SquareMeal Review of
Albion House Restaurant
A classic-contemporary seaside hotel restaurant with views across the sea and Ramsgate’s industrial port, Albion House provides a pleasant bolthole for Londoners in need of a minibreak thanks to a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Inky blue walls are lifted by sand-coloured seagrass carpet in a Regency, 40-cover dining room which could easily be in someone’s (very nice) home, while the British menu is filled with predictable but well-executed gastropub choices. To start, our hefty portion of whitebait was delicate and citrusy, soothed by garlicky aioli, while all components of the Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with hollandaise sauce and poached eggs were present and correct. For the main event, rosemary rack of lamb stood pink and proud on a plate of well-seasoned dauphinois potatoes and al dente tenderstem broccoli, drizzled with a meaty-sweet raspberry jus. Fish is a must: flaky hake is given flavour by caramelised roasted beetroot and freshened by wilted greens. For dessert, a rich dark chocolate fondant does exactly what it says on the tin; wash it all down with a glass or two off a very solid wine list which boasts a good selection of Champagne and Prosecco.