Lussmanns - St. Albans

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We are the locals' fish & grill restaurant, championing the best welfare-driven British producers and suppliers, and dedicated to looking after all the family.
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l
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A bit disappointed this time, starters were excellent but I had to send my makn course back because it was lukewarm. The plate was cold so I think it had been waiting to serve for some time. When I did come to eat it the pork was overcooked and the mash had that gluey look that you get when too much starch gets worked in. They need to up their game. It was not what I have come to expect from my what had been my favourite restaurant. On the plus side my partner said her fishcake was very nice.

CJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The only i didn't rate the whole experience 5 stars is because our cliet found a tiny bug in her salad. the resuaurant were WONDERFUL ABOUT IT, AND SHE DIDN'T PAY FOR HER MAIN OR DRINK, BUT IT WAS DISAPPOINTING AS WE HAD Taken them out for lunch.

KA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and the service was second to none. Our waitress was so knowledgeable knowing what ingredients were in the specific dishes we asked about. A young Polish girl Katia not sure I've spelt her name correctly

MT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff, very professional. Excellent steak and plaice.

Feedback from the wife who passed on the dessert: cream as a choice with crumble for those who don't want ice cream; black cherry in tiramassu????

We'll be back.

thanks

MC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was ok but served luke warm, came out immediately after the starters were cleared so I assume was sitting on the side getting cold.
Asked to leave at 8.30 - exactly 8.30 if I was to ever eat here again I would book 2 tables 2 hrs apart so it you are talking and enjoying yourself you can stay longer - might be OK if you just want to wolf down your food

BP
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service as always. I haven been to the restaurant a few times and it never disappoints.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Bea - wonderful to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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NH
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well done Sebastian and the manager. The food was delayed due to a large party downstairs. We had barely noticed but the manager arrived at our table with two drinks on the house to apologise. They even took off the service charge! All without prompting. That is 100% EXCELLENT service.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review - great to hear that Sebastian and Matt looked after you and I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a fantastic meal, with great service. We were next to a very large and loud table though, so it was a little hard to have a conversation with my friend. I would have preferred a quieter spot in the restaurant. But it won't deter me from going again...in fact I'm going in 2 weeks time!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that overall you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope that things are a little quieter on your upcoming visit. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good food, never hurried consistently great

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback - lovely to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Fairly varied menu and well cooked and presented and tasty. Service was attentive and friendly. Noise level was high when we arrived but reduced during our meal as larger parties left.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and good to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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JH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Have done the set menu deal many times before and so could compare it to our recent experience- no menus on table, it’s now on a chalk board with very limited choice - one vegetarian choice a Mushroom in sauce dish, when it arrived it was in a small casserole dish with nothing to accompany it - not even bread , so two diners had a bowl of mushrooms in sauce for dinner -which was not very nice either- we were offered side dishes but of course they are charged extra for. Two of us had the fish cake which I’ve had a few times now and it was very small floating in a bowl of sauce with the tiniest amount of spinach underneath it. This was disappointing as Lussmanns used to be a fantastic deal, good portions and choices and value for money but it seems things have changed , sadly I won’t rush back, if you are offering a value menu it’s still expected to be substantial and getting part of a meal and having to pay for something to accompany it is not really good enough!

T
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

This is the second occasion I have been to Lussmanns when the service has been dreadful and the food below average.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and shown to our table. The staff were attentive and courteous. As my guest was vegetarian, the waitress was asked various questions. The information that we were provided with was excellent and came with recommendations. The food was excellent and presented well.
The overall experience was relaxed and not at all rushed. I would heartily recommend this place especially upstairs in the St Albans restaurant. Full marks!!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Jonathan. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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TD
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional value for money. The choices on the set menu were what I would have chosen from the A La Carte menu so it saved me money. The food and the service was exceptional, as it always is.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Trevor - lovely to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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VC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice lunch at Lussmanns on a cold, drizzly Saturday. It felt very warm and cosy as soon as we walked inside which was a pleasant surprise as the website pictures and all the glass and tiled floors made me worry it might feel cold. It’s a stylish restaurant, the atmosphere was lively but not too noisy. The menu had lots of options I wanted - opted for plaice which was delicious as was my friend’s chicken schnitzel. The service was good - was sometimes difficult to spot a waiter from our upstairs corner but we weren’t in a hurry so not a problem. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely be back!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Vicky. Lovely to hear that your first visit was a good one and I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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DS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very pleasant evening, food was delicious but other members of our party complained the soup was not very hot. Quickly resolved by waitress.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review - great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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ST
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal with family. Visited the St Albans branch on Friday evening. Request for a quiet table whilst booking completed online was met by restaurant staff. Knowledgeable and friendly staff with the right amount of attentiveness.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. Lovely to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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JC
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful early evening dining from the set menu
The food was exceptional in a convivial venue. The staff were all attentive and added to the experience. The house red wine enhanced the evening

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback, lovely to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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TW
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Apart from the fact that the hot starter was served on a plate that was stone cold, the food was excellent. I mentioned this to the waiter at the time but I did not see him pass comment on to the kitchen. A pity because everything else was excellent. nevertheless I do think that a 10% service charge is sufficient rather than 12½%.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. Glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your meal with us and in case your comment wasn't passed on I will make sure to feed this back to the team. Please note that the service charge is optional and 100% of it goes to the staff. I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and appreciated the friendly and relaxed service. A bonus was the lovely piano-playing and singing - a shame that the very loud diners at the table between us and the piano drowned it at times. Overall excellent (and the specific explanation of gratuity policy was very helpful).

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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M
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As we were eating quite early before going to the theatre I really cannot comment on the ambience , but I can say that we all enjoyed our meal very much , 3 of us had meals from the set menu , which had an excellent choice and 1 of our party had gluten free duck which she said was cooked perfectly . We would definitely use this restaurant again

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Meisha - great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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J
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

There is a real lack of vegan /vegetarian meals at Lussmans which I find disappointing . Please increase the range of vegan food ! Thanks

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi Jojo, thank you for your review and feedback. We try really hard to get the right balance of dishes to suit all tastes on our menus but I have certainly made note of your suggestion and we will see what we can do. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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C
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent food and service. I was delighted with the vegan options and the food I had was superb. Thank you so much to the chefs for putting in all that effort and creativity in the vegan dishes. This is our second visit even though we travel from Berkshire, and it won't be the last.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi Carlilee, thank you for your review and feedback. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best fish away from the coast I have had in a long time. Very good wine list at excellent prices

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you - that is wonderful to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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RB
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set Autumn menu with good choices for everyone.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thanks Ruth - great to hear that you enjoyed our Autumn offering. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Saturday lunch! Delicious food and great service! Arrived with my elderly father and told we had a table in the gallery. But before I could finish asking him if he could manage the stairs we were offered a table on the ground floor. No fuss, customer first.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards. Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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HD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for lunch. Food very good. Service good, a little slow and inattentive at times but on the whole would recommend and would go back.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Helen and glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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KB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, food and wine, I always enjoy a meal out at Lussmans.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you Katie - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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PH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family birthday celebration with 5 of us at table. Our table was ready and waiting and we had superb attentive service from our waiter Alex. The food was delicious and catered for our vegetarian daughter, her vegan boyfriend and our own carnivorous leanings. we had our own birthday cake with us and knife/plates & forks were quickly provided. A thoroughly enjoyable unhurried meal. Thank you.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you Patricia. Wonderful to hear that your family celebration was a success and I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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JP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect lunch , attentive waiter, who was very patient with 3 chatty ladies , who spent ages deciding , we didnt feel rushed , even though the restaurant was busy , food was excellent , all in all just perfect

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Joanne - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, service ok but our waiter was a little sharp at times

DD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food we received at Lussmanns on Saturday was great but the service we got towards the end of our meal was not. After being at the table for less than 2 hours, we were told that they needed the table back and they were going to put us on a sofa to finish our drinks. We agreed and followed the waitor. To then be placed downstairs under the stairs in the dark and cold on our own was very poor and frankly unacceptable. After choosing Lussmanns to take my parents to on their visit to St Albans we left the restaurant disappointed which is a shame after good reviews from friends and decent food

HH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early evening menu is wonderful. Good range to select from, decent sized portions, great value and tasty too!. Fabulous way to kick start your weekend

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you Hilary. Great to hear that you enjoy our set-menu. Thank you for your support. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely food, friendly staff and just a great place to spend an evening! We will be back!

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you Richard - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for weekday lunch with friends. We all ate from fixed lunch menu and all thought it was fine. No one could manage a pudding. I like the relaxed atmosphere at Lussmans, even when crowded.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your lunch. I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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J
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited this week for lunch with a good friend. She ordered hake in a creamy sauce which arrived on a large bed of vegetables. My parsnip and coriander soup had a good flavour, and sourdough very fresh. Pork loin on mash with red cabbage and beans was well presented, but a little too salty. An allergy app helps decision making, but the waitress also took pains to accommodate our dietary needs, whilst also offering wine matching advice. Ambience was relaxed with the restaurant half full, service excellent and my friend left very impressed.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Great to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your lunch with us. I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slightly over salted for my taste but decent enough food. Cold bread was possibly the only thing that stood out in a negative way.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I will make sure your notes are passed on and in the meantime I hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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DH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The noise levels are far too strong and disconcerting. You seriously need to address this. My ears felt full rather like when leaving a club, when I left and went out onto the street.

I realise you are open plan, but the noise level is unacceptable; and this directly affects the whole experience.

You need "expert help" to specifically address this major concern.

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was my 4th visit to Lussmanns St A and I was a bit disappointed with the cooking. My partner and I had two courses from the set menu. I thought the venison croquettes were ‘so-so’ but the fish cake was rather tasteless and lacking in actual fish! The nice sauce and spinach helped it down! My partner enjoyed her fricasse, however, and the aubergine dish despite it being very oily. We had sides of market salad - very good- and house chips - a bit dry. As I said, a bit disappointing this time but I’ll certainly eat there again!

CG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal as always. Excellent service from lovely waitress.

Lussmanns - St. Albans
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you Clare - great to hear. Kind Regards, Laura (laura@lussmanns)

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