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“Nice experience in the igloo outside!”
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Ranked #34 of 368 Restaurants in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Description: St. Villa offers a unique dining experience. Opened in October 2016 we aim to bring the best that British and European cuisine has to offer, all under one roof. We hope you like it as much as we do. Whether u have more time or just want a quick bite, we have something for everyone. Pop in for our two course set menu and selection of wines or explore the options of our a la carte if you don't have to rush off. Enjoy some downtime in between work and home and join us at the bar for fresh cocktails and a light snack.We strive to keep our menu as seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced as possible. From classic cocktails to seasonal specials alcoholic or non, craft beers or fine wines, we have something to suit any mood. Celebrate in style with a private party Whether you're celebrating a special birthday, wedding reception or business meeting we can take care of your event for you.
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Description: St. Villa offers a unique dining experience. Opened in October 2016 we aim to bring the best that British and European cuisine has to offer, all under one roof. We hope you like it as much as we do. Whether u have more time or just want a quick bite, we have something for everyone. Pop in for our two course set menu and selection of wines or explore the options of our a la carte if you don't have to rush off. Enjoy some downtime in between work and home and join us at the bar for fresh cocktails and a light snack.We strive to keep our menu as seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced as possible. From classic cocktails to seasonal specials alcoholic or non, craft beers or fine wines, we have something to suit any mood. Celebrate in style with a private party Whether you're celebrating a special birthday, wedding reception or business meeting we can take care of your event for you.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant because I happened to see from the road that they had plastic pods set up outside! These looked fun and different. The igloos are fun, warm and comfortable. Service was friendly and good. My husband’s food was great he had a duck based starter and monkfish. My food was rather average. My corn fed chicken was dry and the dessert we shared (chocolate and salted caramel tart) was underwhelming and actually the pastry tasted stale and I’m convinced the tart was not ‘homemade’ - seemed like something off the shelf. I would return as it was a good experience overall. I think maybe I was unlucky with my food choices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Starburd
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General M, General Manager at St.Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we are so pleased you enjoyed your 'Private Dining Dome' experience here on our garden terrace. They are certainly fun and on the lead up to Christmas they couldn't make you feel more festive.
We take on board on all feedback and whilst we are delighted your husband enjoyed his food we will feedback to the team in the kitchen your comments on your dishes.
There are many restaurants in St Albans, and as a local independent restaurant ourselves we appreciate you choosing to dine with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous restaurant for a catch - up with school friends on a Friday night will definitely go there again. Service was excellent as was the food

Date of visit: November 2018
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General M, General Manager at St.Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your school catch up with friends here at the restaurant. We know there are many restaurants in St Albans so appreciate you choosing to dine with us.
Keep an eye on our website on our offers page as there are lots of great reasons to return hopefully in the near future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with great food.
We had for start scallops and prawns. For mains Sunday beef and tuna. Very well presented with lots of flavour
Great job st villa!
We definitely back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fafatima
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General M, General Manager at St.Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your food - we will pass this back to our team, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant a few times in the last year or so, loved the decor and menu. But this time the food was not good, my mothers scallops were raw in the middle and so was my husbands burger and my friends daughters chicken. The rest of the food was fairly tasteless!! The billing was a total muddle. The whole experience was pretentious and very expensive. We will not be going back.

Date of visit: November 2018
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General M, General Manager at St.Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry that on this occasion we didn't deliver our usual high standards of service, I have contacted you directly about this to resolve the situation and to personally apologise.
We do hope you will return to our restaurant based on previous visits.

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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Went here with friends and in spite of the large size of our group all the meals went to the right person and we were all served at the same time. The food was superb and the service attentive but not overly fussy. Excellent wine and attractive decor. A lovely restauarant.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Graham F
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General M, General Manager at St.Villa, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We are really pleased both you and your party enjoyed your meal here at St.Villa and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Our new a la carte menu is launching very soon full of delicious Winter warming dishes so hopefully you'll be tempted to return.
Many thanks once again.

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