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St Michael's Manor

Fishpool Street, ST ALBANS, AL3 4RY

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Just a short stroll from the cathedral and city centre, St Michael's is an Elizabethan manor house in five acres of well-kept grounds with a lake at the centre - a view which you can appreciate at leisure from the elegant orangery-style Lake Restaurant. Attentively professional service boosts still further the sense of well-being in this luminous space, while the kitchen steers a broadly modern British course, delivering frequently-changing menus of technically-adept, classically-based cooking with modish touches here and there, as in the roasted shoulder lollipops that are matched with venison carpaccio and shallot and hazelnut dressing. Elsewhere, line-caught sea bass is paired to great effect with crab and dill beignets, purple sprouting broccoli, crushed Jersey Royals and pinot grigio cream, while meat-eaters could get a more robust pairing of shin of beef and oxtail suet pudding with roasted shallots, broccoli Mornay, and duck fat-roasted potatoes. Creative desserts run to galette of Cox's apple with Calvados cream, mint opaline and black butter ice cream.

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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: Mr Perry Butler
Number of seats: 130
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 
 
St Michael's Manor, St albans

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At Tudor Tavern in High St into George St. After abbey & school on left, road continues onto Fishpool St. Hotel 1m on left
Nearest station: St Albans

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