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All 227 St. Albans Restaurants

The Foragers at The Verulam Arms

41 Lower Dagnall Street, St. Albans, England
01727 836004
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Ranked #30 of 227 Restaurants in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $63
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A great little gem of a restaurant inside a nice pub, tucked away in one of St Albans' back streets. Both times I've been, the service has been friendly and attentive. Food is fantastic. Well-presented and the portions, although not massive, are good. It's not somewhere to come and gorge yourself though! The Sloe Gin-cured Trout, as a starter, is... More

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St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Venison burger absolutely delicious. Most people enjoy big chips which are plentiful but my preference is triple cooked crispy chips, never mind still enjoyable, service good and great choice of beers.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had not been here for a year or two as last time I was here I found the waiting staff naïve, inexperienced and made little effort or took little pride in what they were doing. Oh what a change. Warmly greeted and instantly made to feel comfortable when I said I would prefer a different table to the one... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner last night. We had 2 courses and 2 glasses of wine each. Bill nearly at £80 !!! (including the 10% service charge which they automatically add to the bill) My husband had Beef starter and pigeon main course which he enjoyed. I had cod with chorizo and cannellini beans and cheeseboard for... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went on a foraging trip with the Foragers - a one and a half hour walk searching through the masses of edible food that grows wild under our very feet in the countryside around Redbourn. It was entertaining, fun and very informative -these guys really know their stuff. The Foragers are absolutely passionate about wild food and the banquet... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This little gem came highly recommended and on hearing they were serving a bank holiday roast, we decided to give it a try. Hidden in the back streets of St Albans, this quaint pub / restaurant is not a chain churning out robotic meals as fast as possible it is unique in all aspects not least the menu. We both... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lovely setting with plenty of space so that you can easily have a conversation amongst the guests at the table. The meal deal is excellent price and drink range very good, both for wines and beers. The entree soup was tasty and perfect size. My friend loved his ribs. The mains we tried were good, the pigeon is an interesting... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful few hours of foraging and delicious food...it's a great concept for a restaurant, and we're looking forward to visiting again to see what the countryside has to offer next month!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely beer, efficient service, a nice layout and food served with dandelions, themselves accompanied by a real, happy, wholesome insect making its way around my plate. No need to complain - this is a GOOD thing. This is foraged food at its best. And by gum it tasted good (not the caterpillar, I let that go).

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Been here several times now, for Sunday lunch, dinner, and also held our silver wedding anniversary party here in June for 60 people. If you are going to have a party in St Albans, do consider holding at the Foragers - George, Allan and the crew are extremely hospitable, helpful, friendly and efficient - they let us take over almost... More

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