I had problems identifying "British" Cuisine as Albion has categorized themselves. My knowledge of british food limits to yorkshire puddings, scones, and fish and chips. *sheepish grin* It's not exactly our commonly understood cuisine type like "italian" "thai" "french" and "malaysian", it did however perk up my curiousity to learn a bit more about it.

It's interesting what you can learn from the internet nowadays. According to wikipedia, British food means "unfussy dishes made with quality local ingredients, match with simple sauce to accenture flavours, rather than disguising it" They are apparently known for their herb stewing techniques and have heavy influences from mediterranean cuisines

Albion is located at a seemingly quiet area of Changkat- same row as Bar Italia. But a definite crowd puller would be their relatively reasonable pricing on the menu comparable with to those in the vicinity. You're looking at less than RM20 for starters, RM25-RM40 for mains and less than RM20 for desserts.

We started off our dinner with Gravadlax (28) Homecured Norwegian Salmon with dill & Citrus that came in generous portions of salmon that taste fresh and well marinated. Only problem i had with it is that the salmon is quite warm whilst i preferred it chilled.

Seared King Scallops (RM29) with pumpkin puree and roasted cauliflower was a delight to eat. The scallop came in thick piece, juicy and tender. Combination of the puree is not too intense which is a good thing as we wanted to swipe up all the sauce with the scallop
Char-grilled South African Ostrich (RM46) Served with polenta and salsa verde. I find it hard to like ostrich meat, while the meat was slightly chewy, it gaves out this pungent smell that is repelling for me. The bed of polenta was too watery. I wouldn't recommend this dish.

Butterflied King Prawns with homemade fettucine and prawn reduction (RM39), was nicely presented. Extra cookie point for the effort on homemade fettucine, texture was right but it lacks flavour making it rather bland. The prawn reduction tasted good, but its unable to bring up the flavours of this dish. I felt that they should cook the reduction and pasta together to get a stronger flavour.

Probably my favourite dish of the night and i was glad to have ordered this. Slow roast belly pork with potato, leek, and caramelised apples (RM31) was roast to tender. The caramelised apples gaves a sweet tone to this dish, i love it.

Iced Cranachan Parfait (RM18) is a traditional scottish dessert with oats, whiskey & Melba sauce. We liked this best as it was something different from our original orders. The oats does not have much taste, but the raspberry sorbet made up for it in flavours so you've got to eat them mixed together.

Espresso Panna Cotta (RM18) was decent. Not too sweet yet creamy. It was however quite forgettable.

I like my Sticky Toffee & Date Pudding (RM18) too, it was exactly how i imagine it would be, sticky and gooey, and sweet.

Great companion of the night:


Our bill came up to RM300+ with cocktail


Food: 5.5/10
Overall, decent food quality but nothing memorable except for the slow roast pork, their menu is quite vast, so it's worth another visit.

Service: 7/10
Attentive, and efficient

Ambience: 7/10
Good for quiet uninterrupted chatters with friends

Presentation of food: 6/10
Overall: 6.5/10


31, Jalan Berangan,
Changkat Bukit Bintang
50200 KL

Tel: 03- 2141 9282


Sean said...

wah, looks like they've already revamped their menu at least once since opening! nice to have restaurants that try to keep things interesting for returning customers :D

May said...

been wanting to check out this restaurant. according to tripadvisor this is the best restaurant in town - seems like they have the best steak

looks like now I have to lower my expectation but wait U didnt have beef did u ?
I still would want to check out this restaurant

Ms. Jazz said...

Sean: yep~ definitely quite a variety in the menu since opening!

May: I didnt have the beef, shud have done my research prior visit! :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i love the roast pork, its damn awesome and so melt in your mouth, that dish is prob worth just going back for.

i recognise the 2 girls, arent they from GIS too? haha

Ms. Jazz said...

Joe: yes they are your juniors. hehe..=P

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