British | Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

The fact that you can't book a table, may deter some from making the trek across town to the cafe at Terence Conran's new gastrodome in Shoreditch. But for those who either live the right side of town or are prepared to wait, there's a lot of things to love about Albion.

Restaurant details

2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7JE
Nearest station: Liverpool Street/ Old Street
Telephone number: 020 7729 105

Opening times: Open daily 8am until midnight


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2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7JE


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Marina O’Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on May 13, 2009
"Everything we eat is a stodgy joy: pork crackling, salty and sticky and crunchy, with tart apple sauce." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed by March 27, 2009
"Sir Terence Conran has always made a big deal of his Francophile tendencies, yet many people – including us – think this defiantly English Shoreditch café is one of his best places yet." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on January 15, 2009
"Albion easily trumps the quality of British cooking and ambience at nearby Canteen, and has a less challenging menu than the champions of offal, St John Bread & Wine." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on January 14, 2009
"…Albion is just as much a demonstration of high professionalism by the Conrans and Peter Prescott as Boundary itself. And, for now at least, cheap as chips." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on December 16, 2008
"With friendly and efficient service and bottles of HP Sauce on the table we couldn’t really find anything to quibble about and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves." READ REVIEW