Pancakes St Albans

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 by

This year, Shrove Tuesday falls on 5 March 2019. Find out what’s happening on Pancake Day in St Albans, join in some Shrove Tuesday community fun with the St Albans pancake race, and get your hands on some gourmet-style pancakes and crêpes served up by Phil at THOMPSON St Albans. Pancake Day with THOMPSON St

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

St Albans has become a great foodie city and here at THOMPSON St Albans we want to offer something a bit different.  We are very proud of the 3 AA Rosette and Michelin-recommended awards we gained at the end of 2017.  Some of our guests comment on the fact that they don’t have to travel

 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.

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