Dylans-The Kings Arms
We are a relaxed vibrant modern British Pub Serving Food in both our bar and our restaurant.
Our A la Carte "Bill of Fayre" operates in our restaurant whilst our Snacking Menu operates in our Bar Area. We are fundamentally a pub and you are welcome to join us in our bar without booking a table although we would recommend arriving early during busy times.
Please note that we will be able to seat you within 30 minutes of your booking at busy periods so please do not arrive earlier than you booking time unless you wish to use the bar. Please note that the bar is extremely busy between 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Great food, service and Xmas cheer! Best restaurant in St Albans still. Be back soon
This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. The Service from our waitress was great - she was friendly, professional and informative. This is my second visit and I've loved it here both times.
Just perfect 😊, the meal was amazing and the place very pleasant
I’ve been a few times now and every time has been great... the food really is special, the service is friendly and helpful and the restaurant is lovely.
The only tiny tiny complaint on this visit was I had the steak which came with various veg including cauliflower cheese which I love, but when it arrived it was just one florret of cauliflower and not cheesy. As I said minor thing and I still can’t wait to go back!
Came here for dinner having read a recent review and recommendation.
I’m sure I’ve walked past this pub many tines but have never been in
Cosy front bar with a few tables. Great selection of beers and other tipples too!!
Dinner was really good and very good value.
Well cooked, well thought out and a varied menu to suit many tastes. The fish dishes were particularly good.
Simple food, cooked well. Exactly as food should be. No pomp or daft pretentious.
I was even daft enough to knock over my pint on the table and it was replaced for free even though it was my own fault!!
I will definitely be back.
My Fiancée and I ate at Dylan's - The Kings Arms for our 2nd anniversary and the food was absolutely outstanding. The girl that served us was very informative about certain dishes and very courteous throughout. We would definitely recommend this gastro pub to family and friends.
One thing I'd let people know is there's only on street parking, so it may get busy at certain times and difficult to find a space close by.
Lovely food. Very busy so just a little bit squashed and uncomfortable.
Brilliant service and food is always consistent and perfect!
Great food and service as always. The best in St Albans by a fair margin. Back soon!
Dylans never fails to surprise me with the lovely food in a lively but cosy environment. So nice to have on our doorstep.
Very happy with food and excellent service at Dylan’s! We will definitely eat there again! Thank you!
Excellent service, interesting menus, great wine list and very good range of craft beers. We have been for both lunch and dinner and thoroughly recommend it.
Excellent food and service. Great to have a 3 course set price.
Balance between quality and relaxation spot on.
Value for money however check the menu in advance as very seasonal and reassuringly concise choices to choose from.
We like it very much.
As usual our food was delicious, the service superb and the value for money astonishing!
Though the bar at the front was very hot as we walked through, the windows in the restaurant were open so it was a lot pleasanter a temperature at the back.
Our orders for drinks and food were taken promptly and service was well paced except for an order of chips, which was not delivered until we had finished our main course, after I had asked about them. There was no apology.
All our dishes were very good, particularly the mackerel starter which was extremely fresh and served with a delicious fennel salad.
Much too long this time, it took 1 hour to be served. We felt that there was a bit less in the plates but the food was really good. Waitresses were really kind. A bit noisy but due to a particular table only. We’ll be back anyway!
Top class food and service as always - highly recommended 👍🏻
Never disappoints. My favourite place for a Sunday Roast.
A catch up with friends on Saturday evening. Excellent food, beautifully prepared and served freshly cooked and hot. A really high level of culinary expertise in a pleasant, un-fussy setting. Beautifully presented on the plate, portions not huge, but all the better to enjoy 3 courses. Wine prices were sensible.
Even in St Albans, Dylan's cooking is exceptional. It is always a treat.
We really enjoyed our roast on Sunday. It was so delicious! We will definitely be back
Great food with friendly staff and reasonably priced. Will definitely be coming back and thank you to the staff for making my anniversary special.
Meagre portions and massively rushed out, took starter plate and exchanged for main immediately.
Great food, great service! Enjoyed our evening very much, thank you!
A lovely intimate and traditional pub. We went for Sunday lunch and the food was really good and the service was great. We will definitely be going back there again.
Lovely food, lovely place and a really good guy served us who appeared to love his job.
Very tasty food, fantastic specials. Enjoyed our meal there.
Went for Sunday lunch, was told by a member of staff only one roast beef left, my wife had this and I had two starters which were very nice, the roast beef was tough as old boots, and we asked could it be taken off the bill the waitress said she couldn't do this she could only give us staff discount off.
The chaps behind the bar are very good and drinks good.
Have visited a number of times as the food is always excellent and service very attentive. First visit for the early sitting on a Saturday night was just the same although I would say that the thumping bass music from the pub did somewhat ruin a nice family dinner as we had to shout at each other. Perhaps it could be turned down until after 8 on a weekend or a door put between the pub and the restaurant. The food was excellent - pork cheeks were the highlight of the mains and the infamous chocolate soup remains one of my all time favourites. The mains took a long time to arrive but the restaurant was full and the other courses were very quick so this wasn't a big issue. Looking forward to our next visit already.
Delicious food and a nice setting. The pub as very quiet and service could have been better.
only small comment I have is that the lighting in the restaurant is very dim, could do with being a little lighter.
Amazing food and the nicest red wine I’ve had in a long time. And catered for our 1 and 3year old brilliantly too!
Every course was absolutely delicious.
Lots of choice on the menu, plus specials, that made it very difficult to decide but we were all delighted with what we ate.
Very attentive service and reasonable prices given the quality of the food.
Will definitely be going back!
A small menu but the food we had was well presented and well cooked. The staff were friendly and helpful
The food was really lovely although my husband thought it was a limited menu. He would of liked to see steak as well. The service was really good and the girls were lovely. Would highly recommend
Fantastic seasonal food, always a delight to go to Dylans
This was our first visit to Dylans and it won't be our last. Everything was excellent, from start to finish. Excellent food (we had mainly seafood), the best we've had in St Albans for a long time, a good wine selection and friendly, efficient, non intrusive service. I can imagine it gets quite noisy when the pub and restaurant are full, but when half full, as it was for us, it was just the right side of buzzy without being annoying. Thoroughly recommended.
My friends/ colleagues recommended Dylans to me and I’m glad I took their advice as it was a lovely dining experience. Food, service and place were all top class. Would definitely return and try other dishes from the menu because I know I definitely would not be disappointed.
Excellent food and service. We stayed for a drink in the pub afterwards because it was such a good atmosphere.