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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
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Great Food

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant last night. The food was fantastic and the portion sizes were of a good size and quality.The service was great with our waitress being very friendly and helpful.The decoration and look of the restaurant was also well done. The only issue was that due to it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Markconder
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant last night. The food was fantastic and the portion sizes were of a good size and quality.The service was great with our waitress being very friendly and helpful.The decoration and look of the restaurant was also well done. The only issue was that due to it being party season it did start to... More 

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Thank Markconder
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 enjoyed your visit, the decor and the food at this lovely hotel. Sorry about the guests walking past the restaurant from their party night. It really is on a very few nights of the year that this is an issue. A suggestion would be... More 

London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We had three courses for two people, all the food was excellent. I had onion tart as a started, sea bream risotto for main and chocolate fondant dessert. The fondant was delicious. Really great food for the taste card price, well worth repeat visits. Best option in Hatfield for tastecard dining by a country mile. Oh, total price for the... More 

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

What a kind review, thank you so much ! We welcome our Tastecard guests to Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel on the basis of half price for two people. We do have larger tables of Tastecard guests, but the offer is still the same at half price for two, not for four or six (just to make that clear !).... More 

Abbots Langley
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Food excellent. Ate dinner and had buffet breakfast and both were perfect. Service was very good and staff were helpful and friendly.

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Thank jeanhZ4052RB
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel I am delighted that we looked after you so well at both dinner and breakfast. The kitchen team is headed up by Scott Whitehead, our excellent head chef, while the restaurant team is headed up by the equally excellent Sumi Saranachchi. Do come again soon, and thank... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nice restaurant ,good food and excellent service.The prices are reasonable. Great menu.we will be back soon.

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Thank georgewals
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 so well, particularly with the review below yours having disappointed the team so much. We have a great value Table d'Hote menu at lunchtime, an a la carte menu, and blackboard specials so there is always plenty to choose from.... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is an attractive modern hotel restaurant. The service is impeccable. However, the food isn't up to scratch. Steaks are under-cooked - even when asked for medium to well done. There's a very limited range on the menu for both the main meals and desserts. I won't be back 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 very sorry you won't be coming back. I can't comment on the steak but we always do our best with our steaks and the meat quality is exceptional coming as it does from the 10th generation Sacombe Hill Farm in Watton at Stone, not far from the... More 

Baldock, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a lovely meal through groupon The menu has a small number of options, but there are also specials from the board The staff were very attentative and the majority of customers are guests in the hotel All the items on the menu were delicious in a nouvelle cuisine sttle Will visit again

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Thank OddsFamily
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 with us, on a Groupon offer, It is often quite quiet in August which is why we run great value offers of this kind. As I write it is September 1st and everyone is gearing up for schools to go... More 

London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We stayed at the hotel for two nights and ate in the restaurant. Excellent food and wine. Could not fault it. Great choices on the menu.

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Thank Peggie97
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 so well ! Do come again when you are next in the area, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back to this lovely hotel. Kind regards, Andrew Beale Managing Director Beales Hotel More 

hertfordshire uk
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have dined here on at least six occasions and never had a bad meal. The food is always consistent and the staff very pleasant. I am looking forward to dining here again this week too.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review of Outsidein at Beales Hotel, I am so relieved to receive your review as we have had one or two less positive ones recently. I value consistency above all else and so am delighted to see that you have been with us six times and always had good food. The kitchen team... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice meal here - I had the parma ham and melon starter and followed on with the lamb. Both were really nice and well presented. Hubby had the squid risotto to start and followed with the salmon. Aside from the salmon being a bit salty the food was nice. Good drinks menu as well.

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1 Thank foodie_wanderlust
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, cooked for you by head chef Scott Whitehead and his large team of chefs and assistants. We will soon be introducing a great value lunch menu served seven days a week, just another reason to come back to this lovely restaurant. Kind... More 

bristol
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Second time I've stayed at this hotel, because it is the most comfortable in Hatfield. But against my better judgement I ate in the restaurant again, which seems to forget it is in a hotel. My dish of pork tenderloin was very nice and well presented...just the amount of food was so small it might as well have been a... More 

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1 Thank mordak
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 sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us, I genuinely do not know what you mean by the restaurant forgetting that it is in a hotel - I don't know whether you mean this in a positive or negative sense. However I don't think we have... 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: 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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