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Almeida Restaurant & Bar

30 Almeida Street | Islington, London N1 1AD, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 (0)20 7354 4777
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Ranked #3,475 of 16,473 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $75 - $92
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: 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, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wow! A wonderful evening with friends. The menu was excellent - hard to choose as it all sounded great. We each had a different starter and they were all delicious. Mains were also perfection and the entire evening was a delight. Service was attentive and the atmosphere was lovely. We enjoyed the wine and look forward to a return visit... More

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Winchester, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We initially stopped by for a glass of wine and some nibbles before going to the Almeida theatre, which is right across the street. However after a pot (500ml) of their Blanc de Blancs (very good value at £13.50), which went very well with some homemade spicy nuts and Sicilian olives, we decided to try their pre-theate menu too. We... More

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had a fantastic meal with a group of five to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was sophisticated but relaxed. The food was good and the service exemplary. I enjoyed the venison particularly. At £60 per head including wine and service it was not unreasonable.

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UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Complete surprise, just popped in for am evening meal, ate off the "menu de jour" £20 for three courses, absolutely in my top 10 meals EVER! Wine was good too, £20 for half litre, service charged at 12.5% and worth every %

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Shown to our table which we reserved and then seated for over 30 minutes without once even being acknowledged. Upon complaint that we would need to leave unless someone at least said hello and served a drink, the manager advised that he would be unable to attend to us at all because the restaurant was too busy. He agreed that... More

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

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your time in passing on your feedback. Firstly, I must sincerely apologize about your experience which is inexcusable. Secondly, I have since conducted a full investigation into what happened to ensure this will not happen again. At Almeida, we continually strive to deliver the best customer service and your... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Almeida is a reliable, good quality restaurant amid a fair amount of dross on and around Upper Street. The menu changes occasionally, starters always include good salad combinations, main course fish is always beautifully cooked. Wines need carefully choosing as not all of the carafes are that good. Best of all, the French cooking is light and modern and... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Almeida restaurant is a classic restaurant, in terms of food (French) and decoration. Very nice duck breast and salted caramel dessert. Worth it's £ 33 for the three-course menu. Excellent wine. Service efficient and friendly. Recommendable.

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

Dear belgiumtravel321.Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit at The Almeida. I am delighted to read your kind comments on the experience in our restaurant and to read how much you enjoyed the service and the food Your feedback is much appreciated and I will share it with the team here and I... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Place was nice with charming quaint atmosphere,the service was good, but food was at best average. I had a double cooked cheese souffle to start, but think it must have been triple cooked as it was dry and tasteless, my husband had a salmon starter, but I think they must have waved the salmon over the plate as it was... More

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

Dear Jan P,many thanks for taking the time out to leave a review of your recent dinner at the Almeida restaurant. I am very sorry to read that your experience did not live up to your expectations even if you had a great time you felt let down by the food. Chef and I always aim to the perfect food... More

London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Lunch with a friend.... Yes it was quite busy on a Saturday lunchtime, and yes, we did have the inexpensive menu de jour, but it was all pretty average. Warm goats cheese bonbon with, winter salad & lardons, was pretty good if a little light on the bonbons, the onglet was tasty but the boulanger potatoes were watery and tasteless,... More

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

Dear Annabel B ,I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your time in passing on your feedback on tripadvisor.I am sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations. I accept that despite constantly striving to provide the highest quality of food and service, on this occasion it seemswe did not succeed.... More

Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had the 3 course set meal booked via an offer on Toptable. There was a good choice of dishes to choose from and the food was pleasant but not memorable. The offer we booked included a glass of Champagne on arrival but I had to ask for it after we had our starters. With the offer it was good... More

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

Dear Velmacake.Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent meal at The Almeida. I am delighted to read your kind comments on the experience in our restaurant and to read how much you enjoyed the service. Your feedback is much appreciated and I will share it with the team here and I hope to be... More

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