Dylans-The Kings Arms

4.7
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357 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Welcome to 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
What 357 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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TC
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and Xmas cheer! Best restaurant in St Albans still. Be back soon

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

c
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect 😊, the meal was amazing and the place very pleasant

LU
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

AB
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food. Very busy so just a little bit squashed and uncomfortable.

JV
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and food is always consistent and perfect!

TC
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. The best in St Albans by a fair margin. Back soon!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylans never fails to surprise me with the lovely food in a lively but cosy environment. So nice to have on our doorstep.

ST
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with food and excellent service at Dylan’s! We will definitely eat there again! Thank you!

CH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

HT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great to have a 3 course set price.

RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.
Memorable.
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.

AH
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As usual our food was delicious, the service superb and the value for money astonishing!

D
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

SF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Top class food and service as always - highly recommended 👍🏻

JI
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. My favourite place for a Sunday Roast.

SG
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PH
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in St Albans, Dylan's cooking is exceptional. It is always a treat.

F
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our roast on Sunday. It was so delicious! We will definitely be back

SB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with friendly staff and reasonably priced. Will definitely be coming back and thank you to the staff for making my anniversary special.

GT
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Meagre portions and massively rushed out, took starter plate and exchanged for main immediately.

RP
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Enjoyed our evening very much, thank you!

B
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely place and a really good guy served us who appeared to love his job.

E
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food, fantastic specials. Enjoyed our meal there.

AF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

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.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

JA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Delicious food and a nice setting. The pub as very quiet and service could have been better.

GD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

only small comment I have is that the lighting in the restaurant is very dim, could do with being a little lighter.

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the nicest red wine I’ve had in a long time. And catered for our 1 and 3year old brilliantly too!

AH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

h
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A small menu but the food we had was well presented and well cooked. The staff were friendly and helpful

t
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seasonal food, always a delight to go to Dylans

CA
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We stayed for a drink in the pub afterwards because it was such a good atmosphere.