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

One of a small Hertfordshire chain, run by hospitality veteran Andrei Lussmann and whose backers include famous restaurant investor, Luke Johnson. The worst trip this year was from a disappointed London-based reviewer, but it attracts a good number of local reports, all praising “good quality food (with a focus on sustainability) served with precision and at a reasonable price”.

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£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always buzzy from the set lunch to late-night dinners”, Andrei Lussmann’s flagship has an enthusiastic local following for its “consistent” menu of MSC-labelled sustainable fish and “reasonable prices”. The former PizzaExpress executive has another four ‘casual dining’ venues under the same name in Hertfordshire, with investment from Luke Johnson.

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

“Reliable” is the word that crops up most often in reviews of this “high quality” venture, right by the cathedral: the original of a small Hertfordshire chain nowadays backed by Luke Johnson. To fans it’s “the ideal local”, and even those who say it’s “not especially remarkable” feel it’s “perfectly competent and worth a return visit”.

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

“A reliable St Albans stand-by” that’s “situated right by the cathedral in a lovely location” and is “a dependable fall-back for simple classics” (“steak-frites is a sure-fire winner”). Not only did it win the Sustainable Restaurant’s Association ‘People’s Favourite’ award in 2016, but also backing from private equity impresario, Luke Johnson, with the aim of pushing its further expansion (there are 4 other branches in nearby towns).

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Lussmanns Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lussmanns Restaurant in AL3, St Albans by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lussmanns restaurant.
Steven B
A mini chain but the food still have the ap...
Reviewed 22 days ago

"A mini chain but the food still have the appearance of being quite home made! Covid precautions among the best I have seen and the staff were thorough, firm but cheerful. Beetroot salad was Ok; Moussaka was huge and tasted home made. The Hunter's Linguine was about chain average. Apple Crumble was large and also home made in taste even thought presented as a pre-prepared dish."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £14.95 £17.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.90 £14.95 £3.50 £5.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.10
Filter Coffee £1.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Waxhouse Gate, High St, St Albans, AL3 4EW
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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