Restaurant at Sopwell House Hotel

Sopwell House Hotel , Cottonmill Lane , St. Albans, , Hertfordshire AL1 2HQ, United Kingdom, AL1 2HQ
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Opening Information

Friday - Saturday:
6.30pm - 10pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi

About Restaurant at Sopwell House Hotel

For an award-winning fine dining experience, the AA Rosette Restaurant marries British and European cuisine to achieve an eclectic menu offering. Officially opened by footballing royalty, Arsene Wenger, the split-level space boasts striking pendant lighting and white linen tablecloths with deep armchairs. The Restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, grand piano and a feature wine wall.

The Restaurant sits in the heart of Sopwell House, nestled deep within the rolling Hertfordshire hills, located in the picturesque city of St Albans. The dazzling white 18th Century Georgian manor house, surrounded by acres of charming countryside, stands proudly at the end of a meandering driveway lined with blossom trees.

From special occasions to intimate dinners The Restaurant at Sopwell House provides a varied seasonal menu, live music and service worthy of the many accolades it has won.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, British, Contemporary, Fine Dining, High Tea, Locally Sourced, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Friendly
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Went for afternoon tea. Had lovely food and service was good. Very expensive for selection we got and normally if you had a cold drink instead of tea they don't charge but charged us but didn't know till bill came. Lovely staff but had to wait long periods of time for our refills.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

The initial staff when we arrived really weren’t very interested in getting us a table outside. Promised to move us when one became available then very bothered. It was a lot worse in the morning breakfast she didn’t even bother to try - terrible senior staff attitude. The waiting staff were excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Absolutely brilliant service, food was excellent, although we would have preferred a more even ratio of sandwiches to cakes, if you love cakes then this is definitely a plus though :)

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Always love coming to Sopwell house. Great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Afternoon tea out in the garden was lovely, the food was great.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

The food service and atmosphere were outstanding

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Dated restaurant flooring and had a musky smell

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

I have been for afternoon tea many times and brought friends and family. You are by far one of the best places for afternoon tea. The 'drawing room' is so relaxing and the decor immediately puts you at ease. The service has always been impeccable with nothing too much trouble. This really does go a long way these days hence why I have recommended you to so many of my friends and family. I love the selection of sandwiches and cakes, they are always a delight. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

We had an afternoon tea hamper and it was full of lots of yummy treats. The hamper was but free because I’m allergic and the waitress knew that and advised us that it was all just free and congratulated us on our wedding anniversary. It was lovely service.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Thank you for a relaxing afternoon.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Have attended many Afternoon teas , birthday meals,spa and Christmas functions over the years . Highly recommend .

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

The first time that I have visited Sopwell House Hotel for tea and the experience was excellent and I am looking forward to going there again in the near future.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Excellent Birthday afternoon tea Wonderful all round - thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Delicious afternoon tea in a lovely location.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

A very enjoyable afternoon spent having the most gorgeous afternoon tea! Really lovely friendly staff and tea laid on with an added touch of an anniversary plate with a lovely chocolate cake on it! Really lovely thought! The mini fruit tart was out of this world and we could have gone on eating the scones til the cows came home! Delicious! Highly recommend Sopwell House for this afternoon tea.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

A beautiful afternoon spent amongst the stunning white flowered grounds of Sopwell House. Just lovely and will definitely be back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

£35 seemed very expensive for what it was, had many a afternoon tea but this one didn’t really stand out

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Exceptional

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Excellent meal and service

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Great service and food !

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Beautiful food, great service. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the evening was really memorable and fun. Great job!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Delicious Afternoon Tea, with tasty treats impeccably served, in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. A luxury afternoon at a competitive price. I would thoroughly recommend. It felt very Covid 19 safe and secure. Our one dietary request was fully met, and the delightful sandwiches, cakes/pastries and tea were very delicate, and replenished until we were full. The staff were excellent (good service, friendly, polite, and kept us fully stocked with goodies).

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Very disappointing dinner. Bland food. Small portions. Lamb cannon served with uncooked pearl barley!! Mushroom risotto overcooked. Once we complained we were not charged but we won’t return to the restaurant. Spa amazing. Good breakfast. Very helpful staff.

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

We had a very pleasant afternoon tea on the terrace. The service was excellent as was the safety measures put in place to safeguard against Covid.

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