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Bar Espresso

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159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
Today
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've absolutely loved my two visits to Bar Espresso. I don't even like Clam and Mussels however their Seafood pasta is on another level and they made me now love Clams and Mussels (but only at Bar Espresso). This place has got a lovely atmosphere which is created by Nick and Ross who make you feel instantly welcome. I couldn't... More 

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Thank burnettross
Luton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reliably delicious food and good service. Will regularly take friends and family and now they request we go there! The stuffed peppers are our favourite

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Thank jenna_m_h
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very speedy and atmosphere was very nice. The location is very good as it sits right outside the station meaning for travellers to London it is very convenient.

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Thank sophiewitch
St Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small place right by the City Station, the gentlemen who were serving were very helpful and understanding as we were running a bit late for our reservation. A nice dinner and attentive service. Would recommend.

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Thank Ruth B
Tenby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have dined here many times and always have an excellent meal. Very good atmosphere and very good value for money.The staff are very attentive, polite and welcoming. Probably best to book on a friday or a saturday .Not formal so suits me very well!!

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Thank Andrew F
St Albans, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited last night with friends who had not been before. We had a wonderful meal and our friends loved it. The staff are so friendly - Ross and Pasquale in particular as well as the waitress whose name we don't know, and of course thanks to Nick, the chef, and his staff in the kitchen.

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1 Thank Trevor F
St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful early evening meal pasta mare one of the best l have eaten my wife's lasagne top class and house red wine good value dont be put off by cafe type restraunt this is good value for money.

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Thank bernieknight47
St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed an impromptu meal last night. The quality of the food is outstanding. High quality meat and fish. Authentic pasta and pizza. Expertly cooked. Fabulous atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff. Best Italian restaurant in Hertfordshire! We will be back. Cecilia and Steve

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Thank ceciliahathaway
St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We have been frequenting bar espresso for several years now and would never go anywhere else for an Italian. The ingredients are of the highest quality, the portions are generous and the menu and wine are of much better value than any of the chains. If you want an authentic Sicilian experience where the owners are still front of house... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We have been wanting to visit for months but have been too slow when booking a table. We can now see why this restaurant is so popular! Great quality food for a really reasonable price. Loved our experience at Bar Espresso and will certainly be back for more soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$51
Cuisine
Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?