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Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar

West Lodge Park | Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Barnet EN4 0PY, England
+44 20 8216 3906
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Ranked #6 of 62 Restaurants in Barnet
Price range: $25 - $55
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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?
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I have used this restaurant many times for our family birthday/anniversary meals. I would certainly recommend friends and colleagues. I would rate the food and drinks,atmosphere,service and value for money as 4 star. My husband has great difficulty in walking and they always put themselves out to help. Had a fabulous time last night,very festive and the decorations around 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 the Mary Beale Restaurant at West Lodge Park. I am glad you have been so many times over the years. And sorry that your husband has difficulty walking - our plans for 2015 include a platform lift to get down the three reception steps, and a ground floor accessible WC. I am interested... More 

London
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

LeeValleyWoman has retired. After 36 years working the boggy clay soil in the murky Lee Valley she's decided to pack it all in. Can't say I blame her. Things have been hard for the Lee Valley troglodytes. We thought that once we'd seen off the Neanderthals it would be plain sailing. The Beaker people were easy (cowards, the lot of... More 

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

Thank you for your witty and entertaining review of the Mary Beale Restaurant. Very few Tripadvisor reviews make me smile, but yours did, and brightened the day for myself and for the 100 or so staff at West Lodge Park who have also seen it. I am glad that LeeValleyWoman enjoyed her retirement party so much. I apologise for the... More 

Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The West Lodge has certainly upped it's game since we last visited. In fact nobody wanted to go, as our friends also had historically bad experiences. But thanks to good old Trip Advisor I saw lots of recent really good reviews so, as it was my birthday, I chose to try again, and I am so glad we did. We... More 

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

Congratulations on your recent birthday, and thank you for your review of the Mary Beale restaurant. We have an experienced team in charge, I have been here running the hotel since 1992, our Restaurant Manager Matthew Croxford over eight years, and our Executive Chef Wayne Turner has been here over a decade. You had a successful evening, and I am... More 

Manchester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great bar food on this occasion - fabulous burger one night, sandwiches on another and platter of meat and tapas one lunchtime.

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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 Terrace Bar at West Lodge Park, I am delighted that you tried some of our tapas, part of our range of newer menu items that also includes chicken jalfrezi, Beales burger, sharing platters and paninis. It is always tricky in a hotel catering for all needs, and at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I actually like this place but in three encounters with the Mary Beale restaurant in the past year I have been let down: a 90th birthday celebration was ignored, even though I mentioned it in an email and by phone; an attempt to have a quick lunch proved hard work and constant nagging because it is clear the staff work... More 

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

Let me be clear, if we have done wrong on the three occasions you mention, then I sincerely apologise. However, I have strong reasons for thinking that your review is a malicious one. The main reason for my suspicion is that you suggest that the restaurant was closed for a wedding. I know some other competitor hotels do this, but... More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Attended a Company function/dinner. Food quality excellent. Breakfast had a wide choice, also of good quality. Very helpful staff at both meals.

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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 Hotel following your company function. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, The food is not the cheapest, but we don't think we are very expensive either, considering the local provenance of so many of our ingredients and the fine surroundings... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

First time visit for light refreshments Wednesday am October 2014. Long impressive drive. Set in approx 35 acres. Nice entrance with large lounge. Classic decor with original paintings by Mary Beale (1633+). Reception you had to find. Although the entrance is disabled friendly there are two steps to reception. Pretty carpet. Chairs looked a bit worn. I am disabled and... 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 and Terrace Bar at West Lodge Park. I am glad you enjoyed your visit in the main. The ham is a whole joint rolled and cooked by our butcher and comes from Dingley Dell pork (very good quality is guaranteed), we then cut it to order on our meat slicer.... More 

Norwich
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stayed for one night at this hotel. The dinner was lovely and the stall very attentive. Breakfast was good with the fried eggs being cook while you waited, nice table linin with proper napkins, would defiantly go again.

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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 Hotel. I am so pleased that both dinner and breakfast worked out well for you, We have just promoted Matthew Croxford to Restaurant Manager, something all our guests are delighted with. Do come again, next time you are down from Norwich, it will be a... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food is exceedingly good - my husband asked for a 'blue' steak which he rarely receives cooked as it should be and he was once again over the moon with his choice. The service and atmosphere were fabulous and our anniversary was made special.

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

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, and I am so glad we looked after you so well, Part of the success of our steaks is of course in the cooking and I am glad we got that spot on for your husband. The other part of the success is due to our sourcing only the very best beef from Sacombe Hill... More 

Coggeshall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

we had a lovely relaxed lunch in the restaurant. I have not been to the hotel for a number of years but when my friend suggested it for lunch I was happy to come and try the food. The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful, the service was very good, the main course was acceptable and the cheese board was lovely.... 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 delighted you enjoyed your lunch and rebooked for dinner. A word about acoustics in restaurants, it seems to me that restaurant designers have forgotten about the noise that is created by three things - bare floor, bare windows without curtains, and bare tables... More 

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Additional Information about Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar

Address: West Lodge Park | Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Barnet EN4 0PY, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8216 3906
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  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 25 - 55
Cuisine: British

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