St Albans Restaurants

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    The Peahen: Town Centre Gastro Pub

    by St_Vincent Updated Dec 11, 2005

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    The Peahen

    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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    Devda's: Best Indian in town

    by pippap Written Aug 31, 2006

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    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!

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    Zizzi: Sizzling Zizzi

    by St_Vincent Written Jun 16, 2007

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    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.

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    Palmers: Nice cafe/restaurant in St. Albans

    by barryg23 Updated Dec 3, 2006

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    Palmers

    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.

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    Inn On The Park: Tasty Ploughmans Sandwich

    by vichatherly Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    After a hour or so running around the kids playground, this is an oasis for parents. It set in the middle of the historic Verulamium Park. It's open for breakfast and lunch and also does a high tea.

    The food here is always fresh and the service is very friendly. There is a good size room for a small family function and whilst we were last here there was a birthday party going on.

    Favorite Dish: It serves a warming cup of tea and coffee, and on my last visit I went for the rather tasty and huge ploughmans sandwich.

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    Pin Petch: A taste of Thailand

    by pippap Written Sep 4, 2006

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    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

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    The Pudding Stop: Bakewell Tart and Ice Cream

    by vichatherly Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    The Pudding Stop

    We popped into the delightful spot on a cold, blustery, rainy Saturday afternoon after it had been recommended to us by friends.

    The simple decor and the large tables and benches give the place a homely feel. The polite service crew are mostly made up of local youngsters but don't let this put you off.

    The place is relaxed and there is no need to rush around. We were in no hurry to leave, as it was hailing outside.

    Favorite Dish: I went for the bakewell tart with ice cream and the Mrs had the delightful sticky toffee pudding with banana ice cream.

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    Koh-i-noor Tandoori: Fish Curry Spot

    by vichatherly Updated Feb 10, 2014

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    This restaurant in St Albans serves up Bangladeshi and Indian food. We went on a busy Saturday night with a few friends. it's not a huge place and so the tables can get a bit crowded.

    There was a lot of the usual rushing about by the owner and the waiters. The food didn't take too long to arrive, given that there were nine of us, and the prices were reasonable.

    Only bottled lagers available, no draught. I went for the Tiger beer.

    I'd certainly visit this spot again and try out some of the other dishes.

    Favorite Dish: It's got some really interesting and different dishes on the menu, with a lot of items that you don't usually see in your standard UK curry house.

    I went for the fish curry; Bangla Fish Amrit - Freshwater Tiger Fish from Bangladesh, cooked in medium hot sauce with fresh herbs and spices ... and the Mrs went for the vegetarian; Chana Aloo Chat - Maharastranian roadside fare. Sliced new potatoes and chickpeas mixed together with light aromatic spices in a chat mosalla sauce, all garnished with carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and fresh coriander.

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    Verdi's: We all scream for ice cream

    by pippap Written Sep 10, 2006

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    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

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    Chinese Express: Chinese Takeaway / Delivery

    by pippap Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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!!!).
    Closed onTuesdays

    Favorite Dish: Bang Bang Chicken!

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    Ye Olde Fighting Cocks: Traidition! An Old Pub with good food

    by yooperprof Written Sep 13, 2009
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    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!)

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    Darcy's Restaurant: Fusion food for all

    by pippap Written Apr 28, 2010

    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!

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    Little Marrakech: A hint of North Africa

    by pippap Written Jan 31, 2008

    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.

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    Many places

    by littlebush Updated Aug 20, 2012

    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

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    Darcys: Modern European with an Australian Influence

    by gordonilla Written May 23, 2012
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    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).

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