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Description

A stunning alfresco pub in the heart of Richmond, Alba is primed for evenings in the summer sunshine, Italian dining and hearty wines. 

Plotted just shy of Marble Hill House, Alba not only makes a great to indulge in dinner and drinks while in town, they're the perfect pre-drinking spot before heading down to Twickenham Rugby Stadium. Interiors at the venue are classic and simple, while their stunning beer garden charms each and every local thanks to its sunny plot and open space.

Exploring Italian culture the only way they know how, by eating through it, Alba serve up wholesome, honest and creatively curated Italian dishes. From pizza and antipasti, to salads and sides, indulge in the flavours of Italy as rich oils, succulent cheese and delicious dough make their way onto the menu. Join them for wine too, as this Richmond pub and restaurant doses out globally renowned wines and classic favourites alongside an impressive keg and cask offering.

Info

None
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Richmond
18 For Alcohol, Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 22:30

Location

Alba
277-279 Richmond Road, London, TW1 2NP

Area:
South London

Nearest station:
Richmond (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £16.50

Menus

Food Menu Download
Wine Menu Download
Dessert Menu Download


This venue serves Italian, European and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Alba serve up stunning plates of Italian food, offering guests everything from pizza to antipasti.

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We regularly eat at Alba because the food is lovely and the staff are really friendly! It's such a family friendly place! Visited Alba on 2018-01-07
by on January 9th, 2018
5

Really helpful staff - food not good - beer good. If you don't like kids don't go. Not expensive. Visited Alba on 2018-01-01
by on January 3rd, 2018
3

Great atmosphere, lovely food, kids menu was great. Xx Visited Alba on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
4

Great Food, great service. Thanks! Visited Alba on 2017-12-30
by on January 1st, 2018
5

We were very disappointed with our visit to the Alba last Sunday. We had a Saturday lunch prior to a Rugby International a few weeks ago and because we all had pizzas the meal was fine. However eight of us were looking forward to a family pre-Xmas Dinner. We had pre-ordered, and this was difficult but generally the standard of the meal was appalling. I should have said something at the time .There were hardly any roasted veg and there was a pile of rocket in the starters. Most had the roast which was so disappointing. There was hardly any gravy but when I asked for some more four gravy boats full of a brown liquid appeared. The plates were cold etc etc. I personally paid for the meal which was a mistake and I don't suppose I will get any reimbursement as I didn't say anything at the time but I would be pleasantly surprised if something was offered. Oh dear. Regards, Les Barlow Visited Alba on 2017-12-17
by on December 20th, 2017
1

Had a lovely meal at the Alba. Very helpful and accommodating staff and delicious food. Visited Alba on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Lovely food and service as always Visited Alba on 2017-12-06
by on December 12th, 2017
5

Superb, friendly service from everyone. Food was expertly prepared and served with every attention to taste, with generous portions. Special mention goes to the specially prepared pasta dish which was outstanding. We will be back. Visited Alba on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Good food great service but service charge excessive. Visited Alba on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
4

Great place to watch the Rugby, lovely beer range, amazing pizza and wonderful staff.
by on November 17th, 2017
5

Great food, great staff, wonderful afternoon! Visited Alba on 2017-11-12
by on November 16th, 2017
5

Buzzy atmosphere. Great food. And they even let my dog sit under the table. Thanks too for the dog treats. Visited Alba on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
5

Terrible - ordered ribeye steak but got onglet. Food was dreadful. Never again. Visited Alba on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
1

We had a really enjoyable meal. The ambience and staff were really welcoming and the Spaghetti Vongole with samphire was superb. Visited Alba on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
5

The staff couldn't do enough for us, it made the evening great fun and very relaxed. The Avatar (10) and Count Dracula (7) were thoroughly spoilt by all of them. Food VG too. Thanks will come again. Visited Alba on 2017-10-31
by on November 4th, 2017
5

Lovely food&lovely staff!! Everyone went out of their way to accommodate us- we will definitely be back! Would absolutely recommend Visited Alba on 2017-10-14
by on October 20th, 2017
5

The setting very nice and the staff were very good and friendly. My food was very good. However, I was with 6 eleven year olds(!) who were given kids menus. Their food was nowhere near as good as mine. It was also served in very small portions - OK for a four year old but not eleven. Visited Alba on 2017-09-24
by on September 26th, 2017
3

A large group of us came here after running the Richmond half marathon. The food was delicious, service was amazing and we had a great time. Highly recommended! Visited Alba on 2017-09-17
by on September 20th, 2017
5

Fun night for a birthday do, with a reserved area and good service Visited Alba on 2017-08-04
by on August 23rd, 2017
4

Fab evening with friends, lovely food for the kids and great service. Visited Alba on 2017-08-04
by on August 6th, 2017
5

I can't even begin to describe how much Alba has gone downhill over the last 3 months. Service has always been slow but is getting slower and without any courtesy at all. Food used to be the one reason to go here; now, the pizzas are watery and lack any form of taste. New management or new chef I'm not sure but give it a miss. Visited Alba on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
1

Great little gastro pub in one of London's nicest locations. Serving nice Italian food, better than pub grub Visited Alba on 2017-06-18
by on June 20th, 2017
5

Great pizza, lovely atmosphere, great live music Visited Alba on 2017-05-26
by on May 28th, 2017
5

Lovely setting and beautiful food Visited Alba on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Had a lovely lunch at the Alba. Delicious pizza and yummy starters too! Visited Alba on 2017-05-07
by on May 9th, 2017
5

Service was surprisingly bad. We were eating our starters and when finished they asked if we wanted the bill? Hadn't had our main course yet. Food okay but they need to be a lot more organised. Visited Alba on 2017-04-30
by on May 6th, 2017
2

We went on a Sunday lunchtime (reservation essential). There was no vegetarian Sunday roast option which was a real shame. Otherwise the food was good. Being a Sunday, it was very busy and the staff was a bit stretched so we had to wait quite a while for food which, when it arrived, wasn't hot but this was fixed very quickly and with many apologies which were appreciated. The Alba is a lovely place, the staff are friendly and I will go again but maybe mid-week or evening. Visited Alba on 2017-04-30
by on May 3rd, 2017
4

excellant food & drinks wine a little overpriced but service very polite & amusing will definitely visit again Visited Alba on 2017-04-16
by on April 19th, 2017
4

Food good. Staff very helpful. Ambience nice Thank you Visited Alba on 2017-04-16
by on April 18th, 2017
4

Great food and friendly staff Visited Alba on 2017-04-07
by on April 9th, 2017
4

We went for Sunday lunch. The food was fine but the atmosphere wasn't at all relaxing. The seating was cramped & we had to leave as soon as we'd finished our main course as a kids party arrived & the noise levels meant conversation was impossible. Even the teenagers with us complained about the noise. Visited Alba on 2017-03-12
by on March 14th, 2017
3

Friendly staff, good pizza, nice surroundings, service charge @ 12.5% not very usual! Visited Alba on 2017-03-11
by on March 13th, 2017
4

Good beer and pizza child friendly Visited Alba on 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
4

Always brilliant food, fast friendly service and great ales Visited Alba on 2017-02-26
by on February 28th, 2017
5

Amazing pizzas and friendly, accommodating staff (after initial booking mishap). Visited Alba on 2017-02-18
by on February 20th, 2017
4

Good food and service was ok Visited Alba on 2017-02-17
by on February 19th, 2017
4

great service. nice atmosphere. tasty food. thanks Visited Alba on 2017-02-08
by on February 10th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere. Helpful service. Good food and great to see Oakham Citra on the bar. Visited Alba on 2017-02-04
by on February 6th, 2017
5

A really great place for a pre-Twickenham lunch. Even though they were extremely busy the staff were so helpful and friendly. Great pizza. I would recommend anybody to go to the Alba. They get it right. Visited Alba on 2017-02-04
by on February 6th, 2017
5

Great food and service as ever - thanks again and see you soon Visited Alba on 2017-01-29
by on January 31st, 2017
5

Lovely meal at Alba last night. The staff were extremely accommodating with all our special requests and we were very grateful for the prompt service as we were in a hurry. Great food and atmosphere as always. Visited Alba on 2017-01-28
by on January 30th, 2017
5

Lovely food and great service as always, highly recommended Visited Alba on 2017-01-18
by on January 20th, 2017
5

Always come back to this eaterie. Fine service, well presented fare and welcoming, friendly atmosphere to boot. Family of 4 ( 2 adults and 2 kids) arrived at quiet midday. Kids meals ( Hawaiian pizza and spag bol.) and our starters arrived first, followed by adult mains ( Beef Lasagne in a rich Ragu sauce). All wholesome, hearty portions packed full of flavour. Kids ate ice cream in cones. We Just found enough space to share a Pink Grapefruit / candied orange sorbet with Cannolini. Nice. Reasonably priced too. Well done Team Alba. 5 stars : ) Visited Alba on 2017-01-03
by on January 5th, 2017
5

My guests and I were delighted with the Christmas Day meal. The service was excellent and we were particularly impressed with the special menus provided for my Vegan and Vegetarian guests. Visited Alba on 2016-12-25
by on December 30th, 2016
5

We had dinner on Christmas Day, we are for 2pm so it was pretty busy. Our starter was very tasty but we did get any motzerella cheese. When our Christmas dinner arrived, I could only eat turkey and parsnips, the carrots and potatoes were not cooked properly and were unedible. We did mention it at the time but told the chief was Italian and didn't know how to cook them. We were very disappointed in the food, the atmosphere and service was very good. Visited Alba on 2016-12-25
by on December 28th, 2016
1

Best place in richmond cool Visited Alba on 2016-12-25
by on December 28th, 2016
5

This was my and my husband's third visit but our first year going to The Alba for Christmas lunch. The quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff and welcoming atmosphere was exactly what you would expect from this fantastic restaurant. The chef was amazing and we definitely did not leave hungry. I look forward to visiting again Visited Alba on 2016-12-25
by on December 27th, 2016
5

We were a party of 37 and every guest commented on how fantastic the food was. Great venue and nice atmosphere. My only criticism is that we were a large party and were split up by a wall/divider which I feel we should have been told about beforehand. Would come again. Visited Alba on 2016-12-16
by on December 20th, 2016
4

We had our Xmas Party at the Alba for 17 people. The food was fantastic, way way above normal pub fare and to top it off, the service was flawless. It's a shame all the pubs in Richmond shut at 11 on Thursdays, we were prepared to spend a lot more money :) Visited Alba on 2016-12-15
by on December 17th, 2016
5

Good customer service, nice ambience and lovely food! Barman even made me a bespoke cocktail which was great! Visited Alba on 2016-12-03
by on December 6th, 2016
5

Great food excellent service will come again Visited Alba on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

service from friendly staff we excellent and a really nice steak, chips and red wine - Visited Alba on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

Fantastic food,atmosphere and great service. Visited Alba on 2016-11-28
by on November 30th, 2016
5

9 of us came here after a cold rugby match at Twickenham in November. Everyone commented on what an excellent find it was. A very cosy bar/restaurant. Great atmosphere, great music, great service and excellent food. We will definitely come here again (in summer too)! Visited Alba on 2016-11-26
by on November 29th, 2016
5

Great food, very friendly and professional manager. Definitely coming back again. Visited Alba on 2016-11-15
by on November 17th, 2016
5

great food, service and beer - ideal pre-rugby spot Visited Alba on 2016-11-12
by on November 14th, 2016
5

Great quick service on a busy day and good food Visited Alba on 2016-11-12
by on November 14th, 2016
5

Never been so disappointed with an evening out. We came on Friday 14 Oct and the following was wrong: 1. it's winter, it's cold, yet you allow adults and children to go in & out of the restaurant doors, leaving them wide open and giving seated guests a chill. The lady next to us was wearing her cost for dinner. Suggest you close these doors and they use the central pub door. We got moved after complaining 2. the music was so loud we had to shout at each other across the table and ask for the music to be turned down. The waitresses were also shouting information at us so we could hear. We're supposed to be in a pub and restaurant not a night club 3. The main meal came very quickly and we were just finishing our starters, the table hadn't even been cleared 4. We asked for a medium cooked steak - it came medium-to-rare. We sent it back. The 2nd steak was even more rare but by this point I had lost my appetite and interest It was supposed to be a nice night out with a family member visiting from the USA and I can't explain how disappointed I am, having been there a few times to just have a few drinks at the bar. Not sure how you will encourage me to come back. Visited Alba on 2016-10-14
by on October 17th, 2016
1

Booked a table at Alba for Father's Day. The food was really great (my Neopolitan brother-in-law totally approved of the pizzas) and the service was fantastic. We'll definitely be returning.
by on June 21st, 2016
5

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