Christmas in St Albans

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you live in St Albans, or visiting family and friends in the area, you’ll find a host of seasonal fun and Yuletide activities to enjoy. We know that it’s a busy time of year for everyone, so we’ve put together a list of the festivities you

Halloween Food

Thursday, 11 October 2018 by

Halloween at THOMPSON St Albans Our menus are based on seasonal produce, so the team here at THOMPSON St Albans took this as an opportunity to embrace the Pumpkin for Halloween! The British season runs from October to December where fields come alive with this iconic squash.   In the spirit of Halloween, THOMPSON St Albans has created

UK Food and Drink Festivals Social occasions, family gatherings, celebrations and entertaining are often focused around planning a food menu or deliberating upon a choice of restaurants and their menus fit for your occasion. This British love affair with food and drink has partly been fuelled by creative restaurateurs and entrepreneurial businesses embracing the world

Summer Foods in Season

Friday, 10 August 2018 by

The Best of British Summer at THOMPSON St Albans Our chefs always look forward to summer, knowing that it brings with it the variety of fresh, seasonal produce to ignite creativity. Fresh, locally produced summer ingredients feature all the way through our menus, from side dishes to desserts, not forgetting the main course the main

St Albans – flying the flag for independents Everyone knows that while there’s something to be said for the familiarity that comes with a chain store or restaurant, if you’re looking for a dining or shopping experience that offers quality, individuality, and that spark of innovation, it’s all about the independents.   They count on every

If there’s one thing we in the UK enjoy even more than complaining about the weather, it’s getting out there and enjoying the summer when it finally arrives. We flock to the coast on our weekends, head to the park for our lunch break, and when enjoying a meal out, only alfresco dining will do!

While they may traditionally have been restricted to the confines of London’s finest, wine dinners are growing in popularity among fine dining restaurants UK-wide. Top local restaurateurs recognise a wine dinner as affording the perfect opportunity to showcase their high-quality food and wine combinations for the benefit of their increasingly discerning diners. As a result,

Springtime is an exciting time of year for all of us with so many signs of new life, wonderful and vibrant colours.  See why Phil Thompson loves spring and what beautifully fresh and seasonal ingredients are on offer on the THOMPSON St Albans Spring menu. What Springtime Means to Me I love the spring season.

I Love Rugby!

Friday, 16 March 2018 by

THOMPSON St Albans’ Owner Phil Thompson took time out of his busy kitchen to tell us all about his well-known love of rugby. When did you first get into rugby? I first got into rugby during PE sessions at senior school and loved it, so I decided to try out for the school team. Believe

Where it at all began I am an Essex boy from Dagenham and went to what was Thurrock Technical College (now Thurrock and Basildon College) to study catering.  Whilst at college in my first year, my work experience placement was at the Lanesborough Hotel in Hyde Park. It was amazing; a beautiful place, great chefs

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