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Summary

“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.

Summary

“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.

Summary

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

Summary

“Showing it can be done out in the sticks!” – this “buzzy” and “deservedly popular” local favourite wins significant all-round praise for its “stylish” looks and “reasonably priced” cooking. (Upbeat feedback too on its siblings in Harpenden and Hertford).

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

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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.
Nick P
If the chatter on nearby tables was anythin...
Reviewed 2 months, 23 days ago

"If the chatter on nearby tables was anything to go by - it's well loved by locals. Certain the food is enjoyable if managing to both safe and occasionally odd at the same time.It's a vibe that begins with the venue in an ironically names 80s shopping square called "Heritage Close". In the words of Douglas Adams - mostly harmless."

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James C
A very pleasant restaurant situated near th...
Reviewed 3 months, 28 days ago

"A very pleasant restaurant situated near the cathedral. The set menu offers particularly good value. "

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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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