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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

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Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
441707288500
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This restaurant is at Beales Hatfield Hotel
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tucked away inside the chic Beales Hotel in Hatfield, the Outsidein...
Tucked away inside the chic Beales Hotel in Hatfield, the Outsidein Restaurant is the perfect place for romantic rendezvous, discreet business dining or afternoon tea parties. Popular with glossy local gourmands and an international crowd, the dining room is decked out with contemporary chandeliers, designer wallpaper and dove-grey sofa seating, giving the space an intimate atmosphere. The Talk Bar is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails, and The Outsidein's bold modern British menu ��� which is created using locally sourced produce - is artfully presented and moreish. We adore the black treacle salmon with chilli and peanuts; the calves livers with pancetta and potato foam; and the Granny Smith bavarois with walnuts and cumin for pudding.
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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Dinner Groupon Voucher

We had a lovely meal through groupon The menu has a small number of options, but there are also specials from the board The staff were very attentative and the majority of customers are guests in the hotel All the items on the menu were delicious in a nouvelle cuisine sttle Will visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal through groupon The menu has a small number of options, but there are also specials from the board The staff were very attentative and the majority of customers are guests in the hotel All the items on the menu were delicious in a nouvelle cuisine sttle Will visit again

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the hotel for two nights and ate in the restaurant. Excellent food and wine. Could not fault it. Great choices on the menu.

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hertfordshire uk
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have dined here on at least six occasions and never had a bad meal. The food is always consistent and the staff very pleasant. I am looking forward to dining here again this week too.

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of Outsidein at Beales Hotel, I am so relieved to receive your review as we have had one or two less positive ones recently. I value consistency above all else and so am delighted to see that you have been with us six times and always had good food. The kitchen team... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a nice meal here - I had the parma ham and melon starter and followed on with the lamb. Both were really nice and well presented. Hubby had the squid risotto to start and followed with the salmon. Aside from the salmon being a bit salty the food was nice. Good drinks menu as well.

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am glad you enjoyed your meal, cooked for you by head chef Scott Whitehead and his large team of chefs and assistants. We will soon be introducing a great value lunch menu served seven days a week, just another reason to come back to this lovely restaurant. Kind... More 

bristol
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Second time I've stayed at this hotel, because it is the most comfortable in Hatfield. But against my better judgement I ate in the restaurant again, which seems to forget it is in a hotel. My dish of pork tenderloin was very nice and well presented...just the amount of food was so small it might as well have been a... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us, I genuinely do not know what you mean by the restaurant forgetting that it is in a hotel - I don't know whether you mean this in a positive or negative sense. However I don't think we have... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Not bad at all, only unfortunate part of the visit was waiting about 15 minutes to be seated, we were told they weren't open yet even though they took an early booking, luckily enough they still accommodated us. We were the only two in the whole of the place, say around 30 or little more than that covers? Food was... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am glad that overall you have awarded us 4/5 but am sorry in particular that you were kept waiting at the beginning which seems a bit bonkers as the restaurant was not exactly packed out (to put it mildly). I hope that we would see you again, it... More 

uk
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Like a previous reviewer, we were influenced by the positive reviews and took a travelzoo offer to eat here for lunch. Just to be forewarned - The size of one of the main courses was tiny. It was gilt head bream, One small fillet, surrounded by five gob stopper sized portions of boiled potato, and a garnish sized portion of... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant. I am sorry that you won't be back, despite the excellent terms of the Travelzoo offer, you found much to criticise us with. We have sold many hundreds of portions of the bream, and this is the first ever negative comment about it. Likewise the fishcake dish which I have had on... More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I came as the reviews were good and they have two AA Rosette's. I guess the head chef must of been of the day I visited. The staff were very friendly and the menu looked good. However the food was not the best. I ordered Megrin Sole with pancetta and mushrooms, the fish was cooked well but there was no... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant, and for your review of Beales Hotel. I am sorry that we didn't live up to expectation on the night of your stay, the evidence of the other reviews below yours is clearly that we get it right most of the time. However if you would be kind enough to email me... More 

Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Really a great place to eat and relax. The service is very quick and friendly. As I was staying in the hotel for 11 nights on a business trip, I often used the restaurant to eat dinner. All the different meals I tried were of excellent quality.

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant (and indeed for your nice review of Beales Hotel). It is hard for any hotel restaurant to keep our guests interested and satisfied for 11 nights in a row, so I am more than delighted that we looked after you so well, Our menu has several dishes changing each week, plus... More 

Ware, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I had another great meal. The staff are always so friendly especially the restaurant manager and waiter even though the restaurant was busy they both had time to chat for a short time explaining the menu. I am thinking about having my 20th anniversary and my 60th birthday meal there as its not noisy but still got... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind second review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am so glad you have come back and found the same high standards again. Since your last visit we have changed all the restaurant chairs, as well as the bar furniture. Sumi remains as our excellent Restaurant Manager, and the kitchen team is headed up by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield
  • Phone Number: 441707288500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, European, British

Description

Tucked away inside the chic Beales Hotel in Hatfield, the Outsidein Restaurant is the perfect place for romantic rendezvous, discreet business dining or afternoon tea parties. Popular with glossy local gourmands and an international crowd, the dining room is decked out with contemporary chandeliers, designer wallpaper and dove-grey sofa seating, giving the space an intimate atmosphere. The Talk Bar is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails, and The Outsidein's bold modern British menu ��� which is created using locally sourced produce - is artfully presented and moreish. We adore the black treacle salmon with chilli and peanuts; the calves livers with pancetta and potato foam; and the Granny Smith bavarois with walnuts and cumin for pudding.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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