The Restaurant at Sopwell House, St Albans

12 April 2007
The Restaurant at Sopwell House, St Albans

Formerly the Magnolia, this restaurant at Sopwell House hotel has reopened following an extensive revamp. New head chef Leigh Diggins serves a menu centred on modern British food with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

  • Opened: 15 March
  • Owner: AB Hotels
  • Head chef: Leigh Diggins
  • Manager: Dominic Wood
  • Designer: RDD
  • Capacity: 80
  • Food: potted Dorset crab and brown shrimps with mixed cress honey-roast pork belly with quince and sweet mustard sea bass with braised Little Gem lettuce, mushroom ravioli and horseradish sauce and tarte tatin with rosemary ice-cream
  • Price: £35 for three courses excluding wine
  • Address: Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2HQ
  • Telephone: 01727 864477
  • Website:
  • See a map of Sopwell House here
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