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Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar

West Lodge Park | Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Barnet EN4 0PY, England
020 8216 3906
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Ranked #8 of 59 restaurants in Barnet
Hours:
Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Reservations
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���s legendary Sunday lunch, or sample a glass or two from their excellent wine list?
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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���s legendary Sunday lunch, or sample a glass or two from their excellent wine list?
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Dorset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I can't find fault with any food - it was all very enjoyable. Some we ate in the garden and some in the restaurant. Formal or informal it doesn't make any difference. We couldn't have asked for anything any better. Thank you so much.

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

Gosh, thank you so much for the lovely review of the Mary Beale Restaurant, I am so delighted to hear that we have looked after you so well both inside the restaurant, and outside on the terrace. It is true to say that it is difficult to get every aspect of our service right all the time, as we are... More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed at West Lodge and dined in the restaurant and am so glad we did. The menu was varied and had something for everyone. For starters we had the crab Titan and pork croquette which was served promptly and tasted delicious. For mains we had the sea trout and lamb and again the food was cooked to perfection 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 indeed for your other kind review on the West Lodge Park Tripadvisor page !). I am so glad that you enjoyed the food at dinner and breakfast. We have worked hard to improve all aspects of our service and menu, and while it would... More

Dartford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Only issue was cost of soft drinks, choice of food was really good for DBB option that we had at hotel

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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. I am pleased that you found the choice of dishes good on your inclusive dinner bed and breakfast package. In fact with the exception of certain luxury items (scallops and steak mainly), the whole of the menu is available on extremely reasonable packages on our website. Do come again, it... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lovely setting, great service and excellent food. Not too expensive considering the high standards. We would definitely go back. Congratulations to the teams involved.

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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 both here and on the West Lodge Park Hotel Tripadvisor page. As mentioned on the other response, it is very hard to get every element of a hotel restaurant visit absolutely right. I am so glad we looked after you so well, it would be such a pleasure to welcome you back... More

Hertfordshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a lovely lunch at this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. We began with a walk through the Arboretum, it helped that it was a beautiful sunny day, but the grounds would also be stunning in the autumn The staff were welcoming and attentive and the lunch with two courses for £22 was good value. The drinks were on... 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. I am so glad you had a nice lunch and a good walk around the Beale arboretum - you must come back in the period between mid October and early November to see the Maple glade at its best as well as the North American... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My mother and I had the pleasure of having a fabulous lunch at the Mary Beale restaurant,earlier today. From the moment we were greeted by the personable restaurant manager,William,we knew we were going to have a great time. He kindly showed us to our delightful table,with a beautiful view of the immaculate garden.Within minutes,a basket containing a selection of freshly... 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 Beales Hotel. I am delighted that everything went well for you and your mother and that Will, our restaurant manager, looked after you so well. Sorry about the pouring rain, it meant you missed out on a lovely walk around the 35 acres of grounds around the hotel.... More

Barnet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went as a couple for dinner. Disappointed with the service. Generally slow, even delay in getting a drink before our table. Food quality not in line with prices. Feel they are trying too hard to be up-market. Appearance of food was very "fashionable fine dining" but the meals we had fell short of expectation. We considered it no better than... More

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

I am sorry you were so underwhelmed by your December visit to the Mary Beale restaurant. I am not sure why you have taken four months or more to post a review, but I do not doubt the veracity of your comments. Perhaps if you are able to email me more information I could do something about it, but I... More

South Bucks
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

First of all let me say that the food was absolutely wonderful. It took a while to be served but it was all freshly cooked and very well worth the wait. We had booked a lunch menu via their website at a "special rate" but when the menu was given to us it was for the full daily rate. I... More

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

Thank you for your detailed review of the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park. I am pleased you enjoyed the food, but sorry that there was a misunderstanding with the special offer, please accept my apologies. We have plenty of special offers on our website, and sometimes, as in all restaurants these days, it is difficult for the waiting... More

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

On arrival we were shown to a table other than the one that we had specifically reserved when booking weeks in advance. We were unable to order additional baskets of bread after staff informed us that they were limiting the bread to one basket per table as they had run out. The main courses were nothing short of appalling. One... More

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

I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your Sunday lunch at West Lodge Park. It is true that some things were not as good as they could have been. You had a window table reserved, and this is what we offered you, we can't always promise an exact table as that has to be in the discretion of our restaurant... More

London
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We went with the family for an all inclusive Boxing Day lunch. Three courses with plenty of choice for everyone ( wine extra.) The food was fresh tasty and well presented. The staff were attentive and responded to every request. There was a real festive atmosphere with crackers and we all had a really enjoyable time. Personally I have never... More

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

Thank you for your kind review following your visit to the Mary Beale Restaurant on Boxing Day. I am so glad everything went well for you and your party. We made a conscious decision to reduce the price of Boxing Day lunch this year, and this resulted in more people and happier people like yourself, so it was the right... More

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