Prince Albert

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Camden Town

Sitting on a stretch of Royal College Street without much to recommend it save for access to the Regent’s Canal, the Prince Albert can’t get a huge amount of passing trade. Still, even though the upstairs room (nominally a restaurant) was closed, a midweek evening in June saw it doing a decent trade in the airy, bright, street-level pub space. It still feels like a pub too – there were at least as many drinkers as diners when we visited, and the clientele covered an attractive mix of ages and genders.

The menu is heavy on comfort cooking: appealing-looking and clearly popular burgers, served 2013-style on wooden boards with fattish chips; haddock and chips; scotch egg; sausage, mash and onion gravy. However, the rewards may lie in the ‘seasonal specials’ section, which on our visit included crab claws with garlic butter and sourdough toast; a chunky, perfectly pink lamb chop with vaguely minty yoghurt and ‘aubergine caviar’ (in layman’s terms, baba ganoush); and some lovely braised beef short ribs, shredded and served in a little tower with mash and mushrooms.

Beers include four ales and Meantime’s London Lager. Service was polite but plainly short-staffed: try as they might, a single bartender and a lone waiter/bus boy couldn’t quite keep up.

 

Venue name: Prince Albert
Contact:
Address: 163 Royal College Street
London
NW1 0SG
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-midnight Fri; noon-1am Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat; 6-8pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Camden Town tube/Camden Road rail
Price: Main courses £9.50-£16.95. Set lunch (Mon-Fri) £9.95 2 courses, £11.95 3 courses

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Pip

Lovely local pub. Good drinks selection, not super pricey, awesome pub quiz, good solid food.

Faz

A pub that caters only for the snobs of Camden. Only went to this place twice because it is near my house, first time I got that really dirty look from staff as to say WTF is your kind doing in this place. That should have been warning enough but thought i would give it a second go despite the warnings from my friends about their snobbish outlook and niche clientèle. Boy was I wrong, as soon as I worked through the door it seems they were having a staff meeting, what stuck with is how the eyes lit up. Long story short one staff member was particularly rude. I wont be going back...

Claire

Love this place, food is great , staff are friendly, restaurant upstairs is great too

Paul Y

Great restaurant. Lovely service and fantastic food with a very warm atmosphere.