London-South East London
May 11, 2018
On first impressions you may think that Albion is a plush organic supermarket, as you are greeted by fresh produce laid out in boxes and woven shopping baskets outside, but Albion Bankside is in fact a multipurpose grocer, café/bar, grill, wine shop and oyster bar, unique, we know. Open 7 days a week and located behind the iconic Tate modern, we think Albion Bankside is definitely one to shout about.
The space is modern and bright, with glass walls, white wooden tables and a multitude of lampshades hanging from the ceiling. They also have a beautiful terrace overlooking their landscaped gardens, perfect for alfresco dining.
The menus range from breakfast, lunch/brunch, dinner, pudding and cheese, a kids’ menu and of course an extensive drinks menu which we’ll touch on later.
The cuisine here is British comfort food and there is a lot to choose from so narrowing it down may be hard. But we can recommend the hanger steak and chips with peppercorn sauce from the lunch menu, and the grilled aubergine, kale and bean stew for a veggie option. You may be stuffed after lunch, but do make room for the vanilla roasted plums, shortbread and clotted cream!
By the open kitchen they have an impressive floor to ceiling shelf filled with bottles of drink. Gin cups, bloody mary’s, classics and virgin cocktails are all on offer here, but we are most impressed by their coffee and tea cocktails. In particular, the “Sherwood Forest Gateau” which is a blend of vodka, espresso, cassis, soda, and chocolate bitters, not for the faint hearted but we definitely recommend you give it a try.
Albion’s wine shop feature 100 French wines, with the option for you to take the bottle home or bring back to your table. They also have a great range of craft beer, juice, coffee and teas, and have their own make of Pale Ale.
Top tip: If you are a Tate modern customer, they offer a generous 20% off your meal! Just show your ticket to your waiter.
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