Find this popular neighbourhood restaurant near the centre of town. The dining room is set over two floors, and they have a pleasant courtyard which is used for al fresco dining.
Chef Ruth Hurren sometimes exposes her antipodean roots, with items such as kangaroo sometimes appearing on the menu.
This offers an eclectic mix, with something to suit customers with traditional or experimental tastes. An autumn snapshot offered 'French Onion Soup'; 'Smoked Salmon with Glazed Beetroot & Horseradish Crème Fraiche'; 'Foie Gras Terrine with Pear & Raisin Chutney & Baby Brioche' and 'Spicy Jerk Chicken Skewer with Red Pepper Salsa & Corn Purée' among the starters.
'Duo of Lamb, Fillet & Cutlet, with Leeks, Parsnip Purée & Morel Jus'; 'Snapper Fillet & Shitake Mushrooms, with Rice, Ginger & Spring Onions'; 'Calves Liver & Streaky Bacon on Champ with a Mustard Seed Jus' and 'Kudu Rump and Wild Boar Sausage with Sticky Juniper & Onion Jam' listed among the mains. Their Sunday lunch includes a traditional Roast.
Perhaps finish with 'Warm Gingerbread Pudding with Spiced Pear, Butterscotch & Pouring Cream'; 'Lemon Meringue Pie with a Sherbet Line' and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Espresso Syrup & Tia Maria Cream'.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L from £13 (2 courses) to £19.90
- Dinner: all week 18.00-21.30; set D before 19.00 £13 (2 courses) to 19.90; mains £12 to £24
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world and has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Nearest station: St Albans Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating