survey result

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”.

Summary

£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.

“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.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
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28, 50
No dress code
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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.
Katy M
We had the set lunch - the food was amazing...
Reviewed 3 months, 26 days ago

"We had the set lunch - the food was amazing and excellent value."

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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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