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The Albanach

) #168 of 1,846 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , European, British
197 High Street | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 220 5277
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
197 High Street | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for lunch at The World's End but the wait was way too long, they recommended The Albanach. I had the meat pie and my wife had the fish and chips, both were excellent, we needed directions to a bus and the bar...More

Thank bryceland51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here especially on a sunny day. Grab a table outside, order a local beer, sit and people watch. We sat for hours drinking and eating and watching the world go round. We met a lovey youthful elderly man who told us many...More

Thank 9Tonne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for sumptuous Steak Pie and luscious, crisply battered fish and chips. The floors of the quaint cafe gleamed in the afternoon light. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly.

Thank espiritdoux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wee bar well worth a visit not at the same extortionate prices of other Edinburgh bars. Really nice feel to the bar.

Thank Strond10a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a really good atmosphere in this place, particularly in the bar area at the front. It's a bigger place than it looks from the outside as they have a longer bigger dining room at the back. The food was so disappointing, we had...More

Thank Fiona S
Pauline C, General Manager at The Albanach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Fiona Sorry you were so disappointed with the food you had. Please contact me directly if you wish to discuss this further at albanach.edinburgh@belhaven pubs.net Regards Pauline

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome lunch service during my second visit to Edinburgh. I was travelling with my sister and her son's and she wanted something on the Royal Mile and World's End was really busy. The food was great and the service was very good. I can't come...More

Thank April K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best fish and chips that I have every had. Don't forget to try one of the cask conditioned ails while you are there, and grab a seat outside or in the window to just watch the people go by as you eat!

Thank Stephen B
PCarr197, General Manager at The Albanach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. The kitchen team take great pride in this dish and are very happy with your claim. Pauline

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here with my wife & two friends. The service comes with a smile, the food is extremely tasty and well presented and the bar/restaurant, also has a great selection of malt scotch whisky. Certainly worth a visit, for lunch or dinner !

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would strongly recomend not to go there. Waited for ages for someone to take our order and for them to cook it.The actual quality of food was bad. We had to wait for the bill for 40 minutes with dirty plates and dishes resting...More

Thank Teplytskyi
PCarr197, General Manager at The Albanach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I can only apologise for the poor level of service you experienced on your visit an can assure you we take this to heart. We try our best to offer good service but clearly ipped up this time. Pauline

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome selection of Whiskey with decent pricing. Great food as well, definitely recommend the large Haddock (fish & chips). Waiters super friendly. Absolutely recommend going here!

Thank Adrian L
PCarr197, General Manager at The Albanach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks indeed for your awesome review. The fish & chips is our best seller... apart from whisky of course! Pauline

Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Kieren O
Hi - thinking of coming on on a Wednesday at around 21:00 for dinner. Do we need to book or can we just walk in? Cheers
12 March 2017|
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Response from Odd Lennart L | Reviewed this property |
to be sure make a reservation it is a Nice Place Worth a visit if you og enjoy it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 High Street | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 5277
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