31 Jalan Berangan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03 2141 9282
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Opened in January 2010, and located just behind Changkat Bukit Bintang, Albion is the perfect place to start your night off before you saunter to the next street to wear out your dancing shoes. While its name may be ye old ancient moniker for Great Britain, England in particular, Albion’s modern British bistro is bang-up-to-date in its approach, serving imaginative food that reflects current trends in British kitchens and innovative cocktails inspired by London style bars.
The prices however are not – they’re local and for the quality and standard of service, very reasonable. The open frontage is inviting, and the ground floor terrace, first floor balcony and the secluded lounge is an attractive proposition for a drinks.
Text Veena Sidhu
Images Nicholas Chin
Clientele Owners Ipoh-born Colin KH Yap and Liverpool native (and ex-musician) James Grierson chose the location because of its resemblance to London’s Soho, which they worked in for over 20 years. As such Albion attracts foodies, barflies and Changkat BB club-hoppers.
Music policy Music you can hold a conversation to.
Drinks Albion carries a comprehensive drinks menu that includes a considerable wine list and a flurry of wonderfully concocted cocktails: champagne cocktails (RM55) like the Earl Grey (vodka, earl grey tea and champagne) and Wimbledon (strawberries, berry vodka, crÃ¨me de fraise and champagne), martinis like the must try Peanut Butter Martini (Skyy Vodka, Runny Honey, Peanut Butter) and tall and short drinks. Albion has credited the original creators of many of the cocktails featured demonstrating the respect they have for an expertly whipped up tipple.
Happy Hour None.
Eats That Albion’s modern British fare includes French, Italian, Spanish, North African, Asian and South American influences on the menu underlines UK’s cosmopolitan nature and the Brit’s increasingly sophisticated palate. Beer battered Fish and Chips (RM39), Steak and Guinness Pudding (RM38) and Macaroni Cheese (RM22) are traditional British staples but are presented and taste far from bog standard. Albion’s much lauded Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (RM39) is only served on Sundays and in limited portions, while late risers can wake up to Albion’s brilliant brunch. It is non-halal however and pork is served.
Dress code Come dressed anticipating further exploration of Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Door policy None.
Open Tue-Sun: 12nn-12mn. Closed on Monday.
Parking There is valet service at the end of the street and open air car parks in the area.