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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

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4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Special Occasions (22)
Outdoor Eating (21)
Lunch (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Romance (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Group Bookings (13)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cosy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Child Friendly (6)
Great Beer (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

Excellent service, lovely food and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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service4
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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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food5
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value4

 
·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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service5
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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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vip
 (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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service4
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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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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

We are frequent visitors here and are always looked after wonderfully by the friendly stuff. The food is of excellent quality at reasonable prices and the cocktails are very well made.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Lovely atmosphere decor spot on.Only critic we were a bit rushed from taking our order and in between courses. Otherwise staff friendly and helpful definately be back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 25 June 2017

A delightful restaurant with very tasty food & exceptional service. Would visit again & recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 19 June 2017

Great food and service, fantastic way to spend a couple of hours.

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Really enjoyed our evening.
Cocktails were good and the recently updated menu is excellent.
Would recommend the ravioli, goats cheese tart and chocolate brownie.
The restaurant staff are very welcoming and the ambience is good.
Will definitely go back again soon.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 26 May 2017

I booked a table at St Villa for my wife's birthday. We had previously been there before for my mums birthday and absolutely loved it. The food is great, the cocktails are amazing and the staff are brilliant. They don't hang around you, they let you enjoy your evening. Very impressed. Food is of a high standard and we always suggest this place. Love it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Been her a few times and it just keeps getting better Great Food and Service, Emil, the Manager is very friendly and professional. Well Done St Villa. Highly Recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2017

Tried this last week, initially as s nearby steakhouse was booked solid.. A neighbour had also recommended and we've been eating in Cosa Nostra for 10 years so thought it was worth a try..
Staff were welcoming and quick to get us a drink.. Menu is just right, not too long and not too short, though I heard it is changing in the next few weeks.
We had Cod and Monkfish, both excellent, as were the starters.. Good value, not exorbitant drinks prices either.
Mezzanine is really good for groups and was being used by one while we were there.. This keeps the downstairs quiet :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2017

Fantastic meal, lovely new, modern trendy surroundings, extremely friendly staff and nothing was too much trouble. Food was lovely and thoroughly enjoyed tasting new gins! Would definitely recommend and will certainly be returning

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2017

Lovely setting, and nice range of options on the menu. Food was fairly simple but tasty. Staff were great, accommodating a buggy with a sleeping new born. Monday night 50% off wine is also fantastic. We really enjoyed our meal!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2017

Food and service are very good. Wines are pricey, especially as a 12.5% service charge is added.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

The restaurant was lovely, the decor was beautiful. The menu was good, lots of choice. The service was great too. the food was delicious, well cooked and very well presented. I will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 22 October 2017

The decor was very nice, staff were very attentive, very clean and didn't have to wait very long.
I would have preferred a slightly more versatile menu, but the food was very nice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 5 October 2017

Delicious food which is imaginative a nice change from restaurant chains. Waiting staff are attentive but do not keep coming over they have the balance just right. Service was good just the right amount of time between courses. The portion size is just right so after three courses I was pleasantly full. I would definitely eat here again for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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