We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bar Espresso

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
08:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 212: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

16 of us visited on 24th April 2017. We had a superb meal as always. Ross and staff are so friendly and service is great.

Thank Helen B
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank burnettross
Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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

Thank jenna_m_h
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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.

Thank sophiewitch
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

Thank Ruth B
Tenby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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!!

Thank Andrew F
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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.

1 Thank Trevor F
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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.

Thank bernieknight47
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 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

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 

2 Thank ofranks1983

Travellers who viewed Bar Espresso also viewed

St Albans, Hertfordshire
St Albans, Hertfordshire
St Albans, Hertfordshire
St Albans, Hertfordshire

Been to Bar Espresso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$52
Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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 montly specials including desserts.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bar Espresso and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bar Espresso staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?