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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” (30 reviews)
“cheesecake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pit stops are optional but not really advisable! Why? You are made to feel so welcome here from the moment you cross the threshold. The food is always fabulous, freshly prepared with generous loving care. Today I enjoyed the chicken arrabiata panini : perfection in...More

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by my sister and mum, as they raved about their food, I was not disapointed. Authentic food, nice and friendly athmosphere. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was busy, so booking a table a good idea.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific meal as always with friendly service. Enjoyed the veal Milanese and tiramisu again - it really is a wonderful gem in St Albans!

Thank ClaireMC69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modest Italian located on top of the Railway station, offering authentic sort of simple Italian accommodation, a comprehensive menu of generous portions of delicious food and excellent value for money. Four of us had a great meal here with no complaints at all, and I...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful night out for Mim's 100th birthday. Food excellent including suprise birthday cake and unexpected entertainment.Thank you Ros.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 January 2018

New Years Eve at Bar Espresso,13 of us were there unlucky number for some but not for us. We had a great night - the food was first class as was the service. We must thank Nick and Ross for putting it together.

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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 13 November 2017

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 11 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
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Questions & Answers
Sidhra K
9 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ross A | Property representative |
We can arrange to have them if you let me know when you are coming Thursday is the best day so please give us a call and I can arrange Thanks Ross
Rebecca C
3 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
US$21 - US$84
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
We are a family run restuarant serving traditional homecooked Italian food cooked from fresh with passion. We also have monthly specials including desserts.
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