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Host Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Mediterranean, British, Contemporary
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4 Market Square, Bishops Stortford CM23 3UU, England
+44 (0)1279 657000
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 71
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but let down by the service

I dinned here again on Saturday with a group of friends. The food and atmosphere was excellent but Host really do need to work on their service and train their staff as they really let the restaurant down. After being seated and given a menu we had to ask to order some drinks. The waiter seemed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Richard_UK
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London UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I dinned here again on Saturday with a group of friends. The food and atmosphere was excellent but Host really do need to work on their service and train their staff as they really let the restaurant down. After being seated and given a menu we had to ask to order some drinks. The waiter seemed surprised and said oh... More 

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Cambridgeshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Really nice place, the Roast beef dinner was delicious and the desserts were fantastic, the service was great. I would definitely go back if visiting Bishop Stortford again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the chilli chicken starter and my steak was cooked to perfection by the chef! Its a nice restaurant with good service although a little pricey!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Can't praise this place enough first rate service excellent roast beef and quail to start was superb good value lively vibrant atmosphere not to be missed

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Tea itself was fantastic, lovely range of very tasty sandwiches, scones and drop dead gorgeous mini cakes. This was a really lovely treat for a Friday afternoon. The service was friendly, engaging and efficient. I would recommend afternoon tea here if you want a beautiful tea and reduce the traveling time.

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bishops stortford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had afternoon tea for 5 people ! Lovely - mixed sandwich selection great - then scones and cakes!! Too much to eat. Lovely and unlimited tea and coffee. Good value. Lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon

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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good fun place to go with friends. Nice atmosphere, good music, and plenty of drink!! I have eaten here as well and the food is good, nice choice too. Prices are ok

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good food, lovely place, friendly staff. We've been there for dinner on a Saturday evening. 4 people, 4 main courses, 2 desserts, 1 bottle of (amazing) Italian wine: £100 bill. Everything seems alright so why only 4/5 stars? Because even though we can't complain about anything we felt like there was something missing. A little personality in the dishes maybe?... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Have visited this restaurant quite a few times over past years, with friends and/or family for lunch and/or Dinner - and indeed as a guest at a number of celebration events, etc. Generally of good standard, service can be a hectic and often very crowded but still worthy of recomendation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lunch time meal with family. Sweet chilli chicken starter was excellent, perfectly done steaks for 3 of us with crisp battered haddock as the fourth dish. Topped off with a delicious cheesecake. All from the set menu at £17.50. The quality was superb with top service as well. Couldnt fault anything.

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Additional Information about Host Restaurant

Address: 4 Market Square, Bishops Stortford CM23 3UU, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1279 657000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 47
Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Market Square, Bishops Stortford CM23 3UU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1279 657000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 47
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?