St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival 2014 Highlights

St Albans Food and Drink Festival 2014

Our seventh annual St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival, organised by the St Albans City and District Council, came to a close this week, ending with an awards ceremony held at the lovely Lakeside Restaurant in St Michael’s Manor Hotel. The Festival brought together and showcased some of our very best restaurants, cafés, bars, local producers,… 

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Lussmanns Fish and Grill St Albans

Lussmanns St Albans

St Albans is fast becoming a city known for good food, as evidenced by the annual St Albans Food Festival, which will soon be in its sixth year, along with three independent restaurant listings in the 2013 edition of The Good Food Guide. Although there are a growing number of ‘award-winning’ restaurants in St Albans, flying the… 

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The St Albans Food and Drink Festival 2012 Highlights and Finale


This Sunday, the St Albans Food and Drink Festival 2012 drew to a close, as many of our vivacious local food and drink businesses, restaurants, cafés and bars came together during the festival finale. St Albans has never before played host to quite so much street food and general merry-making! The festival, organised by the St… 

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Restaurant Review: Thai Square, George Street, St Albans


I was recently asked to review a branch of the Thai Square chain of restaurants. Given that we have one locally here in the Roman city of St Albans, I was only too happy to pop in. Like many of its local counterparts here in St Albans, Thai Square is a chain, with nineteen individual restaurants across… 

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Restaurant Review – Jamie’s Italian, The Bell, Chequer Street, St Albans


Last weekend saw the opening of a new branch of Jamie’s Italian in St Albans, taking over the space that used to be The Bell Public House on Chequer Street. The Bell becomes Jamie Oliver’s 25th restaurant in the Jamie’s Italian chain and since it’s on my doorstep, I was eager to visit. I joined… 

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