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The Ivy St Albans Brasserie, St. Albans, ENG

The Ivy St Albans Brasserie

4.4
4.4
4056 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

The Ivy St Albans Brasserie brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant on Verulam Road.

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Booked 84 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–00:00 Fri, Sat 08:30–00:30 Sun 08:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    01727 615300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy St Albans Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned at the back of the restaurant, the semi-private dining area gives you the option of a more intimate setting for group dining while enjoying beautiful decor and a stunning conservatory ceiling. Available to book for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whether you are entertaining friends, having a business meeting or hosting a Christmas party. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

  • Area

    St. Albans

  • Parking Details

    Christopher Place Car Park, 3 Upper Dagnall St, St Albans AL3 5EA (2 min walk from the car park) NCP Car Park St Albans Gombards, Gombards, St Albans AL3 5EN (4 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    St Albans station. Station Way St. Albans AL1 5HE (15 min walk from the station)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy St Albans Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday between 11.30am – 6.15pm, changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two Courses - 17.95 Three Courses - £22.95

Menu

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What 4,056 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

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    Best Value

  • St. Albans

    Fit for Foodies

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    Special Occasions

  • St. Albans

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    We ordered steak and it was so dry and tasteless and the chips were awful. I left them in the plate and told the waitress that they were bad and she still had the audacity to charge me. The only thing which was nice was the vegetables. I go to The Ivy in Marlow and get great service with amazing food quality. I was so disappointed with you guys I came several times there but this time you failed me.

  2. s

    samanthaw

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was excellent bit service was hit and miss. Our particular person went on break so couldn't order a drink fot 15 minutes. Our table was by the cutlery station so didn't feel very part of the main restaurant so ambiance didn't extend round the corner. Overall very good, so would come back.

  3. WJ

    WendiJ

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it food place was great and was my birthday and service was Ace

  4. B

    Birdie54

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Slow in clearing tables. Staff need a lesson in serving. Not a patch on the other Ivy restaurants. They tried hard but young waiters need training.

  5. NK

    NickiK

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Super ambience and very attentive but discrete staff - food was lovely, with nice choices and good portions

  6. MB

    MisterB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice place to be, good service from most of the staff. Starter was excellent, steak tasted good but was under cooked. Side where poor for the cost. Good place for a special occasion.

  7. RB

    RuthB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Quick efficient services on a relatively quiet Monday evening. Food was delicious and a good selection of wines too

  8. W

    Willo

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended!

  9. TM

    ThomasinaM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Enjoyable evening at The Ivy. Food was excellent. Service a little slow.

  10. AA

    AnthonyA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    I specifically stated on my booking cocktails date night. But we where pressured and force to other food unless we not going to be served any drink. And that’s not professional. Really disappointed. That whole experience for the first time at your restaurant was rueing. Never again

  11. J

    Julian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Excellent food, but long gaps between courses which was very unsatisfactory. The waiting staff were very friendly and polite, but seemed overworked.

  12. R

    Rebsfoodie

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Duck curry and Fish Cakes were nice but not out of this world, but the chips were as dry as anything. Sadly didn’t quite live up to expectations, nor the standards The Ivy has always been renowned for. Chip charge was taken off our bill though so that was a nice gesture

  13. LF

    LindaF

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely breakfast it was our first visit but the restaurant was lovely and food was really great loped good and tasted really nice we will definitely be coming back for more

  14. CB

    ChrisB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, very good staff, excellent ambience.

  15. DW

    DebbieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We reserved a table on line for my Mother’s birthday, the menu had lots of choice and the food was delicious, the restaurant was very busy but the staff remained calm, attentive & friendly, we finished our visit with a complimentary birthday dessert and rendition of happy birthday, well done The Ivy!

  16. BS

    BrianS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Overall a good experience, very noisy but it was lunchtime. Only fault with the food was the chips accompanying the fish. They were very dry and only warm when they arrived almost as if they had been reheated but still left to go cool.

  17. H

    Heath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & impeccable service. A perfect lunch.

  18. L

    Lorrie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Five stars in every respect. Food was delicious and the service friendly, efficient and spot on. Can’t wait to come back!

  19. CH

    CaroleH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we arrived to when we left everything was perfect . We were greeted warmly although we were slightly early and shown to our table immediately. The food was amazing and nothing was too much trouble . The only negative comment I have is that £3.50 for half a glass of coke was extortionate . However apart from that it was lovely and I can’t wait to return

  20. MS

    MS777

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience2

    Disappointing food tbh for price, noisy and tables too close together. Shame was expecting better experience.

  21. C

    Cait

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Waitress was laying tables whilst we waited 15 mins to be asked if we want to order drinks, so we asked her if she could help us to be told “no I’m busy you’ll have to wait a bit longer” (no one then came to sit at those tables so she was just prepping, not urgent) rather than just taking our order. Sausages were pink, tomatoes and mushrooms barely cooked, beans obviously been sat under the lamp, wrong toast brought over… but really the rude waitress was the worst bit as you don’t expect it and sadly I won’t be going back because of that.

  22. SH

    SarahH

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great value set menu. It was busy as usual, which was great to see.

  23. BM

    BrendaM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely good service. Felt very special. The food was well presented and very tasty. Would definitely go back and would recommend to all friends and family. So nice not to have to into the centre of London for a special lunch. The price was very reasonable too. We'll done Ivy.

  24. LF

    LaurenF

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat

  25. PG

    PatrickG

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Had to send the flat Iron Chicken back as it was raw in the middle!

  26. MM

    MichaelM

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service as always. Food sublime. Really thrilled with our anniversary surprise.

  27. DS

    DevyaniS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue to catch up with friends as there is a buzz in the restaurant but you can still have a conversation. Fab food too.

  28. J

    Julus

    Bedfordshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    A lovely restaurant however a few issues with service and some of the food was cold

  29. P

    Pedro

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3

    The Greeter was superb. She was friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was very good indeed and I would recommend the Malbec. The restaurant was full on Thursday evening which speaks volumes. Personally, we found the service to be very slow which was a surprise as we had booked for 06.30pm. We waited some 20 minutes to be served our pre-supper drinks. And it took a while to give our food order too. However, after that, the service was fine. We will certainly return to explore the classic "Ivy Menu" further.

  30. f

    foodiepgwc

    Warwickshire

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely family dinner to celebrate a birthday. Delicious food, great service and very thoughtful touches to make it a special event

  31. MP

    MelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always have a great experience at the Ivy Brasserie in St Albans. The service and food is excellent, the menu options for vegetarians and vegans are far better and more varied than the usual dishes offered in other restaurants.

  32. c

    cherih

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Service was a bit inconsistent -started well at 1300 I have no issue with staff pouring wine provided they do so Had to request wine each time and it was kept across the room from us. Had to ask for the bill three times which overall took 15 minutes

  33. CO

    CarmelO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, impeccable service. Would recommend this little gem in St.Albans

  34. R

    Robbo1029

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food - friendly staff … bit expensive but worth it

  35. NB

    NugelB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Perfect for lunch Only disappointment was coffee was cold Ordered it twice sent back both times

  36. S

    Symon

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Had brunch on Sunday which was very busy. Eggs Royale were perfectly adequate if not memorable. The dish came with chips which were unfortunately quite below standard. The were quite dry and tasted like they were reheated in a microwave. A brasserie really needs to get the basics like fries right so quite disappointing.

  37. NT

    NigelT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Sadly my food of fish and chip appeared to have been kept warm after cooking and before serving. Nowhere near your usual standards. I paid over £100 for two people so very disappointed

  38. M

    Muzza

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  39. PS

    PhillyS

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Food was really lovely. A birthday desert was presented free of charge which was a very pleasent surprise. Concierge were very happy and welcoming. It seemed that asking for additional drinks were an inconvenience to the waiting staff, they came across rude.

  40. B

    Baggers

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prawn tempura excellent, shepherd’s pie delicious. Creation chardonnay lovely. Great atmosphere, good service.

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The Ivy St Albans Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 4056 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 84 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy St Albans Brasserie

1-3 Verulam Road St. Albans, ENG AL3 4DA

Additional information

  • Area

    St. Albans

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–00:00 Fri, Sat 08:30–00:30 Sun 08:30–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Christopher Place Car Park, 3 Upper Dagnall St, St Albans AL3 5EA (2 min walk from the car park) NCP Car Park St Albans Gombards, Gombards, St Albans AL3 5EN (4 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    St Albans station. Station Way St. Albans AL1 5HE (15 min walk from the station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01727 615300

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy St Albans Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned at the back of the restaurant, the semi-private dining area gives you the option of a more intimate setting for group dining while enjoying beautiful decor and a stunning conservatory ceiling. Available to book for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whether you are entertaining friends, having a business meeting or hosting a Christmas party. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

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