A couple of weeks ago, we treated ourselves to a lazy Saturday lunch at Lussmans in St Albans. We've been wanting to try it out after hearing rave reviews from everyone -- including Giles Coren. As a rule of thumb, if it's good enough for Mr. Coren, it's good enough for us.
The space is amazing. It's bright and airy. The ceilings are high and even though it was a gloomy day, the light flooded the restaurant. We had a lovely table for two at the back of the restaurant.
We started with delicious treacle gravadlax and cod cheeks. The cod cheeks were served in a mini pan with lime, chilli and spring onions -- a super refreshing take on something that's usually quite bland and meaty.
For mains we shared fishcakes and Cornish hake. Both completely divine.
The crumble was rosemary and rhubarb, a combination we hadn't had before but will definitely be re-creating at home.
The bill came to a reasonable £58.40 for two courses each, a bottle of wine, a shared dessert and a coffee.
If you're in the area -- we also recommend Bakehouse, which is next door for delicious coffee and cakes. Pop in there for brunch, have a wander around the cathedral and the shops, then have a late boozy lunch at Lussmans like us.
Find Lussmans at Waxhouse Gate, St Albans AL3 4EW
Here's the cathedral, and a lovely house covered in wisteria...