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Bar Espresso

159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I have recently moved to St Albans and sure enough we have found a real diamond in Bar Espresso. The food was sublime as was the atmosphere and staff. Thank you for a wonderful evening, we’ll surely be back soon when the...More

Thank Jasmine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant and the welcome we got was very good. It's nothing to look at from the outside - don't judge a book by its cover! Very nice menu with a variety of affordable prices and come more expensive dishes. I would...More

Thank Tasmin100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't in the best of moods when I came in, but as soon as I saw the Brownies my mood changed! The Brownie was delicious, but not too sickly and perfectly complimented my Espresso. I will be back!

Thank TheHoff1990
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends suggested the restaurant and we had a lovely relaxed evening. The king prawns and risotto we lovely and the service was great. We will definitely return

Thank mahjx001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a regular customer of this place until one day their arrabiata sauce tasted like someone had thrown half a can of Heinz tomato soup in there. My colleague who ordered the same was also in agreement and he has been mentally scarred since the...More

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Ross A, Owner at Bar Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer I can assure and guarantee you that we do not use any type of soup in our tomato sauce. Our tomato sauce is made on site and to the same recipe for the past 12 years. The flavour of the sauce can vary...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are super friendly and the food is AMAZING . I went out for my Dads birthday and even though it doesn’t look like much from the outside you will not be disappointed by the proper Sicilian food.

Thank Lolohobbsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nic and Ros made sure we had a great dinner an evening . We are definately going back. Fun atmosphere and great food. What more can you ask for. Need to book as so popular!

Thank lex0013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service And wonderful pizza, really thin with exquisite toppings just as we like The dessert was scrumptious and so I’ve given it 5 stars as until recently I only had their tasty breakfasts I would recommend going in for a quick drink before catching...More

Thank Will F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar Espresso is a small Italian Café just a short distance from the main St Albans train station (on the right hand side of railway bridge when heading towards the City centre). Prices are sensible; service was excellent and the food (and coffee) very good....More

Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pit stops are optional but not really advisable! Why? You are made to feel so welcome here from the moment you cross the threshold. The food is always fabulous, freshly prepared with generous loving care. Today I enjoyed the chicken arrabiata panini : perfection in...More

Thank Becky K
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Questions & Answers
Sidhra K
9 January 2018|
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Response from Ross A | Property representative |
We can arrange to have them if you let me know when you are coming Thursday is the best day so please give us a call and I can arrange Thanks Ross
Rebecca C
3 September 2016|
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Response from Ross A | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca We can offer vegan options and can veganise some of the dishes that we offer. Regards Ross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$84
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 857300
We are a family run restuarant serving traditional homecooked Italian food cooked from fresh with passion. We also have monthly specials including desserts.
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