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L'Albufera Restaurant

Albany Street | Albany Street, London NW1 3UP, England
+44 20 7391 3000
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Albany Street | Albany Street, London NW1 3UP, England
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

In the Mélia hotel are two restaurants and l'Albufera is a fine dining restaurant. The staff was really attentive and friendly. For dinner the croquetas for a starter, really nice flavoured! And the vegetable paella as the main with a glass of white wine. The...More

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Melia W, Guest Relations Manager at L'Albufera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Dear FayeInAmsterdam, Thank so much for such a fantastic review! We are very glad to read you had a wonderful experience at our fine dining restaurant L'Albufera, which offers high-quality authentic Spanish cuisine and carefully selected wines. And the croquetas are, indeed, delicious! We would...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

In the Melia White House they have had this large hotel restaurant on and off, even closed. But the current manifestation is great. If you like Spanish superior dining and service, rather than casual tapas bars, this is for you. The room is large and...More

Thank alistair H
Melia W, Guest Relations Manager at L'Albufera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear alistair H, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted to read you had such a fantastic experience at L'Albufera restaurant. As you mention, it offers high-quality Spanish dishes, a wonderful original Spanish wine list and an elegant atmosphere....More

Reviewed 1 December 2016

I liked the steak and loved the wine (Muga). The restaurant is nice and offers an elegant atmosphere.More

Thank betterave1959
Melia W, Guest Relations Manager at L'Albufera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Dear betterave1959, Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with the rest of Tripadvisor's users. We really appreciate your wonderful comments. We all celebrate you've enjoyed your experience with us. The entire L'Albufera Team is looking forward to welcoming you again. All the best, Guest Experience...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I had an amazing dinner at L'Albufera restaurant. Impeccable service, good size of the dishes, great food. Atmosphere is very relaxed. Don't miss the opportunity to have a dinner in London with a Spanish flavor

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Met with family to enjoy a fantastic meal here. Close to Regent's Park. Most impressed with the staff who really looked after us. Authentic Spanish dishes - interesting, tasty and plentiful. Highly recommended. Thank you.

1  Thank Neil D
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very friendly and Authentic Spanish restaurant in central London; Restaurant staff was very warm, welcoming, attentive and provided first class service. The food was delicious with selections of seafood, meat and tapas to choose from the menu. Be careful with the Calamari and squid ink...More

1  Thank Sourabh S
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We was in this nice place because of an interesting groupon voucher. Angel, the fnb manager, was amazing from the beginning till the end. A great professional service like in Michelin starred restaurant. Food was simple, extremely tasty. Good point with the ceviche and pressed...More

1  Thank Juliette B
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went to L'Albufera twice and we just love this restaurant. The food was always delicious and fresh, especially the fish dish. The portions were generous and the daily tapas were beautifully presented. The service is always first class and attentive, especially Angel and Juan...More

Thank Eder Y
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We went with a Groupon and enjoyed great food there. The portion sizes were great. My partner even commented on a starter being the size of a main. Service was nice and attentive. Loved the whole experience and will definitely return!

1  Thank mengjiaow
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I have been a frequent visitor to The Melia White House Hotel for many years and seen quite a few changes in the restaurant. This latest iteration is one of those times they have got it right. Fantastic quality of food, first class service and...More

Thank David S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$57
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Albany Street | Albany Street, London NW1 3UP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Regent's Park / Kings Cross
  • Neighbourhood: Regent's Park / Kings Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7391 3000
  • This restaurant is at Melia White House
Surrounded by the 4-star luxury of the Melia White House hotel, L'Albufera serves exciting Spanish cuisine in an effortlessly elegant setting. Awarded 2 coveted AA Rosettes, L'Albufera blends the country's vibrant customs with a contemporary edge, offering dishes like the Cuttlefish Ink Croquettes with All-i-Oli and Yuzu Lime; Grilled Scallops with Passion Fruit Emulsion accompanied of Sauteed Endives; Cold Gazpacho with Cucumber Sorbet, Sun Blush Tomato, Iberian Ham and Olive Oil; Lobster Paella; Ox Tail Mellow Rice; Slow Cooked Suckling Pig with Fresh Figs, Artichoke Textures and Tarragon Jus; Grilled Red Mullet with Sea Urchin and Cuttlefish Ink Risotto accompanied with Pan Fried Tagliatelle; Tuna Tataki Marinated in Soya Sauce, on a Bed of Garlic Almond Puree and Salmon Fish Roe; Grilled Turbot on Battered Potato Stew and Roasted Baby Vegetables, Hot Chocolate Mouse with 3 Homemade Spanish Churros (Mint, Saffron and Strawberry) or Lemon Posset with Almond Crumble Topping and Passion Fruit Foam.
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