The Albemarle

The Albemarle

British | Mayfair, Belgravia

Restaurant details

Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP
Nearest station: Picadilly Circus
Telephone number: 020 7493 6020

Opening times: Breakfast: Monday-Saturday 7am-10.30am, Sunday 7.30am-11am Lunch: Monday-Saturday 12pm-3pm, Sunday 12.30pm-4pm Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5.30pm-11.00pm, Sunday 7pm-10.30pm

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  • Bar area
  • Theatre menu


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Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP


Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on May 20, 2008
"Back to braised oxtail: dark, dense and savoury, with mashed turnips; kedgeree brings salmon and smoked haddock curry with a wimpy Franglais flavour, plain basmati and a curious torpedo of poached egg on top. Soothing and pleasant it is. Kedgeree it isn't." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Boo Murphy Vogue Estimated score
Reviewed on April 25, 2008
"I skirted the lovely blackface mutton & turnip pie from the Ivy and piled into a rabbit pot (it was called something fancier but I can't remember what), and some wild venison. Both were ace; the menu is a shining example of the new confidence in British food, and the execution was faultless." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on April 13, 2008
"Impeccably Irish stew before partition is heavy on the potatoes and kidney, skimpy on the meat, as the dinner of the labouring poor should be. Sparse but honestly flavoured. There seems to be something not quite right about eating this in Mayfair for pleasure, wearing Italian slip-ons." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on March 29, 2008
"Wherever Hix goes, wonderful things happen to razor clams, and here, where they are baked with garlic, is no exception..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed by March 18, 2008
"A main course of liver and bacon was accurately cooked, but somehow missed that final degree of satisfaction. Side dishes for the unadorned mains were good, but should have been for something approaching a fiver a time." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 12, 2008
"The artwork that is the trolley is wheeled out at lunchtime with a different dish for each day of the week. Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley - zing, zing, zing go my heartstrings - when I see Friday's hay-baked leg of lamb and Saturday's Loomswood Farm roast duck with blood-orange sauce." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on March 08, 2008
"This was the tastiest, most enjoyable and by some way largest lunch I've eaten in months. The Grill may not win Michelin stars for Ferran Adria-style imagination or ambitiousness, but its commitment to British food, lovingly cooked to bring out its finest qualities, makes it an instant favourite. I'll go back as soon as possible." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on February 01, 2008
"The cooking is now traditional to the core. Expect beef on the bone, oysters, and classic fish dishes. The set lunch is excellent value, but be sure to book since half of Piccadilly and Bond Street will be joining you." READ REVIEW