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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
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Ranked #4 of 62 Restaurants in Hatfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spoilt only by the waitresses' lack of knowledge on drinks. Used my Gourmet card for the very first time

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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 I am glad you enjoyed your meal. It is a pleasure to welcome Gourmet Society members to this 2 AA Rosette standard restaurant within Beales Hotel. I am only sorry that our waitress did not have enough drinks knowledge, and I would be very grateful if you could kindly email me... More

Welwyn, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nine of us, including 3 children went for a celebration lunch and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The food was absolutely delicious, piping hot and we were all served together. The hungry teenager was even brought extra bread to keep him going until the main course! The menu is quite short but there is something for everyone. Hertfordshire... More

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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 at Beales Hotel. I am so glad we looked after you all so well, in particular that the children enjoyed themselves too. A larger party such as yourselves can present a problem to a kitchen, so I am delighted that we got all your dishes at the same time. You are... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I have just returned home after our third visit to this restaurant on a Travelzoo deal. My husband and I shared a starter and pudding and I had Chicken supreme for the main course and my husband had belly of pork. All the food was cooked and prepared to a good standard as it was on our previous visits. I... 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 in Hatfield. I am glad you have been three times, and enjoyed your visits. I had lunch in the restaurant today, and am always impressed with the consistency and quality of the cuisine, which has resulted in us keeping 2 AA Rosettes for the seventh year in succession. I... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We dined for lunch on a TravelZoo voucher and at £23 for 2 courses plus sparkling wine and coffee for 2 was wonderful !!!! The food was lovely presented really nice and could not fault the service either. Roll on the next deal would deffo go again.

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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 as part of our Travelzoo promotion, Although this has now ended there are numerous special offers on our Beales Hotel website so it is worth checking them out. Do come again, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back to the... More

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Wife and I had very nice meal there, worthy of its 2 rosettes. nice décor inside, very friendly staff and hotel looks every inch a four star place. Minor complaint is that my wife was brought a chicken jalfrezi rather than the vegetable one she clearly ordered. also, when I asked if they had non alcoholic cocktails and any draft... More

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

Thank you for your review of Beales Hotel and Outsidein. I am glad you enjoyed your meal and felt we were to a good 2 AA Rosette standard, which is our current award. Sorry about the details you mentioned in your report, I will ensure these are picked up by the team. Do come again, we are open seven days... More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great 3 course meal as part of our overnight stay offer, very clean restaurant and great staff including Sumi, the restaurant manager, you can order a carafe a wine which was a nice touch. The food was very nice and I hope it increases in popularity

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

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein, in addition to your review of Beales Hotel ! I am glad you enjoyed your dinner, Sumi is a true hospitality professional, and is a deeply courteous and nice person. We have recently had a lot of good comments about him and about the food in the restaurant, which is consistently of... More

Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Not particularly impressive, reviews were good but we found it decidedly average all round. Expensive for the quality and quantity of the food served, definitely will not be paying a return visit, you can get far better lunchtime food prepared to a much higher standard without trying too hard and for less money. Trendy decor, but little else to recommend... More

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

I am genuinely perplexed by your review, while respecting your right to have an opinion. I have dined so many times in recent months at Outsidein, and have never found the food to be anything less than profoundly excellent. What is less easy to create is ambiance on what might have been a quiet day in the restaurant for your... More

Bermuda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I visited the restaurant last night for their valentines day special. The food was superb. The chocolate fondant was to die for. I would've given it five stars but the service let the restaurant down. A few of the servers didn't seem to know what table they were bringing the food to. It did seem to take a long time... More

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

Thank you for your review of Valentines dinner at Beales Hotel, Outsidein Restaurant. I am glad you found the food to be so good, sorry service wasn't quite what you expected. It is one of the busiest nights of the year at every restaurant in the land for obvious reasons, but most of the time you will find the atmosphere... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Ate here a few times with work meetings and it was not bad at all. Above average and the staff genuine. (I would not recommend the area).

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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 glad you have enjoyed your work-related visits. Don't be too hard on the area though, it may not be particularly beautiful surroundings, but is ultra convenient for all points in Hertfordshire as it is at the centre of the A1(M) and A414 axes north - south and east - west.... More

Hertford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The food was great. But the food portions where small especially when you pay 13.50 for a main course. However the dessert redeemed it all. I ordered the chefs special which I can't remember the name of, but it was white chocolate and a sorbet. It was absolutely beautiful. I would most likely return again, but it is pricey and... More

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

Thank you for your review following your Christmas period visit to Outsidein. Christmas seems ages ago for us at Beales Hotel now, as the decorations are put away for another year, there is no more turkey on the menu, and January is a quieter month anyway. Do look out on our website for special offers in the restaurant - there... More

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