Lussmanns - St. Albans

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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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JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Upon taking our coats and walking back the station. The restaurant called us after leaving a voicemail and misses 5 calls. Calling back to wonder what wrong they accused my partner of stealing another customers coat. The only black women in the restaurant sat away from the cloak area. I suppose you can make up your own opinion from this story, what I do know is the accusations resulted in a uncomfortable feeling and unfortunately this is somewhere we will not be visiting again.

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

Fantastic in every way - everything ordered was delicious and presented beautifully. Customer service was great - the perfect amount of attention was given. Our waiter had a good knowledge of the menu reccomending sides and wine to accompany our choices. We will definitely be back. Thank you

AH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for my father's 90th birthday. The staff were fantastic and great with both my parents. The food was very good and great value. Thank you so much; it meant a lot.

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

Food that seems simple and tastes sooo fresh and is actually sophisticated because it perfectly combines flavours and in the right proportions. Good sized portions. British produce. Steak that melts in the mouth, smooth, dark choc mousse. Wonderfully light, fragrant , fluffy cheese and surprise hazelnuts. Great wine list. Quality simple and Chic surroundings. Everywhere spotlessly clean. Attention to detail. Lovely flowers. Observant staff, very helpful without being gushing. I will be back. No pressure to free up the table. We were there on a cold rainy Monday but they had lots of clients. And they spotted it was my birthday and candles were wished upon.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places I have eaten in a long time. Food was great as was everything else. It’s was a friends special birthday and they did everything that was asked of them. Attentive and friendly. I was even phoned beforehand to confirm my table and other arrangements. Highly recommended.

M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had fish for both our starters and main courses - the smoked trout and mackerel were really good.
The main courses - the smoked haddock and the hake were also great.
The Albarino wich we chose was close to perfect.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Mike. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Best Wishes, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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HJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very helpful staff who acted on feedback during the meal and on own initiative brought extra vegetables

BC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always consistent service and food. Very good ambience.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 7 August 2019

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

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SW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal , great staff , good ambience. Great reastaurant

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 7 August 2019

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

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Gorgeous food but a bit pricey. Waiter was... brusque. We were sat under the air con, which was freezing and then moved to a less than lovely table right by the kitchen. Given that it was 6pm and largely empty, they could have done better.

GG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant tucked away from the high street with a nice view from one side of the grounds near St.Albans Cathedral! Food was delicious, great friendly service, good value and will definitely be going back!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 7 August 2019

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

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us all chose from the set menu - all 3 courses were delicious. They had run out of one of the set starters but offered an alternate from the main menu. The fish cakes were as good as ever and the baked risotto and artichoke dishes were equally good. Waiting staff were all delightful and we never had to try to get their attention. Lovely experience.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 31 July 2019

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

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n
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, particularly appreciated the anti-noise ceiling , makes restaurant much quieter than most.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Service 👌

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

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

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FM
Buckinghamshire
24 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great place and good service and atmosphere. The food apart from the dessert and wine was disappointing. Fish cakes contained large very hard pieces of fish which were inedible. The dish was swamped in sauce which spoilt it. The smoked haddock dish was swamped in sauce and the rosti was very soggy and not at all like its namesake. Would suggest for the dishes that you consider putting either some sauce on and the rest in a side dish for the customer to choose to use.

AB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were undercharged and then chased down just before we were about to leave the restaurant. It was a bit embarassing as our guests in St. Albans also wanted to invite us for a dinner. We appreciated the variety of food and the organic approach to choosing their cuisine stock. For vegan option I wanted to choose the artychoke salad - I got a bruchetta packed with oily finger food as if it was literally thrown from M&S deli/party food packs instead. I loved that the staff was making sure we had enough water on the table.

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

The food and drink was good, I am not sure a table for two floating just inside of the restaurant warrants the amount charged for this experience. I have visited other restaurants within this chain and was happier that they were better value of money.

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

The food was the usual high standard and our server, Ben, was friendly and helpful, gave us the space to choose our meals without feeling rushed, and our water glasses were never empty!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

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

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than just a nice meal, this was a great food experience - loved it!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

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

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OT
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great concept on ethical sourcing of meats / fish.

A lot of effort put into ambience, menu, service. For the price, I think meal plate could have had that extra oomph to match up.

MT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant place to have lunch with a friend.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

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

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and they were flexible with allergies. The 2 course set menu was a great deal, but the ala carte wasn’t extra endive either.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

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

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NS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A relaxed Saturday night with live jazz, excellent food & service at a reasonable price!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

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

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Lussmanns and were really pleased with our visit. We took some friends and they were very impressed. Good quality food and amazingly helpful staff. The portions were just right and the menus was varied and interesting.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your first visit and I hope we can look after you again. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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RS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I booked Lussmanns after a friend recommended the venue for a smart dining experience. I booked a table for 3 and dined on Friday evening. When booking, I informed the venue that we were celebrating a joint 60th Birthday and requested that their desserts were decorated for their birthdays. Some restaurants pipe chocolate around the plates with ‘Happy Birthday’ or go that little further to recognise and help create the birthdays. However, Lussmanns failed to show any acknowledgement of this request. Whilst not an issue with the food or service, it was a disappointment that I chose this venue to celebrate the 60th when another restaurant could have made a more notable evening.

Whilst the food was good, it is not of good value when considering the price. In a highly competitive market, I do not feel that the food, atmosphere or service are better than other local offers.

As stated in my start rating, the noise level caused a problem for my party. Whilst I appreciate that we visited in peak hours, the overall atmosphere did not make pleasant dining.

KD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting - quite expensive once included sides etc

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect example of how a good restaurant should behave. I am lactose intolerant and contacted the restaurant in advance to let them know. They responded to let me know they had noted it and they would take care of it. On the night I was immediately given an iPad and shown the allergen menu and told that if I wanted one of the other dishes they would do their best to adapt. Once I had chosen the dishes were delivered very carefully to our table so mine wasn't mixed up with anyone else. The food was delicious and then I was offered a special pudding to meet my allergy requirements. We had a brilliant time - enhanced by the jazz - but mainly as a result of the EXCELLENT service from the front of house team and the kitchen who went above and beyond to ensure I didn't feel like I was a nuisance even in a busy service. Thank you Lussmanns St Albans - you are an example of how to do it well.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you Gill. Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

you never leave disappointed from Lussmans - from entry to departure

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 29 July 2019

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

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SL
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The team went above and beyond to accommodate us. We were there for my husbands birthday. It was 9 of us and I booked very last minute but it was still incredibly well organised and made the evening very special! Food was amazing as usual, the sea bream is to die for!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 19 July 2019

Thank you Shreya - wonderful to hear that your husbands birthday was a success. Thank you for choosing us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were late for 20mins and, when we arrived, the floor manager struggled to find us a table - as it turned out he had just cancelled our reservation and released our table to someone else. Yes, we should probably have called the restaurant that we were running late. However, I had reconfirmed the booking the day before, via OpenTable’s system, and the floor manager guy didn’t even try calling me although he had my mobile phone number. If you were to release the table after 19mins (this is the time-stamp on the OpenTable cancellation e-mail which I only received after sat down), please could you clearly state on your booking confirmation as it said in absolutely nowhere. The food was great, waiters very professional too, so it was a little bit disappointing that my booking was handled the way it was.

KS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and reasonably priced for the quality. A beautifully decorated restaurant, we did not feel rushed even though you can only book a table for 2 hours at peak times on a weekend. The service was friendly and efficient without being overbearing. We enjoyed the touch of having a live pianist play while we dined which was not so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. Overall a wonderful first experience at Lussmans and I’m sure we will revisit in the future.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 19 July 2019

Thank you Kerri. Great to hear that your first visit was a success - I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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EB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and relaxed atmosphere. We had a real difficulty picking just one thing from the menu- it’s not often you get so many good looking choices. The food was well presented and tasted great. And the bill was very reasonable .
We would happily come back to try the other dishes on the menu.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 19 July 2019

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

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

Wow! Such a great experience, we went twice! The service was great! Kasia provides such an incredible service & recommended dishes for us. We ordered the cod cheeks as a starter (to share), then the lamb off the bone. WOW. Soooo good. The flavor was amazing, perfectly cooked. We initially planned to eat light then try another restaurant... we decided to stay...order another round of cod cheeks....& another order of lamb! (Also 2 bottles of wine... chenin blanc & a nice rose).

Instead of going to London our last night in U.K., we decided to go back the very next day & order the same dishes! Lol we also ordered the special - crab linguine - which husby ordered 2 of. We had the orange & almond pudding & Eton mess. Everything..literally amazing both nights. They had a pianist both nights also..which was a nice touch. It was a bit confusing to get to (from an Uber), but totally worth finding this gem! Highly recommend.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you for your review. Wonderful to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your meals with us. I hope that you can come and visit us again when you are next in the country. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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

Fantastic birthday meal, amazing food and great service - will definitely be back!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you Rachel. Great to hear that you enjoyed your birthday meal with us. We looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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JO
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday Evenings are always difficult to critique as it seems neither to be a lunch or a dinner. Nonetheless Lussmans staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. The food was very pleasant and we would no doubt visit again in the week.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 9 July 2019

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

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RB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Lussmanns many times; it is where we go for special occasions. This time, as always we found good food, excellent staff, nice reasonably priced wine and a friendly intimate atmosphere.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 12 July 2019

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

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OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice ambience, great food, ethically sourced, and exceptional service from our waiter - Alex.
Highly recommended!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback - great to hear that Alex looked after you so well. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, lovely vibe, nice staff and good food, would definitely recommend.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 9 July 2019

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

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LP
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I was looking forward to dinner here with my mother who has eaten at this Lussman's on many occasions. I booked for my mother, my teen son and myself for my mother's birthday. The staff were warm and friendly, and the manager particularly observant and attentive. However I was really disappointed by several elements. The smoked haddock was too 'fishy' and definitely not cooked enough, the sauce lukewarm having clearly stood on the counter for a while the 'rosti' was deeply disappointing - mashed potato and NOT crisp rosti. The dish was under seasoned and lacked taste. My mother was rather unimpressed with her venison hotpot - lacking in flavour and meat. Our table was in a passageway, and staff whizzing by banged my chair on several occasions. We gazed at lovely cosy, well-lit tables next to the walls with banquettes. Finally, we had to wait for ages in between courses. Clearly not enough staff for a very busy Saturday night. All in all, really disappointing. The upsides were the staff and the manager who did they best they could.

MR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great food and excellent service.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on 9 July 2019

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

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