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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
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    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
Not too bad,

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 42 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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152 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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 1 helpful vote
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 

Alhandra, Portugal
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very good restaurant, the service it's friendly and efficient. Excellent food, innovated meals very well presented and tasted.for sure one of the best in the area.

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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 delighted you enjoyed your visit, We have just taken delivery of 46 new chairs in the restaurant which look very good indeed, but of course ultimately it is about the food on the plate by which we are judged. Diego, Scott, Zaac, Zuzana and the team... More 

Tring, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My recent visit to the Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel was my first and, for no good reason, wasn't expecting too much. How wrong could I be ! The restaurant is beautifully set up where tables are not sitting on top of each other. Staff are welcoming and have a good knowledge of their menu. Food was very well prepared... 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 delighted you on your visit - I would always rather under promise and over deliver, and the surroundings around Beales Hotel are fairly humdrum. However what is important is what goes on in the kitchen and there we are blessed with a talented... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Once again greatly enjoyed lunch at this venue. The food is excellent, the service friendly and efficient. Every time we have been to this restaurant the food has been outstanding, whether it be lunch or dinner. Our waitress even recognised us from our previous visit which was very impressive!! Highly recommended.

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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 have been several times and always found the food to be of the highest order. Consistency is hugely valued in my book, and although we have two AA rosettes for the cuisine, there is always the worry that something will go wrong. However... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I felt extremely well looked after at the Outside In restaurant. The waiter and waitress were very attentive and we had some delicious wine to start with. The food was beautifully presented and tasted divine, we both had the sea bass that was on the specials board and it was amazing! Compliments to the chef! We finished... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments about the Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, we have two AA rosettes for our food and like to think we are among the best restaurants in the area. I am delighted that you chose the hotel for the reputation of the food, this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the Outsidein restaurant at Beales Hotel in Hatfield where I was treated to some of the best service and fine dining I've found this side of Hertfordshire. Me and my partner tend to choose St Albans when it comes to eating out however after reviewing the Valentines day menu on the Beales Hotel... More 

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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 Valentines dinner in Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. You may have seen a very poor review of the same meal by another guest on our Beales Hotel Tripadvisor page written by Tim W of Hatfield. I guess the moral of the story is you can't please everyone all of the time,... More 

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Additional Information about Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

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

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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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