Welcome to THOMPSON St Albans
THOMPSON St Albans offers a relaxed and affordable fine dining experience in a 3 AA Rosette restaurant, without the pretense sometimes associated with formal dining. Our menus are constantly changing, reflecting the best seasonal produce, combining Phil Thompson’s classic training, culinary style and flavour combinations with his own modern twist. 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. The 28-seater conservatory can host any event. The terrace, a quaint Victorian-style courtyard with trailing ivy, honeysuckle, shrubs and flowers offers a perfectly relaxed environment. On booking the conservatory, the 20-seater terrace is also offered, so you and your guests can truly indulge. Our service is attentive but not invasive with our staff highly impeccably mannered. All of which contribute to an outstanding culinary experience, so that our guests leave feeling pampered and special.
The team at THOMPSON St Albans and I have just been awarded our 3rd AA Rosette. We would like to thank our guests, regular customers, friends and family who have all supported us over the years. Thank you doesn’t even come close to what we want to say to our team, who have all worked tirelessly to achieve this very high standard. I don’t know where we would be without them!
Being awarded 3 AA Rosettes in the AA Guide is a true honour. Here is a quote from the guide explaining what this means:
3 Rosettes: Outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area. The cooking is underpinned by the selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients. Timing, seasoning and the judgment of flavour combinations will be consistently excellent. These virtues tend to be supported by other elements, such as intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list. Around 10% of the restaurants/hotels within the AA Restaurant Guide have three Rosettes and above.
Midweek DiningView our many amazing value mid week dining options including a main course, side vegetable and a beverage for £14.50 at lunchtimes, two courses from the set lunch menu for £18.50. Three courses in the evening also from our set menu for £25.00. Full details on the link below for the mid week treat, date night including Canapés and Prosecco on arrival and four courses from our set evening menu
Rhône Valley Wine DinnerPlease come and join us on Wednesday 22nd May to enjoy a bespoke menu created especially for our Rhône Valley Wine Dinner. The Rhône Valley has been a hub of wine culture since ancient times and is just as popular today. It was the 4th century BC Greeks who first planted vineyards in Southern France; however it was the Romans using the Rhône as their highway through France, who really put this region on the map. Phil will explain the composition of each dish as it is served, room by room and matching wines will be introduced by Duncan Ross of Berkmann Wine Cellars.
Tasting MenuOur Tasting Menu consists of carefully selected dishes, designed to give our guests a unique dining experience in St Albans. Phil Thompson's cooking is driven by the ever-changing seasons, delivering well balanced menus, showcasing his creativity, passion and flair. We have a wine flight, optional (wines to match each course) complimenting each dish. This menu offers a truly memorable and enjoyable dining experience for you and your guests. We ask that the Tasting Menu be ordered by the whole table, this menu is available daily excluding Sundays.
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Open Table Reservations
A la Carte menu available daily excluding Sundays, average of £45.00 per head
Tasting menu, 6 courses for £59.50 per head
Set lunch menu £18.50 2 courses & £23.00 3 courses - Wed to Sat inclusive
Set dinner menu £21.00 2 courses & £25.00 3 courses - Tues to Thurs
Sunday offers a traditional roast lunch menu, £31.00 2 courses & £35.00 3 courses
For Parties of 12 or more We ask for a deposit of £10.00 per head to secure your booking and a pre-order 2 weeks prior to your booking date.