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Thompson St Albans

2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England
+44 1727 730777
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband visited in Feb 2017. The food was out of this world, and especially nice that it was all vegetarian. The cauliflower foam was unbelievable! Please go and visit.

Thank Prutha P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't posted in a while but felt this was warranted. Recently stayed with friends in St. Albans and decided to take them to dinner. We selected Thompson based on the trip advisor rating. Glad we did! On the night we went the food was very...More

Thank gpdm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for my partners 30th birthday and had explained to the manager that we had to be out in 1hr30mins as he had a surprise party after. However after stressing this we received very slow service and our waiter seemed very uninterested and forgot...More

1  Thank Rebecca T
Marianne G, Owner at Thompson St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to review us and I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience. First of all our sincere apologies for the slow service you received and about your waiter’s behaviour over your query and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good meal on a Saturday eve with our son visiting us. We enjoyed the lounge area for pre drinks. The table we had for three was stuck by the door and not brilliant. Staff were good though. It’s a bit pricey I...More

Thank juliewhelan2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the tasting menu, which was Devine. Not cheap but each course was better than the last. The staff were lovely too, definitely going back soon.

Thank Melanielw18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived it’s was clear that the evening was going to be memorable! Having eaten in many amazing restaurants ran by world famous chefs, Phil Thompson’s cooking is right up there with them. The quality of experience we had was as good...More

Thank rockingfox101
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a amazing meal for my daughter's birthday. Service good. Atmosphere relaxed. Been here before. Never disappointed. Thank you Thompsons dining for looking after us on our special occasion.

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the first time I have tried one of their wine pairing dinners. I really enjoyed it but I signed up in June (3 months ago) and I had to pay in full. Everyone comes for the same time so it is a slow...More

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We had not visited this restaurant for some years and were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent food and attentive service we received. It is relatively expensive but the quality of food and presentation justified the cost.

Thank mppherts
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous food, brilliant service and an all in all lovely restaurant to dine at. Comfy lounge to have a pre-dinner drink in and honestly the best service and food I’ve had in a long time! Can’t fault it at all! Possibly the best mojito I’ve...More

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21 November 2015|
Response from Allan P |
Relaxed/casual as far as I know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$131
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England (Formerly Darcy's Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 730777
  • E-mail
THOMPSON St Albans offers a relaxed and affordable fine dining experience, without the pretence sometimes associated with formal dining. Here, you will find a classic and tranquil setting, ever-changing menus that are dictated by the seasons and a selection of fine wines, carefully chosen to expertly match dishes. Chef and owner Phil Thompson utilises his classic training, along with his natural skill and ability for creating delicious flavour combinations, that showcase his own modern style. The restaurant is popular with large groups and can cater for parties and celebrations. Alternatively, the terrace and conservatory are a great place for dining outside in the sunny months; the quaint Victorian-style courtyard, with trailing ivy, honeysuckle, shrubs and flowers, can host up to 20 guests and is offered exclusively when the conservatory is booked. Private parties can also be held in the 52-seater restaurant upstairs.
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