Lussmanns - Harpenden

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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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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p
London
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had always good food, good atmosphere and great service

VJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable lunch at Lussmans with my friend. A lovely quiet ambiance, great service, great food. I will definitely be returning with my husband 😊

k
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We are fairly regular customers at the St Albans Lussmans where all of the staff are pleasent and welcoming.
Our experience at Harpenden was the opposite. We were early for our table but were told this wasn't a problem as it was quite empty and so were given a nice table for two by the window overlooking the green outside. We tried a few times to engage the waitress in small talk but she was having none of it. Also I had a comment to make about the Chicken Schnitzel being very bland and she said she would pass it on to the chef. There was no further mention of this. We had dessert and asked for the bill and she brought it over pointed to a ring around the optional service charge and walked away. A few minutes later a woman that I assumed was the manager came over with the card machine smiled at me picked up the card and processed the payment and walked away. We then made our way to the door passing very close to both the manager and the waitress who both ignored us. It wasn't only the Chicken Schnitzel that was very bland!

SL
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow and food returned as was not hot.

G
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great place and nice experience. Great cocktails as well. Our mains were the Organic Lamb and Chicken schnitzel. Loved the lamb, the chicken was a bit bland and dry. Would definitely revisit though.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us overall. I will look into your food note and in the meantime I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Good food and it was lovely to sit outside in early autumn.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 12 September 2019

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

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SA
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 11 September 2019

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

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KM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A favourite. Quality food and excellent service. Can hear yourselves speak. Everybody happy.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 11 September 2019

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

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NC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, delicious food and excellent service. The set menu is great value for money. Love the courtyard outside. Very quaint.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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RH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine and service were outstanding at Lussmanns - it really is a very special place to eat. As the weather was warm and we were accompanied by our dog, we sat outside in the courtyard and made to feel most welcome. I cannot fault anything about Lussmanns.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you Rob. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope we can look after you again soon. Best Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good choices on set menu and delicious food! Service was attentive without being overbearing. One diner nearby insisted on checking his mobile phone after it rang every five minutes which was a little irritating but once he left it was a great evening.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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SJ
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really superb meal in a lovely restaurant. Efficient and unfussy service really very very good

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 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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RH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been to this restaurant many times. Always great service, delicious food and friendly an knowledgeable waiters.
Added to that is their excellent value for money.
It’s very difficult to beat this restaurant at the prices it charges.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you Roy. Lovely to hear from a regular guest who appreciates what we do. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food took a little bit to long to be served drinks.
But still a very good experience

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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JH
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch here on a warm sunny day in the courtyard. I have found the food at all Lussmans branches to be consistently reliable and tasty. It was great to be able to eat outside. It would have been good to have had information about possible side dishes from the waitress without having to ask, but that's a minor point.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, lovely people, but menu choice for vegetarians was very limited, as i recall only 2 main dishes,
One was paella and the other salad. Very disappointing

L
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening in the garden at Lussmans , Harpenden with a pleasant conversational buzz around. The food as ever was delicious, and the service friendly and efficient. We had a voucher for 4 for a set meal and did not realise the early dining offer was limited to parties of 6 or less but Lussmans kindly honoured the set menu for 4 of the party. There is a good range on the menu but it would be good to see more vegetarian choices, though the paella is delicious.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We eat here as a group 4/5 times a year as we all have to travel to get here. None of us wish to change venue even though there are many other restaurant options in Harpenden.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you Phillip for your review and feedback. Great to hear that we are still your venue of choice - we look forward to looking after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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RE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 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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LA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect and the food was delicious.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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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

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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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.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you for your review Debbie. Sorry to learn that your steak wasn't up to the usual standard. Please do let one of the team know if this happens again so that we can rectify immediately. I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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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.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

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

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

I love lussmaanns but feel their service charge is excessive.

Lussmanns - Harpenden
Responded on 9 September 2019

Hi Jenny, great to hear that you enjoy what we do. Our service charge is optional so please do let your waiter know if you would like it to be taken off the bill. 100% of our service charge goes to the team that work on the floor to deliver your experience. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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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
14 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

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