Palmers: Nice cafe/restaurant in St. Albans
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.
Verdi's: We all scream for ice cream
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
Pin Petch: A taste of Thailand
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
Devda's: Best Indian in town
We had a really good meal here, Pricier than the average Indian but worth the extra not least for the starry ceiling and the wall of water.
Service was excellent.
Drinks were reasonably priced.
Also does takeaway and delivery.
Favorite Dish: Prawn puri - yum!
The Peahen: Town Centre Gastro Pub
Previously a standard and unremarkable pub but has changed quite a bit since my last visit. Still a McMullens house but they have gone big time for the gastro pub experience. Structurally it is still the same but there is now more wood in the furnishings than you'd find in a small rain forest. With it all being fairly new it has the feel of an Ikea showroom about it. Two cask beer pumps remain one with McMullens County and the other possibly a guest. Whilst you can get a beer at the bar the intention is quite clearly that you avail yourself of the full table service, something I generally find unnecessary in a pub. Non smoking throughout. Prices don't look cheap with the Sunday roast at Stg 7.95 but it is a decent place and I would recommend a visit if you want to eat and don't fancy the standard Wetherspoons fare across the road.
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