Dylans-The Kings Arms

4.6
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384 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Due to the recent crisis in the UK, we have decided to close the restaurant until further notice. Please visit our website at www.dylanskingsarms.com. Thank you from Sean and Drew.

Welcome to Dylans - The Kings Arms

We are a relaxed vibrant modern British Pub Serving Food in both our bar and our restaurant.

Our A la Carte "Bill of Fayre" operates in our restaurant whilst our Snacking Menu operates in our Bar Area. We are fundamentally a pub and you are welcome to join us in our bar without booking a table although we would recommend arriving early during busy times.

Please note that we will be able to seat you within 30 minutes of your booking at busy periods so please do not arrive earlier than you booking time unless you wish to use the bar. Please note that the bar is extremely busy between 7:30PM and 9:30PM
What 384 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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KatJ
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The set menu had so many delicious options, it was very difficult to choose and the wine list was excellent too. Top restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue , great service and absolutely lovely food

JL
JakeL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great Sunday lunch, I'd highly recommend. Reasonably priced for the food too.

KM
KateM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Expecting the set menu, on arrival discovered a different Sunday menu which is not at all advertised on the website, and more expensive.
Food mixed, roasts good and huge, pork cheek main very small, only 1 vegetarian choice of maybe 7/8 mains (not really acceptable anymore). On asking if the waitress if they could offer anything else veggie se suggested hake... which was served with mussels and bacon!
It was a birthday meal, it really didnt live up to that at all

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Sharon
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table ready when we arrived for our booking and service was all excellent . Starter was tasty but not well presented. Main course was really lovely.

RB
RuthB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Had seen previous reviews complaining about portion size but there is no issue - plenty of food, imaginatively prepared and delicious

PC
PatC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Saturday evening thanks, great food good service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Such lovely staff and always make the time to talk to us and even talk to the baby.

SB
SteveBull
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Despite living at the opposite end of the high st, this place is “my local” by choice as never fails to impress

SA
SAMB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always, great service, would highly recommend.

AK
AgandKev
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s actually very simple to review because SIMPLY the food is amazing so we keep coming back!
We shared the infamous scotch egg (with habanero and chilli sauce in side) followed by the beef roast and pork belly with rosemary and sage mash (delicious)!
So we’ll be back again and again :)

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Bakerpat
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb! Beautiful flavours and great combinations in all the dishes and presentation is lovely too. We both wouldn't hesitate to recommend a visit to this little restaurant. Also the tables are of a generous size and there is very generous amount of space between. Some places use tiny tables, with no room to put everything on and then cram as many tables as possible in; this is so different. What I would consider a 'proper' dining room. Loved it!

JN
JulieN
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for for at Dylans on a cold wet Wednesday night.
Absolutely brilliant as usual.
Keith @ Kingshill Jewellery

MJ
MarieJ
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Compliments to the chef and team.

DF
DavyF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good roast dinner. Lovely friendly staff. Would definitely eat here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials all sounded amazing & there was a good variety. The food itself was beautiful & the ambience was lovely.

H
vipHannah
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. The staff are really attentive and more than happy to get you anything. Would recommend to anyone

A
Alexandra
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylans was absolutely great, they took really good care of us and the food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely meal but my husband was quite unhappy that a couple arrived with two very young children who made a lot of noise with their iPads and general noise. Appreciate the restaurant cannot do much about this but we really thought the parents should have known better. It isn’t a big family friendly restaurant in our opinion.

ES
EmmaS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was yummy - We were clearly the last table in for lunch and felt rushed by the staff to place an order in which case I figured they should only book tables until 2pm to avoid this rushing feeling for clients who want a leisurely lunch!

MB
MarkB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not the cheapest place for a meal in town but the quality, service and ambiance is absolutely spot on, has become a regular favorite of ours for sure ! Highly recommended.

GP
GillP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here and really enjoyed both the excellent food and the atmosphere

DL
DLLL
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Finally got to try Dylans after many recommendations by friends. Lived up to expectations with each dish bursting with flavours. Nice to have sensible (not too large) portions where focus is on quality not quantity. Good selection of wines by the glass most welcome. Will definitely visit again.

TC
TraceyC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner on Wednesday, the food was delicious, the staff were attentive and polite.. We can’t wait to come back...!!

MB
MichelleB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, would definitely recommend this fantastic restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! This place never disappoints. Best food in St Albans, by far!

TC
TonyC
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and Xmas cheer! Best restaurant in St Albans still. Be back soon

SM
SheilaMac
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. The Service from our waitress was great - she was friendly, professional and informative. This is my second visit and I've loved it here both times.

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cedricc
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect 😊, the meal was amazing and the place very pleasant

LU
LU0380
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a few times now and every time has been great... the food really is special, the service is friendly and helpful and the restaurant is lovely.
The only tiny tiny complaint on this visit was I had the steak which came with various veg including cauliflower cheese which I love, but when it arrived it was just one florret of cauliflower and not cheesy. As I said minor thing and I still can’t wait to go back!

SM
SethM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came here for dinner having read a recent review and recommendation.
I’m sure I’ve walked past this pub many tines but have never been in
Cosy front bar with a few tables. Great selection of beers and other tipples too!!

Dinner was really good and very good value.
Well cooked, well thought out and a varied menu to suit many tastes. The fish dishes were particularly good.
Simple food, cooked well. Exactly as food should be. No pomp or daft pretentious.

I was even daft enough to knock over my pint on the table and it was replaced for free even though it was my own fault!!

I will definitely be back.

CM
CMR76
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My Fiancée and I ate at Dylan's - The Kings Arms for our 2nd anniversary and the food was absolutely outstanding. The girl that served us was very informative about certain dishes and very courteous throughout. We would definitely recommend this gastro pub to family and friends.

One thing I'd let people know is there's only on street parking, so it may get busy at certain times and difficult to find a space close by.

AB
vipAmandaB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food. Very busy so just a little bit squashed and uncomfortable.

JV
JaneV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and food is always consistent and perfect!

TC
TonyC
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. The best in St Albans by a fair margin. Back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylans never fails to surprise me with the lovely food in a lively but cosy environment. So nice to have on our doorstep.

ST
SueT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with food and excellent service at Dylan’s! We will definitely eat there again! Thank you!

CH
CHris
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, interesting menus, great wine list and very good range of craft beers. We have been for both lunch and dinner and thoroughly recommend it.

HT
HelenT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great to have a 3 course set price.

RS
RunSki
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.
Memorable.
Balance between quality and relaxation spot on.

Value for money however check the menu in advance as very seasonal and reassuringly concise choices to choose from.

We like it very much.

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Dylans-The Kings Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

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