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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
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Ranked #2 of 65 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
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We would wholeheartedly recommend lunch in the Outside-In restaurant in the hotel, we had first rate food that was loved by all and was a delicious 3 course meal with mince pies and chocolates to end the meal with tea or coffee. The presentation of the food was fabulous and the service by Sumi and his staff made all of... More 

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

What a lovely review of your lunch in Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. Thank you so much, I am delighted we looked after you so well. The restaurant is a very good area for a Christmas lunch, there is normally space, and I can tell you from personal experience that the food is always of the highest quality. I hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A pleasant spot for lunch. Can even be used for a business lunch during the week, as there is sufficient space to work and dine. Service was very good and attentive. The food was well prepared and tasty.

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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. You are right in saying that you can easily work at lunchtime here - we can normally put tables together to make more room for you, and our wifi is free and unlimited. We have just invested £11'000 in our third generation of wifi at the hotel, with so far, no... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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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 glad we looked after you so well - the beef comes from Bridget Borlase at Sacombe Hill Farm in Watton at Stone, not far from the hotel. Bridget is the fifth generation of Borlases to farm here, and the cows are all Simmental from Switzerland. Do... More 

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 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
41 helpful votes 41 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 

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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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