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Loft

23B George Street, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL3 4ES
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Opening Information

Open Tuesday - Saturday
Tuesday - Thursday: 18.00 - 21.30
Friday & Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00 | 17.30 - 22.00
Sunday: Family Feast 12 - 15.00 with children's entertainment

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar

About Loft

Loft is a Contemporary British restaurant, bar and private dining room in St Albans.
Loft will showcase Nick Male’s Contemporary British menus using the best seasonal produce and a varied wine list including a single bottle list of rare finds.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Our overall experience at Loft was very memorable. The staff was professional and enjoyable to speak with. The food was top quality, tasted delicious with a very good presentation factor. The ambiance was fitting for the room and we loved the entire experience. We will be back in the near future and we highly recommend Loft as a culinary experience of choice.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Just a minor quibble the French style peas contained bacon which wasn’t made clear on the menu

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

All good, but very bright! Not exactly romantic.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

We really enjoyed the meal here. Portion sizes were very large (we’d have been happy with smaller!) and very high quality. Well done to everyone. Service was friendly and lovely and kind to our excited little boy.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Amazing food and service, as always! Highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Booking was made for 12 people via email, but only a table for 10 was reserved. The confirmation email sent a couple of days beforehand didn't state the number of places. No larger tables were available so we had to seat 12 people on a table with 10 places. Service started well, but fewer staff were available and they were less attentive as the restaurant got quieter around 3pm. On the plus side, the food was very nice and the portions were generous. The arts and craft area is a good idea and kept the kids happy throughout the meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Had a lovely evening, waitress and staff were very friendly and attentive, well presented and tasty dishes. The only negatives from the evening were that there was very little time in between dishes and the up selling came across a little bit heavy. That aside it was a very enjoyable evening and we would come back for round two.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Lovely staff, very flexible when we were a little late! Made it very special for my birthday too! Food was lovely and beautifully presented and it was a very nice evening! Thank you again for my birthday card xxx Would recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Fantastic food and really friendly staff. A wonderful family atmosphere. The staff really made our visit very special.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Welcome and service was great, venue and food was also excellent, and Ariel helping the children with arts and crafts was wonderful. It allowed us to have a relaxed 3 course meal, which is usually not an option with children. Thank you very much. We will definitely be back and will recommend you, especially to other parents

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Warmly welcomed as we entered the restaurant. Excellent food - my tuna tartare was exceptional. Friendly and courteous staff. A must on the St. Albans dining circuit! JS

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

More alcohol free drink options would be good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Had a fantastic meal at Loft - the staff and Nick (Chef/owner) made us feel very welcome and looked after us well. The food and wine were excellent and the gin cocktails were a particular favourite (loved the St Basil!). Will definitely go back...!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Fantastic food and service. Good cocktails too. I knocked a star off for atmosphere, just because it was a rainy Tuesday night, so was pretty quiet. Everything else was exceptional.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

We cannot speak highly enough of our recent lunch at Loft. The food was delicious and cooked beautifully - we could have chosen every dish on the menu. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, the service was efficient and professional without making us feel rushed, and the entertainment for the children was the icing on the cake. Our children adored Arielle - they had so much fun with her whilst we were able to enjoy a leisurely meal. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this birthday lunch so lovely - we will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff. Food was generally interesting and very tasty dishes but friends who ordered lamb were expecting more rack (from website pictures which I didn’t see) rather than a large piece with too much fat that wasn’t crisped. My only criticism is when we get together we want to spend the eve together and being asked to give the table back after 2 hrs when we are spending £340 is too short a time and we’d only just finished desserts and were feeling hassled to leave. Having said that we would like to come back sometime, just for longer!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Fantastic food and service. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

This is an exceptional restaurant. The food is interesting and amazingly flavoursome, with superb service from start to finish. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Food was lovely, service great. Quite pricey at £70 per head but you get what you pay for. Only criticism was the room was very cold. Only wore a shirt and thought it rude to put my coat on! Thank you for an enjoyable evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Fantastic place for a celebration... intimate setting.. personalised service and fabulous food. Definitely a special occasion place as isn't cheap but quality is well worth it. Nick and his team made us feel so welcome and we had a lovely evening. We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Glowing review already posted on trip advisor, Hardens and good food guide. A superb experience well werth the long drive from south Essex

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lovely place and delicious flood. Classic flavour combinations cooked to perfection. Really lovely would definitely come again.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Fantastic service and lovely venue. Owner was on the floor serving and chatting to customers. Excellent food and will be back

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Too pricey for portion size

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

We had a two course set lunch which was very tasty. We appreciated the complementary mineral water and the availability of top quality wine by the class. The Chablis was excellent. The mushroom and cheese vol-au-vent was lovely. The duck pate in flatbread could have been more generous with the pate which was a very thin layer. The potato and leek soup was excellent.

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