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Host Restaurant

4 Market Square, Bishops Stortford CM23 3UU, England
+44 (0)1279 657000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $47
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, British
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Bishop's Stortford
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Went to the Host Terrace & how standards have dropped. Nothing like the lovely Host Restaurant downstairs. Had a jug of Pimms @ £13.50, looked nice but tasted of lemonade! Ordered some food & I sent my Chicken Ceaser salad back, it was a bit of limp lettuce with a small portion of shredded chicken, I think I saw a... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Host offers a catering service for functions outside of their restaurants. we used Host to cater for our wedding at the Henry Moore Foundation. We were extremely impressed with the service which we got, very professional and amazing food served. All our guests commented on how lovely the food was. I would really recommend them to anyone and would use... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

With this review, I am only reviewing the restaurant section on the ground floor and not the terrace bar. I do love my Saturday lunches at Host, its rare now in Bishops Stortford to eat out at a non chain restaurant. The food is fresh and the set menu and ala carte menu are always different, keeping a few of... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had dinner on the off chance as was long overdue a date with the other half, and was really impressed by the quality of the food on hand. Beautifully presented and cooked. The waiter on hand was ready with perfect wine pairings too. Only slight issue was the soundtrack, a tad cliché.

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Skipton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I had a lovely lunch here to celebrate my birthday - staff were attentive throughout and food and wine were delicious. Quiet but a nice relaxed atmosphere with no pressure to order, eat or finish. Definitely going back again.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My friend and I had a lovely day sitting on the roof terrace of host where the staff were very accommodating.We were served by our host Jo who was very attentive and friendly. We only ordered drinks but could see many other people around us enjoying their dining experience (the food smelt and looked lovely). We will certainly be going... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Host in Bishop Stortford, i came to meet a friend who had moved back to the town, we went there for lunch and afternoon drinks, we were looked after wonderfully by Jo who worked upstairs in the terrace seating area. she was very attentive to our needs for drinks and was very efficient. she came over and checked in with... More

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LONDON
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175 reviews 175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Arrived with a couple of friends on a Sunday lunchtime for a quick drink. 4yr old with me. I arrived and was told "no room" by the woman who greeted us. I pointed out some seat. "Cant sit there" she said. Nothing about "Well if you wait five minutes we can find you somewhere" Words of customer care like that...... More

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antigua
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Host, in Bishop's Stortford is a modern restaurant in the centre of the town, serving international dishes It always has a good atmosphere, buzzy, yet peaceful, and the staff are friendly and attentive. I visit regularly as the food is always generously portioned and delicious. There's a good choice of dishes and the menu changes frequently, although we're always pleased... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

First - this is a review of the outdoor seating area upstairs, which has a different menu and staff (I presume) to the indoor restaurant. We've been here a few times over the years and it's generally very good. It's a lovely spot on a sunny afternoon or early evening and is possibly the best current outdoor seating area for... More

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