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York & Albany

Restaurants, Contemporary European Regent’s Park
3 out of 5 stars
(13user reviews)
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York & Albany

Time Out says

On the cusp of funky Camden and swanky Regent’s Park, this boutique hotel, bar and restaurant (part of the Gordon Ramsay empire), set in a magnificent stuccoed Victorian pub, fits the latter better. The spacious, soigné bar area serves superior snacks like truffled chips, burger and pizzas at fairly well-upholstered prices.

The restaurant – an­ equally airy space with a Mediterranean-style courtyard behind (and plush basement overflow room) – seems constantly packed, with diners clamouring for zesty dishes like dill-cured salmon with fennel and orange salad or lamb with courgettes and mint gremolata. The decently priced and spritely set lunch is especially light on calories – and sometimes on advertised ingredients: legumes were scanty in a rocket-packed pea and broad bean salad with goat’s cheese. Estimably gamey chicken with broccoli and pasta lacked the promised hazelnuts, but was nonetheless intensely satisfying; bream with sweet, sticky, meaty juices was beautifully paired with puréed and sliced artichoke. Refreshing desserts might include a cool, creamy rice pudding with morello cherries.

Y&A is perfect for lunching ladies and better for leisured classes than business: service is not paced for those rushing back to work. In the evening it’s understandably popular for well-heeled north London family occasions. The adjoining former stables is a rustic-looking deli and pizzeria serving top-notch thin-crust pizzas.

York & Albany says
Tuck into a hearty meal and try our delicious seasonal menus – carefully created by York & Albany’s head chef. These feature the freshest ingredients throughout the year.

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Address: 127-129 Parkway
London
NW1 7PS
Transport: Tube: Camden Town
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Special offers

Sunday Roast: from £17

Enjoy 35 day Dry-aged sirloin of rare breed beef for £25, Chicken or Pork belly for £23 with all the trimmings and seasonal sides from a set menu. Or why not try a vegan nut roast for £17. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Sun 12:00PM-9:00PM

Offer valid until Mar 1 2020

Christmas 2/3 course set menu

Enjoy 3 courses for £30 or 2 courses for £27 from a Christmas set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Mon-Sat 12:00PM-10:00PM

Offer valid until Dec 24 2019

Users say (13)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Tastemaker

I loved the idea of having an afternoon tea in a winter lodge pop up. Little did I know though that this cosy place is so tiny that only one group of people (and not too big) fits the space at once, which means you have it all for yourselves! A private little hut in the backyard of this too posh for Camden restaurant with a personal waitress. If that wasn’t enough, you’re getting slippers, gowns, so you can really relax and forget about the outside world. There are games, selfie props and you can play your own music too! How not to love it? The high tea starts with a glass of a mulled wine which is followed by usual afternoon tea food. I was slightly disappointed by the tea selection, but the food, as expected, was beyond average. The sandwiches were served on a sourdough instead of the awful white toasties with a typical toppings of egg and mayo, salmon along with some more festive options of turkey and cranberry jam. My favourite was the one with lightly pickled heritage beetroots. The cakes were all delicious too and it’s hard to say whether it was the intensely orangy mini mince pie, raspberry cheesecake or bakewell that was my favourite. The bit that didn’t stand out was the scone, it were pretty average. I can’t recommend the whole experience more, but the staff could me more mindful. We didn’t get cutlery or napkins and we had to wait for the next time she was round to ask for them as the last thing you want to do while sitting in hotel slippers in a super warmed up lodge is to go out. Also, there's only one time slot - 3pm - when you can come the afternoon tea, a bit more flexibility wouldn't harm.

Tastemaker

food is ok but i expected more as its Gordon Ramsey. outside area is lovely and great for drinks and people watching especially if the weather is nice, next time i might just pop in and chill with a drink and nibbles

Tastemaker

I went for dinner on Valentines day and I was really impressed with the whole night. The waitress we has was lovely and warm and welcoming. The wine was just delicious (tinpot hut sauvignon blanc in case you're interested), so delicious in fact I ordered three bottles online on the way home. The ambience was amazing, softly lit and very romantic. I felt like I had been out for a really special evening and I can not recommend it highly enough. 

Tastemaker

Another cap in the crown for Gordon Ramsay, this is a dining establishment that is tucked away from the beaten path. It is a little detour from Regents Park but well worth the detour. The decor is great and the seats are comfortable. You could easily spend an entire afternoon lounging here. The food is great so after that tea why not stay for dinner. you won't regret it! Slightly pricey but worth the money!

Tastemaker

If my megamind App “Beer in the Sun” were alive, York & Albany would have a “Favourite” Status.Being situated at the edge of Regent’s Park, the outside seating area gets the evening sun (when it’s shining) for a long spell.I didn’t eat when I visited but enjoyed drinks both outside and at the bar inside.Full marks to the staff for accommodating us and being so lovely.  


Tastemaker

During August Y&A are doing a 'Summer Staycation' Menu, which is 3 courses and wine for £24. The food was amazing, I had a heritage tomato salad with pesto and goats cheese to start, salmon for main and a gorgeous chocolate brownie with cornflake ice-cream for dessert (see pic!)

The ambience was good, very relaxed and not pretentious but with top-notch attentive service. Would definitely go back!! 

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Took a friend here for Sunday lunch two weeks ago and glad to report the Y&A are back on form. Not sure if they have changed the chef or manager recently but everything was top notch. My 2 year old throwing a tantrum mid meal didn't even raise an eyebrow from our waiter - instead they offered a knowing smile along with more wine & napkins! Heard rumours Ramsey wants out, but I truly hope he stays, because all my other local pubs are going to the dogs.


The food may not be as spectacular as you expect, it's also not as expensive... Been here three times so far (without booking in advance) and always had a good experience. The food was good (but you can get a very similar dish down on Parkway slightly cheaper - and depending on the day, maybe even a bit better). The best thing about this place, in my opinion is the not the food, but its location! This is THE place for a drink on a summer evening. Of all places on Parkway, York & Albany catches the sun the longest. So this is your place for sunny drinks - and if you feel like a bit after those drinks - stay and enjoy some Gordon Ramsay food (you have to at least try it once!).


Nice ambience but has lost its way on the food front. Cassoulet is supposed to be a casserole of beans, meats and veg not a dry pile of beans. Medium- rare duck was promised but arrived medium - well done. The automatic cover charge per person is unforgivable - nothing more than a tax on diners.


MArch 9th. Horrible experience. Mixup with our dinner host who reserved the table. Initially two of us were seated in the basement-cum-toiet thoroughfare cum kitchen run. Waited for our friends for 25 minutes when a waitress arrives to say they are already seated upstairs. No apology. THE MOST ARROGANT Maitire D' suggested to get over it. Ramsey needs to rescue his own restaurant. The food was passable, but the service is shocking, inconsistent and over priced


The food was on a par with a good quality ready-meal from M&S or Waitrose apart from the bread, which was stale. The service was shambolic. Would anybody go here if it wasn't for the Ramsay name? It reminded me of the "before" in one of his kitchen nightmares.


Worst service ever! We were late for 10 minutes for the booking, and we've waited for 5 minutes until we've got seated, another 5 minutes later, the waiter with an arrogant smile on his face came over to our table and said, 'sorry the kitchen is closed, no food is available, because you are late!' We could not believe our ears. I have never been to a restaurant that normally the standard practice is to wait for 15 minutes for the guests, even without customer's notice in advance and we had confirmed that we were coming the just a few hours earlier. York and Albany should have warned us that if we were 10-minutes late, no food would be available! We were starving but had to find another place in the rain. What a nightmare! This is really a bad experience. Do not know why would any restaurant treat customers like this, shame to be a Gorden Ramsay restaurant! This restaurant is best avoided!

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