Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 3pm | 5pm -10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 12am
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 1am
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Dogs Welcome
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About Great Northern Restaurant and Pub
We are an independent restaurant and pub serving delicious, beautiful and creative modern British and European cuisine made with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
We have a bar and a separate restaurant area which offers informal fine dining in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere.
We have an extensive selection of wine and spirits to complement the range of real ales, craft beer and cider.
Our Head Chef is Harry Lumsdon, who won Young Masterchef of the Year 2016 and has previously worked at top restaurants including Thomson’s St Albans and St Michael’s Manor and we were honoured to win Best Restaurant for Everyday Dining in the St Albans Food and Drink awards 2017.
Our restaurant is open Tuesdays to Sundays.
Tuesdays to Saturdays we offer set menu pre-cinema dining for bookings between 5pm and 6:45pm with dishes out in good time for the showing. £14 for two courses and £17 for three courses.
From 7pm our menu is A La Carte!
We are also open Friday and Saturday lunchtimes between 12pm-3pm.
Our Sunday menu, including roasts, is available from 12pm to 5pm.
We look forward to seeing you!
Please note that we only accept bookings of up to 8 people on-line. We can accommodate larger parties and events - please call for reservations.
Bookings of over 6 people must now be supported by the retention of credit card details. Your card details will be kept securely and we reserve the right to charge your card a ‘no-show’ fee of £10 per person if the entire party fails to turn up without giving at least two hours’ notice of cancellation.
This will not affect your ability amend or cancel your booking at any point before then.
**Book online now for a Wednesday or Thursday in January from 7pm for our A La Carte menu & get 20% off your bill when you mention this offer!**
We really enjoyed our roast dinner and the service was friendly. There was quite a wait for food and there was a mix-up between our order and someone else's which was a shame. We did have the price of desserts taken off the bill which I think was a fair compensation. I would return and hope that we just got unlucky on this occasion!
Nice meal, we love the pre cinema deal. Ran out of the veggie option, and whilst the ad hoc alternative was very nice, it would definitely be good to see some more vegetarian variety on the menu. It never seems to change from being gnocchi. Other local pubs are currently offering a whole vegan menu. Just a thought, we enjoyed the meal
Unfortunately I cannot comment on the food as I never got any!Ordered Chicken and was brought fish in error, then too late to wait for the correct dish to be cooked, Whilst the waitress was very pleasant, there were only 2 of us so not quite sure how chicken became fish?
Really enjoyed my first meal here. Food was fantastic as was the service. My only criticism was that we were given the fixed price menu and ordered from that but the bill proved all the items individually. I wonder if there are more choices we weren't aware of. Didn't matter because the food we had was so good.
Very friendly and helpful.
What a surprise!! First place in St Albans where we had fantastic service, brilliantly cooked food and great atmosphere. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had such a positive first visit and hope to see you again in the near future! All the best.
Unfortunately when we visited there were not many people in the pub and those that were dining were spread between pub and restaurant so there was not much atmosphere. the service and food were excellent. Although my portion was a little bit on the small size the others in the party had good portions. The chef came out to enquire if everything was satisfactory which I thought was a nice touch and the waitress couldn't have been more helpful
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us, despite it being a quiet lunch time! We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and service and hope to see you again soon! I will forward your kind comments to the waitress. All the best.
Great place to eat before going to the cinema. Good food - very nicely presented; attentive service; tasteful decor. Highly recommend.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!