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Bar Espresso

159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unassuming from the outside, excellent on the plate. There are no pretensions here, if you want an excellent pizza, this is the place to come visit. This is shown by the need to book several days in advance on a Friday/Saturday. Cannoli are also excellent.

Thank HuddsMatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been for a while as moved from area but Nic and Ross are really friendly, food is still fantastic, same chefs for years. Best real family Italian in St Albans. Home made Italian sausage is so good, generous servings. Can't wait to go back...More

Thank NigandT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like this restaurant. The food is consistently good. The staff are friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The pizzas are a good size, for me the mussels are the best thing on the menu

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent family evening - the food was superb and the service was very good as always. It was a lovely venue to celebrate our 58th wedding anniversary.

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Starters - Mussles and Squid - both perfect Mains - Calves liver with sage with mixed veg and Spaghetti Mare both wonderful Desert - Tiramisu - absolutely spot on, this never disappoints at Bat espresso Coffees- Espresso and Americano, strong and rich, just as they...More

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have recently moved to St Albans and sure enough we have found a real diamond in Bar Espresso. The food was sublime as was the atmosphere and staff. Thank you for a wonderful evening, we’ll surely be back soon when the...More

Thank Jasmine M
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant and the welcome we got was very good. It's nothing to look at from the outside - don't judge a book by its cover! Very nice menu with a variety of affordable prices and come more expensive dishes. I would...More

Thank Tasmin100
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I wasn't in the best of moods when I came in, but as soon as I saw the Brownies my mood changed! The Brownie was delicious, but not too sickly and perfectly complimented my Espresso. I will be back!

Thank TheHoff1990
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Friends suggested the restaurant and we had a lovely relaxed evening. The king prawns and risotto we lovely and the service was great. We will definitely return

Thank mahjx001
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Was a regular customer of this place until one day their arrabiata sauce tasted like someone had thrown half a can of Heinz tomato soup in there. My colleague who ordered the same was also in agreement and he has been mentally scarred since the...More

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Ross A, Owner at Bar Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear customer I can assure and guarantee you that we do not use any type of soup in our tomato sauce. Our tomato sauce is made on site and to the same recipe for the past 12 years. The flavour of the sauce can vary...More

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Sidhra K
10 January 2018|
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Response from Ross A | Property representative |
We can arrange to have them if you let me know when you are coming Thursday is the best day so please give us a call and I can arrange Thanks Ross
Rebecca C
3 September 2016|
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Response from Ross A | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca We can offer vegan options and can veganise some of the dishes that we offer. Regards Ross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$84
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 857300
We are a family run restuarant serving traditional homecooked Italian food cooked from fresh with passion. We also have monthly specials including desserts.
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