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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
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Open now
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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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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Average food at ridiculous prices...daylight robbery. A bowl of soup, a ham terrine, 1 dry beefburger and 1x 8 oz steak...2 gin and tonics...over £80!!! Get a grip Sopwell.

Thank Sharon503907
St Albans
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

6 of us visited on a Sunday afternoon 19th Feb for a birthday Afternoon Tea. We sat in the restaurant area which was an attractive bright room. Three of us went for the champagne tea option and three for the normal tea. Our orders for tea were taken and the pots of tea were brought out. As it was loose... More 

1 Thank Deth D
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely buffet lunch reunion with an old friend. We booked the Brassiere and staff were very friendly and lunch was very nice.

Thank Kate F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our work had a 80th birthday celebratory lunch for one of our managers. Sopwell house fine dining was excellent, it was a personable table and while they had a menu I was on a special diet and they went out of the way to source and provided the necessary ingredients for our pre-ordered meal. The continuously checked the table and... More 

Thank Dia748
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was lovely - would definitely recommend. Had starter, main and dessert and all three were delicious! Had the burger for dinner which was amazing!!

Thank 98susanne
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dinner was full of delighting surprises. Floor staff very attentive - top notch service and great value for money!

Thank Daniele O
St Albans
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great dinner in the restaurant. Started and ended with cocktails in the bar, with three top courses in between. Tried the missus' courses too and they were all excellent. A nice atmosphere, and well looked after by the staff. Three course for £35 at this level of quality is unbelievable. Will definitely be back

Thank jsmi
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Surroundings were lovely and my husband's fish dish was lovely, but my lamb dish was tasteless. The waiters were friendly and helpful, but a small knowledge of what they were serving might have helped and a better understanding of the English language would have been nice. The staff in suits were not so friendly.

Thank Kim S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I paid for afternoon tea for 4 with champagne as a voucher and took my family. I booked on the phone and advised what we wanted. On arrival the person didn't know where to sit us and eventually we did with our coats taken. It took a very long time for us to be served. I had specified what we... More 

Thank Sarah K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$75
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?