Fine Dining in St Albans
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 pretense 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 are 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.
3 Rosettes: Outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area. The cooking is underpinned by the selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients. Timing, seasoning and the judgment of flavour combinations will be consistently excellent. These virtues tend to be supported by other elements, such as intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list. Around 10% of the restaurants/hotels within the AA Restaurant Guide have three Rosettes and above.
There are many different Menus at Thomspon for example:
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
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.
Much more can be viewed on the website.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Regards the Thompson family