On a chilly Sunday afternoon, I fancy curling up in front of a log fire at one of our locals, The Albion on Thornhill Road, N1.
This handsome Georgian pub dates back to when Islington was mostly farmland. It still gives off a little
country ambience with its dark wood interior, cosy wicker furniture and spacious garden overhanging with wisteria.
What’s good for parents? Attentive waiters, baby-changing station in the toilets and space for tots to wander. Sometimes we come here just to lounge around and maybe order one of their desserts (they do a wicked sticky toffee pudding).
But it would be a shame to miss out on the full menu of traditional British fare (fried pig’s ears, anyone?) with a gourmet twist.
The Albion serves up a cracking Sunday lunch and attracts foodies from all over town. The kids menu at £6.50 includes organic drink, roast with trimmings and an ice cream scoop.
Here you can relax with a cold beer and savour the smells coming from the barbeque. And with 72 hours notice, you’ll have a whole suckling roast pig to split with up to 10 fellow carnivores.
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