survey result

Summary

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

A “high-class local” from chef Phil Thompson, where fans applaud its “dependable” style – “perhaps no fireworks, but everything is always nicely cooked and well-presented”, be it the “excellent-value” set lunch or fancier tasting menu.

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A perfect experience – superb canapés, mains and desserts”: former Auberge du Lac chef Phil Thompson (from a family of chefs and butchers) wins consistently excellent ratings for his town-centre venue with a conservatory and terrace. “Never had a bad meal here”.

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A perfect experience – superb canapés, mains and desserts”: former Auberge du Lac chef Phil Thompson (from a family of chefs and butchers) wins consistently excellent ratings for his town-centre venue with a conservatory and terrace. “Never had a bad meal here”.

Summary

£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.

“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”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
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28, 50
No dress code
100

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.
Martin B
Rather nice intimate restaurant, divided in...
Reviewed 3 months, 29 days ago

"Rather nice intimate restaurant, divided into a series of small rooms. Fine food at an affordable price from the former chef of the Auberge du Lac. Service is impeccable, adjusting to the needs of the table (we were there until well past lunch closing time!). We’ll definitely be back!"

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Peter C
Good ...
Reviewed 11 months, 14 days ago

"Good "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.00 £29.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 69.00 Always available 5
Menu2 79.00 Always available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
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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