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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
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Ranked #3 of 64 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
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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I had the lamb on the Chefs special and my wife had the beef wellington both meals were presented well and were very tasty. Staff and the Manager also provided excellent service.

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Hatfield
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Came here as a birthday treat with my wife while staying in the hotel. We have been before and have always been happy with the food. I had the specials for starter and main course, to start a Mackerel and Beetroot Tart which was fantastic, really unusual. For main the Roasted Belly of Pork which was really meaty and cooked... 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 you enjoyed your meal, (and indeed your whole stay at the hotel), and even though I say so myself, I do believe the food in the restaurant to be of a very high quality. We have 2 AA rosettes for our cuisine which makes... More

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good choice, well cooked and beautifully presented. Staff willing, friendly and attentive. Nothing for us to dislike.

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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 delighted that you enjoyed the food at the hotel, the kitchen is headed up by Diego Granada, Head Chef, and we have two AA rosettes for our short weekly menu, and blackboard specials. As much of the food as possible comes from the local area... More

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

As it was our first time here, we both ordered two different main course of the Chef's Special. Both dishes was absolutely brilliant. Amazing yet so simple. The desserts was fine. We both really enjoyed the atmosphere and food and would definitely come back again! 5 star to the best restaurant in Hatfield!

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

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein at Beales Hotel. I am so delighted that you found the food to be so good. I agree with you, and my staff will tell you I am often a stern critic. Diego Granada is our Head Chef, ably assisted by Scott Whitehead as Sous Chef and a whole team below them.... More

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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14 reviews 14 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
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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

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Additional Information about Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

Address: Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 9:30 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 9:30 am

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