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The Restaurant at Sopwell House

Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
+44 1727 864477
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food here is always fabulous, fresh & full of flavours always with plenty of choices. I have never in all the 20 or so years NEVER been disappointed , excellent food ! 👌👌👌

Thank SallyMehmet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for Sunday lunch having booked the night before. I am perplexed as to why the restaurant was so quiet, however there was a nice relaxed atmosphere and we had a leisurely and delicious lunch. The starters and deserts were beautifully presented and most...More

3  Thank stargazy2015
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner included in our overnight stay and I just wanted to say how delicious the food was and presentation was lovely too! My sister also had the burger and my daughter had the Thai curry which they both enjoyed very much and both...More

Thank ayse a
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We booked in advance to come here for afternoon tea. Easy booking and paid in advance too. When we got there we were shown to our beautiful table with big comfy chairs by the window it was heavenly. The afternoon tea was absolutely beautiful and...More

Thank meganlrobertsx
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying in hotel and decided to have a nice evening meal in main restaurant rather than the brasserie. The dinning room itself had a good atmosphere, service was also very very good. Overall meal was fine - Nice starters and excellent main a...More

Thank Londoner075
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It took over an hour for our starters to arrive and when they did mine the fois gras was greasy and bread wasn't delivered when requested, others said the same and commented that the trout was bland. Mains were super bad lemon sole was barely...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took friends to celebrate a special birthday. We were greeted with a friendly smile by the restaurant manager and immediately shown to our table. We were a party of six and shown to a round table, which I always prefer if we are more...More

Thank haroldhenley
Reviewed 12 March 2017

the food and service were really very good and at less than £40 it is excellent value. It's also nice to find a good restaurant that has some decent wines for under £30. Highly recommended.

Thank luctons
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were a group of 8 business colleagues, we all stayed in the hotel and booked the restaurant to have a nice dinner. The dinner itself was nice but wasn't great, my mushroom soup was OK but wasn't much better than what you can get...More

Thank Ronnenb
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The food was very tasty and the complimentary taster was lovely. The service was slow and I found the seating a little congested in the restaurant.

Thank Charm M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Audrey B
Are you taking bookings for the lunch
6 September 2016|
Response from Yannick M |
Dear Audrey B. Yes we are open for Lunch from Wednesday to Friday and Sunday Lunch. Please call the Hotel directly to make your reservation, they will be delighted to assist you. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$46 - US$78
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 864477
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  • This restaurant is at Sopwell House
The Restaurant at Sopwell House is located in a stunning Georgian country house in St Albans. With its high ceilings and classic, sleek decor and AA Rosette award-winning status, The Restaurant serves modern British and European cuisine.

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12:30pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday & Friday.
Dinner: 7:00pm to 9.30Pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.