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30 Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1AD +44 2077686200

(((() French
Main course: £16
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday: 17:30 - 22:15, Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15 17:30 - 22:15, Sunday: 12:00 - 15:15

Great atmosphere, trendy venue, superb service from all staff and excellent 'grown up' food, what more could you want....

Jools 04 September 2016
from Chepstow

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A charming restaurant in the heart of Islington, Almeida showcases an ingredient-led menu, offering modern British food with French influences. The floor-to-ceiling French doors allow light to flood into the light and airy dining room, while the semi-open kitchen lets you see what’s going on behind the scenes.

Listed in the Top 10 Best Restaurants for theatre dining in London by The Evening Standard as well as being listed in the top 150 restaurants in The Daily Telegraph’s Good Food Guide, Almeida in Islington is a traditional neighbourhood eatery, oozing finesse but with a relaxed atmosphere.

Michelin-trained head chef Tommy Boland brings with him a wealth of experience to the Almeida kitchen. Starter dishes include tarte fine of onion with morels, new season onions and wild garlic, loin and cheek of pork with caramelised endive, turnips and roasting juices, and lemon posset with raspberry & doughnuts.

Tucked away just off Islington’s vibrant Upper Street and located directly opposite the iconic Almeida Theatre, this sophisticated dining hotspot offers classy pre and post-theatre menus alongside a daily changing a la carte and impressive Sunday roast menu.

A charming hidden gem, Almeida in London is found 10 minutes' walk from Highbury & Islington and Angel Tube stations.


30 Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1AD

Contact +44 2073544777
Reservations +44 2077686200

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Customer reviews for Almeida

4.4 (((() (based on 64 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (38)
  • romantic (29)
  • lunch (24)
  • business (23)
  • luxury (23)
  • large parties (16)
  • value (11)
  • private dining (8)
  • trendy (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from Sussex

    Very nice lunch had yesterday with my son. We had the 3 course fixed price menu which was excellent. I also had a cocktail which was a nice long drink for what was another glorious hot day.

  • ((((( by from Chepstow

    Great atmosphere, trendy venue, superb service from all staff and excellent 'grown up' food, what more could you want....

  • ((((( by from Wimbledon

    Excellent pre-theatre menu. Great food and good service. Highly recommended

  • ((((( by from Lindon

    Calm, relaxed, good food and service. It was the perfect place for a relaxed meal for our anniversary.

  • ((*** by from London

    It took too long to get the food prior to the theatre, the fish was overcooked, over salted and overpriced. Service was stretched. Won't come again

  • ((((* by from Norwich

    Your advertisement for this restaurant is misleading, if not fraudulent. It clearly states "Weekend lunch 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25 with bottomless Prosecco", the implication clearly being that the price includes "bottomless Prosecco". This is NOT TRUE. Bottomless Prosecco is an additional price of £15 per person. We felt that we had been seriously misled when we discovered that we had to pay extra for "bottomless Prosecco".

    That having been said, the Almeida restaurant is excellent for lunch. There is a wide selection of quite different meals for starters, mains and puds, all cooked very well.

  • ((((( by from Camberley

    A delicious meal served with just the right amount of attention from the staff, and with excellent awareness of the pre-theatre time constraints. The choices were varied, the creme caramel particularly fine, and the selection and price of the wine was a welcome surprise.

  • (((** by from London

    A mildly disappointing visit. All previous meals at the Almeida have been marked by confident, professional service, helping to lend the restaurant a welcome calm in a busy area. Last night we seemed to be served exclusively by new recruits not yet trained in waiting table. One waiter opened an expensive bottle of wine without bringing it to the table first. Another didn't have enough English to understand a request to decant it. A shame.

  • ((((( by from London

    We had a lovely time at Almeida, the food was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is very nice.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent tasty and properly cooked dishes.

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