Private Dining

THOMPSON St Albans is a relaxed fine dining restaurant with a number of private dining options, ideal for any type of function or celebration, depending on the size of your group.

Private dining St Albans

This first-floor restaurant dining area can accommodate up to 50 diners.  Our beautiful light and airy conservatory can seat up to 28 guests, with French doors opening out onto the terrace, offering additional capacity for a further 20 guests with exclusive use when the conservatory is booked.

We understand that every event is different; we will take into account your requirements and requests, to ensure your special occasion is exactly as you wish it to be.

Types of function

We offer private venue hire for events and functions in St Albans. Whether you’re planning your wedding reception, christening, anniversary, birthday, retirement party, business lunch or organising a family get-together, there’s a private room available to suit your needs, here at THOMPSON St Albans.


Treat your guests to a dining experience to remember, in a beautiful setting here in our fine dining restaurant. Our charming courtyard and conservatory are perfect for summer weddings; alternatively, book our upstairs restaurant to enjoy an indoor celebration.

Special Occasions

With exclusive use of a private room for your special occasion at THOMPSON St Albans, we’ll help you celebrate in style with fine wines, delicious cocktails, wonderful culinary creations and immaculate service. We can host events of any size; a restaurant take-over is also possible, depending on your needs.

Corporate functions

Perfect for a business lunch, meeting room hire or all-day event, complete with high-quality catering, discreet and impeccable service.

Corporate meetings: we offer a full range of options for all your business lunch or meeting needs, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee and pastries throughout the day.

Whatever your needs, we will accommodate your every request.

Our facilities

THOMPSON St Albans is an ideal setting, for any event.

  • Corporate meetings: we offer a full range of options for all your business lunch or meeting needs, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee and pastries throughout the day.
  • Outdoor area / al fresco dining: available to those booking our 28-capacity conservatory for private dining. The additional 20-seater space is a quaint courtyard adorned with honeysuckle, trailing ivy and a variety of other greenery.
  • Private dining: includes our conservatory and upstairs dining areas
  • Accessibility: we have a completely wheelchair-accessible ground-floor area including toilet facilities.

Function booking points to note

  • For reservations of 5 or more, we ask for a £20 per person deposit
  • We welcome large party reservations, of 12 or more
  • Saturday nights our largest table is for 12 guests
  • A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill
  • For parties of 13 or more, we require a pre-order 2 weeks ahead of booking date
  • Please advise us of any special dietary requirements at the point of booking
  • Please may we ask that you advise your party of the arrival time only, half an hour before the time of your table.  To ensure an efficient service for your party and our other guests on the occasion, it is important that we seat you at the time of your booking. This way you can make your menu choices in our relaxed lounge bar area and enjoy a pre-dinner drink

Book your event, celebration, private dining experience or function

For private dining in St Albans, with us at THOMPSON St Albans, please complete contact us form below or call us on 01727 730777.