© Britta Jaschinski
Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Fri Jul 20 2012
The route between the Almeida theatre over the road and this D&D London restaurant is a well-trodden one: visit of an evening and there’s an exodus before curtain-up. The pre-theatre menu here, then, is often just that – and is excellent value at £17 for two courses, £20 for three. Those without a show to rush to can take more time over the sophisticated cooking, which is broadly modern French with a few excursions around Europe and Britain.
n our last visit, Cornish pollock was paired with golden sultana and cauliflower couscous, and a risotto was rich with wild mushrooms and parmesan; both were from the set menu and served beautifully in glazed pottery dishes. Such thoughtful touches set the standard high – crisp water biscuits with the cheese were seeded and clearly own-made; the charcuterie board is a rustic plank of rillettes, terrines and scotch eggs, all produced in-house.
The open kitchen looks on to a discreetly elegant, modern room enlivened by a vast, colourful mural and broadsided by a small bar with its own food menu. As a special-occasion alternative to the many restaurants in Islington, Almeida is a star.
Sunday Lunch: 2 courses £20
From a set menu, 3 courses £25. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Offer valid until May 31 2013
Almeida 30 Almeida Street
020 7354 4777
- Opening hours:
Lunch served noon-2.15pm Tue-Sun. Dinner served 5.30-10.15pm Mon-Sat
Tube: Angel tube or Highbury & Islington tube/rail
Main courses £18-£22
- 30 Almeida Street
- 020 7354 4777
- 30 Almeida Street
Food and drink
Eating and drinking facilities. Restaurant. Restaurant and bar facilities. Take away. Reservations required. Vegetarian dishes. Accessible facilities. General facilities. Private rooms. Outdoor facilities. Tables outdoors
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