Sunday Lunch with THOMPSON St Albans

Friday, 13 October 2017 by

When Sunday rolls around, it should be a time to relax with the family. So instead of slaving in the kitchen, why not let someone else do it for you! If you’re out for Sunday lunch in St Albans you’re guaranteed to enjoy a laid-back affair here at THOMPSON St Albans, with a wonderful, warm

By Phil Thompson  Now in our 4th year, the team at THOMPSON St Albans and I have just been awarded our 3rd AA Rosette. This is a huge achievement for the team, me personally, and for my fiancée and business partner Marianne, who has put up with me for the past seven years and for

Whether you’re a fan of celebrity chef Paul Ainsworth or simply enjoy great food made with the best quality, seasonal ingredients, please check your diary for a very special night on Wednesday 8th November. That’s the date of our exclusive dining event here at THOMPSON St Albans, a family run independent restaurant, trying to offer

By Phil Thompson We are a small, independent, family run restaurant offering what we believe to be a relaxed, fine dining experience to the people of Hertfordshire. We have had a lot of help from friends and family along the way with initial funding and day to day support.  My fiancée Marianne sold her house

 By Phil Thompson The term ‘alfresco’ originated in the Mid-18th Century and comes from the Italian “in the cool air”, and whilst it’s no longer in use in Italian, it’s certainly a phrase and a style of dining that has been adopted in the UK during the last few decades. In fact, alfresco dining is

Phil’s Spring Diary 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 by

Phil’s Spring Diary 2017 offers an insight into his typical working week. From allotment visits on days off, to seasonal produce, recipe ideas, notes, photographs & inspiration.  See what Phil has planned for this spring & how it all comes together, to provide our diners with exciting new dishes, flavour combinations & amazing seasonal cocktails.

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Phil Howard, from two Michelin starred The Square, will be appearing at a special charity dinner at Thompson St Albans. The evening will be held in support of Bill Cooke and St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham. Bill, who has been recently diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer, is the father of Thompson


Thursday, 14 April 2016 by

A quiet culinary professional, an absolute chef’s chef and highly respected culinary figure, Philip Howard was the chef and co owner of The Square from it’s opening in 1991 to its recent sale to Marc Restaurants in March 2016. His work life started at Roux Restaurants in 1988 having decided not to pursue a career

Daniel Clifford at THOMPSON St Albans

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 by

Daniel Clifford and Phil Thompson hosted a night at THOMPSON St Albans. Phil Thompson was delighted to announce an evening co-hosted between Daniel Clifford and himself. The evening took place on Wednesday the 14th of October 2015, at THOMPSON St Albans fine dining restaurant in St Albans, Hertfordshire  

2011 saw a huge event for the renowned Roux family who celebrated holding three Michelin stars for a staggering 25 years. As the restaurant has now held the coveted stars for 30 years, we thought we would share with you the event from that summer five years ago. Michelin star chefs from the UK and

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