Harden's survey result
“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.
“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”.
“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).
“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).
Lussmanns Restaurant Diner Reviews
"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."
"A very pleasant restaurant situated near the cathedral. The set menu offers particularly good value. "
Waxhouse Gate, High St, St Albans, AL3 4EW
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-9 pm|