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About St. Villa Bar and Restaurant

Whether you have more time or just want a quick bite, we have something for everyone. Pop in for our two course set menu and selection of wines by the glass or explore the options of our a la carte if you don’t have to rush off. Enjoy some downtime in between work and home and join us at the bar for fresh cocktails and a light snack. If the weather’s nice take advantage and dine al fresco on our fabulous terrace.



Finish off your work day or toast your weekend with our changing a la carte menu. We strive to keep our menu as seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced as possible. Supporting local farmers and suppliers is vital to what we do.

2 Marlborough Road
St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3XQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, British, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 Dinner 17:30 - 22:00
Friday: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 Dinner 17:30 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Cross Street:
London road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01727 807222

Website:
http://stvilla.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Miguel Camarinho

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

St. Villa Bar and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasions (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Romance (25)
Lunch (25)
Outdoor Eating (24)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Group Bookings (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Cosy (15)
Casual (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Child Friendly (9)
Fun (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined on 9 February 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. We had the fish and chicken and both were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 8 February 2018

Food was absolutely amazing, staff were so attentive and lovely. Came here for my boyfriends birthday and it really didn’t disappoint. They brought out a chocolate brownie with caramel ice cream, with a nice little candle, and deducted it from the bill!!

Couldn’t recommend enough - thank you for such a lovely evening! We will definitely be back!

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 (London)·Dined on 8 February 2018

We were a group of 4 mothers with 4 babies in buggies. Although we booked just before our visit, the restaurant were readily able to fit us all in. There were only 2 high chairs, but this was ok for our group. This was an indoor winter meal, but when whether permits, the terrace offers a great venue too.

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 3 February 2018

Lovely dining experience on Saturday night. I'm expecting so not drinking and they were able to make a great selection of non- alcoholic cocktails. The food was delicious and well presented. Service was generally good and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 2 February 2018

St Villa has become a real favorite of ours. Presentation and detail of food is outstanding

Always great service and customer care.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 2 February 2018

Very friendly staff! We ordered from the set menu and the food was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 30 January 2018

Celebrated my birthday here. lovely resturant with nice modern interior. staff were friendly and professional. great food and good priced cocktails.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 30 January 2018

Absolutely amazing!! The restaurant look amazing, the staff are lovely and the food not only tastes amazing but it looks beautiful too. I will be returning and I will recommend!!!

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·Dined on 29 January 2018

Excellent restaurant for our pre-cinema meal. Whilst I had pre-booked, local traffic problems delayed my arrival. Staff were very attentive and efficient making this relatively short visit very enjoyable. Good quality food and wine at realistic prices. Well done to all!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 9 January 2018

2nd visit and it didn’t let me down. Food was great and service attentive.
Lunch time birthday treat - Guest loved it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 6 January 2018

One of the best restaurants in St Albans for service, atmosphere and most importantly food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

Food was exquisite. Service was incredible.
But I went there for my first New Year’s Eve with my partner. It was loud, it was hard to even have a conversation. The restaurant seemed like a nice place to have a memorable evening. But all I remember was shouting across to my partner. Overall the meal was amazing. Service was great as I’ve already Said.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 20 December 2017

I haven't been here before, but needed short-notice availability the week before Christmas and had heard good things. It didn't disappoint. The food was exceptional - we shared bread, olives and burrata (Yum!), then he had the risotto and I had the ravioli - both delicious. We each had a G&T from the fun range, then switched to tap water. The service was friendly and attentive - the only odd thing was that the main courses arrived before we'd finished the starter. I'd definitely go back (was given a 25% off food card for Jan/Feb) and have already recommended it to a couple of friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

Lovely restaurant, great decor - feels like a London restaurant. Food was fab, service fab too. We ate early so were the first there but I imagine it would have a good atmosphere once busy. Great deals and offers to take advantage of as well.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Great atmosphere, very Christmassy. Amazing food and cocktails 🍸

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 7 December 2017

Excellent service, lovely food and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 7 December 2017

Reunion with a friend from over 40 years ago. Staff were very accommodating and allowed us to sit and chat for a good while after lunch. the food was excellent and the staff were attentive but discreet. All in all a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

Our new favourite St Albans restaurant ! Visited half a dozen times this year for lunch, sometimes with friends and sometimes with family, and have never failed to enjoy.
The decor is very light, airy and tasteful, and the staff are all very helpful and charming. The Set Lunch Menu is amazing value. St Villa is a real gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Excellent customer service, good value for money and food was lovely!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Absolutely amazing. The deco when you walk in gives you that fresh and clean feeling which make you look forward to see the food served. I would highly recommend St. Villa for a quick catch up with a friend as well as a more important occasion. Can't wait to have an opportunity to come a visit again and try more of you dishes.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Really nice venue, staff are friendly and the food was really good - would recommend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

One of the best restaurants I've had the pleasure of visiting. The pan fried salmon was delicious, the purple potatoes and long stem broccoli were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The service was friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Very welcoming, good food, very clean and good experience for Sunday lunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

Fantastic service, accompanied by well presented food. Well laid out venue with ambient lighting for a relaxing mood.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

Lovely place to take a date.
The food was great, we also liked the fact it was an open kitchen.
We both enjoyed the coffee.
Hopefully we will be back sooner, rather than later.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 12 September 2017

Excellent service, we had steak and chips and a glass of wine for less than £16. Tue is steak night. Will go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Great food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely return and will recommend it to my friends for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Excellent value for money. Light and airy restauraNT where table are not 'sitting on top of each other'. Quality food, well prepared and presented. Helpful staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 7 August 2017

Excellent lovely restaurant I would go back to asap

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 6 August 2017

The table was booked for my birthday, the welcome was good as was the service, the food was exceptional and well worth the money.

Two of us had the Sunday roast which was plentiful and delicious, one a fish dish and one a vegetarian dish, we all agreed it was the best Sunday afternoon meal we had experienced in a long time.

We will definitely be back and will recommend our friends.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching
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·Dined on 6 August 2017

“Birthday Celebration = Great choice of restaurant”

Great food beautifully presented. Excellent service and friendly staff. The décor is serene and the background music just right!

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

overall I would like to recomend this place for it's staff's friendly and positive atitude when working. The food was great, personally I would add a pinch of salt more to the pasta dishes but overall we had a great time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 2 August 2017

Lovely meal, wonderful Service and great atmosphere. Will definitely return

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 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Lovely food, good value

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·Dined on 28 July 2017

A friendly welcome from the staff as we were offered the option of going to the bar area as were slightly early. Excellent bar tender will make any cocktail you like to an amazing standard.
No rush to sit down at our table and no pressure to order our food which was of a great quality and extremely tasty.
This is the second time we visited St Villa and will definitely be returning soon

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Great service and a good varied menu
Food choices were good, wine menu was reasonable. Good buzzy atmosphere. Not too loud but good atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

I have been here twice now and both times the food has been fantastic, great quality and portion size and excellent service even when busy. There is also a great outdoor dining space which is lovely in the summer. Best meal I have had in a long time. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 26 July 2017

our first visit and it was not disappointing. The staff were charming and the food excellent. really enjoyed the evening and we will be returning

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 25 July 2017

Very nice and a little different for St Albans...impressed!

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 (London)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Was here for Sunday Lunch. Everything was lovely, attentive service, great food. Highly recommended.

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