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Thompson St Albans

2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England
+44 1727 730777
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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18:00 - 21:30 Hours
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the tasting menu, which was Devine. Not cheap but each course was better than the last. The staff were lovely too, definitely going back soon.

Thank Melanielw18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived it’s was clear that the evening was going to be memorable! Having eaten in many amazing restaurants ran by world famous chefs, Phil Thompson’s cooking is right up there with them. The quality of experience we had was as good...More

Thank rockingfox101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a amazing meal for my daughter's birthday. Service good. Atmosphere relaxed. Been here before. Never disappointed. Thank you Thompsons dining for looking after us on our special occasion.

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I have tried one of their wine pairing dinners. I really enjoyed it but I signed up in June (3 months ago) and I had to pay in full. Everyone comes for the same time so it is a slow...More

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not visited this restaurant for some years and were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent food and attentive service we received. It is relatively expensive but the quality of food and presentation justified the cost.

Thank mppherts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous food, brilliant service and an all in all lovely restaurant to dine at. Comfy lounge to have a pre-dinner drink in and honestly the best service and food I’ve had in a long time! Can’t fault it at all! Possibly the best mojito I’ve...More

Thank lisaboreham9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at this restaurant for a friends birthday being one of 14 people. We were a raucous group and we had our own room which was a good thing for both us and the other patrons. I want to start with the food, the...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for long lunch while passing through St Albans at the end of August 18. We had to check this place out as the reviews seemed a little too good to be true considering it's location. The reality was simple, having been fortunate enough...More

Thank worldtravellers051
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend in St Albans Thompson's was recommended for Sunday ...we were not disappointed...good food...good setting...good service...good fun... We will be back

Thank Graham E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent staff. Thompson’s dining is just a superb experience for everyone who appreciates good food. A must visit!

Thank NicoleS3537
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21 November 2015|
Response from Allan P |
Relaxed/casual as far as I know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$132
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England (Formerly Darcy's Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 730777
  • E-mail
THOMPSON St Albans offers a relaxed and affordable fine dining experience, without the pretence sometimes associated with formal dining. Here, you will find a classic and tranquil setting, ever-changing menus that are dictated by the seasons and a selection of fine wines, carefully chosen to expertly match dishes. Chef and owner Phil Thompson utilises his classic training, along with his natural skill and ability for creating delicious flavour combinations, that showcase his own modern style. The restaurant is popular with large groups and can cater for parties and celebrations. Alternatively, the terrace and conservatory are a great place for dining outside in the sunny months; the quaint Victorian-style courtyard, with trailing ivy, honeysuckle, shrubs and flowers, can host up to 20 guests and is offered exclusively when the conservatory is booked. Private parties can also be held in the 52-seater restaurant upstairs.
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