If you care about the source and the quality of your food, and you like to dine in a relaxed, informal and stylish environment then try Lussmanns. This award-winning brasserie was described by The Times critic Giles Coren as 'everything a modern local restaurant should be' - overall dining score 8/10.
Lussmanns champions the best British welfare-driven suppliers and uses carefully sourced ingredients including free-range Label Anglais chicken, grass-fed beef, outdoor-reared pork and sustainable fish (see their website for supplier details). They even serve English juices, beers and ciders. Choose from house, set lunch and a daily 12-7pm set menus, with changing monthly specials. Children are welcome and can choose from a 'Lussmanns Junior' menu. Lussmanns also has restaurants in nearby Harpenden, Hertford and Hitchin.
Lussmanns has been recommended by The Good Food Guide since 2010 and won Best Local Restaurant at the St Albans Food & Drink Awards four times in the same period. In 2014 and 2015 they won 'UK Sustainable Small Restaurant Group of the Year' at the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) Awards. In 2013 they were double runners-up for 'Best Ethical Restaurant' and 'Best Cheap Eats' in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. In 2011 and 2012, they won the coveted RSPCA Independent Restaurant Good Business Award and a Green Apple Award for environmental best practice. They also hold the SRA's highest rating - Three Star Sustainability Champion status - and fish2fork's highest 4.5 blue fish rating.