survey result

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The chef outshines himself each visit” according to ardent local fans of this “wonderful old pub in the preservation district of St Albans”. Séan Hughes and Drew Knight, who launched the operation close to the cathedral in 2015, have now re-worked the kitchen to offer monthly menus that change with the seasons – or from day to day, depending on suppliers. Highlights include large sharing platters such as prime rib of dairy cow.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “small” and “cosy” dining room tucked away behind a small pub – and with a new offshoot, The Plough, in the hamlet of Sleapshyde. “The food (the weightier ‘Bill of Fayre’ out back, and snacks up front) shows a great deal of thought and the staff obviously feel proud about what they do, as they deserve to”. If you feel like a cocktail, make it a Martini – barman Roberto Fiorillo surprisingly snaffled the ‘World's Best Martini’ award in 2019!

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “small” and “cosy” dining room tucked away behind a small pub – and with a new offshoot, The Plough, in the hamlet of Sleapshyde. “The food (the weightier ‘Bill of Fayre’ out back, and snacks up front) shows a great deal of thought and the staff obviously feel proud about what they do, as they deserve to”. If you feel like a cocktail, make it a Martini – barman Roberto Fiorillo surprisingly snaffled the ‘World’s Best Martini’ award in 2019!

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a find”: “a small restaurant behind an even smaller pub front – both excellent” from local luminary Sean Hughes and chef Drew Knight. From the snacks (up front) to the ‘Bill of Fayre’ (out back), the seasonal food is “very close to the quality of Auberge du Lac (Knight’s old gaffe) at a quarter of the cost”. In summer 2018, Hughes opened The Plough, a scenic 45-minute walk away in the hamlet of Sleapshyde.

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code
40

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main
£35.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
7 George Street, St Albans, AL3 4ER
Opening hours
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