Lussmanns - St. Albans

4.5
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1683 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
By making a booking with us you are self-declaring that you and the members of your party -

a) do not have a high temperature.
b) do not have a new, continuous cough.
c) have not experienced a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
d) have not been in contact with anyone who is confirmed to have coronavirus in the last 14 days.

If any of the above symptoms are present on the day of your booking please contact the restaurant to cancel your booking.

Please also note that if you or any members of your party have been tested for coronavirus and are yet to receive the results, please can you not put our staff and customers at risk and therefore refrain from dining with us.

Please note we will only accept card payments.
What 1683 People Are Saying
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SimonC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As good as always, even with COVID procedures in place. Nice to be back!

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LauraD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening we'll definitely be returning!

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Linn
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly staff. Lussmanns have put some very good Covid measures in to place so eating a meal out almost felt like “normal”

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JamieN
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as ever. Safe feeling whilst dining.

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MichaelT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A belated anniversary dinner which was a little strange due to the new restrictions but well managed by the Lussmans team.
Food excellent and service was relaxed and refreshingly light hearted.
Not a rushed service like my previous Lussmans experience with my wife. Will be nice to get back to my regular visits again.

One big positive was the table space...

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KatyP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal out, delicious food and service was great. Hope they can survive reduced capacity! Still a lovely atmosphere.

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NaomiS
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Great food and great service. All staff wearing protective visors. Hand rails on stairs were, reassuringly, regularly wiped down during evening. Looking forward to returning again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food.

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ClaireH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first dinner out under the new restrictions. Congratulations to Lussmanns for creating a lovely atmosphere. The waiting staff have got the right balance between safety and good service. Food was delicious. At no point did we feel that we were having anything but a great evening out. I personally enjoyed the evening even more because the restaurant noise level was reduced and we could chat to each other easily (we were a group of 5). Well done to all the staff. Will definitely book again.

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Sandy
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lovely food and pleasant service until a change of waiter suggested I download QR code to check allergens in desserts as I'm Coeliac! Not impressed and soured a lovely meal under restrictions.

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JamesR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was lovely and the service was excellent. Had a really good time and will definitely be going back

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Stephen
London
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner out since the beginning of lockdown and we were delighted with the care taken to make us comfortable. Food and service were excellent.

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AndrewF
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first visit to a restaurant under the Covid-19 rules. The arrangements were thorough but proportionate, and did not detract in any way from the experience of dining at Lussmanns. It was great to be back and the food did not disappoint. The summer salads (one with chargrilled nectarines, the other with roasted beetroot) were fresh, light starters; both fish dishes (plaice and sea bass) were beautifully cooked, and the desserts (cheesecake and summer pudding) flavoursome without being overly sweet. The service was attentive and friendly, and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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LisaK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and tasty food in pleasant surroundings with very courteous attentive staff.

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vipEmilyjane
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, as always, social distancing was in place with hand sanitisers and Waiters wearing visors.

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DLLL
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first covid 19 meal out. Chose Lussmanns as we have been there before and expected them to be well organised re covid. As expected they were, and the food as ever excellent. Go there with confidence. Importantly their precautions to do not dilute the social experience of dining out.

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JohnG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top marks- Imaginative well thought out menu, everything was consistently delicious and the service was perfect. A great place. Deserves to do well.

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KatieR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazingly orchestrated to manage excellent and safe service.

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MarkW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first venture out to a restaurant after the restrictions had been lifted in this pandemic. It was fantastic experience. Everything felt right. Excellent meal, great friendly service. You could also see the staff making a real and great effort to make it the best possible experience under government rules.

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Broom2
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good value set menu. The nectarine salad was very nice. Only negative was that one of the starters on the set menu was unavailable.
Staff observed social distancing to the highest level which is very reassuring. Great location right next to the cathedral.

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GillyW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always had a lovely meal and thought they managed the whole ‘stay safe’ requirements well

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EvaL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal post lockdown. Waiter was attentive, whilst adhering to guidelines.

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vipGarethDParker
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had an enjoyable meal, despite the altered conditions due to COVID-19. Ordered from fixed lunch menu, with starter and dessert being nice, but underwhelming. Main (steak frites) was delicious though.

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Blakey
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy Lussmanns and the changes made to accommodate the needs of Covid-19 did not detract in anyway from a relaxed evening with good food.

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KimR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Staff coped really well with new regime. Food delicious.

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SamS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and we were in a separate section which was good as we had a 92 year old with us! Plenty of hand sanitizer and staff all wearing masks so we felt comfortable.

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AdelaideS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The staff were helpful and our waitress was outstanding and really friendly.

The menu is very limited currently, so much so we skipped starters and went straight to mains. The food quality was good and service was very good but we did consider leaving after a few drinks as the menu wasn’t great unless you love steak dishes. Overall I’d recommend for drinks and a nice ambiance but that’s all.

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AlanG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening and very safe and friendly. Thank you

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MaryP
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were Very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious with a good selection of gluten free food for my daughter. For a restaurant if this standard the pricing was fair. They remembered my daughters birthday which was a nice touch.

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NeilH
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First meal out since lockdown. Always like it here. Warm and efficient welcome. Slightly let down to be shown to a private room as we lost a sense of being in a restaurant. But spacing rules rule. Food and drinks were great. Service friendly but trailed off towards the end of the meal creating quite long pauses. But undoubtedly a good experience overall

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YaelJ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was amazing! I was so impressed with how safe the place felt with all the measures they took to ensure safety during covid-19. The food was amazing as usual and the wait staff so so nice and professional.

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Phillip
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very secure at Lussmanns given the strange circumstances surrounding Covid-19. Everything seemed well organised with regard to hygiene and the staff were professional and friendly. Our Slovak waiter was really excellent, helpful and pleasant. The food was up to its usual standards and perhaps even better! Very generous portions of the chicken escalope mains and the poached pear dessert. This restaurant is the go-to place for a top meal.

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AnneV
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch at Lussmanns. We chose to eat from the set menu and was pleasantly surprised with the variety which covered all food preferences including vegan. The staff were wonderful and we were very reassured at the measures introduced for these Covid times. We will definitely be going back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A joy to be able to return to restaurant-dining at this glorious place!

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vipTiffs
London
50 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It's hard to do a review at this stage of the process of restaurants reopening, I'll try and cover it from the perspective of feeling safe eating out and for the typical review of a restaurant.

Firstly a lot of thought has gone into making us feel safe AND welcome. We were not crowded, contact was kept to a minimum but it was still very human - such an important point. While it can never be the experience pre COVID at this stage, Lussmans team did everything they could to give us a good experience. And we did enjoy being back.

The food was as good as we remembered it. A very generous and succulent chicken schnitzel for me and a perfectly cooked steak for my husband. There was certainly no drop in quality of the food we enjoyed.

Great to be back supporting Lussmans and we were delighted to see that others clearly felt the same.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lussmann’s has been good during lockdown, delivering their excellent food, so when some friends were coming to St Albans on their way north, I suggested we go there for lunch. The arrangements with a one way system through the restaurant, tables more widely spaced, and serving staff leaving and collecting dishes from trays, worked well and seemed both polished and felt quite natural and appropriate. The set lunch menu was as good as ever and it was altogether good. I’ll be back.

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MichelleB
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out since lockdown, the staff handled it all very well. Food as always was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming staff despite the Covid precautions. Felt busy. Food top notch as ever.

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PatD
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tables were well spaced out and the staff wore visors . Food was good and staff were pleasant and friendly.

Recommended

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DawnMc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at Lussmans since they opened. I was so pleased to be able to go back and eat with them again and see that despite the Covid modifications (which were easy to follow, hygienic and effective) the dining experience was of the exceptional standard I am used to. The staff did an excellent job in communicating the new measures despite having to wear the necessary visors. The food was incredible - I can’t wait to go back 😃

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Lussmanns - St. Albans is rated 4.5 stars by 1683 OpenTable diners.

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