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Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar

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English, Contemporary, British
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West Lodge Park Hotel | Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Barnet EN4 0PZ, England
+44 20 8216 3906
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Tucked away inside the West Lodge Park Hotel, the Mary Beale Restaurant...
Tucked away inside the West Lodge Park Hotel, the Mary Beale Restaurant and Bar provides an elegant but unpretentious setting for any occasion. Enviably located close to Trent Park and Hadley Wood, the dining room is a traditionally stylish space with huge windows letting in plenty of natural light. Executive Chef Wayne Turner and his team use locally sourced produce to create seasonal British dishes and a selection of snacks and light options which are served in the bar. We recommend the organic salmon with dill risotto and the Sacombe Hill Farm beef fillet with mushroom gratin. Why not treat the family to the Mary Beale Restaurant's legendary Sunday lunch, or sample a glass or two from their excellent wine list?
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    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely surroundings, great service

The food and service is absolutely first class. You'll love it. You can sit in beautiful grounds or simply look out upon them. I couldn't recommend more highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
AndyOli
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The food and service is absolutely first class. You'll love it. You can sit in beautiful grounds or simply look out upon them. I couldn't recommend more highly.

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Mary Beale Restaurant (and indeed for your nice review of West Lodge Park too). I am so glad we have looked after you well, I run tours around the Beale Arboretum throughout the spring, summer and autumn season, and it would be a pleasure to take you round sometime, in order to... More 

Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A leisurely afternoon tea with friends - unlike many West End hotels in London, this restaurant does not allocate a two hour slot for tea and the table is yours for the afternoon. This makes for a relaxed and unrushed tea, with time to chat while enjoying the sandwiches, scones, jam and cream and cakes (if you have room!). There... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of afternoon tea in the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. You are right to compare us favourably with central London where the time slots are sometimes even shorter (The Ritz is currently 1 1/2 hours !). The 35 acres of the Beale Arboretum is... More 

Alston, Cumbria
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We do enjoy the elegant ambience of West Lodge and recently met a friend there for lunch in the restaurant one Monday. On this occasion, the food proved to be a disappointment. The lacklustre undersized burger was dwarfed by its outsize bun, and the chips and salad served in separate containers on a wooden board really weren't up to the... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park, The team are a bit perplexed by certain aspects of your review, although all of us are most sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal. All our burgers are made to a set size using a pastry cutter to form the shape and control the portion... More 

Cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A fine restaurant with first class service and fine foods. Beautiful rooms lined with paintings by Mary Beale herself.

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park, I am glad that you pointed out not only the fine specimen trees in the Beale Arboretum around the hotel, but also the paintings by Mary Beale herself. She was in fact Britain's first professional female artist, a real trailblazer, and was at the height... More 

Hertfordshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Firstly the honest bit - my son works here - this does not stop me writing a fair and honest review of our visit last night. Our son booked my wife and I in for Dinner and overnight stay as a treat for our 25th wedding anniversary. So from the moment we arrived the staff had been "tipped off" and... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park, and many congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary ! I am so glad we did everything in our power to give you a memorable evening, and I am particularly pleased that the food was of such a high standard. Your son Patrick is a credit... More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We booked a table for 6 for Boxing Day so we didn't have to cook for once. Set menu but with a choice of several dishes for each course. It wasn't cheap, but a hotel never is, and at Christmas/Bank Holidays it will also be expensive. But a good time was had by all. The setting is quite nice, the... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Boxing Day lunch at West Lodge Park, I am glad you enjoyed your lunch with us, and hope you managed to shake down the fine food with a lovely walk around the 35 acres of the Beale Arboretum afterwards ! Sorry that the roast potatoes were not quite perfect but I am glad... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The three course meal we had here was one of the best meals we have eaten in a resturant. The staff were polite and helpful. Everything was laid out beautifully and the attention to detail was perfect.

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park, I am glad you enjoyed the food in the restaurant. The team is headed up by Executive Chef Wayne Turner who has been with us for over 11 years, and is ably assisted by Head Chef Phil Macrides, and Sous Chefs Barry Crossley, Lee Goodhall... More 

Chelmsford
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have been trying to find a hotel and restaurant that can beat one we stayed at in Jersey and I think we've found it! We ate here for a wedding anniversary celebration and stayed at the hotel. My husband had the salt beef croquettes and thought they were lovely and tasty. I had the crab which was gorgeous. We... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park, I am thrilled that we looked after you so well for your wedding anniversary, and that you had a meal that will remain in the memory. The most satisfying part of my job here after 51 years being associated with the hotel, and... More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We enjoyed a truly memorable meal in this restaurant - highlight was the salt beef croquettes a must try. The wine wasn't bad either 😉

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Mary Beale Restaurant, I am so pleased you enjoyed the food, for which we are currently awarded one AA rosette, but are ambitious for two. The team is headed up by Executive Chef Wayne Turner, along with Head Chef Phil Macrides, and sous chefs Barry Crossley, Lee Goodhall and Steve Banks. Their... More 

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went here with my partner as part of a voucher that I got for Christmas. The meal was fantastic. We had three courses with some lovely red wine. Venison was excellent and the soufflé was especially good! We were also allowed as much time as we wanted to finish up and didn't feel rushed into leaving which is a rarity... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Mary Beale Restaurant, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food and the service. I am particularly pleased that you didn't feel rushed, it is so common in London restaurants these days to be allocated a time slot of between 90 minutes and two hours, which spoils the evening. Even our... More 

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Additional Information about Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar

Address: West Lodge Park Hotel | Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Barnet EN4 0PZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8216 3906
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Barnet
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 78
Cuisine: English, Contemporary, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Lodge Park Hotel | Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Barnet EN4 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Barnet
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8216 3906

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 78
  • Cuisine: English, Contemporary, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Tucked away inside the West Lodge Park Hotel, the Mary Beale Restaurant and Bar provides an elegant but unpretentious setting for any occasion. Enviably located close to Trent Park and Hadley Wood, the dining room is a traditionally stylish space with huge windows letting in plenty of natural light. Executive Chef Wayne Turner and his team use locally sourced produce to create seasonal British dishes and a selection of snacks and light options which are served in the bar. We recommend the organic salmon with dill risotto and the Sacombe Hill Farm beef fillet with mushroom gratin. Why not treat the family to the Mary Beale Restaurant's legendary Sunday lunch, or sample a glass or two from their excellent wine list?
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?