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Thompson St Albans

2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England
+44 1727 730777
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (51 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (17 reviews)
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European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Anniversary evening meal. Slight hiccup when they couldn't find our reservation, although we had received email confirmation. We went for the set menu, and chose pigs head croquette and mackerel dish for starters. These were both excellent, as was our main course - bavette of...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a return visit to Thompson St Albans - and I'm pleased to say this restaurant just keeps getting better and better. For me, there's nowhere else that comes close to delivering this level of excellence and value for money. It was our wedding anniversary...More

Thank Strat-A-Kat
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the beautiful glow in the window on a very gloomy evening Thompson at St Albans was a very cosy welcoming view in this quante little town. I was sat near a window seat which from my perspective was the best seat in the house....More

Thank traceyp0tter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit since it ceases to be Darcys and dropped the Australian options. We were attentively welcomed and had the various menus explained to us, We went for the a la carte and really enjoyed it - together with the unexpected and...More

Thank Bobbio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit, after having found our initial visit to Thompson excellent. This time, the food was still of good quality. The Sunday lunch menu we went with offering great value too. However, the service didn't meet the level expected - no information...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a long time customer of its previous life as Darcy's, I have been keen to give the Thompson incarnation a go, but have generally found it to be a bit pricier than Darcy's. Anyway, I had reason to try out their taster menu recently....More

3  Thank Brecon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to Thompson. What a pleasure. After being spoilt for choice on the a la carte,we all went for the full tasting menu with wine pairing so we could try it all! A good decision. From the pea and feta purée amuse Bouche...More

Thank jo0501
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are more or less regular visitors to Thompson's, and booked a lunchtime table last week to celebrate my husband's birthday at a charming and friendly location. The team managed to find his favourite 'treat' -- scallops -- so he enjoyed his special lunch even...More

Thank Y9495SYann
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I booked Thompson's for my Wife and I to celebrate our 21st Wedding Anniversary as I wanted something special and because she has an aggressive wheat intolerance which Phil and his team cater for with their Gluten Free options. Well, we weren't disappointed. We are...More

Thank Christian C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If there is one thing you can count on it is that Phil Thompson and his young staff will rise to the occasion when you are looking forward to something special. Phil is not only a great exponent of the culinary arts he has the...More

Thank Derek D
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21 November 2015|
Response from Allan P |
Relaxed/casual as far as I know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 135
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RP, England (Formerly Darcy's Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 730777
  • E-mail
THOMPSON St Albans offers a relaxed and affordable fine dining experience, without the pretence sometimes associated with formal dining. Here, you will find a classic and tranquil setting, ever-changing menus that are dictated by the seasons and a selection of fine wines, carefully chosen to expertly match dishes. Chef and owner Phil Thompson utilises his classic training, along with his natural skill and ability for creating delicious flavour combinations, that showcase his own modern style. The restaurant is popular with large groups and can cater for parties and celebrations. Alternatively, the terrace and conservatory are a great place for dining outside in the sunny months; the quaint Victorian-style courtyard, with trailing ivy, honeysuckle, shrubs and flowers, can host up to 20 guests and is offered exclusively when the conservatory is booked. Private parties can also be held in the 52-seater restaurant upstairs.
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