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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
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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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
Luton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 tasty. The roast beef (sirloin) was nicely cooked. Discreet service ( although one member of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 gave my their 5 star reviews! We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank ayse a
Watford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 we really enjoyed our time here. Our server Robert was attentive polite and made it... More 

Thank meganlrobertsx
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 great steak (£5 sup). The disappointment was the dessert Rhubarb crumble which was all crumble... More 

Thank Londoner075
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 even recognisable. A 40th birthday dinner to forget!

Thank Simon C
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 than four. The restaurant is spotless with fine white linen and an air of comfortable... More 

Thank haroldhenley
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95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

the food and service were really very good and at less than £40 it is excellent value. It's also nice to find a good restaurant that has some decent wines for under £30. Highly recommended.

Thank luctons
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were a group of 8 business colleagues, we all stayed in the hotel and booked the restaurant to have a nice dinner. The dinner itself was nice but wasn't great, my mushroom soup was OK but wasn't much better than what you can get in any gastro pub - I wasn't excited. The steak was also nice, but again,... More 

Thank Ronnenb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The food was very tasty and the complimentary taster was lovely. The service was slow and I found the seating a little congested in the restaurant.

Thank Charm M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$77
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?