map placeholder


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

Excellent service and the food was delicious!

Neel Sapat 15 September 2015
from London

View all 47 reviews

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

Make a booking

See all restaurants in London

See all restaurants in North London

Customer reviews for Almeida

4.3 (((() (based on 47 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food (((()
  • Value ((((*
  • Ambience ((((*
  • Location (((()
  • Service (((()
  • Drinks ((((*

Recommended for

  • dinner (26)
  • romantic (25)
  • luxury (21)
  • business (20)
  • lunch (16)
  • large parties (15)
  • private dining (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from London

    This was a great meal. Each dish was a fantastic merging of flavours .The whole being a lot more than its parts and really accomplished cooking. Also, as ever, the peaceful and generously spaced dining room meant I and my companion could enjoy a long and intense conversation without having to shout to be heard and without any sense that the staff wanted to hurry us along.

  • ((((* by from London

    We had not been to the Almeida for a few years and the décor had changed. More casual, no table clothes but still a little upmarket. A little expensive given the casual dining. The food was well presented, not excessively large portions. The menu had a number of selections in all categories. The service was very good, timely & efficient.

  • ((((* by from London

    Good food great service

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent service and the food was delicious!

  • ((((* by from London

    Lovely meal, beautiful fresh ingredients and good value with the pre-theatre set menu.

  • ((*** by from Walthamstow

    Total disappointment wanted to go here for sometime. Initially very attentive but courses were rushed and we had to chase for refills. There were 7 other diners in there and the staff spent their time cleaning cutlery on empty tables. Perhaps because we had the two course/prosecco deal?
    The meals were tiny, as expected, but unlike a flavoursome gastro meal we had to fill up with bread.
    To top it we were supposed to pay £8 service charge
    Do not recommend

  • ((((* by from Stevenage

    It was fast and efficient

  • ((((( by from London

    The food was delicious, the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. Overall very happy.

  • ((((* by from London

    Excellent as always.

  • (((** by from london

    Wonderful food but definitely spoilt by small portions. Menu site was actually better than at restaurant. We booked for 3 courses and glass of prosecco but told since first of July it was a glass of wine instead. To be fair the manager did give us a glass of prosecco but and there is no change on the bookable site!

Nearby restaurants