Chilli Raj-Indian, stanhope road, £30 for 2-starters,mains and wine and a beer
The Pan Asia Dining Room, beaconsfield rd, does indian,thai and chinese-£40 for 2, starters, main and wine.
Zizzi's-£35 for 2 incl wine, italian, in town.
Carluccio's - st christopher place - great italian-£30 for 2 mains incl wine - nice atmosphere.
The breakfast club-posh breaky place near my place-expensive,not greasy(not really how i like my fry-ups, i like em greasy n cheap) but u get stuff like salmon and scrambled egg. for 2 of us inlc drinks it was £15.
Yim Thai on George Street - a great thai place which has won awards - cost £47 for 2 starters & 2 mains plus a bottle of red, and 2 large glasses of red - good service and yum food.
Tudoe tavern - on the high street, by george street-only does small pub grubby snacks at a reasonable price.
The waterbarn end(Lloyds bar) - packed at night with drinkers but do good food in the day-i had a chicken, leek pie with chips n gravy with a pint for about a tenner, good portions too.
Hogshead(Blacksmith arms)-does 2 meals for £5.95-good food, none of that cheap rubbish-bargain, cant go wrong-they show football too!
Blue anchor pub-out of this world food, great pubby atmosphere. a little pricey but worth it. at the bottom of george street area.
Albany-great food, nice place if a little crowded sometimes but good service and very good food.
Lussmans fish and grill - great place, classy and quite expensive but food is great and service is great.
Loch Fynn - fish restaurant chain - good food, expensive but good ambience.
La Cosa Nostra-small family run italian with great pizza on latimore road. £30 for 2 pizzas , a shared salad starter and a glass of wine and OJ. friendly staff.
Chez Mumtaj - one of SA's finest. Posh but no overally poncey. A mix of Indian, European and East Asian menu. The portions are fancy, fairly small but not as small as some of these posh places. but the taste is sublime! The rack of lamb is superb. a meal for 2 with 1 bottle of Rioja was £95. Service is good, a good night but due to the price, couldnt do it every week!
Jamies Kitchen-below average!all the hype of it being Jamies but the moment we walked in, i wasnt impressed - the table was dirty, service fairly slow, the food was average at best and portions so small, i was left starving and decided to skip desert and buy a huge bags of maltesers on my way home for desert. £50 for two of us for two courses. wont be going back.
Core brasserie- looks like a nice place but food let it down. Service is great and it's got nice seats outside on a nice day but food, £80 for two incl a bottle wine and 12.5% service charge ( not worth it) , was not so good. Crepe average, steak poor, but nice chips and nice duck pate for starter
This was a work dinner; and three colleagues from the USA and I made a visit to Darcys Restaurant. It was an interesting place spread over two floors.
The service was good, however when we were there it appeared that the did not have so many customers (our four and a couple). It was 18.30 and a Wednesday after all - oh and it was a very sunny and warm evening.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed a fillet steak, and fries - I opted for the special dessert (white chocolate mousse and balsamic strawberries).
A Wetherspoon pub, so the food is formula, basic, standard. Gammon & chips, chicken tikka marsala, burgers, fish & chips.
Nothing fancy, you know exactly what you're going to get and the price is good.
It's in a big old converted barn conveniently located in St Peter's Street, the town's main street.
I've been a regular at Lussmanns ever since I moved to St Albans six years ago. It's on Waxhouse Gate, right next to the Abbey, and spread out over three floors. The setting is really lovely - lots of light coming in through the glass roof and a mix of leather, wood and comfy cushions inside. It's the sort of place that works for any occasion; whether it's a quick lunch, a family meal or a special celebration. The menu tells you exactly where the food is sourced from, which is unusual, and there's plenty of choice with a la carte, set and specials menus - which makes ordering difficult! It's a brasserie style selection of salads, pasta and grills with tempting 'comfort food' desserts. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and it's great value. Strangely, considering its central location, it's a bit of a hidden gem but The Good Food Guide found it and I'd encourage anyone to do the same!
Favorite Dish: It's difficult to pick one dish but I'm a fan of the free-range marinated chicken salad which has lots of garlic, lemon juice, mixed leaves, soft goats cheese & roasted peppers. Delicious!
This is one ouf our favourite restaurants in st Albans and is ideal for a spot of lunch or an early dinner.
The Waffle House serves up waffles with everything. You can have waffles for starter, main course and the dessert.
The restaurant is at the just outside of the bottom of the park and has many outside tables. You may have to queue for a table, but this normally is a quick line.
Favorite Dish: One of my favourites is the chilli con carne with extra gucamole on a tast fresh wholemeal waffle.
It great location in the centre of Old Town and also in the middle of the busy street market, make the spot a must to do not loose, even if you just one a refreshment, you can taste the nice assortment of cakes and drinks.
As you enter by the door, you really enter a new world with the nice atmosphere created in this little gem restaurant. Everything distilled Moroccan taste and the colors and smells are just perfect.
We went there last weekend for the first time and we will be back for sure another times, the experience was really good!
Favorite Dish: We had a Moroccan set menu each (8.95 pounds each):
- a big elegant bruschetta
- home-made humous with Moroccan bread
- Vegetable couscous tagine
- Chicken tagine
Dessert and drinks apart:
- an incredible tasted Chocolate Fudge to share
- 2 fresh mint tea
- bottle of sparkling water
- a diet coke
This is not a restaurant but a Chinese takeaway / delivery and the best one we've tried in St Albans (we're a bit fussy after living in Hong Kong for five years!!!).
Favorite Dish: Bang Bang Chicken!
A very decent place, food was excellent.
Favorite Dish: We started with the vey nice Freshly Baked ‘Treacle’ Bread & Butter and I followed with the Venison Pie from the Special menu, whilst others had the Butchers Steak, the Fish and Chips and the
I skipped dessert but the others had the very nice looking Bannan Profiteroles and the Crème Brulee, Preserve
The restaurant is lovely on both the ground and first floors and there is an outside bit for the summer or for smokers.
The food is clever without being too fancy.
We had raspberry bellinis in the bar first!
Favorite Dish: Deconstructed rhubarb cheesecake
The sweet crumbly biscuit, the sour soft rhubarb and a scoop of smooth subtle cheesey cream in three separate parts - sublime!
A visit to "Ye Olde Fighting Cocks" makes for an appropriate bookend for a St. Albans Abbey/Cathedral pilgrimage. This riverside pub is regularly cited as one of the oldest and longest-continuously serving pubs in all England. Certainly they have been pouring beer and serving grilled food at this location since the 1400s! If you like historic atmosphere with your "real ale" and pub grub, you won't be disappointed here.
There is a nice outdoor patio, but it was drizzly when I was here, so I ate indoors. There are several well-appointed and low-ceilinged rooms to choose from, and snuggeries that are truly snug.
One interesting feature of the pub is a stuffed cock - one of the last great champions of the sport from the early 19th century. Cock-fighting was (finally) outlawed in the 1830s, and it is clear that this was an extremely popular gathering place for the fans of this cruel blood sport. (Thank goodness now we have hockey!)
This tiny restaurant has been superbly decorated with fabrics, lanterns and mirrors so you really feel you might have stepped out of the bazaar and into a little corner of Marrakech
Favorite Dish: Couscous Berber £8.95
A vegetable couscous as good as any I had in Morocco.
And don't forget to have a fresh mint tea.
Zizzi is an Italian restaurant chain with over 50 outlets in the UK. The one in St Albans is located in the shadow of the clock tower on the corner of the High Street and French Row. It seems very child friendly and there are often a number of families with young children waiting for the mid day opening time on a Sunday.
The area around the St. Albans' clock tower is full of cafes, restaurants and sandwich shops. We bought take-away panini from Palmers and had lunch in front of the tower. This is a nice area for relaxing and watching people go by and there was a Mexican band playing beside the tower keeping everyone entertained.
You may baulk at the idea of dining in a former public convenience but Verdi's Italian Restaurant on the corner of Clarence Park is worth a stop even if you just pop in for a tub or cornet of their delicious ice cream.
The starters and mains are all fine though nothing remarkable. Children are well catered for as all pastas are offered as starter or main course portions and there is a huge choice of pizzas too.
Favorite Dish: Spaghetti carbonara - just like momma makes
After France and Hong Kong, Thailand is my favourite place and we have really struggled to find a GREAT Thai restaurant here in St Albans but Pin Petch is not at all bad.
The service is excellent, the ambience and décor are good and the food is fine although not terribly exciting.
Favorite Dish: Pork with garlic and pepper - tender and tasty