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Summary

“A great local restaurant for that special occasion” – chef Phil Thompson, formerly of Auberge du Lac, has built a loyal following in the area for his town-centre operation (which changed its name from Thompson@Darcy’s in January 2018). “The kitchen is adaptable and everything is freshly cooked on the premises”; “it’s very exciting to find food this good in St Albans”.

£73
  £££
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.

Summary

“The best restaurant in the area by a long way” say fans of ex-Auberge du Lac chef Phil Thompson’s town-centre venue: “lovely for a romantic meal for two” and “they do a great tasting menu with fresh ingredients” too.

£73
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The best in St Albans” – ex-Auberge du Lac chef Phil Thompson’s three-year-old venue in the town centre “continues to improve”, offering food that’s “always outstanding and full of creativity”.

£73
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Thompson Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Thompson Restaurant in AL1, St Albans by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Thompson restaurant.
Paul F
Arrived at the venue, (don’t use the loca...
Reviewed 7 months, 4 days ago

"Arrived at the venue, (don’t use the local multi storey unless either you park on the top floor or you drive a fiat 500 the spaces are appalling) slightly miffed, but from the start the experience was perfect! Polite and enthusiastic staff member greeted me and took me to my table. I was offered the menu and water (of my choice) and shortly after he returned to clarify my cheese issue as both the canapés had cheese in (but not cooked) so agreed to them. Despite the cheese in one being goats cheese, not a personal favourite, both were superb, kudos to chef they were exceptional. Starter was a braised tongue and lobster dish, flavours were superb as was the dressing. Tongue is extraordinarily difficult to cook perfectly, this was indeed perfect. Main was stunningly presented beef, cooked perfectly again with delicious cabbage, and the BEST duck fat potato’s I have ever eaten! Pre dessert was a great vanilla panna cotta and a perfect precursor to the Granny Smith parfait. I always try to make my reviews balanced so highlight a negative too, to show there is improvement possible, not sure in this case it’s possible. Toilets were spotless. Met chef at the end of the meal, who is a lovely guy and eaten in some of the brilliant places I have. His food is REALLY worth travelling the 140 mile round trip even with the hellish delays for road works"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £39.00 £47.00
Lunch £18.50 £23.00
Dinner £21.00 £25.00
SundayLunch £31.00 £35.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 55.00 Always Available 5
Menu2 69.00 Always Available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £23.50 £7.50 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 12.50%
2 Hatfield Rd, St Albans, AL1 3RP
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-3 pm

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