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The Albanach

197 High Street | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 220 5277
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (110 reviews)
“mulled cider” (9 reviews)
“fish and chips” (49 reviews)
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 had been walking the Royal Mile, intending to go to the World's End pub for dinner. When we found out how long the wait time was there, we asked for a recommendation for another place. The Albanach was the suggestion, so we walked up...More

Thank JRDEagan_Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a visit to Edinburgh and being unprepared for the walk up from Waverley, the Albanach was a great place for our first taste of the city. Great food to eat and a very reasonably priced breakfast! They’ve made me fall in love with haggis...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across The Albanach by reaching the Royal Mile after we got off the train. We had some great food (2 of the sandwiches) and a nice relaxing pint. We came here for breakfast before our train home and that’s was amazing too (haggis...More

Thank Charjade92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food... I had the Salmon Tika and my partner opted for the haddock fish cakes. Both meals were beyond our expectations. We finished by sharing a cheesecake dessert and some latte coffees... Great atmosphere amongst some very friendly folk..

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food We had lunch here one afternoon. The food and service was excellent. Lots of whiskey to choose from if you have the taste for whiskey Would recommend

Thank josmithbarnsley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice! Both times we had a great time. A very welcoming pub with traditional pub style food. An AMAZING whisky selection so if you're into whisky, definitely go here! Staff are friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, quite and cosy. Food was awesome,...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a good place to stop by to have a bit of whisky when your feet have grown tired from walking up and down the old town.

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

Couldn't agree more !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could have stopped at one of a hundred pubs while cruising Edinburgh's Royal Mile of shops and eateries. Good fortune smiled upon us and we stopped at The Albanach. We were served by an attentive and patient staff, as they explained what some of...More

Thank bigbadbuyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ended up going back here several times. Staff is fantastic: friendly, accomodating, always smiling. I went the first time on a Sunday dying for a Bloody Mary, and the bartender made me one that was fricking amazing; so much so that I had two! I...More

Thank Ellen E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, Great prices. We had the best mac and cheese in the world here (made with Orkney white cheddar)... absolutely decadent... largest portion of fish I've ever seen in a plate of food.... great steak pie, great haggis with neeps and tatties, great location.......More

Thank Michael C
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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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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