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The Albanach

197 High Street | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 220 5277
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (114 reviews)
“mulled cider” (9 reviews)
“fish and chips” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
197 High Street | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here following a long day working we waited what seemed an age for drinks and food when the steak finally arrived what was supposed to have been medium rare was fully cooked and the triple cooked chips appeared to be straight out a freezer...More

Thank Fasteddie69
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here before with 'the lads' and the drinking side of this place speaks for itself (250 types of whisky...). This time was for a family lunch. The place is perfectly situated on the Royal Mile, and is a cosy proper scottish pub. The...More

Thank Thedukeofdice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking forward to a nice meal- it was tasteless and over cooked. Salad brown and wilted and soaked in dressing. Chicken was chewy, dry and flavorless. It was a waste of time chewing. The restaurant is dirty. Sad... bar section looks fun and nice. Drinks...More

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

Thank you for your review. If this was indeed the case, I can only apologise. We do not serve frozen veg (apart from the peas that go with the fish) and we would have happily changed your meal at checkback if you were so unhappy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tough time of year to go to and review a place. We went on Christmas Eve when many of the usual wait staff were off. The food was OK. One of us had steak pie, excellent! One of us had macaroni and cheese, bland. The...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was very pretty good, especially the fish and chips and Cullen Skink. Although the service wasnt the greatest or friendliest.

Thank arodger1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classy pub on the Royal Mile. Clean and welcoming. The food is amazing! There's a lot to choose from, even if you are a picky eater. The Big Fish & Chips are huge, maybe enough to share. The BBQ Burnt Ends Beef Nachos really hit...More

Thank presentfinder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife have came in here for the past 6 years. I have to say the food looks good. A couple of days ago we had soup at the bar for a snack, and it was ok

Thank ian g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in after the New Year came in as we were on way back to hotel. We never ate there and it was rammed but the atmosphere was brill and well worth going in for a few late drinks. It had a locals pub...More

Thank frankdux69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place and good good! The service is really friendly and efficient! We will come back as soon as we can!

Thank Maik S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this meal month in advance, as I learned through TA Edinburgh forum, that these meals get booked up pretty fast. I'm glad I did. The meal was excellent. There were three courses and we made our choices when we booked. There was a...More

1  Thank acchapp
Pauline C, General Manager at The Albanach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving this review. All the team worked extremely hard that day and I am delighted to pass on your kind comments to them. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays and get time o try a few more whiskies...More

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
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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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