Lussmanns - Harpenden

4.4
994 reviews
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  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
We are the locals' fish & grill restaurant, championing the best welfare-driven British producers and suppliers, and dedicated to looking after all the family.
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Lussman’s. The food and service are always fantastic.

RE
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an unexpected delight. Restaurant lovely, gardens beautiful, service excellent and food stunning. Will be back

LA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect and the food was delicious.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,fantastic choice.Its everything you want from a restaurant

DO
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Visited on 14th August which was supposed to be a Jazz night but it turns out that the musician was not playing so very disappointed.. the manager did however give us a complimentary drink... We had steak which is normally good but tonight was a bit chewy. Staff excellent as always.

ID
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening as always. We arrived at 6.30 to take advantage of the set menu offer and the Coq au Vin was exceptional. Fantastic service and I'm pleased with the ressurance that the service charge added automatically to the bill goes directly to the kitchen and waiting staff, because they thoroughly deserve it.

JW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love lussmaanns but feel their service charge is excessive.

L
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Thumbs up for Jake's gin.
Shared 1 portion of sourdough & olives
Ordered steak from lunch menu .. anything with it charged extra.
Ordered a side salad to share which didn't arrive.
We felt rushed, mains arrived while eating sourdough. Did complain it was all too quick.
Desert almond pudding delicious
No complaints on taste & quality of food.

SW
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quality restaurant, nicely located in the centre of town and very handy for outsiders like us to get there from the railway station. The Lussmann's chain is always attractive as it offers good gluten-free options.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback - great to hear that you are a fan of what we do. Best Wishes, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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EE
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As previous visits the service was exceptional ,especially the attention to detail to my wife S Gluten Free diet . It again made our meal very enjoyable.

Ernest Ede

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you - great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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DW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think that we were lucky in that the restaurant was quiet. In saying that, could not fault he food which all of us agreed was delicious. The waitress was delightful and service was at our pace. I am not a fan of discretionary gratuities been applied, as I like to decide to whom, and how much these should be based upon my experience at the time. However, for the first time( I think) I left things as they were without querying as the "fixed rate" was about right. Third visit here, first time not good, second time 5* same again on this occasion. Will certainly visit again.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you David - great to hear that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. I hope that we can continue to impress. Best Wishes, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We'd not been to a Lussmans before and were uncertain what to expect although we'd heard that Lussmanns Harpenden was good. In the event we rated our experience very highly and will certainly return next time we have a special event to celebrate. It's difficult to pick out any one specific aspect for comment, other than perhaps that the food was excellent.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback - great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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P
Hertfordshire
13 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly service, delicious food. Restaurant is quite small and cosy but not cramped. Would recommend.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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JB
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined in all of lussmanns restaurants and cannot find fault with any of them. On this occasion we were entertaining friends and would have liked to have had better weather so that we could have dined outside. the only drawbacks are parking and toilets. It is very difficult to use the stairs if you are disabled.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you are a fan of what we do - thank you for the support. Best Wishes, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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SA
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have never had a disappointing experiences at this restaurant in all the time we we have been coming here.
The food is great and the chef is also happy to share cookery tips with guests! The staff are all very pleasant and friendly.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback Susie - wonderful to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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CS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice location in town centre with cosy restaurant. Service was very attentive and food arrived in good time.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your review - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A last minute booking and found it very enjoyable.
Great food and location

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you Barry - wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good and my favourite restaurant in Harpenden by far. Staff always friendly and helpful and food delicious! Love that they change their menu with what is in season. Great for any occasion!

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoy visiting us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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A
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the hottest day of 2019, food, service and surroundings were beyond expectations. It was simply too hot to sit outside, but inside remained cool. Welcome and service were exemplary, and the menu and specials covered all the bases. The emphasis on fish you won’t regret it!
Surprisingly excellent value, too.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback, Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely dinner in the garden on a warm and pleasant evening. The service was helpful and not intrusive and the food very good indeed. Prices are not cheap but for a treat, were fair. The music provided was probably unnecessary was not too painful! Thanks for a good evening.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback and glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant restaurant and nice decor. Food generally good. However my husband and I found the steak chewy albeit tasty.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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LD
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was lovely the guys were friendly did seem that they won’t your orders for food quickly. We liked to take our time order starts and then have a look at the main have a 20 mins gap in between courses special when you are paying quiet A bit of money on your meal. I would recommend it And we had a lovely evening Especially as it was he’s birthday

HW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliably great, simple food and service is on point. Lovely outside when the summer arrives.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you Howard - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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BT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

First time at Harpenden, St Albans service is very fast and professional, the Harpenden service is slower, less sharp. However the food was very good and prices are fair. If you want to visit a small chain restaurant Lussmanns is a great place to go. The courtyard is a great place to eat on a warm evening.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and food

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Best Wishes, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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BB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was distinctly average and rather overpriced. I ordered the Steak Frites and felt it should have come with a bit of dressing, such as some leaves and a tomato. It was literally just the steak and the chips, with a pot of dijonnaise. My friends all ordered the plaice and they were really small, compared to what we’ve been served at the Hitchin branch. Have also been to the Hertford branch and enjoyed that more. Overall, quite poor value for money and none of us really enjoyed our meals. Wouldn’t hurry back.

R
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on this first experience of Harpenden and three earlier experiences at St Albans, I would certainly recommend Lussman's.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you Ronnie - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment with lovely staff!

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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JH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good choice of unpretentious fish and meat dishes, well presented and very tasty. Sensible prices and good value set menu. Charming location for our weekday lunch with friends. Friendly service but looked like the waiting staff were a bit stretched (only one waitress plus manageress). Would very probably go back.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback - great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
London
29 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff and good value in a brilliant setting

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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R
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, fantastic food and great service. And what a bonus to eat outside! Thank you for a perfect meal.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thank you Rebecca - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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EO
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Then meal was excellent
The only disappointment was that it felt like we were being rushed out of the place.
One waiter was excellent and the other just seemed to want us to keep moving on

KG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, impeccable service. One of our favourite local restaurants.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thank you Kate - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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MQ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad it’s local herein Harpenden. Fab food, service an all!

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thank you Marion - wonderful to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad service - food overcooked - had fish and chips where was the actual fish and couldn't eat the chips as too hard Because it was a birthday celebration I didn't complain. And then I had to pay a service charge!

SW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely outside courtyard with space on friday evening, though no direct sun, could not reserve outdoor tables and some music noise from the pub next door.

Food was very tasty and the set menu was good value at £18 for 3 courses. Starter of aubergine casserole and the paella main were particularly tasty.
Only points for improvement would be the bread and olives to start were pricey and small, the house white wine was quite privey and sharp and the mains needed some more salad or veg to come as standard.

Service and staff were superb - very helpful and welcoming, although i would prefer to tip separately rather than having 12.5% service added to the bill automatically.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback Sophie. Glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your meal with us. I will make sure that you your notes are passed on and please do contact me directly if you have anything further to add. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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MK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place , good food, service excellent only complaint would of been nice to know if the starter soup was cold as normally soup is offered hot

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 2 July 2019

Thanks Mark, great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We normally put a Gazpacho on in the summer just for a change to the hot soups - but they will be back again soon. Best Wishes, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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AM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. Great value with the set menu (before 7pm). Three courses incuding a delicious steak for £20. Drinks prices fair too

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 28 June 2019

Thank you Alan - great to hear you enjoyed your first visit. I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura(laura@lussmanns)

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JR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyable meal. Early Sunday evening, so not too busy. Service good and quick. Nothing not to like!!

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi John, thank you for your feedback - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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g
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good quality and tasty meals in a friendly environment. Just wish I'd had room to try one of those lovely sounding desserts!

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you for your feedback - glad to hear that you enjoy what we do. Best Wishes, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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