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The Albanach

197 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 220 5277
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Bar on the Royal Mile

Drop in for a dram on a cold snowy day on the Royal Mile. Lovely atmosphere and staff excellent.Had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Excellent place to try local food

I tried an exceptionally tasty Cullen skink soup and Haggis annd Potato Pie which was delicious and... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Maria S
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Average13%
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“malt whisky” (2 reviews)
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197 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 220 5277
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drop in for a dram on a cold snowy day on the Royal Mile. Lovely atmosphere and staff excellent.Had extensive menu of whisky from all regions. Staff helped with selections. Went in for 1 stayed for a few.

Thank Kasbah102
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I tried an exceptionally tasty Cullen skink soup and Haggis annd Potato Pie which was delicious and satisfactorily on the spicy side. The service was excellent and really fast. The portion was sizeable. Excellent taste of Scottish cuisine. Thank you!

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We dropped in here as soon as we arrived in Edinburgh. There are a lot of bars on the Royal Mile, but this one seemed understated and authentic (I'm sure lots of the others are too) and it wasn't overly busy. The bar staff were...More

Thank TheMezcalWorm
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great pub, the finest collection of malt whisky I have ever encountered. Very friendly staff, very accommodating. Good food abd very pleasant beer Besthaven, lipsmacking good.

Thank geo4set
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place this! Great for a drink (good selection of ales, wines and whiskies), great for a meal! I ordered the "Belhaven Best Steak Pie" - the gravy was delicious and the fresh market vegetables were delightful. It comes with a serving of chips or...More

1  Thank Will W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Right on the Royal Mile - and not as touristy as those spots closer to the castle, we came in to finally rest our tired feet. (And to try a bunch of different whisky). Success. Great food - salmon, good chips (fries), and a nice...More

1  Thank ninska_10
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a great bar with a wide range of drinks and food. the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My friends and I came to The Albanach for dinner. We waited for about ten minutes for a table and the staff kept apologizing for the wait. We were seated in the turret table. The food was very good and the staff was wonderful. Good...More

1  Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 5 April 2017

There are plenty of pubs on the royal mile, but if your looking for the most delicious bowl of Cullen Skink you've ever had, then you need to go here to get it! Cullen Skink is a creamy, smoked fish soup. Lovely with a cold...More

Thank Brandyvenus
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Enjoyed a few hot toddys here. The staff were very friendly. Overall a great experience. The honey and herbs and spices were wonderful.

Thank Kathleen B
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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