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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (19 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (3 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 3 days ago

People usually complain about slow service, but our lunch was served at a speed that had the starters on the table before we were even half-way through the glass of champagne aperitif. The duck pâté de foie gras was straight out of the fridge and...More

Thank espanophile2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend came here in September, for afternoon tea that was gifted to me. It was lovely, service was good, they were attentive and ensured they topped up the sandwiches, scones and tea often. Last weekend my friend decided she wanted afternoon tea...More

Thank sallyc1988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing Sunday lunch that let the place down. Should and could do much better. Potatoes not roasted well and roast lamb not good or tasty. Service OK but that’s all.

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food, staff and ambience was lovely....even had one of the staff at the piano...the fizz was delicious

Thank antsurdi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb. Romantic place. expensive but worth it. Great service. Would go again. Spa receptionist was a bit unprofessional-ignorant of rates to stay and kept saying we should look at the website. So whats the point then of having a receptionist! Why not have e a...More

Thank GreekEvangelist
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My wife booked the lunch as it was my birthday and wanted to surprise me. Unfortunately, she was left rather embarrassed at her choice. A set lunch menu of 3 courses for £27, with four starters, four main course and four desserts. Whilst the menu...More

3  Thank Neil G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This meal was a highlight of our stay at the hotel! The food was beautifully prepared and presented, the young waiters attentive and smiling. Loved the format, three courses, and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I ate at this restaurant with work colleagues and we actually had a set menu. However this did not detract from the quality of the lovely food on offer, everything was cooked and prepared to perfection. My colleague had chosen the vegetarian option which looked...More

Thank lizm54
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Costa Edyta and team another special evening at Sopwell restaurant good food lovely atmosphere made to feel very special Clive & Gill Sparshott

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had lunch here and enjoyed excellent food, beautifully presented. The lamb was cooked to perfection, one pink and one medium-well, as we had requested. The sea bass was also very good. The staff were most accommodating in allowing our granddaughter to order from the...More

Thank s3aview
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Questions & Answers
Audrey B
5 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$79
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking
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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