friend had a gazpacho soup starter which was perfect. I had a heritage tomato salad which was again refreshing and flavoursome. My main was very good except for my pork chop which was a little underdone in parts for my... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Excellent contemporary British cuisine in a wonderfully appointed space, across from the Almeida Theater. Perfect for a pre or post theatre meal. We had the pre theatre prixe fix menu (20 £ for a three-course meal) which was a great value for just the right amount of food. The service, provided mostly by a stylish crew of Eastern European and... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I don't often call a restaurant faultless, but Almeida just does everything right... the food, the ambience and the service were all spot on. I heartily recommend the lamb rump, served with charred lettuce and artichoke. The lamb was just as it should be: sweet, tender, and melt-in-the-mouth delicious. The staff were charming and efficient, and our waiter recommended a... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food, service and ambience is absolutely terrific. We often eat on the Restaurant and on every occasion we are treated like Royalty. Every meal we've eaten is spectacular so tasty and beautifully presented. The staff are charming and look after all their guests. We love it here and thoroughly recommend this as a fabulous place to eat and enjoy... More

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east sussex
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42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The pre-theatre lunch menu looked like very good value and we had the smoked trout/broad beans and samphire starter, followed by the belly pork main course. The trout was moist and delicately smoked and what seemed like an odd combination of vegetables in fact made a perfect accompaniment. The pork belly, coming as it did from a suckling pig (apologies... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food and great service. This is THE best place for Sunday Lunch in London. Loved the starters and the Roast beef was perfectly cooked. Love the fact that they do side plates of veg rather than pile everything onto one plate.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When we arrived the chap who met us pointed us to the bar, where we grabbed furniture ourselves and gathered without any problems. Pierre the manager arrived after a few moments and was charming and reassuring. He introduced us to Joe the barman, who was a delight and they revealed that Joe had been practising a cocktail recipe from our... More

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Galsgow, Scotland
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The problem with this busy Islington neighbourhood restaurant isn't the food or the surroundings ( though pricey it might be) it's just the service. A 21st birthday celebration with a party of four went badly wrong after we turned up here at the appointed time of 8.15 on a busy Friday. The request for a 'nice table' saw us shoe-horned... More

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Pierre M, General Manager at Almeida Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mr McKenzie I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your time in sharing your feedback which we very much value. Firstly, I must sincerely apologize about your experience which is unforgivable knowing that you chose us for a special occasion. Furthermore, I have since conducted a full investigation into what happened and can ensure you... More

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