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Restaurants in St Albans: things to know before you go

If you’re new to St Albans or an old timer wanting to discover a few hot new restaurants to dine at, we’ve got your back. We’ve answered some of the most popular questions about restaurants in St Albans, helping you to find the perfect places to eat. You might discover a new restaurant near you that hasn’t popped up on your foodie radar before.

What are the best restaurants in St Albans?

As you might expect of a city located close to London, St Albans has a vibrant and varied culinary scene with an impressive selection of restaurants. Whether you want a casual lunch, informal evening supper or a taste of fine dining, you’ll find something for you. Here, we’ve picked out some of the best restaurants in St Albans to help narrow your search.

  • The Centurion Club, a short drive away in Hemel Hempstead, is one of Groupon’s top-rated restaurants in St Albans, serving up afternoon tea fit for a queen. Add on an extra glass of bubbles for the ultimate royal treatment.
  • Lussmans has a growing and glowing reputation, having made the cut on Culture Trip’s list of the top 10 best restaurants in St Albans. Not only that, it was included in the Sunday Times’ 100 best places to eat in the UK. It’s renowned for its fresh fish, steaks and sustainable dining.
  • Tabure provides laid-back Turkish fare. Tuck into exquisite tapas dishes, which are perfect for sharing, and enjoy the relaxed ambience. If you like, you can watch your food being cooked and prepared.

Which are the best Italian restaurants in St Albans?

Generous bowls of pasta, home-cooked lasagne, slices of cheesy pizza and crusty, oozing garlic bread to mop it all up with – there are loads of great reasons to love Italian food. Luckily, there are plenty of Italian restaurants in St Albans. Here are some of the best.

  • Bella Italia – a real family favourite, the St Albans branch of this popular national chain is in Chequer Street. Head here for modern and tasty Italian food, and some scrumptious desserts.
  • Per Tutti – something of an institution in St Albans, this family-run Italian restaurant is located near the High Street, in the centre of the city and close to the Cathedral. Enjoy classic pasta dishes, succulent steaks and pizzas.

Where can I find British food in St Albans?

If you prefer a more traditional meal, some of the best restaurants in St Albans specialise in British cuisine. Check some of these out:

  • The Centurion Club dishes up some of the finest tea and scones in all the land. Jam first or cream? You decide!
  • The Meating Room offers simple British food, from burgers piled high with fillings to chunky fries and salads. The milkshakes are pretty special, too, with flavours such as peanut butter and salted caramel.
  • The Ivy St Albans Brasserie provides sophisticated British dining through a comprehensive menu including fresh fish dishes like sea bass, and home comfort-style food like shepherd’s pie and roast chicken. And, if you’re looking for vegetarian or vegan restaurants in St Albans, you’ll be pleased to know the Ivy has a dedicated vegan and vegetarian menu.

Where are all the good restaurants in St Albans?

Wherever you are in St Albans, you won’t be far away from a restaurant but many of the best are in the centre of town. If you’re visiting the city, it’s good to know that many of the top restaurants in St Albans are in walkable distance, located in the London Road, Victoria Street, High Street and Chequer Street area, in the shadow of the Cathedral.

If your appetite has been well and truly whetted by now – and we’re certainly drooling – then browse our selection of restaurant deals in St Albans to find a favourite. For further reading, take a look at this list of 20 of the best restaurants in St Albans and the surrounding area by Hertfordshire Life.