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Host Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mediterranean, British, Contemporary
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4 Market Square, Bishops Stortford CM23 3UU, England
+44 (0)1279 657000
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
spoonandknife
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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English first
bishops stortford
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is my second review but I felt that I need to leave another one. Second visit and very good again, extremely good food and professional staff. Host is becoming my favourite restaurant in town.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have visited Host restaurant on Friday and find out that their are doing a steak night. My wife convince me to go for Wagyu rib-eye which was quiet pricy. I have to say that this steak was the best steak I have ever eaten. Service was friendly and attentive. I will be visiting them again this week.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Rack of lamb was two small ribs, very tough and under cooked. So raw it was inedible. Should have been medium rare. Sent it back and was served the same again. Husband's asked for medium rare and was served rare steak. Fishcake on previous occasion was full of pepper. Again inedible. Service was slow to get started. Have been to... More 

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice surroundings and friendly staff. However, understaffed meant rushed service and inaccurate order taken. Sent completely wrong wine and we ordered 2 steaks medium rare which turned up mostly rare. About average beaning towards below par

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

excellent food and service in the restaurant at ground level. Food slightly more pubby but equally good on the upstairs terrace. I have also been to networking events and private parties on the top floor and food and service has been excellent

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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?