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“Everybody in the area must experience this award winning restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Mumtaj

Chez Mumtaj
Ground Floor Centurion House | 136-142 London Road, St. Albans AL1 1PQ, England
01727 800033
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Ranked #40 of 230 Restaurants in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: French, Asian, Asian fusion
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Everybody in the area must experience this award winning restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Once again we enjoyed a special dining experience in Chez Mumtaj, St Albans Hertfordshire. The kitchen produces high quality French/Indian food from a unique menu. The lamb shank was great and is highly recommended as are the black lentils. Service as always was excellent. Everybody in the area must experience this award winning restaurant.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Poor service, great food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Great food, poor service. Very slow, unaccommodating, rude and lazy. Had to ask for starters, mains etc. No apologies for lateness. Waiters were irritated when asking for suggestions from the menu. They had to be asked to remove empty drink bottles from table. To end the night off, the waiter queried why we did not cover the whole bill; I told them we deducted the service charge. Instead of asking for feedback or getting a manager, he turned his back and stormed of in a mood. It really ruined our dinning experience. Food was excellent and was a redeeming factor not to turn the evening in a disaster.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food, tell your babysitter you'll be home late, takes forever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We've been to Chez Mumtaj twice. The food is absolutely excellent and that is the only reason we would go back. We went before Xmas on a Thursday night. It was fairly busy but with parties which obviously would have booked in advance so they knew how many people would be there in advance and could have prepared. The food took hours, the service was horrible as all of the waters seemed to ignore you. We would give it another go as I say because the food is so delicious and there is nothing else like it in town.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Perfect everytime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

What a Fanatastic Resturant. This is my 4th visit here.

Food A++++
Service A++++
Setting A++++

Would highly recomend

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Really like this restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We have been to Chez Mumtaj fairly regularly over the last few years, and have always enjoyed it. The restaurant has a luxurious interior and, unlike many restaurants, you're not crammed in on top of your fellow diners. The food is excellent, always beautifully presented and with interesting and delicate flavours. We've always had good service and I would say that it would be my restaurant of choice in St Albans!

Visited March 2012
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