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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
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 14:00
Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surroundings were lovely and my husband's fish dish was lovely, but my lamb dish was tasteless. The waiters were friendly and helpful, but a small knowledge of what they were serving might have helped and a better understanding of the English language would have been nice. The staff in suits were not so friendly.

Thank Kim S
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I paid for afternoon tea for 4 with champagne as a voucher and took my family. I booked on the phone and advised what we wanted. On arrival the person didn't know where to sit us and eventually we did with our coats taken. It took a very long time for us to be served. I had specified what we... More 

Thank Sarah K
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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434 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here yesterday (Friday), in the main restaurant. We chose to have a pre lunch drink in the bar next to the restaurant. The waitress was efficient and friendly. We were given menus to choose from before entering the restaurant. When we were escorted into the dining room we were surprised to find that there... More 

Thank TravelBedfordshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent for my gluten and diary free, as i let them know in advance i did not miss out on too much.

Thank Nicola B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Sopwell House many times over the last 20 years and it's always been a pleasant hotel to visit but they have really made a very marked improvement in their quality of service. Everyone who served us was incredibly helpful. However, Maurizio who served us in in the conservatory really went the extra mile. He could not have... More 

Thank AndrewandMarion
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312 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt that this place was a little busy and perhaps over worked over the Christmas period. The food in the evening was cooked on mass and could have been better.

Thank annie_ladybird
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon Tea at Sopwell House. The House and grounds are beautiful. The afternoon tea was amazing....nicely presented and each item delicious. The staff were all happy and friendly and made this extra special.From arriving to leaving the whole afternoon was just so enjoyable. A big THANK YOU Sopwell. Everything was perfect and we all enjoyed the... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Sopwell House for the weekend and were booked into the restaurant on the first evening. The food was fantastic and so was the service. Staff are very attentive and went out of their way to proved a high level of service.

Thank leessilou
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For our annual Christmas meal my friend and i decided to give Sopwell House restaurant a try as I had wanted to visit for some time. The food itself was beautifully presented and in general we enjoyed the food. However, the service was a huge disappointment, we were shown to our table only to be left for 15 minutes without... More 

Thank PaulLorri
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our visit was for afternoon tea, and the food was good quality with a nice selection of sandwiches and cakes. Afternoon tea is about the experience and not just the food, the dining room, decor etc was beautiful and very tastefully decorated for Christmas. Although it was really busy with nearly every table in use the acoustics are so good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 42 - USD 72
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?