Dylans-The Kings Arms

4.6
316 reviews
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British
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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.
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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent. Unfortunately he service was abysmal. The waitresses on staff were grumpy and obviously not happy to be there. We felt like we had done something wrong! There was one waitress who was friendly. The other two, awful. We had gone for a lovely Father’s Day treat and came away wondering if we would ever go again. Such a shame as the food is some of the best around.

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IT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were recommended Dylans by a friend who lives in St Albans (we travelled up from East London) for lunch before going to the Warner Bros studio in Watford. The food was AMAZING and the staff were lovely and smiley - 10/10 and would definitely come again next time we are up

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We seemed to have a lot of different people serving our table which caused a lot of confusion with our orders. The food was OK, the beef was very rare even for those in the party that like their Beef rare. The chicken dish was dry and a bit disappointing. We all agreed that we weren't overly impressed and probably wouldn't return.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening there. Food was really tasty, wine was good, atmosphere was great.
We will definitely be returning. A great local gastro pub!

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great as everyone says, but service wasn’t so much. We had to really ask over and over for more water, and for sauces when they offered them and didn’t bring them until we asked again, by which time we were half way through our mains. The staff were pleasant enough but just not very attentive or efficient.

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JU
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Beautifully presented, well cooked fresh veg and loved the potatoes! Bit disappointed with the yorkshire pud - a little dry - but otherwise a very nice meal. Lovely, fun waiting staff who are always ready to help.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and great service. I will definitely come back.

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L
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I didn’t like the fact that only a 2 or 3 course menu was an option. The prices are high, we waited for the food for long time. The vegetarian and gluten/dairy free option are very poor. Was excited to go there but won’t go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Dylan’s.... this time Tomahawk steak - served for two, enough for ten ! Great atmosphere & staff.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, attentive staff. Definitely worth a visit

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GB
London
38 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food served in the rear section of an excellent pub. Plenty of space to relax.
The food is fantastic. We’ve been here a few times and I swear it gets better every time.
We went for the Beef Wellington special which was a real treat. Tasty and tender with a great selection on sides.
Service was good too. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Can’t really fault this place.
Will definitely be back soon.
Thanks for a great night.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a good meal - had bread to start which was burnt though, which wasn't a good start.

Starters were excellent, and mains and dessert were good too.

Room was quite cold which wasn't great for my wife.

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MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dylan’s is lovely, been many times.
Great for a family lunch or dinner or even a date night. Bar is separate from the restaurant. Bar appears to be pet friendly few dogs were inside. Restaurant is very nice, fairy intimate not loads of tables so would recommend to book in advance. Lots of character in the decoration. Food is stunning - tastes amazing and is presented to a very high standard. Menu is creative and very flavoursome. Low music playing. Avg spend around £90 for two people with 3 courses and 2 drinks each. Parking can be difficult so arrive in advance of table time so you can find a space. Will return for sure!

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HG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is he best place in St Albans - consistently excellent and innovative

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow... I’ve been here many times yet this was by far the best, the standards have improved and the food more complex and imaginative. Well done Dylan’s.

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GD
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special birthday meal for my brother, and it was pretty perfect!

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LD
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the portion sizes were perfect. We had such a nice meal, the staff were friendly and approachable and we would definitely visit this venue again.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, unhurried and enjoyable atmosphere, excellent service.

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M
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Previous 5 star reviews led us to expect a high standard. Food was only average gastropub and we felt they were trying to achieve more than they were capable of. Perhaps we were unlucky or the second team was on duty. Overall disappointing.

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. I had a scotch egg, ox cheek, and chocolate soup, everything was wonderful.

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LP
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, best roast I’ve had in a restaurant for years. Lovely setting, really friendly staff. Only issue was one table with noisy children but that wasn’t the restaurants fault. Can’t wait to go back!

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HT
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place, not only for lovely food but for welcoming staffs

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k
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the 5th time we have eaten here and we have never had a bad meal. This lunch was no exception: delicious food in a laid back and friendly restaurant which is situated at the rear of a small bar area. The lamb scrumpet was a particular highlight off the specials menu but everything we ate was great. A good wine and beer selection too. An excellent restaurant, no wonder it's so hard to get a table in the evening!

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food nice people and service. Beef was expensive but really good. I would go again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the dog and met a friend for lunch. Not been before and we were super surprised at the quality of food, ambiance and friendliness of staff. Normally dog pubs don't do Fab Food. We will definitely be back again, and again, and again... now to sleep it off...

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t
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd visit for lunch and it did not disappoint...food great and service attentive.

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KK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food in a lovely setting, will definitely return.

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NW
London
76 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious and the menu well balanced in this restaurant. Thursday lunch meant that the room was a little quiet as there were only two other people eating.
My only quibble (and it is one that I would share with most English restaurants) is that bread is not on the table but has to be ordered - I forgot- which meant that the delicious sauce with the chicken livers was left uneaten.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautifully tasty food and very well presented. Would definitely go again. A bit expensive.

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RP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal amd a lovely evening. Will be back and would definitely recommend.

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GA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Been at Dylans for drinks before and liked the atmosphere. We like the set menu as you know what price you are going to pay, however the selection of mains was very small and restrictive, however the food we had was tastey and of good quality. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and helpful in getting the manager to move 2 very drunken diners out of the small restaurant area.
Overall we had a pleasant meal and will definitely be going back.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been trying to book Dylans for two years now but it has been difficult to reserve a table. However it was worth preserving as we had a delightful meal. The food, we all had ox cheek , was excellent, the service good and the restaurant had a nice ambience. The wine was a touch expensive and our guests found the background noise a bit high making conversation a bit difficult. Apart from those two points we had a great dining experience.

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MM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Great food, friendly service. It would be great to see some more gluten free friendly dishes on the menu though.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, pub food but to a far higher standard. The range of beers is a good mix of well known crafts. It was a bit loud when we went but it was a Saturday night so it’s to be expected

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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TC
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service and value. The decor is lovely with ambience just right. I would suggest one thing: the wine list requires one or two more classical choices. A well respected village Burgundy or St Emillion grand cru.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best cooking that I have had in the last twelve months, and by some distance. Outstanding.

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RK
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been a few times and always impressed with the standard of food and service. Excellent meal.

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KW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to friends!

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