Thompson St Albans

This was a Sunday Lunch straight out of the top draw. I’d heard about Thompson’s from seeing that friends we know had dined there a few times . With that in mind yesterday we decided to pay a visit ourselves and believe me the pleasure was all ours. Set on the edge of St Albans town centre and although the restaurant doesn’t have its own car park there is ample parking within a 5 minute walk. As you enter you are given a great friendly welcome then as you look around you see that the restaurant is set out with three dining areas with one being upstairs which would be ideal for functions and a nice bar area. Our table was in the front dining area where we enjoyed a lovely glass of champagne while we looked at the menu. We then chose our starters which were the Tartare of Yellowfin Tuna & the Smoked Salmon with Crab Mayonnaise & I have to say both dishes were fabulous

TARTARE of YELLOWFIN TUNA

SMOKED SALMON with CRAB MAYONNAISE

This took us to the main event that was the amazing roast dinners and very hearty they were to. We chose the Roast Duck & the amazing Roast Beef which was so succulent in fact perfect accompanied by fantastic roast potatoes delightful vegetables and a glorious Yorkshire Pudding

ROAST DUCK

ROAST BEEF & YORKSHIRE PUDDING

After a nice rest which was required it was time for desserts and these turned out to be as heavenly as our first two courses. We chose the Vanilla Rice Pudding the Apple & Sultana Crumble & the Warm Chocolate Brownie

VANILLA RICE PUDDING

APPLE & SULTANA CRUMBLE

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

This ended our fantastic Sunday Lunch and one that I’ll remember for a long time. We will definitely be returning soon to try the Tasting Menu. It was also nice to have a chat with Head Chef / Owner Phil Thompson after dinner while enjoying some fabulous Petit Fours who is a really nice man & you can clearly see that his character shines through to all his staff. This is a restaurant that I would highly recommend as the food and service is excellent

PETIT FOURS

#StAlbans #Herts #SundayLunch

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