The Abbey Restaurant

The Abbey Restaurant, 8 George Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, AL3 4ER
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Tuesday - Friday 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Bar
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About The Abbey Restaurant

The Abbey offers simple, seasonal and sustainable cuisine. Located on George Street, a short walk away from the famous St Albans Cathedral, this restaurant is reminiscent of old world designs where you can enjoy a beautifully curated menu and hospitable service.

We have a stunning conservatory dining room, a warm private room with rustic fireplace, and a gorgeous lounge area with comfy armchairs to sink into whilst being served amazing wines from all over the world or indulgent seasonal cocktails.

Our kitchen team creates delicious meals with fresh farm-to-table produce. The Abbey is a hybrid creation using international flavours to create a bespoke à la carte menu with every care taken to ensure sustainability and to promote local produce.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Menu with choice of only 4 starters (and 1 was already off at 8pm) and 4 mains is restrictive and uninspiring. A big change in the wrong direction from our previous visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Very tasty roast lunches. M

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Arranged a surprise lunch for my wife and her girlfirends. The girls told me that the food and service was exceptional. The private room that they had was also very quirky and tasetful. It was a beautiful room to be honest. A very happy customer.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Great night at the Abbey. Excellent cocktails and great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Last minute booking and were very accommodating even though they could only offer an early sitting. Would definitely go back, food was great, friendly staff nice ambience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The food is always innovative and good. Great tastes and enough choice for me but might be limited for others. The wine list isn't great but is fine. The cocktail list is excellent. I dine here a fair amount and just wish others knew about this hidden gem so it was busier.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

The Abbey sets expectations high, with great marketing and an exclusive vibe. Having just visited on a Saturday night, unfortunately the experience did not meet expectations. Service was slow and food underwhelming. The menu featured four options per course, which is normally a good sign. However, despite being 2/3 full, we waited over an hour for starters. Discussing with other tables, this was the norm for the evening. Both starters and mains were not value for money. For a similar price point (a couple at £100 for 2 courses and a bottle of wine) we would prefer returning to the Loft or the Restaurant at Sopwell House. Having raised our discontent with the waitress, she nor the manager appeared to care less and we left without even a ‘goodbye’. What a shame!

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Great food, lovely venue. Birthday drink on the house was lovely touch.

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Recommend: Already recommended to some friends, and would return, assuming there was some menu turnover. Food & Drink: food was very good, wine selection was less expansive than I would have liked (I am a wine snob). Atmosphere: lovely setting, but tables set too close together, we were virtually sharing the next table. Service: adequately attentive, not pushy. VFM: pretty reasonable

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Food generally good, although if being picky there was a weak element or two in the dishes given the prices charged. The wines we had were excellent - a super clean Chenin Blanc and a tasty red dessert wine. Service just right and we had a table upstairs which was intimate but casual.

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

We had a lovely meal and would highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Absolutely loved being here will come again

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Amazing as always!

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Service was slower than usual, the roast chicken my friend had had barely any meat on it. Our table of 4 ordered before the table of four opposite us but they recieved their food before us. Usually this restaurant is fantastic so I would still go back in hope that it was a one off.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

An amazing restaurant offering a lovely atmosphere and fantastic food. A slight hiccup that was more than overcome with excellent service, attentive staff and very tasty and interesting menu. We'll be back!

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