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Bar Espresso

159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the 'Cafe' appearance from the outside, this really is the best Italian restaurant in St Albans! They serve authentic, good, unpretentious Italian food at reasonable prices and the owners are knowledgeable and passionate about the food they serve. The breaded...More

Thank miklui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably as good as I have had in this town and let me tell you that this town has lots of great places to eat. These guys are as good as it gets for authentic Italian home cooked food. The service, the atmosphere, all make...More

1  Thank Tom O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just discovered this espresso bar close to St Albans City Station, which offers a great range of authentic Italian light bites and deserts. Check out the lemon, chocolate and pistachio canolli - only 80p!

Thank louisej856
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Last Sunday we took over the whole restaurant for a party to celebrate my 70th birthday. There were 32 of us and what a great job Nick and Ross and all the staff did. As always the food and service were first class.They bent over...More

2  Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I work in st Albans and come here sometimes. It's a really nice little cafe to grab a sandwich. The staff are really friendly and cater to any request that I've had. Would defo recommend these guys

Thank Joshua C
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This is a place that we go to about once a month. The food is good, solid Italian. You couldn't describe it as fine dining but you could absolutely label it as amazing value. Best are pizzas, salad starters and meat dishes but nothing I've...More

2  Thank StevenRobertson
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

16 of us visited on 24th April 2017. We had a superb meal as always. Ross and staff are so friendly and service is great.

1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I've absolutely loved my two visits to Bar Espresso. I don't even like Clam and Mussels however their Seafood pasta is on another level and they made me now love Clams and Mussels (but only at Bar Espresso). This place has got a lovely atmosphere...More

1  Thank burnettross
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Reliably delicious food and good service. Will regularly take friends and family and now they request we go there! The stuffed peppers are our favourite

1  Thank jenna_m_h
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Service was very speedy and atmosphere was very nice. The location is very good as it sits right outside the station meaning for travellers to London it is very convenient.

1  Thank sophiewitch
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Questions & Answers
Rebecca C
3 September 2016|
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Response from Ross A | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca We can offer vegan options and can veganise some of the dishes that we offer. Regards Ross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 52
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 857300
We are a family run restuarant serving traditional homecooked Italian food cooked from fresh with passion. We also have montly specials including desserts.
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