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“Wasn't expect a lot but pleasantly surprised”
Review of The Albion Rooms

The Albion Rooms
Ranked #70 of 2,989 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$28
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Canadian, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The food is as Canadian as the soil it's grown in. Our chef has pulled inspiration from the culture that surrounds us, it is rustic yet contemporary. Visit Chef Jesse at the interactive charcuterie bar for some locally cured meats and handcrafted charcuterie or take a look at the seasonal ever changing farm to table menu.The drink, showcases our craft whether from the brewery, winery or right at home behind our bar. Pull up a stool and discover Ottawa's new standard for cocktails. You can catch our bartenders setting the standard for Ottawa bar craft, mixing our signature cocktails, creativity being the most common ingredient.
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Came here with a business group - set menu. Had the root vegetable soup, fettecinine and almond cake. With so many good restaurants now in Ottawa, was not expecting a lot. Soup was hearty and flavourful. Pasta was perfect - good balance and not over seasoned. Almond cake was also good - not overly sweet.

Monday night was pretty quiet and had a big room to ourselves.

Kudo's to the crew of waiters/waitresses - all of the food came out together so no one was waiting while others had food on the table. Chef's timed it well.

Since host was paying I can't comment on price. I appreciated having a room to ourselves so we were not screaming over each other.

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Thank Julian L
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile


I had dined here in the past on several occasions and had found the food to be reasonably good. On our latest trip to Ottawa, we decided to try it again because it was already late and we were exhausted after a lengthy flight delay. The room decor is industrial with heavy wood accents and definitely has a good vibe. They also have a good choice of craft beers on tap. Staff are efficient and courteous. We tried three small plates that we thought would go together: the Sicilian style Calamari, a sweet potato gnocchi, and the stuffed peppers. The list of ingredients for each of these dishes seemed really creative. However, we were disappointed with all three dishes. The different flavours in each dish were not discernible to the point that we reread the menu to see exactly what we were eating. They also offer local wines, but the Pinot noir from the Niagara region was thin and tasteless. Altogether a disappointing experience and poor value overall.

Thank Intouchable
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

First visit. Enjoyed the elk burger. It was juicy and tasty. The fries were huge...great finger foot to dip into ketchup or sour cream.

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Thank jpdaley708
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

A very nice atmosphere and menu. Small portions of quality food that are well combinable.

Couple of issues - we were a group of 9 sitting at the "chef's table" in front of the open kitchen (nice touch) - and it would have been nice to have a more private space to have our meeting.

Prices are a tad too much for what you get ($14-16 cocktails, for example), but the quality is good.

The overall experience was quite positive. Would come again.

Thank Maxim B
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Great location, cosy and cool atmosphere. Outside tables are very nice.
Food is great, service fast.
Manager was quite rude and ignored me for 5 minutes when I arrived.

Thank GaeFire
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