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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 Saturday, 15 December 2018

Great quality food. Wonderful service. A little bit pricey but worth it.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Fantastic food, fantastic service - amazing atmosphere! We will be back!

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Thank you for Monday Night, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the food and service was brilliant. I will definitley be returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

You still need to sort the mashed swede. Some training needed. Everything else perfect thank you x

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Service was the best we’ve had in years. Food was very nice and the atmosphere was pleasant and welcoming. Many thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

What a great restaurant. Lovely staff. Excellent food

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Beautiful venue with a great atmosphere, helpful and attentive staff and amazing food!

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

What a hidden gem! We were wonderfully looked after by Sam and the chef on the night. They accommodated all our dietary requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The food and attention to detail was superb.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

When the loft first opened, my partner and I were really excited to try it out. On our first visit, everything was fantastic and we left raving; unfortunately though, ever since our experience hasn't been up to their own standard. The food is and always has been amazing, but even on this front we were disappointed because we'd reserved before 7 to be able to eat off of the set menu advertised on the website and that we've raten before. However, when we arrived we were informed there was no set menu option on for the month of December. This fact wasn't advertised anywhere be it in the restaurant or online, we only found out whrn we asked to see the set menu on the evening. Also, the service seems very, very hit and miss. There are one or two servers (the barman especially) who are really professional and make you feel at home. However, the rest of the service is a bit manic. When we arrived there was far too many servers all on top of each other and yet still had to wait 20 minutes for a order of 2 drinks. Also, whenever we'd visited in the past for occasions, or seen others attending on occasions, servers would always ask the occasion and then immediately return with bubbles on the house. This time when we returned for an occasion though, the same gesture was not continued. When it comes to the servers, the real problem therefore is the lack of consistency which sometimes leaves you feeling confused during your visit. I'm not one to be too offended by the minutea of customer service when I dine, but over the number of times we've visited the loft this past year, our experience seems to get steadily worse. It is a real shame, because we love the food and atmosphere :/

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Restaurant was very busy, but that did not impact on the quality of the food, which was excellent or the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. Will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

A wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and took a real interest in us and making sure we were happy. The food was divine and the decor for Christmas was just perfect. A lovely little gem.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

A really great evening out with friends in your private dining room- literally cannot fault it, we are all still talking about it and will be back soon. Many thanks to Thomas our waiter and to the nice lady who tried to help us get puddings before our taxi arrived!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

My husband and 9yr old daughter visted the restaurant on Sat 24 Nov as an early wedding anniversary treat. We had been to The Loft in Oct for a family wedding and really enjoyed it and were not disappointed with our follow up visit. On arrival we were given a wedding anniversary card which was a lovely gesture. My husband and I had the set menu: I had the mozzarella with avocado & blackberries which was lovely & refreshing Followed by the roast cod with roasted & pureed cauliflower which was delicious. My OH had the Crispy squid, seafood cocktail followed by the Confit duck, butternut squash ravioli, cashew nut. For dessert I had an espresso martini which as per my visit in Oct was great! The kids menu had a really good choice too and was well received by my daughter who is already a bit of a foodie! The service was excellent and I highly recommnend this restaurant for any kind of event. I am looking forward to going back in a couple of weeks for an early girlie Xmas lunch!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Beautiful restaurant and super staff. The crab is one of the the best starters I’ve ever had - simply delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Despite our booking for 8.45pm our table wasn't ready for nearly another hour, by which time we were starving and tired after a long week at work. The onus is on management to move previous diners on if there are later bookings as it's not fair on those waiting; frankly a bowl of nuts and some bread didn't make up for the wait and really took the gloss off the evening. It was my husband's first visit to celebrate his birthday after I'd raved about it and he loves proper beer but sadly the only ale on offer was the Curious IPA which isn't a good representation of a beer to be enjoyed with food as it's too heavy and cloying. With many breweries within five miles of the restaurant there is the opportunity to hugely improve your offering with local ales.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Great evening

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

Great we had the option of the set menu even though it had past 7pm on ordering thank you to Chef Superb service from the team especially Olivia Was a little chilly but didn’t spoil the evening See you again Karen

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Lovely couples night out with some amazing food and great wine. Great menu choices with something for everyone. Already booked for a return visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Amazing day for our baby shower. Food was gorgeous and service was amazing! Only bit of feedback was that we were charged different prices for the same drinks but really didn’t matter because the day was lovely. Great venue, really loved upstairs. Thanks so much for a lovely day!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Excellent service, great food, we'll be back, thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lovely setting, great food and service. The craft area for kids was a really nice touch. Food was served promptly, the roast was perfect and good portions. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Really friendly service and great food.

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Bit disappointed at being given NV Bollinger when Grande Annee ordered and then having to negotiate the price. Saying they are the same price is taking the p**s! Still a very enjoyable night though.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Excellent food, excellent service.

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