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9 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RT, England
01582 764624
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
2 for 1 cocktails but is it table service or not?

I've visited the Slug & Lettuce in Harpenden lots of times over the years. It's a good meeting place for drinks during the day especially if children are coming along as there is usually room for buggy's and children are always welcomed. I've eaten lunch here several times which has usually... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
annamildwater
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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English first
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

While the slug and lettuce has a lively atmosphere, I would not recommend coming here for anything other than a Friday night. The food was of very poor quality. Dining on a Wednesday evening, I was told that 3 items on the menu that I tried to order were not available due to their busy 2-4-1 Monday deal. In my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Probably the worst “Philly Steak Sandwich” that I have ever had the meat was so tough and not cooked properly and there was no cheese in the sandwich. It was meant to come with coleslaw and I was informed that they had run out so I got 3 sprigs of watercress to make up for it. The waitress was not... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've visited the Slug & Lettuce in Harpenden lots of times over the years. It's a good meeting place for drinks during the day especially if children are coming along as there is usually room for buggy's and children are always welcomed. I've eaten lunch here several times which has usually slightly exceeded my expectations, they were not very high... More 

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New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I had the roasted butternut squash salad, vegetarian. My meat eating partner had the Heron Bay whole tail breaded scampi. Both strictly average. But the building and the hot chips were nice. All in all, a good place to eat.

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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Busy on a Monday and we had to wait for a table, but we found the staff friendly and efficient. The food was acceptable, but nothing spectacular. The outside tables are popular when the sun is shining!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

One hour and fifteen mins wait for breakfast, had to walk out as could not wait any longer - staff did not seem to care ! Won't be going back

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

As I was early for a meeting I went in here to get warm, have something to eat & drink and read my emails. The staff are friendly, efficient and made me feel very welcome. The food is good value. Potato wedges with cheese and bacon for a fiver! I was in here for the same reason a couple of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have just come in for dinner with my friends, we were served quickly which is always a good thing! We ordered starters and Mains. I had a rump steak, I came here last week and had the same steak and was disappointed that it was burnt and overcooked. This evening though, the steak was amazing. Cooked to perfection, I... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Wasn't expecting too much from a chain establishment but called in on a sunday and I've got to say the breakfast was excellent and the place clean and tidy.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went to Slug on there half price food deal on a Monday and is truly value for money and do not understand those that think otherwise. I had the fish pie and it was lovely, nice flavour and creamy, cheesy topping would definately recommend. Yes it is busy as it is such good value ona Monday so be prepared to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: 01582 764624
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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