St Albans Restaurants

  • Inn On The Park
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    The Peahen: Town Centre Gastro Pub

    by St_Vincent Updated Dec 11, 2005

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    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.

    The Peahen
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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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    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.

    Inn On The Park Inn On The Park
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    The Pudding Stop: Bakewell Tart and Ice Cream

    by vichatherly Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    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.

    The Pudding Stop
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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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    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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    Palmers: Nice cafe/restaurant in St. Albans

    by barryg23 Updated Dec 3, 2006

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    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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    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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    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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    The Waffle House: Waffles

    by vichatherly Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    This is one our 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 Verulamium Park and has many outside tables. You may have to queue for a table, but this normally it doesn't take too long to get a table.

    Favorite Dish: One of my favourites is the Chilli Con Carne - Organic minced beef cooked with peppers and kidney beans in a spicy tomato sauce. Served with sour cream, grated cheddar & tortillas

    Although at my last visit I went for the Hummus & Avocado - Fresh hummus made with organic chickpeas, tahini and olive oil, layered with wild rocket, sun-dried tomatoes and organic olives, drizzled with a sweet chilli and balsamic dressing and topped with an avocado fan

    Chilli Con Carne Hummus & Avocado Banoffee
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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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    The Waffle House: Delicious waffles!!!

    by Anjuschka Updated Apr 11, 2015

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    I found out about this place via INTERNET and thought I love waffles and there was a wide range to choose from.
    I also love ice cream and since they offer it together a perfect place to me.

    They have quite a variaty of different food to add to the waffles.

    If you have a sweet tooth you'd find your satisfaction at the menu to choose from. If you'd prefer the savory taste you'll find definitely something to enjoy.

    You also can choose hot and cold beverages...

    I also liked the toilet facility - it made a clean impression and it has a good decoration.
    I have to note there are mixed genders toilets - one room with 3 seperate toilets.

    The whole building is very charming but very simple - it's quite flat and is situated a little outside after you take a walk from the park...

    Favorite Dish: I especially loved the waffle with vanilla ice cream, banana slices, whipped cream and butterscotch.

    Since I really DO love all the ingredients I have to admit I really enjoyed it - it was perfect and the portion was quite big - you probably want to skip dinner that day... :D

    I also had a cup of cappuccino and a coke...

    Entrance to the Waffle House A cup of cappuccino Waffle with ice cream, banana & butterscotch inside the toilet facility - washbasins outside

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    Darcys: Modern European with an Australian Influence

    by gordonilla Written May 23, 2012

    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).

    Exterior Interior Fillet White Chocolate Mousse with Balsamic Strawberries Sticky toffee bread and butter pudding

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    The Blue Anchor: Venison Pie was great!

    by vichatherly Written Jan 13, 2011

    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

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    little marrakech: Great tastes of Moroccan Cuisine

    by tzuki Written May 5, 2011

    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):

    Starters:
    - a big elegant bruschetta
    - home-made humous with Moroccan bread

    Mains:
    - 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

    Fresh moroccan mint tea Home-made humous Vegetable and Chicken tagines Chocolate Fudge View of the restaurant
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