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St Michael's Manor

Fishpool Street, ST ALBANS, AL3 4RY

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A handsome Georgian mansion standing in five acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, complete with lake, and close to the magnificent cathedral, St Michael's Manor provides the setting for food with clear flavours and top-class provenance. The culinary side of things takes place in the classy orangery-style Lake restaurant, whose windows allow you to contemplate those sumptuous gardens and the water. An ambitious new chef took the reins in 2014, propelling the kitchen's seasonal modern British cuisine on an upwards trajectory. Take your pick between a fortnightly-changing two- or three-course menu of uncomplicated brasserie-style ideas, or trade up to the carte. This delivers a main course matching spiced tenderloin of pork and crispy pork cheek with mango and wilted pak choi. Fish is also handled with aplomb - perhaps steamed sea bass with Dorset crab crushed potatoes, sauce vièrge and herb salad. Before that, pan-fried scallops are pointed up with chorizo-flecked mayonnaise and cauliflower. For afters, wrap things up with a vibrant combo of coconut pannacotta with mango and lime.

Further information

Tel: 01727 864444
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Open/closed

Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: 31 Dec
Days closed for dinner: 25 Dec

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British, European
Chef: Simon Johnston
Number of seats: 130
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 
 
St Michael's Manor, St albans

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Off Hight St onto George St. Past Cathedral into Fishpool St. Hotel at end
Nearest station: St Albans

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