20 Oct 2021
Situated 20 miles from London, St Albans is a thriving city filled with independent businesses and entrepreneurs. St Albans is one of Britain’s most historic cities, with it’s stunning cathedral and Roman roots, there is a multitude of culture to explore. The city is saturated with a colourful array of restaurants, coffee shops and bars, meaning there’s no shortage of places to entertain your clients. Here are our top recommendations for where to truly wow your clients, all within walking distance of the St Albans UOE Hub.
If you’re looking to grab a quick coffee with a client for a catchup and a stroll, then Charlie’s Coffee & Company is where you need to head. The cosy and creative café is centered in the heart of the community, serving specialty coffee and milk sourced from a family-run dairy farm. With both a café situated on London Road and a coffee van located at St Albans Station, stopping for a freshly brewed cup of coffee couldn’t be more convenient or fulfilling.
Per Tutti is a family owned Italian restaurant that serves classic pizza and pasta dishes, with a very reasonably priced lunchtime menu. Their à la carte menu is composed of sensational dishes, including a wide selection of vegetarian options. Per tutti translates to “for everyone” and this restaurant certainly is;the bubbly atmosphere is perfect for a lunchtime business meeting and for sampling some authentic Italian cuisine.
If your client has a particularly sweet tooth, a trip to The Pudding Stop may be in order. Inspired by their own families and the local community, tasty puddings are baked with both love and carefully sourced ingredients. Freshly baked handmade goods are served from 8am until late, making it a perfect spot to grab a delicious afternoon or takeaway treat.
For a luxurious Mediterranean dining experience, Sauté Grill & Meze Restaurant serves mouth-watering Turkish cuisine. Their beautifully decorated bar is perfect for entertaining after work, with a delectable cocktail menu and extensive wine list. The restaurant offers a professional setting for relaxing and talking business. Alternatively, Lussmans is a great local restaurant that serves modern food that’s local and sustainable, but for surprisingly affordable prices.
Thompson St Albans is a family-run restaurant which provides a refined dining experience. Their ever changing menus are dictated by the different seasons which keeps your taste buds wanting more with each visit. This 3 AA rosette, award-winning restaurant offers set lunch and dinner menus, filled with fresh, locally sourced produce.
These are only a few of the many bars, cafés and restaurants in the centre of St Albans. The beauty of being on the doorstep at the UOE Hub is that you’ll have the opportunity to try them all out for yourself, and in no time at all, you’ll have a plethora of suitable places to entertain and impress clients.