Alba

107 Whitecross Street, Barbican, London, EC1Y 8JH - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7588 1798

Alba Restaurant In London
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Overall 5.5
Food 5.0
Service 7.0
Atmosphere 5.0
Value 5.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Ownership has changed and is no longer Italian, and staff too.

Although the restaurant has retained a somewhat Italian-ish menu (none of which an Italian mamma would ever recognize), the quality is nowhere near that of the previous, authentic regime.

Cuisine level is now at the average gastro-pub level. Gnocchi with butternut squash and crisp sage leaves was industrial gnocchi hard as bullets, undercooked squash, and gloopy greens (not a crisp sage in sight) that seemed more like spinach, and which were not listed on menu. Ham hock terrine was nice, but hardly Italian. The spaghetti with shrimp and chorizo, also not Italian, were actually spaghettini.

Disappointing, as previous owners achieved much higher standards. Staff said current chef is not Italian.
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C.Elder
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 5 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 5
Monday, June 30, 2014

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