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Bar Espresso

159 Victoria Street, St. Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
159 Victoria Street, St. Albans AL1 3TA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love Bar Espresso, it is so Italian that Don Corleone could be sitting in the corner and it would all look normal!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidWallder
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here first time for our Xmas party. I ordered the calamari for starters which was really nice but the king prawns in sauce was out of this world! We also ordered garlic pizza bread to share which has to be the best I've ever...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank androgregoriou
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A group of us visited on a busy evening. Inspite of this the service was good and the food tasty, generously portioned and hot when it arrived. Because this place is so small it has a lovely, friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VeggieCyclist
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only discovered this little gem last year but since we have its become one of our favourites in St Albans. The owner is extremely friendly. Its independently owned which we love and they provide great food and real value for money. Thank you.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DisgracefulTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Bar Espresso with some friends to celebrate my most recent birthday. I hadn't ever been to the restaurant before but, as we were going out in St Albans afterwards, I decided to use Trip Advisor to search for great restaurants in St Albans...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 122hollys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we went for one of the best Italians we have had in a while. Staff were so friendly and helpful, the food came quickly and was delicious and they even brought my friend a birthday desert. 10/10!!! We can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hayleyb142
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I pass this cafe/restaurant regularly and had heard good things. From the outside you might think it is just a cafe however in the evening this place is a fantastic place to eat with a great menu and friendly warm atmosphere. It seemed as though...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karina R
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Great service, friendly staff, nothing is too mych trouble. Complimentary olives, time to peruse the amazing menu. I have my favourites. Love the specials and if you want to change anything to your desire its not a problem. Family friendly atmosphere... little people most welcome....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Janey B
Reviewed October 27, 2018

I visited Bar Espresso after hearing my husband raving about it for weeks! I was not disappointed the food is truly amazing. It's authentic Italian food at its best with wonderful flavours.The pastas are mouthwatering, the cannelloni in particular is superb. This restaurant is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Deborah O
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I went for the first time last night with some work collegues as im not from around the St Albans area. I had the mussels to start which were amazing, the flavours were to die for and then followed by a fillet steak with a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue B
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November 1, 2018|
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Response from RossA809 | Property representative |
Thankyou for your enquiry We do offer gluten free pasta and we also have quite a range of meat snd fish dishes that can be offered with non dairy sauces and gluten free. If you decide to use our restaurant please make the... More
September 3, 2018|
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Response from RossA809 | Property representative |
Please send me your email address and I will forward it to you.
Cathie M
July 24, 2018|
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Response from RossA809 | Property representative |
Hi Cathie We do take party bookings we can seat upto 34 and have a party menu for large parties. Please call us to discuss should you wish to book. Regards Ross Bar Espresso
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $76
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Victoria Street, St. Albans AL1 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 857300
We are a family run restuarant serving traditional homecooked Italian food cooked from fresh with passion. We also have monthly specials including desserts.
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