Evening OutI never knew this was a restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the airy interior and the open balcony. The staff were lovely and very helpful. Prices are slightly high but there seemed to be a good pre theatre menu and its within walking distance of the many theatres in the area. Definitely go back.16/05/2013 00:00:00Second visit and food stillexcellenWe visited again for lunch on the 50% off TT deal. It really is exceptional value for the high quality of food and service. My Scottish companion praised the Cullen Skink and Haggis. Superb location.15/05/2013 00:00:002nd time in two weeksWe enjoyed it so much the first time that we went back for more and weren't disappointed. The food was extremely good. My only negative point is the fact that there quite a few items that are not included in the 50% off deal and I think this should be mentioned when advertising the offer. However we shall return.15/05/2013 00:00:00Good food, poor serviceWe went for a weekday lunch and the restaurant wasn't packed but also not empty. The food was excellent but the staff were inattentive and slow. Also we were given bread but no plates to eat it from.
Having said that I would go back.15/05/2013 00:00:00Weekend lunchWe very much enjoyed the 50% a la carte deal. The food was tasty, the staff was friendly, the location is very central.11/05/2013 00:00:00Amazing food!We've eaten here 5/6 times now and always been wowed by the food. I always go for a salad for a starter and the portions for the salads are a really good size. My husband had steak tartare which was really fresh. For mains we had fish & chips and roast duck. Both tasted gorgeous and presentation was excellent. Pudding we had sticky toffee pudding and champagne jelly.The only thing I don't like about Albannach are the toilets. They need a good clean. Plus the last 2 times we've been there a number of the toilets have been blocked but the doors are still wide open. Theres been no attempt to put up a sign saying "not in use".I think this could be improved on.All in all we are very happy eating here and look forward to our next visit.11/05/2013 00:00:00Terrific dinnerA group of six went for a pre theatre meal and had a wonderful meal - great service and great food!08/05/2013 00:00:00A definite "must try"It was our first visit to Albannach and it definitely wont be the last. The food was delicious and after a small hiccup with the main course, which the staff dealt with beautifully, everything was excellent. The wine was reasonably priced and the ambience was wonderful, lively but not overpowering.08/05/2013 00:00:00A great find in a great locationWhat a find! We had a great meal, preceded by a couple of tasty (and moreish) cocktails. The quality of food and the location make this restaurant good value for money. We will return to explore more of both the food and cocktail menu.01/05/2013 00:00:00Good solid stockGood food, nice modernist surroundings, and good ambience once it filled up. Enjoyed the simplicity and variety of the sausage board. Had to remind the staff of the top table discount when the bill came, but no issues. Location is excellent, and am sure in the summer evenings, the outside will be great.01/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent lunch at AlbannachExcellent business lunch at Albannach - as it was business, we only took one course and were abstemious on the wine, but the food was excellent - two steaks done exactly as requested, and the fish and chips, which sounds simple, was absolutely superb. Have marked down service as although it was good, it wasn't that attentive and so both ordering and settling up took longer than it should.29/04/2013 00:00:00A very pleasant welcome. ServiceA very pleasant welcome. Service was prompt .The food was well presented The venison was tender and well cooked and presented
The offer made it very reasonable deal for the al a carte menu28/04/2013 00:00:00Great location, great food.I booked this for a pre matinee theatre lunch and, as it was Macbeth, this seemed a fun choice. It was a pleasant surprise. The location is great (right on trafalgarsquare) and the menu was varied so there was something for everyone. We opted for the set menu although we had the option of a50% off the a la carte. The food was delicious and the service good. The only downside was the diner next to us who seemed to find fault with everything! The staff were amazingly patient......
Would definitely go back for the convenient loco and value for money.27/04/2013 00:00:00This is the second time IThis is the second time I have been to Albanach and the food is really really good. The service however is rather slow. We waited about 10 minutes for our bottle of wine which was luke warm on arrvial. We were later told they did not have any cold bottles of that partuclar wine. The waiters are all very friendly and smiley - but slow and easily distracted. Saying that, the food is wonderful, the location perfect and the decor very cool. Would recomend if you were not in a rush.27/04/2013 00:00:00Overall nice placeNice place, but needs some minor renovation. Table was not very clean. But the food, drinks and service were fine26/04/2013 00:00:00We had a nice pre-theatreWe had a nice pre-theatre meal on the 50% off food when ordering 2 courses. Meals we all well presented and tasted nice.25/04/2013 00:00:00Great lunch dealsBeen here a couple of times for lunch with colleagues. They do a great lunch deals, food is always surprisingly good given the relatively low price. Friendly staff, nice decor, good atmosphere and good location.25/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely Restaurant & StaffFirst time in London, and was invited to dine here with a friend. I loved the atmosphere. My first time having a taste of Scottish cuisine. I enjoyed their Haggis, neeps and tatties. Worth a visit.20/04/2013 00:00:00Fun restaurant,great foodHad a brilliant time here.Fun atmosphere and great food. Speciality desert ( Crannanach, I think) was exceptional.
Highlight was the way the flights of whiskeys are served.Tip; have them outside and watch peoples expressions.20/04/2013 00:00:00The food was delicious ....Good food, good ambience and the staff were very attentive as and when it was required.
The Top table deal made our Sunday lunch excellent value for money.
I will be going back again ....14/04/2013 00:00:00Great restaurant and loungeThe food was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. really worth the taste.
And the staff was super friendly even when we arrived later than we reserved.
We were able to finish our evening in the lounge downstairs, where there was e rally nice and fun atmosphere. And the bartender made us some of the best coktails ever.
Definitly worth the visit.12/04/2013 00:00:00Great Tuesday Night!Came here for my boyfriend's birthday. Was a bit concerned that it would be empty on a Tuesday night, but right in the centre of Trafalgar Square it was bustling with great service and great food. I used the 50% off all food deal, which was just as well as the meal still cost me £150 (but we didn't skimp on courses or drinks..) The whisky menu really impressed the birthday boy (that was the reason that I chose the place) and the food was really good, and came to the table in good time. We have a very relaxing, enjoyable evening. Would go again for a special occasion - possibly to try one of their cheaper lunchtime options.09/04/2013 00:00:00Great spot in the heart of LondonHad a fab time with a friend for a bite to eat after work. This Cosy but chic joint just off Trafalgar Square was a pleasant surprise. Unassuming in its appearance and centrally located. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. On arrival a few people were seated outside drinking, friendly staff at the entrance, the mellow house music from the bar upstairs, all helped create a nice atmosphere. 50% off the Al a Cart menu was fabulous value. It took us a while to decide amidst all the delightful options. There were a few usual supplements, which the waiter made sure he considerately explained. Often you can be left guessing or given a restricted menu. The food was fabulous, I would highly recommend it !09/04/2013 00:00:00Good atmosphere and excellent foodThe minute you walk into the Albannach you completely forget you are just moment away from Trafalger Sq. There is a calm and relaxed vibe which is a perfect contrast to a busy day. The extensive range of whiskeys, cocktails and other beverages leaves you truly spoilt for choice. Not forgetting the delicious menu. Really couldn't fault it.08/04/2013 00:00:00amazing experienceWe found a place so central, quality products and a variety of dishes out of the ordinary. We had a great time in your restaurant. Bravo for the booking service.06/04/2013 00:00:00All very good. Only confusingAll very good. Only confusing aspect was that many dishes on the Menu were excluded from the offer while a few more atracted a 5 pounds supplement so all of this was a bit confusing.04/04/2013 00:00:00Pre Theatre MealWe decided on The Albannach as it was a couple of years since we had last eaten at this restaurant. It has not lost any of its ambience, coupled with good food and staff attention. It was pretty busy but you were not under any pressure to depart after our meal. On our next theatre trip we would have no hesitation in going again.30/03/2013 00:00:00TastyThe Beef Wellington was superb, staff friendly, Good choice of food and drink.30/03/2013 00:00:00Great Lunch DealWe tried the £10 lunch offer at Albannach on Trafalgar Square. Steak and salad and a glass of wine, superbly done. Not sure how long the deal is on for though.28/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, service andExcellent food, service and ambience. Have been before wth friends and the Manager is very personable and welcoming which filters through to the staff.28/03/2013 00:00:00Good food, central locationThis was my second visit.. Good for after or before theatre. We booked on the 50% deal which offered good value for money. I would say however there are quite a few restrictions as to what isn't on the offer, including 3 steaks, scallops, tartare etc which can limit the menu. I would visit again for a quick bite. ALL staff were excellent in their service. Food was quick to be delivered to the table. My fish was incredibly salty, but my chicken salad for starters was lovely. My dining partner had the fishcakes which were a good size, and the liver which she said was cooked perfectly and a good portion size.27/03/2013 00:00:00Good food and service!Very good food and good value with the toptable discount. Will be back26/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, great environment,Excellent food, great environment, best fish and chips we've tried so far!
Brilliant value for money anyway but even more when u are getting the 50% discount!!!23/03/2013 00:00:00Good pre-theatre choiceReally lovely and quality food! Would def return. The staff were very attentive, great service and the wine list was quite impressive. Great location. Would def recommend too.23/03/2013 00:00:00Nottingham LotWe met our friends who were down from Nottingham for the day and I recommended lunch at Albannach as I'd been there before, the food was very very good and I will be back for more in the not too distant future.23/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent, excellent foodWe love this place!!!! Been there several times in the last few months. My only criticism is really the price of the food iteself. Other than that it practically meets perfection at every level.22/03/2013 00:00:00I would highly recommend AlbannachI would highly recommend Albannach for a pre-theatre meal. The food was fantastic & excellent value.
Our Waiter was extremelely attentive & helpful - he deserves 5 stars!21/03/2013 00:00:00Great value, great food!I took my mum to Albannach when she was visiting London. We got the TT offer of 50% which made all the difference. However make sure you read the T&Cs, it is only 50% off when having a starter AND a main. But the food was excellent, location was great, would definitely go back!21/03/2013 00:00:00Amazing once againVery good. Been here twice now and will be returning again.21/03/2013 00:00:00Pre/Theatre MealMeal and service was excellent, definitely go back again.21/03/2013 00:00:00Pre-theatre winnerGreat restaurant with an understated but luxurious decor and buzzy but not overly noisy atmosphere. The 50% A La Carte pre-theatre offer is a brilliant deal and the food, which is absolutely top drawer, comes very quickly so it is the ideal way to go if you need a quick turnaround for a 7.30pm show nearby. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for quality of food and service as well as being a lovely bar to have an after-work drink in.20/03/2013 00:00:00Birthday MealOn a freezing evening it was good to get into the warmth of Albannach and enjoy a good meal. Mussels to start were good followed by an excellent Beef Wellington although you do need to order some side dish with it as it just sits on a small bed of green beans. TT discount was good but beware of the restrictions which seemed to differ to what I thought I'd read or was on my booking form. Pleasent service but the ambience just seemed to lack something with it being a mix of bar/restaurant. Kept getting a whiff of bagpipes and wondered where they were - seemed they were outside the front door so no real Scottish theme for the diners inside.20/03/2013 00:00:00Great Toptable dealI had a very pleasant dinner here a month ago and took a close friend here for her birthday for lunch yesterday. The food was really good, the portion size generous and the staff were friendly and efficient. Don't miss the haggis and the cranachan is historic. Unless you're really hungry ask for just one and two spoons to share. The wine list is good and not overpriced.
With the current toptable deal of 50% off most of the food this is a brilliant place to eat.19/03/2013 00:00:00Refreshingly excellent serviceAs my Dad (a Scot) was in town for a meeting, it was the perfect excuse to try Albannach. And we certainly weren't disappointed. Despite arriving 10 mins late, we were welcomed warmly & promptly seated. As well as wine, I ordered a whiskey flight to accompany our meal. When I asked the maitre d' if I could substitute one for my favourite alternative, he couldn't have been more accomodating. The food was outstanding. We had cullen skink & haggis to start, and both had duck for main, which was cooked to perfection. The portions were generous without being overfacing & beautifully presented. Sadly we didn't have room for pudding. With the TT 50% discount the bill came to about £70 including service - incredible value! We'll definitely be back.19/03/2013 00:00:00A taste of Scotland in the capitalThis was my first experience at Albannach and it didn't disappoint. My wife had taken me there to celebrate my birthday before we went to the theatre. The service was great as the waitress took the time to carefully answer all of our questions and checked in on us consistently. The steak was cooked perfectly, accompanied by some fine Scottish whiskey, followed a great Cranachan. My wife enjoyed the Barmbly Apple Crumble. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday in an iconic location such as Trafalgar Square. As an American living in the UK, this is the sort of experience that leaves a great taste in your mouth, metaphorically and literally.16/03/2013 00:00:00thursday lunchwe had a really nice lunch and the staff were very friendly we will be going back.14/03/2013 00:00:00Service was attentive andService was attentive and food was very good. The staff were very accomodating of a birthday requests and they have a very good wine list.14/03/2013 00:00:00An Early Evening BiteI dropped in to Albannach for an early evening bite before an evening meeting.
It was quite quiet (4:30pm) but was starting to liven up as I left.
Service was attentive, food was good and exceptional value.14/03/2013 00:00:00amazing foodExcellent food...great value...good service. Highly recommended.12/03/2013 00:00:00Trafalgar Square GemDined before the opera at ENO in a favourite whisky restaurant right on Trafalgar Square. Calamari and lamb chops nicely done. Always excellent service. Disappointed that toptable special is now 25% off food instead of 50%.Pre-theatre menu also a good choice.12/03/2013 00:00:00