Great Lunch Spots in St Albans

Thinking of treating your family and friends to a spot of lunch? Here are our favourite lunchtime venues in St Albans

St Albans has an enormous number of lunchtime gems for you to treat your loved ones to a delicious lunch.

The past three years have been hard for everyone, especially the elderly, and left a lot of our community feeling isolated. To be able to get out and meet up with family and friends again, meet new people and make new friends coupled with a spot of lunch is a good start to re-establishing a social life and very attractive to most people. Engaging with friends and family and getting a change of scenery and enjoying some delicious food is a win-win for everyone.

Here are our favourite places in St Albans to take your elderly relatives to.

Rose and Crown, Sandridge

The Rose and Crown pub in Sandridge Village is a beautiful 400 year old village pub offering an excellent menu choice in lovely surroundings. There is plenty of parking available and it is pretty much all on the same level making access for all very easy.
The menu is changed regularly but there is always a choice of 3 courses, all home made. The chef ensures that local, seasonal produce is used in his innovative dishes. Try the Tuna Steak scotch egg with wasabi mayonnaise for starters followed by a spiced chicken breast with salad. If you are still hungry then the Sticky toffee pudding is one of the best we have ever tasted.
The landlord and his staff are very welcoming and happy to accommodate requests. Please call to reserve your table-01727 859739

Cote Restaurant

Take a wander down Verulam Road right in the centre of St Albans and you will find Cote an excellent French restaurant who always provide a consistent standard of delicious food.
The restaurant is directly accessible from the street and you can head straight into the ground floor seating area, with plenty of space to navigate between each table. Toilets are accessible down a short flight of stairs.
They have an excellent varied menu with daily specials, and a really good Fixed Price Lunch Menu
Tables can be reserved in advance either by phoning the restaurant directly on 01727 858587 or by using the restaurant’s website.

The Potting Shed, Sandridge Road

If you really want to treat your elderly relatives when going out for lunch then why not try The Potting Shed café which is based within Carpenters Nursery on Sandridge Road. The Head Chef prepares dishes using only the freshest local and seasonal produce, some of which will have been grown on site. An added bonus is you can also buy a lot of the ingredients they use and take it home with you!

They are open for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch serving a variety of yummy food from Full English Breakfasts, Eggs Benedict to Fish and Chips, with a Board of Daily specials using the freshest of ingredients and whatever takes the Chef’s imagination.

There is plenty of on site parking and the restaurant can easily be accessed from the street, with a ramp providing easy access to the main entrance. Seating is plentiful on the ground floor with plenty of room between the tables, and, if the weather is fine, tables can also be found outside on the patio. The staff are friendly and happy to assist if anyone needs it, offering a warm welcome to all. We would highly recommend booking this very popular venue by phoning the restaurant on 01727 856995

Fishy Plaice

While fine dining and international cuisine is all well and good, sometimes you just want a good old fashioned traditional hearty meal that you know you can enjoy. Nothing says this more than a nice plate of honest and unassuming fish and chips. Or chips and anything really.

This is precisely what the Fishy Plaice provides; find it on Catherine  Street at the top of town. Giving no pretensions, only good honest grub, it’s a fish and chip heaven  and they’re featured literally on every menu item. Chips and gravy, chips and peas, chips and chips – you know exactly what you’re getting. The prices are hugely affordable too, so you can guarantee that you’ll get your money’s worth.

The entrance is only one step down from the street, providing good  access, The Fishy Plaice  is nice and informal, so there’s seldom any need to book ahead. You can drop in as you please, but if you would like to book just give them a call on 01727 845902

King William

If you’re in the mood for a nice pub lunch, consider visiting The King William on Sandridge Road just to the north of St Albans. Serving up great quality traditional  pub food in warm and welcoming surroundings it’s the perfect place for a catch up with family and friends, a mid week lunch or a delicious Sunday roast.

There is plenty of parking and access is all on one level. There is a spacious beer garden and they have a wide selection of delicious dishes on their fixed price lunch and dinner menu as  well as buffet choices and a special Sunday Menu.

You can book online or by calling the friendly team on 01727 869272

Six Bells 

Located in St. Michael’s village, St. Albans, The Six Bells is the epitome of English charm and heritage. Real ales and pub fare done right.

A characterful 16th-century pub within a short walk from the city centre and Abbey, it is close to Verulamium Park and Museum. Three regular beers and three changing guests – one beer is always from a Hertfordshire brewer.

Outside there is a large patio area with shelter from the elements. Dogs are always welcome.

16-18 St Michaels Street, St Albans, AL3 4SH • Tel: 01727 856945 • Email: [email protected]

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