Monday, 4 March 2019

REVIEW OF THE ALBANY, THAMES DITTON




The Albany, Thames Ditton has recently re-opened its doors to a luxurious new look and we were kindly invited to a sneak preview evening before its official opening. The Albany is a premium riverside pub, bar and restaurant offering seasonal dishes, pub classics and delightful drinks within its stylish interiors. 







When we arrived we were greeted with a colourful selection of canapes, including one of my favourites from this menu - the deep fried brie. We also enjoyed Tanqueray Orange Gin cocktails. 




Starters

To start myself and James enjoyed the Carne Platter, which includes Southern-fried Buttermilk Chicken with Katsu Sauce,  Lamb Koftas, Crispy Sweet Chilli Beef, Spiralised Carrot Salad and Garlic Flatbread. This was such a great option for us as it meant you got a taster of everything.

My favourite from this platter is the Southern Fried Chicken, especially for the delicious Katsu Sauce that comes with this. 




Mains

Vegan Spiced Coconut Curry

The Albany cater for everyone with plenty of Vegan dishes, therefore I really wanted to give something different a try and decided on the Spiced Coconut Curry. The clue is in the name with the words 'spiced', this definitely packs in some spicy flavours. Overall the dish was very tasty and filling, served with sesame aubergine, broccoli and sticky jasmine rice and one that I would love to have again! 




Battered Halloumi

James had the Battered Halloumi, served with triple cooked chips, minted pea puree and tartare sauce. Again another very tasty main course, especially with the triple cooked chips! 









Clover Club Cocktail

This was my favourite drink from the evening, the Clover Club. This drink is a slightly different take on a traditional martini. Chase GB Gin & Martini Extra Dry shaken with fresh juicy raspberries, egg white and lemon. My favourite part is that the drink is garnished with edible flowers. 






Pudding

The House Sharer

My favourite part of any meal is the pudding and sometimes it's just too hard to choose, so this has to be the best pudding of all time, 'The House Sharer' a.k.a four puddings in one. Believe me, I didn't eat all of these to myself, James helped too but it did again mean I could try a bit of everything. The pudding platter is made up of Chocolate Brownie, Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, Mango & Berry Mess and lastly a Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich - yum! 






We had such a fantastic evening at The Albany and can't wait to go back again soon, especially in the summer to enjoy the riverside views! Fancy visiting The Albany to see the stylish new look, then check out the all the menus here!

[This experience was kindly gifted to us by The Albany, Thames Ditton]



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