Loft

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

Open Tuesday - Saturday
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 to 15:00 | 18.00 - 22:00
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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 listed in the Good Food Guide 2019 and 2020 ‘We deliver accomplished modern British food – clean flavours and creative dishes driven by seasonal produce of impeccable pedigree sum up the approach.‘ Loft also won Hertfordshire Restaurant of the Year at the SME Business Awards.

Loft also received LUX Life Restaurant & Bar award in 2019 & 2020.In 2020 Loft St Albans was awarded as the ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ & ‘LUX Culinary Excellence Award for Contemporary British Cuisine 2020‘.In 2019 Loft St Albans was awarded as the ‘Best Upscale Contemporary Restaurant 2019′ for Hertfordshire.

Cuisine: Contemporary, British, European, Locally Sourced, Seafood, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Excellent food and lovely staff

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Would highly recommend and we are already looking forward to returning when restrictions permit. The food was superb and the service warm and welcoming. We had a really special meal for my partner's birthday and did not feel rushed whilst also feeling that we were looked after.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

great tasting food and friendly staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Nice and cozy place, lovely food. We would definitely recommend. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Fantastic evening, my wife, daughter and I had a great time. Food was exquisite, drinks very nice and the service and ambiance were outstanding. Will definitely visit again

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

We had a really nice meal. Staff were all very friendly, efficient and helpful.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Absolutely delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I have not stopped thinking about the Tuna Tartare. Brilliant service and a lovely space.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

All our meals were delicious. Quality ingredients used, hence the price.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

I was celebrating my 60th birthday and it was the perfect place to celebrate with my family.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough! From the moment I started conversations with them about arranging a very small wedding reception in their private dining area, they have been warm, and accommodating, nothing was a problem. The evening of the reception exceeded expectations, the food was amazing and the service was just as good. The restaurant is situation in this gorgeous courtyard area and the decor inside is stunning. I will certainly be coming back here again and again and recommending to everyone. Thank you to the whole team for making our evening so special.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

Some starters can be quite generous, the food is always to a high standard, the fish mains are just as good as the meat mains. A restaurant I will continue to support.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Very good food, prepared to the highest standard and good veggie options. Lovely interior, like an old barn. Great cocktails too

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

We enjoyed our lunch a lot. I have given a low atmosphere rating as we were the only ones there for most of our lunch. The place is lovely and we were treated really well. The food was delicious and we will return after lockdown.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

We were disappointed with the quality of the food and the atmosphere. For a restaurant listed in “the good food guide” and displaying an award for best fine dining in St Albans, we were expecting more. It appears as though the restaurant might have changed hands since it’s listing in the good food guide. The loud 80s playlist felt out of place for an “upscale contemporary restaurant”, and whilst the food photos look amazing on the website, they were disappointing in person. Similarly, the menu sounded great, but our meal was below expectations for the price. On a positive note, the staff were pleasant and the sticky toffee pudding was pretty tasty.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

The service was great. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. The food was very good quality and delicious. Will return for a special occasion. Drinks were quite pricey though.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Staff was excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Great food, portions were perfect so you could comfortably have 3 courses

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

I will definitely return, a hidden gem!

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Food was great and very helpful and friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Lovely evening, good food and drinks. Will visit again

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Great evening. Fantastic food. Very nice attentive staff. Would definitely recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

The food and drink were excellent in terms of taste and presentation. The service was pretty shoddy, no one knew the menu or the cocktail list. My partner ordered lamb (served with potatoes) and the menu recommended a side of root vegetables. The side dish arrived; a bowl of potatoes and three carrots. A potato isn't even a root vegetable, but besides that, why would you recommend potatoes with a side of potatoes? If they were short on veg supply they should have been honest. Instead they were bamboozled at why we didn't want more potatoes. We had it switched for green beans but there was very little apology or explanation. Disappointing in a restaurant of this price and calibre. There's no point having a great chef, making excellent food if the waiters can't communicate effectively.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Lovely Sunday lunch , generous portions , very good bottle of red Italian wine

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

The food was great but service was terrible as they were obviously overbooked. Considering the price of the meal it was extremely disappointing to be kept waiting for so long - drinks only arrived half way through the meal and we were given the wrong drinks. It’s not the service staff’s fault - completely down to poor management but nonetheless expected better. Also it was mentioned that the servers were not being given their tips which is absolutely unacceptable practice.

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

My husband was still chewing his last mouthful of starter when you whipped the plates away and bought the main course. We were finished within 45 mins of entering the restaurant. I’m still annoyed now. I’ll never come back.

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