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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, 19 May 2018

Very good food if a bit pricey. Service was poor. Took nearly half an hour for pre-dinner drink to be served and 20 mins for bread when ordered.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

We visited on a Sunday without checking the menu and so didn’t realise it was a much more restricted menu & it being a hot day, did not fancy a Sunday roast. On explaining this to the waiter and expecting to have to leave and find somewhere else, they kindly checked with the chef and let us order off the normal menu & so we enjoyed a selection of the starters and some lovely wine. Thanks for being so accommodating!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

we had a fantastic meal at lunch time on a Saturday. It was empty due to the world wedding and FA cup final but it didn't really spoilt the atmosphere. Looking forward to going back. The crab starter with smoked salmon and thousand island sauce was delicious!

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Really lovely evening at loft. Great food and service. Have already booked for another day here. We were celebrating my big birthday and they made me feel really special.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 May 2018

We had a very nice evening at Loft. I could have chosen many things on the menu, they all sounded delicious. The menu was not too large either, which I prefer, as it shows that dishes are freshly prepared. Service was very friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

A fantastic night in your beautiful private dining room. Food delicious and staff couldn’t do enough to help us. Big thanks to Nick and all the team.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

We had a really lovely meal with friends. The food was nice and the service excellent. The only reason I have given 3 stars for atmosphere is due to the music. It was a bit loud and some of the choices of music not really appropriate to the venue. But otherwise a great experience.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Amazing food and service. Unfortunately We had the one bad table in the restaurant - literally sat by the door in the middle of the aisle which was really disappointing. Fantastic staff and food - shame about the table.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Please please please find a more hygienic way to have salt on the table. Anyone could be sneezing, coughing, dipping into that little dish! Thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Such a lovely restaurant, beautiful food and great service. Thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to my next visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

The recommendations from your staff were fantastic. They clearly know the menu very well and the wine that pairs with the dishes.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Food and service were wonderful thank you. Look forward to coming back.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

We had a lovely time here for my daughter's birthday. Food and service was excellent. Only very slight problem was that the restaurant is quite noisy - although of course a full restaurant is a very good sign!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Really attentive service. Great entertainment for the kids and great quality food

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

We had a lovely evening. Food was great. Staff were good.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Another great evening at The Loft. Service was superb and very personal. Welcome drinks on arrival, including something special for the kids. A nice place to spend a Saturday evening with the family, as well as somewhere intimate should there be just the two of you or great with a group of friends. Food was both excellent and unique. Well done to Nick and the team. Will be back soon.

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

Exceptional venue. Great decor , old beams , great colour scheme. Attentive staff on arrival and throughout our evening. Nick was very welcoming (even made an effort to open up and show us around two weeks before - we’d only just recently moved to the area so we’re doing our own look about for somewhere special to eat . Staff very polite, very attentive throughout, interested in what you wanted and ordered. Pre dinner cocktails were amazing, and very well presented . Bar staff were very nice. Menus we’re fabulous , really enticing..... as for the tastes .... so many different flavours . Food presentation was amazing too, good portion sizes, great colours and interesting descriptions.... How would I rate The Loft ..... just brilliant . We’ve already booked our next meal that we’re having with friends - we were so impressed. Well done everyone. Amanda & Nigel

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

What a great night we had at the loft. Our party went really well and all of our guests were very impressed.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 April 2018

Food and wine was great. Our only negative comment was from the person who had ordered the Lamb. All elements tasted great but she felt it needed to all be presented on one plate - or at least everything minus the gravy on one plate. Service on the whole was good. We tried several times to get the attention of a waitress. In the end, another table had to tell the waitress to go come over to us. Desserts were perfect!!! We will be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

We had to wait ages for our table as it was not ready when we arrived, service was slow, however the staff were lovely and friendly. The food was really gorgeous...slightly overpriced I would say, but would go again

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 April 2018

We really enjoyed our meal at Loft again. Staff were very knowledgable about the quality of meats the chef uses when we couldn’t decide what dish to have. Also very helpful in assisting with a selection of wine.

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Visited On Friday, 13 April 2018

Great atmosphere and menu had a good selection of options. Starters were very large and main courses quite small which was a little strange given the pricing. It was surprising to need to order sides for a £24 main course. We enjoyed our evening and will come back but get there was room for a little finessing.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 April 2018

There is a wide choice of vegetarian dishes - the soup starter was so tasty and poured at the table with the best poached egg I’ve tasted. I loved the onion squash ravioli with sprout tops and sage. The service was good - friendly and not stuffy. I liked that the still and sparkling water bottles are free.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 April 2018

I’ve visited Loft three times now when visiting family who live near St Albans. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and helped us to choose our main courses and wine. We had two glasses of the coravin fine wine by the glass. One of our our party is gluten free and the waiter and the chef went out of their way to offer suitable dishes.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

This was our second visit within a month. The first review was I believe identical to this, although we rather hoped this time the service would have improved. Unfortunately this proved not to be the case. At these prices I would expect all the starters to arrive together (2 out of 3 on visit 1) and all the sides to arrive with the main courses (On visit 2, 2 of 3 arrived when some of our party had almost finished their mains). A shame, as the food is very good & the intent is there.

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