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The Restaurant at Sopwell House

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Smart dining in Mountbatten's former country home

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

A splendid stately hotel, equipped with spa and wedding facilities, with dining divided among conservatory, brasserie and restaurant, depending on your preferred style. The last is a glamorous, high-ceilinged setting for modern cooking of great vigour. Crab tian with avocado, pink grapefruit and lemon purée brings new pizazz to an old classic, or there may be potted salt beef with a crisp-cooked quail's egg and horseradish crème fraîche. Main courses partner grilled trout with lobster linguini and seafood broth, while honey-roast duck comes with braised red cabbage and truffled chive mash. Desserts won't lack for takers when there's chocolate truffle and pistachio ice cream on offer.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Gopi Chandran

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 32
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £19.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £23.50
  • 2-course dinner from: £35
  • 3-course dinner from: £39.50
  • Tasting menu from: £49.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 320
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M25 junction 22, A1081 St Albans. At lights left into Mile House Lane, over mini-roundabout into Cottonmill Lane.

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