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St Albans | AL1, St. Albans, England
01727 855053
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: At The Ancient Briton Harvester in St Albans food is fresh, full of...
At The Ancient Briton Harvester in St Albans food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best harvester by far!

This is probably the best harvester you will go to. Salad bar is amazing and always stocked and fresh. Staff always friendly. Meals are great and very nice! Been for breakfast and it's FAB! Love love love this place highly recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Tikeya H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

food inedible, service slow and dreadful. I don't know how this place survives. I have visited many Harvesters but this is unbelievably bad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is probably the best harvester you will go to. Salad bar is amazing and always stocked and fresh. Staff always friendly. Meals are great and very nice! Been for breakfast and it's FAB! Love love love this place highly recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

To be honest the food was quite good, we have paid alot more for worse in many other establishments, However, I suppose it depends on what time of the day you go as to what kind of service you get. Sunday afternoons are obviously their most hetic so you'd think they would hire more staff for this time as the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have just come out from this place today, we have a cooked breakfast - of you could call it that! We were severed by a lady called Hayley J and although she was nice enough, we me and my partner got the cooked breakfast- which was warm, not hot and poached eggs had clearly been sat for at lest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went Monday eve and was surprisingly busy had a drink in bar table took about 1/2 hr but we did arrive 7.45 so smack in middle of busy period I guess The meal was generally good the salad bar was excellent although they ran out of spit roast chicken (signature dish) half way thru our order and had no salmon... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We arrived to be told it was a forty minute wait. Fine, I don't mind waiting, but it was an hour before we were seated. There were lots of empty tables when this happened so I can only assume there were too few staff. My first two choices were unavailable, this is the second time i've tried to order Lamb... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love the food here, but I've come many times over the years and every time it's been dirty bowls that are "cleaned" and put in the salad area. I normally eat salad after sifting through bowls for five minutes to find a clean one. Not happy that the majority of them are dirty! Won't be mentioning it until after... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place is filthy dead flies on window sill and our table for two was against the window sill ! We waited at least 15 mins to be served , when seated we were not offered drinks which is usually the norm in harvesters!!! When finally we did get served they had no spit roast chicken, waitress went off so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just back from the place the kids meals looked kind of ok but we had the fish. .... I ordered the signature my wife the normal which she was told was haddock. Well they both looked the same grey looking mush of fish the batter you can only say had green bits in it the fish odd colours and warm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had a meal here recently. My husband's ribs were rather cremated and there is now no sweetcorn with the Original Combo but a sad looking piece of pinaeapple instead. We seemed to be waiting a long time for the main courses - thankfully we had the salad bowl in the meantime. All the other food we had was good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Albans | AL1, St. Albans, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
  • Phone Number: 01727 855053

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 22
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

At The Ancient Briton Harvester in St Albans food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?