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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“scones” (26 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
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19:00 - 21:30 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely staff and great dinner. Overall we had a lovely dinner with 7 of us having Sunday roast. The goats cheese starter was nice and the roast was lovely too with a great desert choice. The only thing I would change would be the roast...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank graceellen97
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Loved everything about my experience of the restaurant at Sopwell House. The service was amazing (attentive without being too attentive, informative and fun. Nothing was too much trouble and Stefano and Nicole were both a delight). The food and wine selection was also fantastic. The...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Fliss W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon tea at Sopwell House this afternoon. The staff were incredibly friendly and accomodating and my friend's daughter ate for free as she is under 5. She was given her own little tower of sandwiches and cakes which was really lovely....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Ali_travels2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large party but well accommodated. Food was very well presented, hot, plentiful and tasty. Unfortunately the service was a little on the slow side which did detract from the lunch. However we would revisit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TJHar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard that Sopwell House was trying to raise its somewhat tarnished reputation so decided to give it a try for my wife's 60th birthday. Big mistake. Despite the premium rate, it seemed to be a very standard tea (we had eaten similar in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PeterJo2013
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Went on Sunday afternoon, which was full without seeming over busy or rushed. Great service by Nicole and thoroughly enjoyed it - very tempted to pop back very soon to try their Christmas afternoon tea in December.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonpikeuk
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We had afternoon tea. To be honest the afternoon tea was really average, we expected better quality and quantity. However, the service was excellent, the staff were very attentive and polite. Specially restaurant manager Stefano who made our visit very special.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Phoenix B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I had a lovely afternoon tea here for my birthday. The service was excellent and the setting was beautiful. Nicole was a great, friendly host - constantly topping up our tea and offering us more scones. I even got a surprise birthday treat! Afterwards we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KHarris122
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Have just returned from a lovely afternoon tea at Sopwell House.Enjoyed every moment and every mouthful.A warm welcome awaited us and we were shown to our table.We were asked if we had any dietary requirements.We told our waitress that we didn’t want meat,sea food or...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Melinda J
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We took a friend for afternoon tea it was 3 adults and 3 children (6,8 and 10 years). The food and service were excellent. Every item was very good and the scones were especially good. The staff were friendly and attentive and very helpful. We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NathanL123
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Audrey B
5 September 2016|
Response from 442yannickm |
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$45 - US$77
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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