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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

My boyfriend booked Thompsons for us. It was the most amazing meal we've ever had - how lucky is St Albans to have this place? The staff were completely warm, lovely and helpful. Phil and his team in the kitchen conjured up the most amazing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sophie_Hudson
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the restaurant this year and it was exceptional. We were warmly greeted when we arrived by the Maitre d' and shown to our table upstairs by a waiter who was both polite and friendly. The room had a calm...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprised at the recent 1 star review from the Californian guy who prefers an all you can eat buffet in Watford! But each to their own.... Came here this week to celebrate my birthday. We very much enjoyed the 3 course special offer, which was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank justinsuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely if you like ice cold cod with a raw egg yolk in a bowl for starters, raw medallions of veal and tasteless sweets :-( Requested the untouched veal main course to be packed up for our dogs but when returned home found it not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Jools178
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited on a busy Saturday night and had a wonderful experience We were greeted by the helpful staff and enjoyed a drink in the bar before being shown to our table We were very happy with the range of menus choices...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nikd76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the three course set lunch menu for my 31st birthday. Was nice, good quality modern food. Nothing mind blowing but worth a visit, I’d imagine the full menu has a much better range... Worth noting the mains don’t come with any sides so isn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AMRAFC87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thompson St Albans is an AA 3 Rosette awarded restaurant, which basically means certified fine dining. This was a night out with 6 girls in total, we had researched the menu for weeks and were pretty excited. We turned up for dinner that night and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank princess_kaat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Thompson recent for my birthday dinner with family. It is the first time we had been to the location in its present form (went when it was D'arcys). I knew the service would be 'interesting' when we arrived it seem like three members...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nigelw1992
Marianne G, Owner at Thompson St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking the time to review us and I am deeply sorry you feel let down by your experience at THOMPSON St Albans. Please rest assured that we take your comments and feedback very seriously and if you would be kind...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

I visited this restaurant for my birthday. I have to say it was a very very pleasant surprise. My wife and I had 3 course meals and I remember spending less than £65 for the same. The food was really good; there was a delicate...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PuneetNagpal
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Thompson St. Albans for our wedding anniversary. We were warmly welcomed and made comfortable with drinks in a relaxed environment. Our table was ready as soon as we wanted it and service was brilliant with attention to detail - the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Katharine48
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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$25 - US$127
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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