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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (18 reviews)
“venison main” (2 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (2 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 6 days ago

I joined friends for afternoon tea here two years ago and was disappointed at the standard. However, visiting again today they have upped their game with much improved food (excellent patisserie and delicious scones) and wonderful Newby loose leaf tea - no more teabags! Saying...More

Thank jazza1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food choice, excellent service, well looked after and nothing to find fault with. They catered for food sensitivities and knew their wines too

Thank NCpimlico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a a party of 12 celebrating my daughter's birthday,with almost as many dietary requirements. including a gluten free birthday cake which was the best we have ever tasted.. The kitchen coped magnificently with all our different diets and provided an apparently never ending...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food here is always fabulous, fresh & full of flavours always with plenty of choices. I have never in all the 20 or so years NEVER been disappointed , excellent food ! 👌👌👌

Thank SallyMehmet
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We visited for Sunday lunch having booked the night before. I am perplexed as to why the restaurant was so quiet, however there was a nice relaxed atmosphere and we had a leisurely and delicious lunch. The starters and deserts were beautifully presented and most...More

3  Thank stargazy2015
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner included in our overnight stay and I just wanted to say how delicious the food was and presentation was lovely too! My sister also had the burger and my daughter had the Thai curry which they both enjoyed very much and both...More

Thank ayse a
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We booked in advance to come here for afternoon tea. Easy booking and paid in advance too. When we got there we were shown to our beautiful table with big comfy chairs by the window it was heavenly. The afternoon tea was absolutely beautiful and...More

Thank meganlrobertsx
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying in hotel and decided to have a nice evening meal in main restaurant rather than the brasserie. The dinning room itself had a good atmosphere, service was also very very good. Overall meal was fine - Nice starters and excellent main a...More

Thank Londoner075
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It took over an hour for our starters to arrive and when they did mine the fois gras was greasy and bread wasn't delivered when requested, others said the same and commented that the trout was bland. Mains were super bad lemon sole was barely...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank haroldhenley
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Audrey B
Are you taking bookings for the lunch
6 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
USD 44 - USD 76
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • 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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