L' Albufera

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Meliá White House Hotel, Albany Street, NW1 3UP
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OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday: 19:30-22:30
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Under 45

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L' AlbuferaIn an era when eating in London seems to be all about wacky ingredients, flashy decor and crazy gimmicks, this wonderfully refined comtemporary Spanish restaurant came as a blessed relief. The decor oozes good taste, with a pallet of greys, dark greens, polished wood and a muted Old European style. The low-ceilinged dining room is in a far corner of the ground floor, avoiding the 'lobby' feel that spoils many hotel restaurants, though its lack of windows may make it a little bleak in summer.

Gourmet Spanish food is comparatively rare in London, and many of these ingredients are familiar only from cheap and cheerful tapas, so you may find yourself surprised by the astonishing quality of the cooking here. The undoubted highlight of our meal was roast suckling pig, which, once you'd bitten through the crisp skin, seemed to disappear into the tongue in a mass of melting juices. It was accompanied by a divinely chewy chorizo mash. Our starters, seafood soup and scallops, were good solid brasserie fare, with tough flavours of the sea.

The puddings arrive on a trolley and are prepared in front of you, which is entertaining, but if you only have space for one more thing, make sure it's the Spanish cheeses, because this is surely one of the best cheeseboards in London.

I should point out that my companion had a deeply disappointing baby squid grille, which was salty, gritty and definitely not worth the gourmet prices, but given the outstanding quality of the rest of our meal, I'm quite happy to believe that this was a tiny glitch in an otherwise outstanding restaurant.

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Holiday Inn London Regent's Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 63 29% off
Carburton Street, W1W | 4 minutes from L' Albufera
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130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from L' Albufera
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195 Great Portland Street, Marylebone, London W1W | 3 minutes from L' Albufera
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Cavali
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78 Albany street, Regent's Park, North West London, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 3 minutes from L' Albufera
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Camden People's Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from L' Albufera
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1 Marylebone Road, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 1 minute from L' Albufera
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The 229 Venue
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229 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 3 minutes from L' Albufera
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Villandry Delicatessen
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11 St. Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 1 minute from L' Albufera
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52 Warren Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from L' Albufera
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Queen's Head & Artichoke
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30 - 32 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 1 minute from L' Albufera
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Lowdown at the Albany
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Lowdown at the Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 3 minutes from L' Albufera
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1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 8 minutes from L' Albufera
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The Remedy
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124 Cleveland Street, W1T | 3 minutes from L' Albufera
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Simmons Fitzrovia
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28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from L' Albufera
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5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 6 minutes from L' Albufera
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Melia White House Hotel
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Albany Street, NW1 | Same location as L' Albufera
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Royal College of Physicians
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11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 1 minute from L' Albufera
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