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The Restaurant at Sopwell House

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Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
+44 1727 864477
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“scones” (23 reviews)
“cake” (6 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 2 weeks ago

We had a great time celebrating our anniversary. The location is beautiful and we enjoyed a relaxing evening. We enjoyed a cocktail before the meal. The food was excellent and was not only exquisite to taste but elegantly presented. We were offered a few canapé...More

Thank Ritwik B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been hotel guests many times over the past few years and always eat one night in the restauarant. The food and service has always been good but on our latest visit it had really moved up several notches. Both food and service were excellent...More

Thank luctons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant evening here with a family member visiting from overseas who was staying at the hotel. Meal was very nicely served in quiet and visually attractive surroundings, no fuss made about sorting out bill as guest was on a package with...More

Thank drmary145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family for afternoon tea, was lovely, in beautiful surroundings and the staff were very polite and welcoming. We had a nut allergy in our group but she was easily catered for. They bring out extra sandwiches and cakes if you want more and...More

Thank Ann-Marie_London_UK
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Six of us went out for afternoon tea, and it was lovely. We were seated in armchairs on three sides of a square table, so it was lovely and cosy. The food was delicious, and good provision was made for the vegetarians amongst us. There...More

Thank annibee1
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a fabulous meal there for our anniversary on 5th April. I am a vegetarian and my wife is vegan. I booked online and requested vegan options for the meal. When we arrived if was wonderful. The restaurant staff were so...More

Thank Brunipl
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were there last weekend and had something to eat. All was fine but they serve reduces quantity of ingredients, Scones are 'One Bite' ones at a two pence diameter, cream comes in small saucers - half the size of a table tennis ball, sandwiches...More

Thank Micha T
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This was our second visit to Sopwell House for afternoon tea since it had been excellent the first time round. However we were very dissapointed with the service on this occasion. Staff were friendly on arrival, we received our afternoon tea and informed that we...More

Thank v4nwilder
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Afternoon tea here was beautiful. Lovely surroundings, polite staff that take the time to make your visit a great day out. Food was beautifully presented- food for the eyes too. A family member has a nut allergy and they had gone out there way to...More

Thank joannaA5689221
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Food was good - a lot of dibs and dabs of sauce that didn't really taste of anything but looked very pretty and not very expensive. Restaurant looked very nice with a piano player in the corner. Wine was extortionate though - £42 for a...More

Thank Nickylr3110
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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$47 - US$80
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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