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122 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1QQ, England
+44 1582 713389
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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122 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1QQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nestled away in Southdown just ten minutes walk from Harpenden is Jays bistro. This bijou Bistro offers a small but exciting menu, sure to please all palates! The food and wine are both reasonably priced and the staff are inviting and attentive. Would recommend to...More

Thank dorset111986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my fourth visit to Jay's and again the service was excellent and the food tasty. I had poached eggs on toast. The eggs were beautifully done, just right, and the hot chocolate (well, it was a cold day) was one of the nicest...More

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with my last visit the quality of the food and service was excellent. It is a small place where if full, can be difficult to hear. A limited menu but all choices are well presented and of a high quality. Prices are on the...More

Thank Eanna57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were good, but this is a very small place and tables are close together. So it only took one table with very inconsiderate, noisy diners to spoil our evening, as we couldn't do anything but hear their conversation.

Thank Foxymerlin
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here, calamari followed by venison in red wine and Bakewell tart with ice cream. An easy drinking Rioja to help it down, all well presented and very tasty and best of all clearly made by the chef in the kitchen. Reasonable...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Very local for me, but this was the first time I’d popped in to Jay’s for an evening meal. I’d already had the fab coffee and pastries during the day and now went with the family for an evening meal. It’s a cosy place, a...More

Thank Neil E
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch and what a pleasant surprise! I was served by Holly who was very helpful and friendly. I ordered a skinny latte that was perfect and for food, a New York deli panini with a side of onion rings and...More

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

So many places I have been to cannot make a decent coffee not so here. Jays latte and flat white were excellent and went well with the delicious carrot cake. Will definitely be back.

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We tried Jay's for a quick lunch. It was quiet and we were served quickly. We had the chicken souvlaki (the portion size was good) and a panini. The place was quiet and clean. Everything was good, and there were certainly no problems at all...More

Thank Sun-Sh1ne8
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Dinner there recently with friends. For a small restaurant, quite a good choice. Starter of sardines was nice, chicken to follow excellent, though personally I don't like wooden plates. Pudding was ok, and good value wine. Service was good. Only drawback: small restaurant with hard...More

Thank Fusspot100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 713389
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Jay's is a independent deli & restaurant based in Harpenden. We are open from breakfast to dinner.. and everything else in between!
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