Over the years, food guru The Naked Chef aka Jamie Oliver and kitchen goddess Nigella Lawson have slowly but surely changed the face of British food and even the style in which it is prepared. With Jamie’s very raw and down to earth presentation style and Nigella’s food porn, their ‘advertisement’ of British cooking has helped garner interest in British food right down to our doorsteps.
Albion KL (Albion is one of the oldest names of Britain) was nominated and beat off competition from many F&B powerhouses to win the Time Out KL best independent restaurant 2010 award at the Time Out KL Food Awards 2010. This came as a surprise to many as the restaurant has been open for less than a year.
Eager to discover why they won I caught up with the owners James Grierson and Colin Yap at the awards and they graciously agreed to host celebrity food blogger Bangsar Babe aka Sue Lynn and myself to lunch on a Sunday afternoon.
Must tries at Albion are their Sunday Roast, Roast Pork Belly, Eggs Benedict, Egg Royale, Ballotine of Chicken. The English muffins, breads and Yorkshire puddings are all make in-house and served fresh to your table.
Colin the head chef was trained in hotel and kitchen management and has been in the F&B industry for 20 years of which many were spent in guild halls and hotels in London. However he realised that many people have the misconception that British food is very bland and tasteless. With that in mind, he combines quality ingredients with good presentation and tweaked the recipes slightly to suite the Asian palate which is accustomed to stronger flavours to become what he and James call ‘modern British dining’ at Albion KL.
If you’re looking for something special on a Sunday afternoon then I fully recommend Albion. It’s a tiny piece of Britain in the heart of KL. The prices are slightly on the steep side but the quality of the food is unmistakable! It’s definitely no wonder that Albion won the Time Out KL award.
Albion is located at
31, Jalan Berangan (next to Bakita and behind Werners),
Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200, Kuala Lumpur.
For more info or reservations can call 03-2141 9282
Find Albion on Facebook here.
Omg the Sunday roast looks very good. Drooling now.