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Loft Stalbans, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Loft Stalbans

3.6
3.6
46 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
UK Enterprise award 2021
Best Contemporary British Restaurant – Home Counties
Best Upscale Contemporary Restaurant 2019-2020

Group booking, Special Occasions, Wedding events, and Corporate bookings from Monday to Sunday; open for both Lunch and Dinner.
Enjoy the Private dining experience and bespoke dishes as per dietary requirement. Book Private dining room today.

Loft is listed in the Good Food Guide 2019 and 2020 ‘We deliver accomplished modern British food – clean flavours and creative dishes driven by seasonal produce of impeccable pedigree sum up the approach.‘ Loft also won Hertfordshire Restaurant of the Year at the SME Business Awards.

Loft awarded Best Contemporary British Restaurant – Home Counties by SME news UK enterprise award 2021. LUX Life Restaurant & Bar award in 2019, 2020 and 2021.In 2020 Loft St Albans was awarded as the ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ & ‘LUX Culinary Excellence Award for Contemporary British Cuisine 2020‘.In 2019.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Contemporary European, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–22:30

  • Phone number

    01727 865568

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andris Vavere

  • Private party facilities

    Group booking, Special Occasions, Wedding events, and Corporate bookings from Monday to Sunday; open for both Lunch and Dinner. e: info@loftstalbans.com t: 01727 865568 WhatsApp: +44 7368662915

  • Area

    St. Albans

  • Cross Street

    George street ..Nearest Parking Christopher place .

  • Parking Details

    Christopher Place parking - 3 Upper Dagnall St, St Albans AL3 5EASt Albans Boys school Abbey Mill Ln, St Albans AL3 4HB6:30 PM onwards Monday to Friday . Saturday and Sunday all day. Post Code AL34HB

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DD

    DanielleD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Waited an hour for food - staff very young and inexperienced told us mix up in the kitchen, manager however couldn’t do enough to get things sorted - my food good but everyone else unimpressed- would suggest more training of staff including chefs - has potential
  2. AP

    AlexP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was good, set in a nice period loft with good ambiance but the food was poor. For this price you expect good food but I’ve had better at the Harvester. Olives and sticky toffee pudding looked like they’d just been bought from Tesco. Steak nowhere near as good as Prime or Cote or Miller and Carter. Loft won’t last long if it keeps serving this. Needs to up its game with the food!
  3. AB

    AlistairB

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    All just a bit average. Food looks great in photos but is uninspiring. Menu clearly doesn’t change. Everything comes with chips. Restaurant is very light and lacks atmosphere. Service was good.
  4. PJ

    PhillipJ

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Mediocre food at a high price.
  5. S

    Sarah

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Some dishes were pleasant (halibut and Eton mess in particular) but most others missed the mark and were a disappointment given the price.
  6. j

    jak1

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was greasy and bland . It was a Bank Holiday and we were surprised the restaurant was so quiet but not once we had the food. The Italian restaurant below was heaving so will try that next time!!
  7. TS

    ThomasS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Met by very friendly staff at the door and coats taken which was nice. The venue is really attractive and cosy. Staff were friendly and attentive. Our only issue was the food, it was very disappointing. The food didn't, for us, match the type of restaurant and price.
  8. AH

    AmandaH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I cant fault the staff or the ambience of the loft, great service and a great atmosphere, the food was good enough but not what I would call fine dining, the chips were undercooked, my other half had the monkfish with cherry sauce, out of interest as much as anything as we didn't see how the two ingredients went, he opted to give it a try and on balance they didn't go at all, the sauce was too sweet for the fish to carry, my friend had the lamb, and again although tasty, was not properly frenched with two bones in one cut and the mash was under seasoned, I had the orzo and it was pleasant but not special, if anything it was a little bland, the starters were really good and made for a promising meal that didn't quite live up to expectations, perhaps I have been spoilt in the past and the bill for 3 starters and three mains plus a bottle of house was only 160, so you could argue its not bad value for the price but it didn't blow us away, I would recommend it if people I know want a buzzy atmosphere and decent food but for fine dining I have several other resteraunt preferences that rank above it
  9. D

    Dory

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A really nice environment that I didn't know existed. Pleasant staff and nice food and drink.
  10. GM

    GabM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were great and the food was really delicious. The building itself is also really lovely. Would definitely go back.
  11. e

    esthera

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for my birthday. Greta good. The sticky toffee pudding and brownie was fantastic. Lovely small restaurant but lovely customer service.we would be back.
  12. MB

    MelB

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our table was booked for 8.00, however restaurant had us down for 8.30 even though I had showed my open table confirmation. We were asked to wait and not even offered a complimentary drink for the mistake. The food was average. We ordered a rocket and Parmesan side, we asked for dressing and was told quite abruptly by the waitress that they had none! No olive oil no balsamic nothing. The steaks were cold and not cooked how we had ordered. The sides were taken off the bill. We didn’t want to order dessert as the mains hadn’t been that great! We ordered coffees but was told they only have full fat milk! Who only has full fat milk these days ? Will I be going there again? Probably not.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive services, lovely food and great atmosphere- try not to spend as much on alcohol as we did though!😂
  14. NP

    NaomiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food with friendly and enthusiastic service. Already can't wait to come back!
  15. LO

    LucyO

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and music! Thank you - we will be back!
  16. f

    foodie1975

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Christmas set menu
  17. LM

    LM987

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Unfortunately when we ordered our meals (which only a 5 course Christmas menu was available, so don't go in December if you're wanting a lighter meal) our first course of small canapes took over an hour to arrive. With limited apologies and no compensation offered.
  18. LG

    LadyG

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, presented beautifully. Lovely atmosphere, but sitting on wooden chairs for a long time was a bit painful :)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Croquettes starter was good, but a bit too much salt. Porkloin almost undercooked and no crackling. Wine was ok but limited choice.
  20. EJ

    EJMStAlbans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We were expecting sophisticated fine dining and had disappointing food, average service from waiters who looked like they didn’t want to be there, and music suitable for a dance club!
  21. AH

    AndrewH

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Cosy little loft with great food and low beams to keep you off your toes!
  22. J

    Joecon78

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Nice pleasant staff. Food unfortunately over priced for what it was. Pork belly was undercooked. Chicken was ok. Certainly not worth the prices we were charged.
  23. SB

    SusanB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food great service but very expensive for what it was.
  24. A

    Ajay

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely staff
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish it was lovley and the service was amazing! The food start was the best I have ever tasted I had the scallops with black pudding and bacon lovley all in all this place was lovley thank you for having us and we will be sure back again 👍
  26. LD

    LouizaD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, helpful staff and great atmosphere. Can’t recommend this place enough, great place to dress up for date night and enjoy something special.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was even better than pre lockdown
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special meal out for the family. We had never been before but it lived up to all the o positive reviews. Lovely staff, great service and delicious food and wine. All the tables were separated out and so we felt very comfortable and safe under the circumstances. I really hope they can open again very soon. We feel very lucky to have booked the meal before we all went into tier 4.
  29. JL

    JoeLock

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Very friendly staff and quick service. Would recommend.
  30. DW

    DamonW

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great bar area, warm welcome. Food was good. Ellie was super.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Was just ok as an experience. Our starters arrived before our drinks, which was not great and shouldn’t have been overlooked. The server didn’t seem that happy, which brought the mood down. But food was fine though.
  32. n

    nikkim

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just went for drinks & small plates. The restaurant was very accommodating, helpful staff & lovely atmosphere
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Safe but relaxed. Beautiful venue and delicious food
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    A little disappointing if I’m honest - the food was ok but certainly nothing special - one of our desserts was poor to the point that it was brought to us with an acknowledgment that ‘something had gone wrong with it’ and we would not be charged. We had an enjoyable evening but at £70 a head (including wine) we all felt that we had overpaid for what we had and would not hurry back. We also missed our next booking because the desserts we ordered took 40 minutes to arrive.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovey venue and great food. Even got a discount as part of their eat out offer
  36. s

    sam67

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Tables were far too close together making social distancing impossible
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere & service. Food was amazing. Staff are very friendly they accomodate us even there was a problem with the booking.
  38. PC

    PhilipC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great evening. Staff could not have been more freindly. Food was delicious and we were put in a more private area which was unexpected but perfect.
  39. D

    Diner2012

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great ambience and food.The service was a little manic due to lockdown regulations that had just been introduced. There was a group of 6 of us who had a great night and plenty of socially distanced banter with the table next to us!
  40. TB

    TheBear

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, lovely atmosphere and really good value for money.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Loft Stalbans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01727 865568.

Loft Stalbans is rated 3.6 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Loft Stalbans does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Loft Stalbans

23B George Street St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4ES

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    George street ..Nearest Parking Christopher place .

  • Area

    St. Albans

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Contemporary European, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Christopher Place parking - 3 Upper Dagnall St, St Albans AL3 5EASt Albans Boys school Abbey Mill Ln, St Albans AL3 4HB6:30 PM onwards Monday to Friday . Saturday and Sunday all day. Post Code AL34HB

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andris Vavere

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    01727 865568

  • Private party facilities

    Group booking, Special Occasions, Wedding events, and Corporate bookings from Monday to Sunday; open for both Lunch and Dinner. e: info@loftstalbans.com t: 01727 865568 WhatsApp: +44 7368662915

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