The Restaurant at Sopwell House

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£26 to £40
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Modern European
The Brasserie at Sopwell House boasts a vibrant, open plan kitchen serving delicious classic dishes, beautifully prepared by our expert Chefs. Breakfast, Lunch and Sunday roast is served buffet-style with an exceptional selection of dishes both hot and cold with daily specials inspired by global cuisines. Dinner is served à la carte or a set menu is available if you’d prefer. Ideal for a Saturday night feast with friends, family celebration, a relaxing breakfast or a working lunch with clients or colleagues.

Specials

Set menu with free glass of prosecco for £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: July 29, 2019

Ends: September 30, 2019

Availability: Wed-Fri 7:00PM-9:30PM

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What 108 People Are Saying
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TB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine at great value prices. Wonderful atmosphere with live music and perfect service.

RY
Buckinghamshire
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal and service, lovely place. Friendly, welcoming. Could have done with more choice but aside from that nothing to complain about. Would return.

JB
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An enjoyable meal, first time at Sopwell House, hotel sits in nice grounds. The food was very good, the service at times we found to be a little over eager. The wine selection, seemed to be pointed towards more expensive wines. But all in all an enjoyable evening for a birthday.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef here is amazing her food is really clever and delicious would definitely visit again

DH
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding, the quality of the food and service was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had a very lovely time. Service was attentive, and the food was excellent. We are looking forward to coming back, hopefully soon.

LH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very impressive food, very tasty but as fine dining, small portions. BUT the restaurant handed out a lot of free food too, including different breads, starter / taster dishes and then sweets at the end which included fudge and macaroons. Service was good too. The grounds are nice and pretty.

JB
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner here for our wedding anniversary. Atmosphere was calm and pleasant, and they had a pianist which was a lovely touch.

Food was generally delicious - they had lovely breads and amusebouch (spelling?!) whilst we waited for starters.

Although not vegetarian, I went for the veggie starter and main - both were excellent and delightfully presented. My husband went for fish for his starter and main. They were nice, though he felt the main was a little bland for his taste (personal preference).

Dessert was fantastic - well presented and very tasty. The wine was pleasant, although we had eaten in the Brasserie of the hotel the night before and actually preferred that wine!

Service was good and waiters polite and helpful. Would return.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I received an email for a set menu which included a starter,
main, dessert and a glass of prosecco for £35. As we were staying at the hotel for my birthday and this was a good offer I followed the link on the email to reserve a table. When we arrived at the restaurant we were given the normal menu, on this menu the main meal alone was £30. I asked for the set menu to which I was rudely told “you have to book that online” I replied saying that’s what I done. The waiter said I hadn’t and walked off. We kept being harassed every few minutes to order to which we decided it wasn’t good value for money, the staff were rude and the email was misleading. Therefore we left and had a pleasant meal in st.albans town. The next day when we were in the lift going downstairs to check out and this set menu was also advertised in the lift of the hotel! This should be taken down and you need to look in to the link attached to the email you send out. I wouldn’t not visit again

d
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Hugely overpriced mediocre quality food. Good service saves the day

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Disappointed to see diners arriving in casual clothing including jeans. Background Music was a little too loud. However we both had a good experience and our waitress was very good. Her service and attention to details was excellent and she made our evening just that little bit more special.
The food was very god, but, on a personal level, the lamb was just a little too rare.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a dinner at The Restaurant. Service was great. Food was ok. Monkfish much to salty.
Beef was very good and soft.
We made a mistake and went to the Brasserie for desert. We had a tiramisu. Worst tiramisu we ever had. Its more like tiramisu drink. Far from real tiramisu.
So avoid Brasserie for desert.
Overall I will be going again.

C
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had hoped to avail of the £35 set menu (I love a bargain) but was told I hadn’t booked in the correct way. Apparently I was supposed to select an option in the OpenTable booking process to signal preference for the set menu. Have since experimented with other dates and for the life of me cannot see what I could have done differently. No such option seems to reveal itself.

OT
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food but dining room lacks ambience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Served fish to my vegetarian mother. Poor handling of issue. Broader service was terrible and manager fairly dismissive of issue.

HE
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Despite a mix up with the set menu why were very accommodating.

k
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet. The staff is friendly and polite abnd the food is really good.

SN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for outstanding Sunday lunch. Ate in main restaurant which is lovely

M
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed Sunday lunch for our anniversary. The waitress admitted they were short staffed. The meat was very raw but plenty of vegetables. No half bottles of wine so we had a glass of wine and a cider.
Both the starter and desert were beautifully presented and tasted delicious.
Being Sunday lunch the restaurant was very noisy. I think I would suggest an evening meal would be a better celebration.

EC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food above all. Location is nice.

NJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely evening, with drinks in the bar first. The amuses bouches were all delicious. Main meal was pretty good but just could have done with a bit more flavour, or perhaps seasoning? The overall atmosphere of the main lobby wasn’t really matched in the restaurant, which felt a bit bright and lacking atmosphere. I’m not a big fan of sitting on the same side of the table when there’s only two of you. Wine was lovely. Service pretty good all in all.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Our wedding anniversary

S
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Upmarket restaurant with good food. Service and ambience were alright. My only crib being, you could constantly see other hotel guests in bathrobes some with trainers passing by. When you think of a nice dining env where people are expected to wear jackets, these sights seem to disrupt the Overall ambience of the place.

CL
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Excellent in all aspects.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked dinner in the restaurant for my husband's birthday. It took us an hour to get there from Essex but the journey was well worth while; the food, wine and service were excellent and the special touch of an additional dessert for my husband, with a 'happy birthday' message piped onto the plate was much appreciated.

d
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Professional service at this comfortable hotel, where 6 of us had Sunday lunch . The £27 , 3-course menu offered a good range of choices, and the food was well presented and of excellent quality.

D
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the service was amazing and the pianist played a lovely combination of traditional classical pieces and film scores.
It was not a cheap eat, but it was completely worth it, and a great place for an occasion (such as the birthday that we were celebrating).

JP
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yet another fantastic meal in The Restaurant. The food is innovative, exciting an d beautiful. Thought I’d given to every detail.
Lorenzo, the maitre d’, is on the ball, unobtrusive, and a lovely man. We will be back to what is now our, and our teenage daughters’ favourite place to eat. Thank you again.

PP
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing formal dining atmosphere, and super friendly staff! We will definitely be coming back.

GD
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time we’d had lunch in The Restaurant at Sopwell House and we weren’t disappointed. Friendly team, excellent food and attentive service. The set lunch menu was very good value too.

CR
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Sopwell House The Restaurant, many many times. Still excellent service and food every time.

MP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Great service and wonderful food. Will be returning for our wedding celebrations

J
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have eaten in the brasserie many times but never The Restaurant. We will definitely be back. It wasn’t quite ‘outstanding’ but very close.

JM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, service and cuisine. Well deserved outstanding review

MC
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff incredibly polite and friendly . Food amazing, beautiful surroundings.

BH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The restaurant and foid was very nice but something was missing.Due to refurbishment , there was no piano playing music.we ordered a Kir but was given kir royal so waited a long time to get our actual drink but then, after gaving keft the restaurant, i realused that i have paid for kir royal. I am a bit dissapointed , not what i expected😶

JB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The restaurant was empty and this has happened before . Food was exquisite and service fabulous but no atmosphere at all

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite; there are no words for the amazing quality and appearance of it. The service was also outstanding. We were made to feel so special, as if we were the only people there to be served, and all were so friendly and kind. There was a pianist playing lovely music to further enhance our wonderful experience. It was a really lovely evening, thank you so much.

JP
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. Incredible food & immaculate service. Wonderful fine dining, and worth every penny. Thank you!

FW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the service and the food were superb. I have food allergies which were catered for brilliantly. The extra additions to the dining experience - compliments of the chef- added to the experience. We visited for our 9th wedding anniversary and will be paying Sopwell House another visit. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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