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The Brasserie at Sopwell House

Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
+44 1727 864477
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner & breakfast here. Both times food was great, lots of choice & attentive staff. Lots of choice on both occasions. Would suit from families to groups of friends.

Thank lori20968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful restaurant in the grounds of sopwell house! We’ve stayed at the establishment many times and the brasserie is ALWAYS our first option. A lot of people tend to go out and pop to a restaurant, but here is the place to be to...More

Thank Joannakash123
Reviewed 27 August 2018

At 1 o clock meat not displayed. Went Monday Bank holiday, Extra charge £5 because it is a bank holiday. Buffet. Spread reasonably large, not inspiring and not top quality, like potato undercooked, pasta indifferent, curry tasteless. Sweets tiny, but not bad. Again, selection is...More

Thank bpest080
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here with old friends. The fish cakes for starter are delicious as is the sea bass. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. The brasserie has great atmosphere and a perfect patio area to sit in after dinner.

Thank jeanney87
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

My friend and I are here for dinner the food wasn't bad not something I that blew me away. One of the waitresses was friendly and smiled at us but the rest looked so miserable. One waitress looked like I had killed her dog or...More

Thank aphrodityp
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The genuinely warm welcome and a choice of tables set the tone for a fun evening. The menu is well thought out and whilst relatively short, it has something for every taste; just as a Brasserie should be. My Caesar, with chargrilled prawns, was simply...More

1  Thank BRCOxton_Wirral
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoying a fabulous spa day which includes a buffet lunch in the brasserie. The food choice was amazing. The staff were lovely, especially the waitress Judith who took a dressing down (in front of the customers) from another staff member for serving us champagne. Champagne...More

Thank MJB293
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

There's a whole host or reasons we would not return here... 1. I was given a voucher for Sopwell House in March 2017, which expired March 2018. I did not get to use the voucher prior to me leaving the UK in August 2017 and...More

Thank Annie514
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We had a great lunch and dinner here in the Brasserie with great service. The lunch was buffet style and was just what you needed. Dinner was a menu which had lots to choose from. Overally lovely.

Thank Luisa311
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We went on a Saturday night. Great atmosphere and our waitress (Alena) was lovely. She helped us with specific requests so our son who is a fussy eater was delighted with the food he got. All the food we had was of a high standard,...More

Thank hslate551
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15 April 2018|
Response from joannaA5689221 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would say smart casual- not jeans or tracksuit. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 864477
  • E-mail
The Brasserie at Sopwell House offers all-day dining in a relaxed, contemporary and vibrant environment yet in contrast is located inside a historic Georgian country house.The sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere is perfect for entertaining clients or relaxing with friends and family. The Brasserie was refurbished in 2008 to combine an expanded dining area that seamlessly couples with the kitchen space. Classic dishes are served alongside daily specials inspired by global cuisine with breakfast and lunch served buffet-style, and dinner chosen from an a la carte or set menu.The Brasserie at Sopwell House is open for breakfast from 6:30am to 10:00am Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 10:30am on the weekend. Opening hours for lunch are 12:00 noon to 3:00pm Monday to Friday and from 12:30pm on the weekend. Dinner is served between 7:00pm and 10:00pm daily.There is no dress code at the Brasserie to ensure that all guests are comfortable and relaxed.
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