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Bar Espresso

159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
“cheesecake” (13 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with friends and children. Lovely fresh food takes you back to Italy and incredibly friendly hosts. Also very good value and a great wine list.

Thank TomGSt_Albans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bar Espresso doesn't look anything special from the outside but in the evening is a buzzing local Italian restaurant. It is always packed so you need to book. We visited most recently on a Friday evening and had some excellent food. The starters of Tricolore...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere, the service was excellent and the food so so tasty ! I will definitely go back again! Oh the dessert was delicious!!! Best tiramisu I have ever had in my life ( I'm Italian ) and very good cheesecake!!

1  Thank bbruneella
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Where can I begin, the staff are fantastic, helpful and very supportive in my experience of first time eating there. Food is and was amazing and plenty of it. Freshly cooked to your liking. Well worth every penny. Will definitely be going again.

Thank Bridgette H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant date night - very cute surroundings; friendly staff, fantastic wine and delicious food. Thoroughly recommended 👌

Thank ClaireMC69
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I can personally recommend the Cannelloni with Spinach etc.; absolutely delicious. This restaurant has a warm atmosphere, service is quick & effective. Great!

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Bar Espresso has to be one of St Albans best kept secrets. From the outside it looks like a tiny cafe - on the bridge near to the station. But this is so much more than a cafe! The food is excellent, - freshly prepared,...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

17 of us celebrated my mums birthday there last weekend, the service was excellent Ross and his team looked after us all night and made sure everyone had enough food and drink. We cant thank him enough for making it a memorable night for her....More

1  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My friends organised my birthday party at Bar Espresso as it was a good location close to the station for friends traveling to St Albans. It was a fantastic experience. The food was excellent and the service and ambience wonderful. We were a large group...More

1  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have lived in St Albans since 1985 but had never visited Bar Expresso as I always assumed it was a café? However, after seeing the great reviews on Trip advisor I thought I would give it a go and visited it with my husband...More

Thank Franco and Luci... F
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Questions & Answers
Rebecca C
4 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
USD 20 - USD 80
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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 montly specials including desserts.
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