ThompsonFine dining restaurant

Exceptional food 

Thompson's restaurant in St Albans offers a relaxed and affordable fine dining experience in a 3 AA Rosette restaurant. The restaurant does not come with the pretence sometimes associated with formal dining. Menus are constantly changing and reflect the best seasonal produce, as well as combining Phil Thompson’s classic training, culinary style and flavour combinations with his own modern twist. Thompson's has a tranquil setting and ever-changing menus that are dictated by the seasons. There is a selection of fine wines, carefully chosen to expertly match dishes. The 28-seater conservatory can also host any event. The terrace, with its quaint Victorian-style courtyard with trailing ivy, honeysuckle, shrubs and flowers offers a perfectly relaxed environment. On booking the conservatory, the 20-seater terrace is also offered, so you and your guests can truly indulge. Service is attentive but not invasive. The highly trained staff are impeccably mannered, which contributes to an outstanding culinary experience, guests leave feeling pampered and special. Thompson's has just been awarded our 3rd AA Rosette. The restaurant knows this is down to the whole team and they would like to thank our guests, regular customers, friends and family who have all supported us over the years. Being awarded 3 AA Rosettes in the AA Guide is a true honour. Here is a quote from the guide explaining what this means.

Midweek Dining at Thompson

An amazing value mid week dining options including a main course, side vegetable and a beverage for £14.50. Lunchtimes, two courses from the set lunch menu for £18.50. Three courses in the evening also from our set menu for £25.00. Date night including Canapés and Prosecco on arrival and four courses from our set evening menu

Tasting Menu

Thompson Tasting Menu consists of carefully selected dishes, designed to give our guests a unique dining experience in St Albans. Phil Thompson's cooking is driven by the ever-changing seasons, delivering well balanced menus which showcase his creativity, passion and flair. A wine flight, which is optional (wines to match each course) compliments each dish. This menu is a truly memorable and enjoyable dining experience for you and your guests. We ask that the Tasting Menu be ordered by the whole table, this menu is available daily excluding Sundays.


Michelin plate in 2017, in recognition of consistency, standard of food and quality ingredients.
3rd AA Rosette awarded in September 2017, proud to be one of only 200 restaurants in the UK, with 3 AA Rosettes.
An impressive score in the Good Food Guide.
Herts Food & Drink awards - Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion.
Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink awards - Best Restaurant and Best Chef.

Charity work

Thompsons was awarded the St Albans Chamber of Commerce - Best Restaurant and Corporate and Social Responsibility awards.  This was in recognition of money raised for varies charities, to name a few; OLLIE Foundation, Rennie Grove Hospice, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, local schools and sports clubs, OA Rugby and the St Albans under 10’s Football Club.

Please view the Thompson website for further details. 

Fine dining restaurant

Opening Times

  • Tue 12am - 9pm
  • Wed 12am - 9pm
  • Thur 12am - 9pm
  • Fri 12am - 9.30pm
  • Sat 12am - 9.30pm
  • Sun 12am - 3pm

Additional info:


Fine dining restaurant


  • Disabled Access
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Serves Food
  • Private Hire
  • Wi-Fi