Set on the corner of two leafy streets in Southwark, The Albert Arms is a gastro pub serving exciting spins on classic pub dishes. Aiming to be a proper London pub which is just as great for a few drinks sat at the bar as a full Sunday roast, this independent pub is bursting with charm and character.
The Victorian building which houses the pub is immediately appealing from the outside with its traditional white painted façade and a smattering of tables and chairs outside. There’s also a canopy-covered terrace out the back which makes the perfect spot for a drink or two during the warmer months. Inside there are elements of the traditional boozer to The Albert Arms, yet the exposed brick wall and cool light fittings give the space a modern feel, with various framed photos of musicians providing further fun.
Chef Phil Smith’s food menu focuses on using local, seasonal ingredients to create Modern European twists on British pub classics. Starters might include sweet potato, chilli and parmesan ravioli, with sage and a beurre noisette, or red wine braised chorizo crostini. You can expect main courses ranging from pan fried sea trout, served with saffron potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, egg, and trout roe, to stuffed rabbit leg, wild garlic, grilled leeks & pancetta. Whereas for puddings, things are more traditional, with offerings including apple crumble, sticky toffee pudding, and chocolate brownie.
On Sundays, there is of course a variety of different delicious roasts on offer with all the trimmings including duck fat potatoes. Meanwhile on Saturdays The Albert Arms offers up a brunch menu featuring dishes such as smashed avocado and poached eggs on toast, as well as a selection of its standard dishes.
With a number of different beers on tap, an extensive wine list, as well as a selection of cocktails available, The Albert Arms has got you covered whether you’re just wanting a drink, or you want a full three-course meal.