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The Bishop's Cave - St Albans

4.9
4.9
335 Reviews
£25 and under
Wine Bar
Cheese, wine and craft beer in an historic setting in the heart of St Albans

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Deli

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 13:00–19:00 Bar Tue–Fri 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01727 861546

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 335 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hertfordshire

    Best Service

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Ambience

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Value

  • Hertfordshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Hertfordshire

    Romance

  • St. Albans

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  1. SR

    StephanieRaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so friendly and really helpful with both wine and cheese recommendations! They were so knowledgeable and allowed us to taste test the wine before we chose the perfect one. Our host went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great experience and it really was amazing! The atmosphere and decor were good, the cheese and wine were fantastic and so was the service. Definitely an experience you need to try if you want to get more into cheese! Thank you so much.
  2. J

    Jacks

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of cheeses and my favourite wine made for a lovely afternoon as always when visiting Bishops Cave!
  3. SA

    SAMB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always great service, lovely food and wine, love the scotch egg
  4. CR

    ChrisR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great value, had a lovely time! Top notch food aswell.
  5. W

    jamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top hosts, great produce, highly recommended for all types of event
  6. NM

    NicolaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb wine, beer and cheese choice, beautifully presented. Service was excellent with knowledgeable staff. We had a really enjoyable evening with friends.
  7. KD

    KelvinD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grat cheeses and wines. Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful hosts.
  8. K

    Kellyc

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, very knowledgeable, friendly, passionate staff made the experience. Good wine and cheeses, great atmosphere too.
  9. s

    sarah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I was very disappointed with the service of The Bishops Cave. Didn’t get the half the treatment most people were getting, with recommendations for cheese and wine that the table next to us was. We got told to look at the cheese and guess almost. We were asked us to leave in 20 mins I understand we only have the table for so long but could’ve been worded a bit nicer. We still had a full glass of wine to drink. Food wine was delicious but was let down by the service we received. I will not be returning!
  10. JW

    JackieW

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, helpful service from the staff, great mixed cheese&charcuterie board, very tasty scotch egg and wonderful bottle of Merlot! Love this place, will be returning soon!
  11. HT

    HelenT

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again absolutely delicious food and the raspberry beer was amazing! I don’t often drink beer or drink at all but I would happily come here even for just a pint with my husband over a pub any day.
  12. L

    Lola

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with friendly, attentive, but not intrusive staff. Extensive choice of wines with a good selection of cheeses. Would recommend booking especially in the evening.
  13. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had a very nice evening and loved the cheese. However we thought the crackers were rather cheap and cheerful and would have preferred something more interesting and tasty like oat cakes and sourdough crackers .
  14. KW

    KarenW

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere, staff really friendly and helpful with recommendations for cheese and the wine!
  15. NM

    NatalieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, venue & vibes! Thank you Bishop’s Cave
  16. P

    Paula

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon in the wine bar, excellent service, and enjoyable cheeses & wines. Thank you!
  17. DH

    DebbieH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bishop's Cave is fantastic for an evening out which is a little different. We choose a cheese platter to share and you can go and choose which cheeses you prefer.The staff are very passionate and knowledgeable and will help you select them. The setting is amazing as the building is very old with all the beams which adds to the atmosphere. Overall, I would definitely recommend a visit.
  18. S

    Shishi

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect place for friends to catch up over cheese and wine. We also said it’s a great date location. The guys knew their staff and we took their recommendations on. We are both planning our next trip there!!!
  19. GL

    GillL

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - staff well informed about the cheeses 🧀 & wine 🍷 very relaxed atmosphere but also buzzy
  20. O

    Outfordinner

    Hertfordshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine food and service!
  21. DV

    DeborahV

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at The Bishops Cave. Wine was perfect with the cheese board and pate. Loved the easy going atmosphere and will be going back again soon.
  22. JA

    JessicaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine! And the service is equally as brilliant
  23. c

    craigb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey place for cheese and wine! Good selection of cheese.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visit, perfect little place with friendly knowledgeable staff, quality products at a fair price. Wasn't very busy on Saturday lunch, but think would have a great ambience in the evening.
  25. LT

    LT345

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere & friendly staff. It’s a shame they only provide one pot of crackers between 4 people and the grapes were off.
  26. KS

    KellieS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent knowledge from the team. Excellent food, wine and service we will be back soon.
  27. JD

    JamesD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent choice, good food portions and good service
  28. M

    Meggy

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This is a lovely place with lots of character & atmosphere. Serve great platters of cheese/ charcuterie. Also great wines that, unlike most places, have not been overly priced post pandemic.
  29. RC

    RayC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the first time as we were given a voucher and did not know what to expect. Basically it is a really nice deli that serves a great selection of beer and even better wine. We had one board of meats and another of Cheese and a Scotch egg which between 2 was far too much (but took the leftovers home for the family to enjoy). Next time we will have the mixed board plus something else (pork pie???) Staff were good and very helpful.
  30. MB

    MichelleB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine! Definitely recommend A+
  31. MC

    MichaelC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Good value for money. Thank you
  32. EN

    ElaineN

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice atmosphere Very friendly and knowledgeable service. Food was good and fresh and choice of wine was extensive.
  33. SG

    StephanieG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Will definitely be back!!!
  34. HT

    HelenT

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful cheese and meat board with my husband and delicious selection of wine and beer. Great generous portions. Will definitely be returning when family visit in July and bringing them along.
  35. NM

    NikkiM

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a Sunday afternoon and not many people in. We were well looked after and had a wonderful time, with great cheese and a fabulous choice of wine. This is my go to place if I want a relaxed catch up with friends with good service, food and wine.
  36. M

    Maates

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely night with great food & wine. Staff were SUPERB, fun & friendly. Would recommend an evening at St Albans Bishops Cave.
  37. RO

    RobO

    Hertfordshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place, lovely meat and cheese platters with an extensive wine menu and knowledgeable staff to help you choose. Friendly, efficient service and a lovely atmosphere. I would highly recommend.
  38. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening with wine, cheese and pate. A really nice atmosphere
  39. CP

    ClaireP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening. Food and service were great! Would absolutely recommend. Looking forward to going back very soon.
  40. M

    Mariag

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic evening at The Bishop’s Cave. I don’t know exactly what makes it such a great night every time - the excellent and well priced wine list, impressive choice of amazing cheeses of every type you could imagine or the obvious passion and knowledge of the staff, or the intimate setting. No doubt a winning combination.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bishop's Cave - St Albans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01727 861546.

The Bishop's Cave - St Albans is rated 4.9 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Bishop's Cave - St Albans

19 Holywell Hill St Albans, Herts AL1 1EZ

Additional information

  • Area

    St. Albans

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 13:00–19:00 Bar Tue–Fri 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Deli

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine

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