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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (18 reviews)
“venison main” (2 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (2 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked here for a Sunday family lunch. Julianne coordinated everything perfectly. As there were 21 of us (adults and children), we had to pre order for ease on the day. The quality of the food was superb! We had the roast Chicken/Lamb, gnocchi, beets salad...More

Thank princepatel2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good varied menu, superb service and slow paced. Enjoyed country setting and friendly staff. Good value.

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food and excellent service on both occasions. Highly recommended. The waiting staff are very professional and explain the menu with style and ease. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank PAF17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I booked a spa package on treatwell which included, a set menu dinner, breakfast and lunch the following day. The food was fine, nothing special. Dinner was good, the set menu selection was quite small but we both found dishes we liked....More

Thank DLTT2015
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I joined friends for afternoon tea here two years ago and was disappointed at the standard. However, visiting again today they have upped their game with much improved food (excellent patisserie and delicious scones) and wonderful Newby loose leaf tea - no more teabags! Saying...More

Thank jazza1957
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Great food choice, excellent service, well looked after and nothing to find fault with. They catered for food sensitivities and knew their wines too

Thank NCpimlico
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were a a party of 12 celebrating my daughter's birthday,with almost as many dietary requirements. including a gluten free birthday cake which was the best we have ever tasted.. The kitchen coped magnificently with all our different diets and provided an apparently never ending...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 14 May 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
Audrey B
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.
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