Thursday, 15 May 2014

Cosy at The Snug Bar -St Albans


Following a recent refurbishment of The Snug in St Albans I was invited to review their menu .It's nice to have a meal in St. Albans without having to travel into London and for Mr R to accompany me.

St. Albans has a vey popular restaurant culture with the big guys, such as Jamie Oliver, Raymond Blanc, Antonio Carluccio and others, vying for prime spots in the city centre (St Albans has an historic  cathedral) making it a nice alternative to dine in a relative newcomer. The Snug has a few other branches such as in Hitchin, Cambridge and High Wycombe.

There were lots of little nooks and crannies to sit in and enjoy the company of friends and family
 
 
with a fully stocked bar area for a fun Friday or Saturday night out in town.
 
The menu is not crowded or confusing but with plenty of choice.  We decided to share a starter of Loaded Potato Skins wanting to save room for the main courses (a problem of getting older!). The portion was a good size and I thought it would be a nice idea to order two or three as a tapas with drinks with friends.

I liked being offered chunky chips, skinny chips or sweet potato chips with the main course. I picked the sweet potato to accompany my rack of ribs.  OMG I never expected so much food! Of course the time I forget to bring my take home cartons there is too much for me to eat!

A full rack of ribs, huge portion of sweet potato chips and a stack of onion rings!

Guess what I will be having for lunch the following day!

Mr R had the BBQ Chicken Stack, grilled chicken breast, smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with bacon and melted Cheddar cheese (I will have this next time) and he had chunky chips.

There were some lovely looking puddings but we were both so full we opted for some of their ice creams. I also ordered an espresso coffee and poured it over the vanilla ice cream - delicious and smooth.

You can visit for lunch with a special Lunch Menu served monday - Friday until 5:00 pm and my favourite is the Breakfast Menu!  Mr R and I love to go out for Sunday Brunch, have a Full English breakfast, lots of cups of coffee and pour over the Sunday papers.
 
 
We will be visiting The Snug Bar again very soon for drinks and for a meal after our weekend shopping very soon.  Check them out on Twitter and Facebook for more details.
 
Many thanks to The Snug St Albans for a lovely meal and to Evie our waitress who looked after us really well!  Kitchen Talk did not receive any payment to reivew this restaurant and all opinions are ours.

12 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, this place looks very cozy. But I absolutely adore the look of the ribs and the sweet potato skins.

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    1. The ribs were lovely but those sweet potato chips were divine!

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  2. Gosh, those ribs were huge, no wonder you had to have a doggy bag! Nice review.

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    1. Glad I only had half a starter - we certainly weren't expecting so much food on the plates!

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  3. The potato wedges look really good.

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    1. The sweet potato fries were the best

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  4. Ooh yes had an invite here, too, the food looks amazing, must try it x

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    1. It's quite small and cosy inside - nice if you could get a date night in before the new arrival!

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  5. Looks like you had a lovely evening Heidi. So good to be able to go out locally too.

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    1. Makes such a nice change to go locally! My turn to drive but I didn't mind.

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  6. sounds great Heidi, St Albans is a nice place though, so I'm not suprised there are some good places to eat

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    1. We do have some nice eating places in town! We have a great Saturday market too - come visit anytime Fiona.

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