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The Restaurant at Sopwell House

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Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
+44 1727 864477
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 14:00
Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have dined at Sopwell House a couple of times now and the experience has been underwhelming. On the first occasion the service was extremely slow and the white wine was warm so needed another 30 mins in ice. Not great when you want it to accompany your food. The most recent occasion was really poor. The glasses were all dirty... More 

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Thank Ben C
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early before the whole party because we wanted a cocktail before we sat down. As we walked in the manager told us in a rude manner that afternoon tea wasn't until 1pm, which we knew because we booked it but as we were in the bar which people were sitting at we didn't think having a drinking prior... More 

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Thank Krim S
Grand Cayman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional food and service Tony ensured we had a wonderful table, he helped choose our wine and made our meal incredible thank you

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Thank cathy680
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon tea at sopwell house. My friends and I were looked after really well. Sandwiches are great and the warm scones with cream and jam were lovely. This is my second time having tea at sopwell

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Thank remmers86
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great family evening! Stfaf was very pleasant and cared about us. Thought this was very well priced too.

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Thank Stefan P
St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was bought for us a gift, beautiful restaurant, the food was very good, very well presented and the service by Andrea was excellent, she was very pleasant and attentive. We would definitely recommend.

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Thank tricia184
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Seven of us visited for afternoon tea to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. We all enjoyed the finger sandwiches, scones and delicious cakes, with very attentive staff and lots of offers of top ups.I thought this good value for money & it was a relaxed atmosphere. One of our group was a toddler & it was suitable for him too.

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Thank elle421
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Sopwell House for Afternoon Tea to celebrate our son's birthday with his young family. On arriving more than 45 minutes early we went to confirm our booking to be told we would have to be seated in a bar area away from where the rest of the teas were being served in the comfortable lounge area. We complained... More 

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Thank jackanddaisy226
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Once again Master Butler Tony looked after our group wonderfully during my birthday champagne afternoon tea. The tea, cakes and champagne kept flowing during our visit - no scrimping at all and every request went answered. Tony even carried my birthday balloon to the carpark for me. Highly recommended.

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Thank JCT19752014
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Afternoon tea for my wife, her elderly aunt and our daughter. Great value topped off with fantastic service. The food was very good and there was more than one option of decaffeinated tea for my wife, which is unusual. The setting and atmosphere was magnificent. The service provided by the staff was first class - very attentive and nothing too... More 

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Thank John C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$76
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sopwell House | Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 864477
  • This restaurant is at Sopwell House
Description
The Restaurant at Sopwell House is located in a stunning Georgian country house in St Albans. With its high ceilings and classic, sleek decor and AA Rosette award-winning status, The Restaurant serves modern British and European cuisine.

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12:30pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday & Friday.
Dinner: 7:00pm to 9.30Pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?