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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

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Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 am
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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...
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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
AGAIN FABULOUS

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
elwatford
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Watford, United Kingdom
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English first
Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Ware, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Firstly Sumi you are a credit to the restaurant ! Frendly and helpful. I didn't catch the waitresses name but she very nice and pleasant too. The food was great (steak very tender ) my husband had a the bass and ate every scrap. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this restaurant to my friends.

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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 that Sumi looked after you so well - as Restaurant Manager he excels in looking after our guests, and it is such a pleasure to work alongside him. Do come again, you are not too far from Hatfield, and we are very accessible thanks to... More 

Hatfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening a lot. The food is amazing, tasty, beautifully prepared. You must have all 3 courses! We've finally found something with no children, atmosphere was perfect. It's a bit expensive but with a taste card it was great for us.

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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 you enjoy the atmosphere, it is certainly not our intention to dissuade children, and indeed children under 12 benefit from half price on all menu items, but it is true we don't have many, so it is quite a grown up atmosphere. I am glad... More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

4 of us enjoyed a magnificent 3 course Sunday lunch for £29 per couple with 2 Travel Zoo vouchers. We were free to choose from any dish on the menu and opted for white onion soup and also Atlantic salmon marinated in vodka. Then we selected partridge and Hertfordshire sirloin. To close with cheese and biscuits and the chocolate fondant.... 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 glad we have looked after you so well on more than one occasion, and that you were able to take advantage of our recent Travelzoo offer. It will be for others to judge whether we are one of the best restaurants in the area, but suffice... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Chose to give the Outsidein restaurant a try,Sunday evening, What a discovery!!! Meals were innovative, presented in a elaborate way and very tasty. Suggested wines were excellent. Karla was looking after us in a very professional and pleasant manner. I can't wait to return. Marc

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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 that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Sunday evening is probably the quietest meal time of the week, so I hope it wasn't too quiet for you. I am so glad that Karla looked after you so well - she is our Assistant Manager and... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
137 reviews 137 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
513 helpful votes 513 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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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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

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 - 10:30 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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