Harpenden - A great spot for lunch!

Harpenden has a broad range of lunch spots to lure you out for everything from a light snack to a hearty pub roast.

Harpenden’s origins date back to the 13th century, when it was part of the manor of Wheathampstead owned by Westminster Abbey. The town grew around the church of St Nicholas, which is the oldest church in the town and was built as a chapel of ease in 1217. Harpenden also played a role in the Wars of the Roses, as part of the Second Battle of St Albans was fought on Nomansland Common, just south of the town.

Today, Harpenden is a town that offers a high quality of life, with a balance between urban and rural living.  As such you can easily find a broad range of lunch spots to meet everyone’s tastes…


Lussmans is a small family run restaurant that serves up a wide range of dishes, including French, mediterranean and British meals using locally or UK sourced produce where possible.

The staff are warm and welcoming and there is a patio area for “al fresco” dining when the weather is warm. Access is from street level and there is plenty of parking nearby.

With special weekend lunches and plenty of vegetarian options, you’ll find that Lussmans is a great choice no matter who you are planning on dining with.

20a Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2HU 01582 965393

Silver Palate

It would be correct to say that Harpenden has a fair share of restaurants serving up Mediterranean dishes but the Silver Palate tries to add a dash of British style to the more exotic offerings.

It is open from breakfast time, so no matter when you are peckish, this should be a destination that has plenty to offer. The staff are attentive and are happy to suggest suitable options from the menu should you be undecided! They also have a Delicatessen just up the road should you wish to take some of their wonderful food home.

Well planned interior with easy access from the street with  nearby parking available makes this a true gem to treat your loved ones to lunch.

3 Vaughan Road, Harpenden AL5 4HU 01582 713722

Bar Azita

Combining a love of Spanish and Greek food, Bar Azita has been recognised as offering a true taste of the Mediterranean in Harpenden. One of the great things about the focus on Spanish cuisine comes with tapas, which provides an affordable way to dine and a brilliant way to share with friends or a partner.

Found in Harding Parade, this is a conveniently located restaurant that provides something a little different from the general range of restaurants you will find in the local area. Easy access from the street,  well spaced out tables with friendly and attentive staff makes this restaurant one to definitely put onto your list to visit.

1a Harding Parade, Harpenden AL5 4SW 01582 460448

The Fox

The Fox is a premium pub, bar, and restaurant with its very own courtyard, centrally located in the heart of the picturesque town of Harpenden.

Providing the perfect place to escape, when you step into The Fox, you’ll be able to drink, dine, and socialise in the optimum style and comfort.

Situated on the edge of Kinsbourne Green and Harpenden, The Fox is a stylish pub, bar, and restaurant that prides itself on being a pub for people with great taste.

With its traditional stone building filled with wonderfully stylish modern interiors, this family friendly establishment offers the perfect destination to indulge in a glorious three-course meal, a light bite to refuel as you explore the local area, or a devilishly tempting dessert that you simply won’t be able to resist.

469 Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE  01582 713817

In this post-COVID world these establishments need support from their community.  So, get out there and enjoy a wholesome lunch!

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