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5.1 /6 Excellent 72 Reviews

Veer Dhara One

Town centre Indian £££ +100
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About Veer Dhara One

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St Albans is lucky to have Veer Dhara One, an Indian restaurant that’s name is synonymous with authentic cooking, excellent service and high-quality dining. No matter your expectations, we’re certain that the folks at this excellent town centre restaurant will impress even the pickiest of foodies with their superbly spiced mains, vegetarian dishes and house specialities. Bring the whole family along to Veer Dhara One, found down Hatfield Road in the heart of St Albans, for an unforgettable feast.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 12:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Veer Dhara One, 9 Hatfield Road, AL1 3RR St Albans

Further Information

The storied history of Indian food in the United Kingdom goes back hundreds of years, and continues to be added to by the day. From the Hindoostanee Coffee House on the banks of the Thames to the birth of the chicken tikka masala up in Glasgow, from the enclaves of the Balti Triangle in the Midlands to the Curry Mile in Manchester, up and down the length of the isles there is a love of the cooking of the subcontinent, and the Hertfordshire town of St Albans is no different. Home to Veer Dhara One, the town has much to be proud of in the realm of the Indian culinary world.

While the best curry house in St Albans may not be as celebrated as others more nationally known, Veer Dhara One is certainly well loved locally, and when you pay them a visit on Hatfield Road in the town centre, it is easy to see why. We recommend the lobster curry with lime and turmeric, the prawn sofyani biryani and the kori gassi, chicken in a thin sauce with tamarind pulp, coconut, chillies, garlic and plenty of spices. Book a table at Veer Dhara One and get ready for an Indian restaurant in St Albans town centre quite unlike any other.


72 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 72 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
20.09.2017 20:14

Probably one of the best Indian restaurants I've ever had! Absolutely brilliant, food service, value for money, everything. Tried to find a constrictive criticism, but couldn't!!

1 review so far 6
29.08.2017 12:30

Veer Dhara One is genuinely the best curry that I have ever eaten. The food was all cooked to perfection, and the flavors were amazing. The staff were also all extremely polite and happy to help us. I couldn't recommend this more.

1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 18:07

fabulous food, great staff and they dont allow children in either. whats not to like? good menu plus a specials menu with rabbit and other tasty dishes.

2 reviews so far 6
13.08.2017 09:24

Simply superb food and service. The menu is extensive and coupled with great attentive staff. It's the best Indian restaurant I have visited in a very long time.

1 review so far 5
10.11.2016 14:17

Veer Dhara is my favourite St. Albans Indian food offer, because it is spicy not sweet, and they pay really careful attention to what is safe for someone with a gluten allergy. The staff and chefs always insure that some members of our party get food that has absolutely not come into contact with glutenous ingredients. That is hard to find in a restaurant, and speaks highly to their attention to quality and customer service. Just as important, the food is really good. Fresh and spicy. Maybe too spicy for some people, but my family enjoys it more than the too sweet offerings of most other Indian restaurants in St. Albans. The restaurant is lovely and clean. Usually the service is excellent... sometimes it is a little less than perfect, but even then, it is friendly - just maybe not attentive. The Sunday buffet with the magician is a great family treat.

1 review so far 4
07.11.2016 07:52

There were 3 of us.We had booked online but they clearly weren't expecting us.The first waiter didn't understand English so it was difficult to order drinks. The 2nd waiter who had spent a long time on his moblie and was dressed so casually we didn't realise he was a waiter took our order. The 3rd waiter bought the food quite quickly and it was good although we didn't get the poppadums we ordered. There was another 1 or 2 other members of staff at the restaurant. If fact they were as many staff as customers.The restaurant was cold.

1 review so far 5
26.07.2017 08:42

Food was amazing fresh and tasty. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the staff were friendly and officent. The only problem was they seem to be in a rush to get you out after eating, this could be that it was a Saturday but it spoilt my enjoyment with being able to talk to my friends after each course.

2 reviews so far 6
23.04.2017 08:39

I can honestly say that this was the best Indian food I have ever eaten. All good was full of exciting flavours and fresh. Their service was impeccable too. It is a little pricey but I'm happy to pay the extra for such quality. I'll defo be going back.

1 review so far 5
20.09.2017 15:31

We had a great evening and despite diverse food tastes everyone was happy. The food was all delicious and the staff helpful and friendly. My only comment would be that it would be great if there could be a milder tandoori chicken as this is my kids favourite and both options are quite spicy.

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 08:21

Had a lovely evening with family at Veer Dhara. The taste and quality of the food met our expectations. Very nice ambience too. Good options for vegetarians too. Service is bit slow as it was very busy on the day even though it was a mid week visit.

1 review so far 6
11.12.2016 12:24

Really enjoyed this restaurant, having been to Northern India, this is more akin to the food they serve there, and in no way resembles the standard fare that you get in your normal high street curry shop.

1 review so far 5
14.12.2016 14:39

Sauce was fantastic as ever. We all had fish curries, on this occasion a bit stingy on the quantity of fish but probably limited supplies as they were heavily plugging the xmas menu. Staff excellent and wonderful Indian wines, especially the white soul tree.

1 review so far 5
10.08.2017 19:47

It was nice, for a Wednesday evening. It was not your typically Indian restaurant. Good value for money, the attention to detail was lack sometimes as the waiters would walk past empty drinks glasses without asking if you would like to order another drink.

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 10:28

Nice food staff very welcoming & polite went for the set menu £24-95 per head good section of different dishes & all cooked well & presented well with no wait despite being very busy .

1 review so far 6
06.06.2017 13:23

We had a lovely family evening meal. A hot day and water was topped up regularly. Good vegetarian options. I particularly recommend the coriander rice and the roti. The service and the ambience was excellent.

1 review so far 6
04.06.2017 00:31

Lovely food and excellent service. The food is very fresh and authentic. Uniquely different taste from other Indian restaurants. We really enjoyed it. Especially enjoyed the aubergine and chilli salan and the lamb curry.

1 review so far 4
30.11.2016 17:08

There was a short set menu, and the food was well cooked. However there was no vegetables apart from a potato dish when we already had naan and rice. The people serving knew nothing about the dishes and were showed no interest in serving us. The manager was very helpful though.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 08:23

Fantastic food and good service. I think it's the best Indian in St Albans. I took work colleagues, who were from all around Europe, who all complimented me on my choice of restaurant.

1 review so far 5
06.04.2017 12:17

Food was superb. The restaurant was busy with a good vibe. Service was attentive if perhaps a little too quick. My main negative was it was noisy given the number of people, sounded more like a pub than restaurant.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 09:06

Really impressed with the quality of the food and service. Would gladly recommend for those seeking a authentic Indian cuisine. The location and restaurant were tastefully designed as well, we were impressed