Giles Coren in The Times Magazine
"...everything a modern local restaurant should be..." concludes Giles Coren in a very positive review of Lussmanns with an overall score of 8 [The Times Magazine, 29 October 2011]
The Good Food Guide 2013
praises Lussmanns as 'an independently owned antidote to bland high street brands' with provenance and seasonality at the fore, 'relaxed, unfussy dining' and 'excellent customer service' [Sep 2012]
The Good Food Guide 2012
encapsulates Lussmanns as 'a smart eatery with something for everyone...a refreshing and likeable antidote to most high-street eateries' which is 'smart and comfortable with a robust attitude to provenance and seasonality' [Sep 2011]
The Good Food Guide 2011
describes Lussmanns as 'chic brasserie dining' with 'menus that are keen to promote provenance and seasonality' and service that is 'second to none' [Sep 2010]
The Good Food Guide 2010
sums up Lussmanns as 'relaxed, fuss-free dining' promoting 'provenance and seasonality' and reports that 'readers love it' [Sep 2009]
Lonely Planet England
describes Lussmanns as 'a bright, modern restaurant... enduringly popular with locals despite ample competition around town' [Mar 2009, 2011 & 2013]
The Fish2Fork campaign for sustainable seafood
rates Lussmanns in the top 10 of more than 400 UK restaurants and describes us as 'a small group with a big commitment. Outstanding' [Oct 2009 & Feb 2011]
In an article on Hertford, The Guardian says 'locals vouch for Lussmanns' when it comes to restaurants [Feb 2009] More...
Hertfordshire Life finds Lussmanns 'out of the ordinary' More...
Winners, once again, of the Independent Restaurant category of the RSPCA Good Business Awards 2012 (watch video), recognising the consideration we give to animal welfare through ethical and sustainable sourcing. More...
The Sustainable Restaurant Association awards us Three Star Sustainability Champion status concluding that we have 'very high standards of welfare, environmental management and ethics', a 'clear commitment to consistent improvement of sustainability' and a 'highly commendable' waste management plan. [Oct 2012] More...
For a second time, we are voted Best Local Restaurant at the St Albans Food & Drink Awards. The awards are decided by a combination of nomination form, public vote and mystery dining. [Oct2012] More...
After two years as finalists, we win the Hertfordshire Green Award for the best hotel or hospitality catering programme and receive our award at a ceremony in Knebworth Barns. [Sep 2012] More... Winners [pdf]
A panel of experts and consumers chaired by author and broadcaster Janey Lee Grace selects Lussmanns as the restaurant category winner of 2012 Platinum Award for healthy food and sustainable, local sourcing. [Sep 2012] More...
We are highly commended in the Sustainable Food category of the Sustainable City Awards which, in 2012, recognised and rewarded the provision and promotion of sustainable fish and were judged by a panel of experts chaired by Raymond Blanc OBE. [Mar 2012] More...
Dec - Two Star Sustainability Champion status awarded by the SRA
Nov - Green Apple Award for environmental best practice
Oct - Independent Restaurant winners at the RSPCA Good Business Awards 2011
Oct - Best Hotel/Hospitality finalists at the Hertfordshire Green Awards
Sep - Green Award winners at the St Albans Chamber Community Business Awards
May - Community finalists at the Footprint Awards
Oct - Restaurant of the Year at the St Albans Food and Drink Festival Awards
Jun - Restaurant of the Year at the St Albans Retailer of the Year Awards
17 May - The Guardian 'Lussmanns put sustainability on the menu' [read]
1 May - fish2fork 'Be sustainable but don't preach to your customers says restaurateur' [read]
13 Feb - St Albans Review 'Restaurant Hooks Award' [pdf]
31 Jan - Herts Advertiser 'Getting into focus for first film festival' [pdf]
25 Jan - Fabulicious Food 'Leading the Food Revolution in St Albans' [read]
10 Jan - Herts Advertiser 'Bringing beer back to restaurant menus' [pdf]
8 Nov - Herts Advertiser 'Top sustainability accolade given to St Albans restaurant' [pdf]
8 Nov - Herts Mercury 'Restaurant a winner in RSPCA awards' [pdf]
11 Oct - Herts Mercury 'Food Festival cooks up tasty treat for all' [pdf]
11 Oct - Herts Advertiser 'A spectacular celebration of local food and drink' [pdf]
4 Oct - Herts Advertiser 'Ready for a fantastic finale' (Gourmet Night) [pdf]
4 Oct - Herts Advertiser 'Accolades for city's culinary delights' [pdf]
27 Sep - Herts Mercury 'Festival has whole host of activities on menu for foodies' [pdf]
13 Sep - Herts Advertiser 'Recognition for restaurant in guide and awards' [pdf]
17 May - Herts Advertiser 'A trip to No. 10' [pdf]
9 May - St Albans Review 'Fish Restaurant owner meets PM' [pdf]
8 Mar - Herts Mercury 'Lussmanns nets honours for perfecting food source' [pdf]
We are featured in 'Can Restaurants Afford Not To Be Sustainable?' in the April 2011 edition of Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine. Read the full article including Andrei's top tips for sustainability.
Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Editor Richard Cawthorne chats to Andrei over lunch on the river at Lussmanns Bishop's Stortford in January 2011. Read the full article.
Feb - Lussmanns Restaurants are Highly Commended at SRA Awards [pdf]
Jan - Leading experts in sustainability come to St Albans for Film Festival Dinners [pdf]
Oct - Lussmanns are winners in the national RSPCA Good Business Awards 2012 [pdf]
Oct - Lussmanns recognised as Three Star Sustainability Champtions [pdf]
Sep - Lussmanns sponsors first Hertford Food Festival [pdf]
Sep - Lussmanns win two new awards for sustainability [pdf]
Sep - Lussmanns are finalists in the national RSPCA Good Business Awards [pdf]
Aug - New plaudits from The Good Food Guide 2013 and Raymond Blanc OBE [pdf]
May - Lussmanns & ReachOut Plus launch monthly 'networking with a heart' lunches [pdf]
May - Lussmanns joins 'Food is GREAT' best of British celebration at Downing Street [pdf]
Mar - Lussmanns Restaurants are Highly Commended at Sustainable City Awards [pdf]
Dec - Lussmanns become Two Star Sustainability Champions [pdf]
Nov - Lussmanns receives Green Apple Award [pdf]
Oct - Lussmanns wins RSPCA Good Business Award [pdf]
Jun - International Organ Festival brings top jazz musicians to Lussmanns [pdf]
Mar - Lussmanns ranked in UK top 10 by independent fish2fork guide [pdf]
Sep - Lussmanns Great British Food Prom [pdf]