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“Best Paella outside of Valencia Spain”

L'Albufera Restaurant
Ranked #3,176 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $57
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Regent's Park / Kings Cross
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.
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Paella outside of Valencia Spain”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

the variety of Spanish Tapas was excellent. The Paella is one of the best we have tasted outside of Valencia Spain. The menu had a good variety of dishes for selection. A good variety of wines were available.The atmosphere and service at the resturant was excellent.

Visited May 2012
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Napier, New Zealand
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145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice, authetic spanish food.”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Delicious Spanish food in a nice setting. Staff very attentive and helpful. Quite pricy for what you get although we both found the food really nice. Wine list had some good choices from all over the world.

Visited September 2012
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quality food.”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

The quality of the food is always of a high standard and inventive. As an example their scallop carppacio was marvellous. The bill is always reasonable and the service is impeccable. Even though it appears quite large it always feels intimate and never overcrowded. When coming to Lodon I always look forward to eating here.

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best meal in London”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I usually avoid hotel food but due to late arrival decided to give the LAlbufera a go. Complementary bread, olives and gazpacho left room for only a shared starter of prawns and mushrooms which went great with the oregano bread. For main we had fillet of beef and lobster risotto. The risotto was the most incredible thing I have ever tasted and had a full lobster on top of a well cooked rice base.
The staff were lovely, informative and available but not pushy. They said this is considered the best Spanish restaurant outside Spain. I have been travelling to Spain since I was 4. So about 48 years and have to say I have never had anything this good.
Can't wait to return please give it a try. It is reasonably priced and a great experience.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Karen B
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Bromley, Kent UK
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289 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Hidden Spanish restaurant with excellent food and service”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

The room was very nicely decorated and although there were no windows, this didn't matter. There was a good choice on the menu and a good wine list. They serve a little appetizer while you wait for your starter. The food was very tasty and well cooked. We didn't make the desserts!! The staff were excellent.

Visited June 2012
Thank Speges
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