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122 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1QQ, England
+44 1582 713389
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
122 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1QQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good meal - especially the specials “curried mussels” - all the food was good as was the staff. Just the ambience lacking as it was a quiet night

Thank juliewhelan2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here 3 times now for evening meal and it's been excellent every time. Staff are very friendly and the food is very good. Start with a pre-meal drink at The Carpenters Arms and you have a perfect night out

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly place with very accommodating and helpful staff. Great teas and coffees and fabulous vegetarian panini! The chips were also very good. Unfortunately the kids menu let the place down - it was very basic and focussed on the unhealthy. We ordered one ham,...More

Thank DeliciousandReal
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We went here to celebrate our anniversary and were not disapointed by any aspect of the restaurant. The food was delicious, with decent-sized portions combined with nice presentation, and the service was excellent. My fiancee had sea beam and I had the duck, for reference.

Thank stepbrt23
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I regularly go to Jay's for my brunch and evening meal with my family. They do lovely cocktails in the evening and good wine menu all reasonably priced. The only restaurant in Southdown, Harpenden. I have tried the Indian across the road and to be...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I had a burger and my girlfriend had the sea bream. We started with calimari. It was all excellent. The waiter was friendly and helpful. Parking is plentiful. Highly recommended. We shall return.

Thank jbw243
Reviewed July 1, 2018

I pass this eatery quite often and there are usually customers sitting outside enjoying their food so I thought I would try out the Sunday brunch. What a disappointment. The staff were frankly surly and unwelcomingeven though it wasn’t busy. I was concerned about general...More

1  Thank lindahope1234
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I visited Jays on a Sunday for brunch and was really looking forward to hopefully finding a local gem of a cafe. The visit didn’t start well when we were presented with dirty unwashed tea cups...twice! The waiting staff were frankly surly and looked like...More

Thank Joella H
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We went for breakfast on father days as a family of four (2 adults 2 kids). We arrived and the lady welcomed us as if we were an inconvenience. Our five year old couldn’t decide on apple or orange juice- the lady sighed, I could...More

2  Thank le1scott
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Friendly, intimate eatery. Great staff and great food. Pre-booked table for 10 for a Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Highly recommend

Thank Georgiah82
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 713389
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Jay's is a independent deli & restaurant based in Harpenden. We are open from breakfast to dinner.. and everything else in between!
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