Albert’s Table


What the closure of Albert’s Table says about Croydon

Posted on October 30th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 23 comments

Albert’s Table in South Croydon has suddenly closed – why?

I’ve been reviewing restaurants in the Croydon Citizen for a few years. I’ve always tried to be positive about independent Croydon(ish) venues, only giving MeatLiquor and Boxpark a bit of a kicking (which both can take on the chin pretty easily). However, there was another kicking that I’d been building up to since I started this gig: … Read More »



September 2016 in brief

Posted on October 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Croydon’s big stories of September 2016, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Boxpark opening date announced

The delayed Boxpark development next to East Croydon station received an opening date of 29th October. A festival, culminating in grime night Eskimo Dance, will launch the food, drink and events-focused space, which will not include any retail units. As a result, plans for a repeat of 2015′s Ambition Festival … Read More »



Crocus valley blooms again

Posted on October 14th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

How Ally McKinlay brought saffron home to Croydon

Boxpark? Just a fancy place for a sandwich. Westfield? Retail detail – see one and you’ve seen ‘em mall. The stand-out Croydon story of 2015 is horticultural.

In August, the people of Croydon responded enthusiastically to a proposal to bring crocus-growing back to the town centre. In Roman times, the species crocus sativus grew here, producing saffron … Read More »



Albert’s Table announces new wine event

Posted on May 4th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Michelin-listed Croydon restaurant Albert’s Table has announced a new event for May, Reserve Wine Tuesday, offering a premium selection of wines not normally available in the restaurant, at cost price. 

Release begins: The team at the highly acclaimed Croydon restaurant Albert’s Table is known for innovation, outstanding food and exceptional events. Its latest offering, Reserve Wine Tuesday, promises to continue that tradition.

While most restaurants are offering … Read More »



Chef of celebrated Croydon restaurant, Albert’s Table, to take part in educational documentary

Posted on March 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Joby Wells, owner and chef of the highly acclaimed Croydon restaurant, Albert’s Table, is to take part in an educational documentary on British produce.

Release begins: Working with video production company Etio, Joby is travelling the country to visit all of the wonderful suppliers that Albert’s Table currently uses.  In the documentary he discusses how and why the various suppliers operate in the way they do, why he … Read More »



Why I kept my business local

Posted on February 16th, by Ahzaz Chowdhury in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

Central London? No thanks. Az Chowdhury explains why

I’ve lived in Croydon most of my life. The Cronx is in my blood. That is what keeps me living in our town, but it’s not enough in itself to justify running my business here. Taking a Braveheart approach to business will likely end in a similarly messy way.

Whilst my professional peers are working from their more … Read More »



Albert’s Table Croydon: first tasting evening of 2015 announced

Posted on December 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Albert’s Table’s first Tasting Evening for 2015 is now open for bookings. The event is being held on Wednesday 28th January and tables are expected to fill up quickly.

Release begins: These acclaimed Tasting Evenings have been held regularly at the Croydon restaurant for over a year now and are a much loved and highly anticipated event.  Joby, the head chef and owner of Albert’s Table, hosts the … Read More »