We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Restaurant at Sopwell House

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
+44 1727 864477
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:30 - 14:00
Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 187: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took friends to celebrate a special birthday. We were greeted with a friendly smile by the restaurant manager and immediately shown to our table. We were a party of six and shown to a round table, which I always prefer if we are more than four. The restaurant is spotless with fine white linen and an air of comfortable... More 

Thank haroldhenley
Level Contributor
92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food and service were really very good and at less than £40 it is excellent value. It's also nice to find a good restaurant that has some decent wines for under £30. Highly recommended.

Thank luctons
Level Contributor
99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 8 business colleagues, we all stayed in the hotel and booked the restaurant to have a nice dinner. The dinner itself was nice but wasn't great, my mushroom soup was OK but wasn't much better than what you can get in any gastro pub - I wasn't excited. The steak was also nice, but again,... More 

Thank Ronnenb
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

The food was very tasty and the complimentary taster was lovely. The service was slow and I found the seating a little congested in the restaurant.

Thank Charm M
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Average food at ridiculous prices...daylight robbery. A bowl of soup, a ham terrine, 1 dry beefburger and 1x 8 oz steak...2 gin and tonics...over £80!!! Get a grip Sopwell.

Thank Sharon503907
St Albans
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

6 of us visited on a Sunday afternoon 19th Feb for a birthday Afternoon Tea. We sat in the restaurant area which was an attractive bright room. Three of us went for the champagne tea option and three for the normal tea. Our orders for tea were taken and the pots of tea were brought out. As it was loose... More 

4 Thank Deth D
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely buffet lunch reunion with an old friend. We booked the Brassiere and staff were very friendly and lunch was very nice.

Thank Kate F
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our work had a 80th birthday celebratory lunch for one of our managers. Sopwell house fine dining was excellent, it was a personable table and while they had a menu I was on a special diet and they went out of the way to source and provided the necessary ingredients for our pre-ordered meal. The continuously checked the table and... More 

Thank Dia748
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The food was lovely - would definitely recommend. Had starter, main and dessert and all three were delicious! Had the burger for dinner which was amazing!!

Thank 98susanne
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our dinner was full of delighting surprises. Floor staff very attentive - top notch service and great value for money!

Thank Daniele O

Travellers who viewed The Restaurant at Sopwell House also viewed

St Albans, Hertfordshire
St Albans, Hertfordshire
St Albans, Hertfordshire

Been to The Restaurant at Sopwell House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$75
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Restaurant at Sopwell House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
6 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Restaurant at Sopwell House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?