All reader reviews by Anonymous
We stayed at the York and Albany for Christmas. The package included 2 night's accommodation, breakfasts and Christmas lunch on Christmas day. We were absolutely thrilled with our stay. The room was beautiful, warm, comfortable and individually decorated. Our room overlooked Regent's Park and we had a fantastic bathroom with heated floors and a powerful shower. The staff were warm, friendly and attentive. We ate all our meals in the restaurant and were delighted with how reasonable the prices were, offering a first-class dining experience at pub prices. The food was simple but beautifully done and the menu included pizzas, burgers, steaks and fish. The cocktails are absolute heaven and the restaurant has a fantastic wine list that will satisfy every level of wine drinker. On Christmas eve Santa came and left us a stocking filled with lovely gourmet treats from the deli! We took a lovely walk on Christmas day in Regent's Park and up Primrose Hill before returning to have Christmas lunch.
For us the highlight was how friendly the staff were. There were a couple of waiters who were working the whole weekend over Christmas (had that been me I would have been quite grumpy and inhospitable), they got to know us and greeted us every time they saw us and stopped when they passed our table to check everything was ok. We felt very welcome and like we were spending Christmas with friends. It was our first Christmas away from home which we'd thought would be a sad experience but we're now thinking about spending every year at the York and Albany.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Food 7 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8