On St Peter’s Street, St Albans Tandoori is a family-run restaurant that’s offering up the very best dishes the south Asian kitchen has to offer. Situated inside of a 16th century building, this friendly town centre Indian restaurant offers a stylish atmosphere where diners can catch up with friends and family over a glass of fine wine and classic Indian cuisine with a contemporary edge. Established in 1984, St Albans Tandoori has established itself as one of the area’s biggest names in the local foodie scene. This award-winning St Albans institution aims to change the way you think about Indian cuisine – book your experience now.
Despite being located in one of Hertfordshire's oldest buildings, St Albans Tandoori offers a modern dining atmosphere where you’ll be fed some of the finest Indian cuisine outside of the subcontinent itself. In addition to serving award-winning dishes and providing an elegant backdrop for just about any occasion, this restaurant in St Albans town centre also features a private function room with space for up to 40 seated diner, the perfect location for corporate events, birthday parties and wedding receptions.
There are many amazing dishes to choose from here at St Albans Tandoori, including vegetarian choices such as sag aloo, tarka dall, chana masala and cauliflower bhaji, sizzling mains like the satay chicken and tandoori trout, or chef’s recommendations like kalangi chicken and tandoori-roasted lamb shank with saffron poppy seeds, gravy and rice. Not sure where to begin? Just ask your server for a recommendation – they love the food too! Make your way down to this historic building on St Peter’s Street in St Albans town centre for an unforgettable dining experience. Be sure to reserve a table in advance, as St Albans Tandoori is known to get busy.
Very busy restaurant but well organised was seated very quick very good service the food was excellent would recommend to friends and family there was a good Choice of vegetarian food so will be taking my granddaughter
Great food and service, in a relaxed environment. We eat here often. Recommend the lamb chops and the king prawn dishes in the chef's specials list.
Excellent Restaurant.Food was delicious and the service was excellent too.The waiters were extremely friendly and very helpful.And excellent place everywhere was spotless the food was piping hot and the lager was lovely and cold.It was the best curry we had in years and is highly recommended for a great night out.
Friendly and welcoming staff. Great offer and great food. In a really central part of St Albans and brilliant to get out on a Tuesday night.
Even though we had booked and arrived on time, the restaurant did not seem to be expecting us. After we arrived, they laid the table normally used by people waiting for takeaways. I wanted to order tandoori trout but that was not available - the waiter then recommended a different fish dish with a sauce, even though I said I preferred to have a dish without sauce. I should have asked for more time to look again at the menu but because it was so busy and I felt rushed, I said ok. The dish had chilli heat but was very bland-tasting, I wouldn't order it again. Some people came in as we were nearly ready to leave and their table wasn't ready either, so they were left standing right by our table and although we weren't asked to leave, we felt uncomfortable and slightly harrassed to go. All in all, disappointing. I've had a takeaway from there before which was really excellent but I'm not sure I would go back for a sit-down meal, especially on a Saturday night.
We had reserved a table for 7pm, waited 15 minutes for the table to become available. Not offered menus or a drink while we waited. The vegetarian Thali was very salty, the salt overpowered any other spices that may have been added. However, the food was generally good. Service was fine, if a little chaotic (they were very busy and there was a steady stream of delivery men going in an out, up and down the aisle with big bags past the tables) some may say it's a vibrant atmosphere, but we did not feel relaxed at all. Service was good, very polite (almost apologetic!!(, although they didn't appear to have co-ordinated who was serving which table. We wold go there again, maybe on a week night when not so chaotic. .
We enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent service. The only thing I would change is having a TV in the bar area - but it was quiet and didn't spoil our enjoyment of the evening. The food was beautifully cooked, fresh, not oily and nicely spiced. We'll be going back!
Food was great but service was questionable. Even though we booked a table they were very confused and made people move from where they were sitting to accommodate us. After a while they asked us to move to accommodate another booking, they got our order wrong twice and took a long time to serve us.
Attended St Albans tandoori for my husbands birthday ,I found the on line booking service to be straight forward and easy . The service was great did not have to wait long in between courses and the food was of an excellent quality.
Food is always reliably tasty. The staff are brilliant. The ambience is warm and welcoming. Tables always spotless. Recommend strongly. Good location next to an excellent pub. We have been going for 20 years.