With the World Cup in Brazil approaching and promising (threatening?) a summer of wall-to-wall football, as well as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup later in the year, Albert’s Table, probably Croydon’s best restaurant (well, according to Inside Croydon’s review), is promising to make itself a sport-free zone on key dates, beginning at the venue on South End on March 25, with what they are calling a “Ladies’ Night” that is offering a three-course meal and half a bottle of wine for £35.
We have no intention of being drawn into the inevitable debate of whether the restaurant’s premise is in some manner sexist – fancy assuming all women stereo-typically detest sport, tut tut – but we do hope that the management doesn’t think they can get away with offering a special deal which appears to exclude men…
There are three starters, three mains and three desserts to choose from, and the menu includes Cornish mackerel with beetroot and orange, smoked salmon mousse with dressed Dorset crab and pickled cucumber for starters.
For mains, the choice should include grilled sea trout with spring cabbage and steak of Lincolnshire beef rump with triple cooked chips, wild garlic and beech mushrooms.
And desserts may include chocolate soufflé with milk chocolate and hazelnut ice cream or crème fraiche panna cotta with Yorkshire rhubarb, hazelnut biscuit and rhubarb sorbet.
To book your table, call 020 8680 2010
Coming to Croydon
- March of the Mods at Oval Tavern for Teenage Cancer Trust, Mar 16
- St Patrick’s Night celebration, Ruskin House, Mar 17
- Upper Norwood Library Book Club, Mar 15
- Norwood Society talk, Upper Norwood Library, Mar 20
- South Norwood Lakes Playground group workshop, Mar 25
- David Lean Cinema: Basically Johnny Moped, Mar 27-28
- Croydon Half-marathon, Mar 30
- David Lean Cinema: 12 Years a Slave, Apr 3
- David Lean Cinema: The Great Beauty, Apr 10
- David Lean Cinema: Inside Llewyn Davis, Apr 17
- Opening of Marlpit Lane bowling and putting greens, Apr 17
- Arts and Crafts Market, Exchange Square, Apr 19
- David Lean Cinema: Short Term, Apr 24
- Crystal Palace Overground Festival, June 26-29
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