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L'Albufera Restaurant

#2,926 of 17,932 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Regent's Park / Kings Cross
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Albany Street | Albany Street, London NW1 3UP, England
+44 20 7391 3000
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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640 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 ambiance was good and almost full house. I enjoyed the dinner very much.

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Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Melia W, Guest Relations Manager at L'Albufera Restaurant, responded to this review

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 love to welcome you back. Kind regards, L'Albufera Team More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a little intimidating but the food is first class. This is five star food that... More 

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Thank alistair H
Melia W, Guest Relations Manager at L'Albufera Restaurant, responded to this review

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. We appreciate you highlighting the roast baby lamb leg, good choice! We would love to... More 

Ochsenfurt, Germany
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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

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Thank betterave1959
Melia W, Guest Relations Manager at L'Albufera Restaurant, responded to this review

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 Team More 

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 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

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Thank Daniel C
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 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.

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 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 sandwich starter as it’s quite messy to eat but worth it if you don’t mind... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 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 lamb. Thank you and congrats for all the team. Definitely recommended.

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1 Thank Juliette B
Brentwood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 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 who really look after their guests well. Fresh bread was made for my son due... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 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!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 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 reasonable pricing for the offering. I will be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $56
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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
  • Neighborhood: Regent's Park / Kings Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7391 3000
  • This restaurant is at Melia White House
Description
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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