It is World Malbec day next Tuesday and Albertine is doing her bit to celebrate this mighty grape!
We will have a whole special board of Malbecs by the glass while Helen will be grilling giant steaks to share served with fiery chimichurri.
Our Argentinian Malbec Vida Organica will be there, bien sûr, but also the beloved Viña Cobos Felino Malbec, with its pure, intense flavours of freshly picked raspberries.
We will be introducing the velvety Mi Historia Malbec from Spain. A 100% organic Malbec full of black and blueberries, rose, rosemary and violets that is finished with a hint of spice.
Next is the Crocus, a partnership between internationally renowned winemaker and Malbec specialist Paul Hobbs and Bertrand Vigouroux, whose family has been producing wine in Cahors, France since the 1860s.
We will finish with Alamado fortified Malbec, the perfect pairing to our dark chocolate and sea salt tart.
All wines available to take away.
The next ticketed wine tasting at Albertine's private room is all about rosé. Join us for an interactive evening of wine, ideas, good food pairings and lots of laughs on Wed April 25th at 7PM .
Our chief wine buyer Rob has selected five of his personal favourites for your summer. There will be canapés from Allegra and Helen upfront and fine cheeses from Harvey and Brockless to round things up.
Tickets are £25 and they are selling fast. Call the bar today and snap one before their gone for good!
As always 10% discounts on take aways will be offered to our guests so stock up 'cause Spring is upon us and those garden parties are going to be dull without a touch of pink!
We have decided to join the international celebration of this versatile grape to abolish some unfair prejudices about it and showcase how we think Sauvignon Blanc should be done! Four of the greatest SB on our list will be offered by the glass for the night.
There will also be SB flights available, spanning from the fresh crisp and elegant SB of the Loire Valley to the tropical ripe and floral SB from the warmer climates of the southern hemisphere.
We will also have a specially curated Loire Valley cheese-boards dedicated to goat cheese to go with it.
Here is the selection Rob has put together for the night:
Fragrance of pure white grapefruit, intense tropical fruit, ripe gooseberry and fleshy kiwi fruit over-lay Iona’s distinctive herbal and floral undertone. The palate is keenly balanced showing cut green apples and lime marmalade followed by great minerality and length. A great alternative to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and our choice for the summer BTG list.
This is an alternative style to the classic Marlborough SB that is both intricate and textural, a concoction created by fermenting entirely with naturally occurring yeast. Imagine an almond cake full of white nectarine, blood orange and melon – laced with linseed, tarragon and lightly smoked tea..a wild number which is has also become a classic and a long standing presence on our list.
With its intense and elegant nose combining grapefruit and tropical fruits and a fleshy and fresh mouthfeel, this classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc has astonishing clean minerality persisting on the finish. From the little known appellation of Chenonceaux, this is like a great Sancerre atr a fraction of the price. Stunning quality at a bargain price.
A quirky number from on of the most exciting producers in the Mornington Peninsula. We fell in love with at first sight, and hope you will too.
Un-fined and unfiltered, with only minimal sulphur this wine crackles with smoky spice, lifting from the glass with notes of cracked pepper, chilli seeds, tarragon, celery salt, wet rocks and gentle but apparent acidity.
As always all the bottles will be available to take away.
This February Albertine is delighted to launch our great value early evening pre-fixe. For just £16 for two courses, or £21 for three, the new menu will be running in the upstairs restaurant Tuesday-Saturday from 6pm until 7.30pm.
Menus will change, but here’s a little taster of what to expect:
Albertine’s wine list is an eclectic, thorough romp around the world, showing off the best grapes, producers and techniques on the planet.
Of our 150-bottle list, some come from legendary producers and others are emerging talents of the wine-making world. We draw mostly from individuals with small vineyards who really care about their wines, vines and environment. From Major League Big Hitters to great value session wines we’ve everything in our cellars from world exclusives to everyday drinking…as Kingsley Amis would say.
We have a wine for every penchant and pocket, so why not pick up a bottle/case after a visit or pop in as you pass by to get stuck into in the comfort of your own home through our handy off license, thus taking advantage of superb wines at affordable prices.
Albertine’s bar is nothing less than a local landmark: started in 1978 by Sarah McEvedy (current co-owner Allegra McEvedy’s mum), the cool, cosy pew-lined room provides a much needed restorative haven from the mayhem of Shepherd’s Bush.
Use it how you will: pop in for a quick glass and plate of cheese or charcuterie or settle in with the expansive, contemporary yet classic wine list for a few hours.
As standard we run 20+ wines by the glass and because of weekly specials as well as our rolling calendar of promos and events, plus the seasonally changing list there’s always something to learn at Albertine for folks interested in expanding their wine knowledge.
Food-wise the bar menu ranges from snacks to main meals via a range of mid-sized starters and sharers. Our aim is to keep it contemporary whilst giving a proper nod to Albertine’s 70s Francophile heritage.
As always there’s also a cracking choice of European cheeses on the blackboard…now with the addition of puds too!
Our first floor restaurant is a relaxed, airy room providing the perfect contrast to the busy bar downstairs. Here Head Chef Rob gets to spread his culinary wings across the mostly pan-European menu in a room designed for conversation and bonhomie.
In the restaurant reservations can be made from Tuesday to Saturday for tables of up to 8 people.Book Now
Albertine’s private room is a West London surprise: homely yet quirky in design, this versatile space can be used for anything from drinks & canapés for up to 35 to sit-down dinners from 8-16.
With its own dedicated bar, chilled-out vibe and sky views, you feel light-years away from the madding crowd of Shepherd’s Bush below.
Call 020 8743 9593, or click here to email us about your event.
In the restaurant reservations can be made from Tuesday to Saturday for tables of up to 8 people.
We recommend our private room on the top floor for parties of 8+ diners (no room charge but we do require a minimum spend).
The private room can also be booked for more casual events like drinks parties, leaving dos, book clubs, mother & baby groups etc.
Call us on 020 8743 9593, click here to email us, or use the online booking service below.
Why not treat your friends and loved ones to dinner or drinks at Albertine, or a bottle or two from our wine shop. Our Albertine Gift Vouchers come in £25 or £50 denominations from the bar, and are an ideal present for foodies and wine lovers all year round for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you gifts and any other love-needing moments!
Albertine accepts Gourmet Guide vouchers, which are available to purchase as online here. To use them, simply book in advance via the Gourmet Guide website, citing the value of your voucher or amount you wish to redeem at Albertine.