St. Villa Bar and Restaurant

4.3
184 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, British, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Sat 10:00–00:00
Sun 10:00–22:00
Lunch
Mon–Fri 10:00–15:00
Dinner
Mon–Thu 17:30–23:00
Fri 17:30–00:00
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Phone number
01727 807222
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Miguel Camarinho
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Cross Street
London road
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 184 People Are Saying
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MH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Portions looked a little on the mean side, perhaps it was an illusion by the size of the plates it was served on. As a result, the meal was not overly heavy.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Waited 40 mins for starter. Then the main was cold for one of us. Had to be sent back. But they did come us that course which was nice. Food was fine overall.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely ambiance in a light airy space with good seating for enjoying your own group's conversation. The food was well presented, healthy and very tasty. Good service also.

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HF
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a great Christmas treat outside in an igloo, 3.30-5.30 was great to see it outside and then the lights at night. We had a wonderful meal together and our 5 year old joined us abit later for dessert together as a treat. We loved it.
Lovely music

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TM
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Slow service, undercooked food, rude overbearing waiter
Very disappointing when the experience has previously been very good. Possibly too many covers to cope ?

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LW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way
Food fab
Staff friendly
Toilets stunning

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NP
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Second visit in two months - family dinner and date night. Would come again!

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OT
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not impressed with crowded in tables and quality of good for the price.
Will not be returning

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The igloo was amazing - although we did have to keep zipping the door completely shut after our waitress as we lost the warmth very quickly. Service was not as good towards the end, despite our waitress working very hard. However a few of the male staff (Or maybe 1 with his friends?) were having coffee in an igloo while she was the only one working towards the end of the meal.

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CS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the food and the service was great too. The staff were smiley and friendly.

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JE
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a very enjoyable meal. However it was very noisy and the lighting was poor making it difficult to read the menu. The staff were polite and helpful.

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CG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Lovely, classy atmosphere. High quality food and service. Will definitely visit again.

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K
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good selection of food and drink, with great service in a lovely setting. We felt looked after with attentive, but not over the top, service.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was amazing. Food and drinks were delicious! The only downside. It was a bit on the chilly side in the restaurant

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and the food was really nice, we will go back!

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LF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the table asking if was possible eat in the bubble that are outside in the garden and my request has been accepted. We eat in the bubble that was really warm and quiet. Food was amazing, antipasto and dessert were really teasty and creative.
Really an amazing dinner for an anniversary or a date.

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TW
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met up for an evening meal with old friends. Lovely food and pleasant ambiance although fairly noisy, as would be expected with a full restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient (apart from initially leaving out one of the starters).

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p
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a fun evening in one of the pods - great novelty. Excellent service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sadly there wasn’t many vegan options, as expressed on trip advisor.

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CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu with enough variety to suit our party of 6. The food was well cooked though some dishes would have benefited from a little vegetable garnish and also some carbohydrate. Certain choices did include it. (Side orders were admittedly available). We received friendly service and the right balance of attention.

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e
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Came for our anniversary. Food was excellent and atmosphere was buzzy even on a Tuesday night. Will definitely go back.

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HF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening, fantastic gin cocktails. The prawn linguine was delicious, and fresh fruit dessert one of the best I've ever had. Attentive service and lovely ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

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c
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great service and the food was delicious!

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SH
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, good quality food. Friendly service. Good value. Next time we’ll book one of the heated outdoor igloos!

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and incredible food, making us feel very welcome. We had a lovely evening

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d
London
51 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good choice of food and good service. Bit quiet but a nice setting

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r
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very good Sunday roast. Beef was very much enjoyed by all. It is a very nice restaurant, good service and a good menu. Third time here. Cocktails are nice. Outdoor "pods" mean that one can embrace outdoor entertaining even in the cold and wet!

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TB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great cocktails. The venue is stunning too.

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h
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First stumbled upon St Villa back in July when walking around town and was so impressed with its aesthetics that I made a mental note to come back.

Finally made it and was not disappointed. St Villa's small menu means it sticks to food it does well and this translates to each dish and drink.

Staff were knowledgeable and helpful, answering all my questions without batting an eyelid. No request was too small for them.

I can't wait to return!

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CG
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply lovely all round, great place great food and service.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely evening celebrating a birthday and the food was top notch

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JB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful lunch with good service but the loudspeaker music was too noisy so difficuklt to find somewhere to sit where we could hear each other!

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The general manager is outstanding. We went for a Monday night date night and he put us in one of the new pods. It was fabulous. The food was superb. Especially the tuna steak and the lamb.
We also enjoyed a beautiful riojca which the manager recommended. All in all, we had an amazing night when we thought it would just be a quiet night without the kids.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely decorated restaurant, menu was definitely for the fish lover with only a few choices for the meat lover. Food was delivered quickly by attentive staff. We went mid week so a quiet night which I felt didn’t deliver on the full restaurant ambiance. I am sure this would be a great place for lively weekend dining.

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AC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Sitting us in the new igloos delighted my daughters and were warm at the end of September. Not sure how they will work in the depths of winter, particularly delivering hot food to the table. The staff were very friendly. Only disappointment was that one meal was cold and had to be recooked but we were given it for free.

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JJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but the service was not good, we were left in the bar for 30 mins and ignored, the food also took a very long time, but was very good when it arrived.

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SH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent for family Sunday lunch. Nice food and drink. Quiet. Excellent service. Family friendly. Would have been nice on hotter weather as large, comfortable, enclosed outdoor patio.

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Y
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really had a great time at your restaurant and would most definitely be coming again. My only problem was due to my shell fish allergy the fumes were rising to the top and I became very breathless. This also caused swelling to my throat. It would be a great idea to have a bifolding glass door partition at the lower far end floor. This could also be used for a private function if you do not have a booking from an allergic customer.

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D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great restaurant with a brilliant manager who sorted out what could have been, a disaster

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LF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose this restaurant for a birthday lunch last week based on excellent trip advisor reviews and I was not disappointed.
Staff were attentive when needed and happy to leave you perusing the menu without pressure and you enjoy your meal.
Food was delicious, with a good selection to choose from. I will have to return as there were too many good dishes I wanted to have!

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