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Summary

£96
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best food in the culinary desert that is Harpenden” (including “a really delightful tasting menu” rounded out by “pub dishes – pricey, but beautifully presented and well thought-out”), awaits at local lads Matthew Reader (chef) and Michael Singleton’s “reimagined pub”, on the edge of the Common. Both the “creative menu and friendly service from the young team belong in a more upmarket situation than what is essentially a boozer” (also with four rooms) – impressive for a venue in these ‘burbs.

Summary

£95
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It looks like a fairly typical roadside pub (with rooms), but this two-year-old venue beside Harpenden Common from local lads Matthew Reader (chef) and Michael Singleton is a distinct cut above. You get “very good cooking from a local team who are serious about delivering a quality experience in an area not known for the quality of its eateries”.

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “stunning new opening from a former chef of Anglo in London's Leather Lane” (Matthew Reeder, who co-owns this boozer-with-rooms alongside Michael Singleton, another local lad) “is now in full swing, with excellent nose-to-tail seasonal British food in a warm and welcoming pub environment that belies the quality of the cooking”; “steak nights are on again and brilliant”.

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5 St Albans Road, Harpenden, AL5 2JF

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The Silver Cup Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Silver Cup Restaurant in AL5, Harpenden by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Silver Cup restaurant.
Lis B
Quiet on a weekday but still good tasting m...
Reviewed 3 months, 11 days ago

"Quiet on a weekday but still good tasting menu"

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Nick P
Pricey but pretty exceptional west-end qual...
Reviewed 5 months, 6 days ago

"Pricey but pretty exceptional west-end quality cooking and ingredients mark out the tasting menu (compulsory in the main dining room when we visited) and wine flight. Knowledgeable staff and spacious dining room, despite being quite small."

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Lis B
Set seasonal menu. Love a small menu. Win...
Reviewed 7 months, 2 days ago

"Set seasonal menu. Love a small menu. Wine flight with it interesting too. Welcoming place and love coming here."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00 Always available 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
5 St Albans Road, Harpenden, AL5 2JF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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