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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

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Beales Hotel | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
203 564 5666
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This restaurant is at Beales Hatfield Hotel
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Another wonderful meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
AngelaPotts
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Ware, United Kingdom
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English first
Ware, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

Ware, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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
113 reviews 113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

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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
  • Phone Number: 203 564 5666

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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