whats on eating & drinking city guide

Almeida

About Almeida

The Almeida brings a breath of modern French cuisine to a trendy part of N1. A totally grown-up restaurant with sophisticated interior, warm woods are joined by white table cloths and the satisfying ching of crystal. French wait staff zip noiselessly between the tables, translating the menu and offering suggestions. Meanwhile Head Chef Alan Jones, fresh from Michelin starred Lucknam Park, has immediately made his mark, creating a menu with classical French influences and a modern touch. Many dishes are steamed or poached, providing customers with a lighter experience and more elegant presentation. The Almeida is renowned for its revival of trolley service and the popular charcuterie trolley features home made rillettes, terrines and patés served with cornichons and homemade pickles - totally unique.



Sample a la carte

Starter

- Spring pea soup, cured ham hock
- Carpaccio of tuna and scallops, spring onion, dill, and citrus dressing
(£3.00 supplement)
- Six large Maldon rock oysters, shallot and red wine vinegar, rye bread (£2.00 supplement)
- Steak tartare, poilâne toast
- Severn and wye organic smoked salmon, traditionally garnished
- Trolley of charcuterie - terrine de campagne, foie gras and chicken liver parfait, rillettes maison
- Asparagus (salad of asparagus, Cornish crab, avocado)
- Norfolk green asparagus velouté, soft poached egg
- White vaucluse asparagus, truffle vinaigrette (£3.00 supplement)

Main Course

- Steamed halibut, fresh peas, broad beans, horseradish velouté
- Line caught wild seabass nicoise, smoked aubergine caviar (£5.00 supplement)
- Grilled lemon sole, sorrel butter, charlotte potatoes
- Cotriade (gilt head bream, rouget grondin, mussels, saffron potatoes, langoustine velouté)
- Rump of spring lamb, morels, peas, new season garlic
- Grilled aged rib eye, pont neuf potatoes, sauce béarnaise (£3.00 supplement)
- Roast spring chicken, Moroccan lemon, spinach and raisins
- Risotto of broad beans , morels and wild garlic
- Slow roast belly of suckling pig, caramelized apples, sage and shallot mash

Dessert

- Warm valrhona chocolate pot, vanilla ice cream
- Glazed passion fruit tart, crème fraiche
- Crème brûlée à la vanille, warm madeleine
- Raspberry macaroons, fresh raspberries and sorbet
- Lemon and raspberry posset, lemon short bread
- Three fruit sorbets (leafy lemon, raspberry and passion fruit, nougatine tuile)
- Armagnac and agen prune ice cream,
orange confit




Additional Information


Address:

30 Almeida Street, Islington, N1 1AD

Nearest tube:

Angel
Lunch: 2 courses £20.00, 3 courses £25.00 4 courses £30.00
Dinner: 2 courses £25.00, 3 courses £30.00 4 courses £35.00

A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.

Average Price:

£35 - £44

Opening times:

Mon - Sat 12pm - 3pm and 5:30pm - 11pm
Sun 1pm - 9pm

Dress Code:

Smart Casual



Custom Search
                        

London Online | About Us | London attractions | London Venues | London Events | London Hotels | London Theatre
CSE © 1996 - 2018 London Online. All rights reserved. London Online is a trading name of CSE. The content of the London Online website is provided in good faith but we cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies, omissions or visitors' comments.


London Online is part of the  Britain Online network of city guides.