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The Highlander

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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great place to eat and talk

I booked here so that my family could meet up and talk at a reunion dinner in very pleasant surrounding and experience very good food I menu was good and the dishes of the day offered a wide choice to pick from. The staff were polite and accommodating

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Stephanie B
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I booked here so that my family could meet up and talk at a reunion dinner in very pleasant surrounding and experience very good food I menu was good and the dishes of the day offered a wide choice to pick from. The staff were polite and accommodating

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Harpenden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by The Highlander. Not much to look at from the outside, and I have passed it many times. But, invited by a friend, I was impressed with the atmosphere and by the excellent and interesting menu. Service was excellent, and we had a most enjoyable lunchtime meeting.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First Tues of the month is Jazz night. Now I'm not a massive jazz fan, but it was the perfect combination for a very nice evening out. The food is brilliant and there's a really good choice too. Specials board increased the options. I had a very tasty pork pate with pistachio and orange with salad and warm rustic bread.... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were invited by friends and had a great time. Excellent food. The fish was on the specials list! Good service. A bit noisy - but its a pub after all...

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Billed as an Anglo French restaurant, but more Anglo than French in my opinion. That said, I am not and never have been a lover of the Sunday roast, so I was more than happy to indulge my French side (the surname Humphrey is of Norman origin after all). I had the goats cheese salad for starter which was delicious... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Always a pleasure to visit. Great evening specials and a really relaxed place to eat with high standards. A real pub with great food and atmosphere.

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I can't recommend the Highlander highly enough. The food is great and Eric's french influence has a real impact in the kitchen. A fine range of ales, whiskey's and wines makes this one of my favourite places in Hitchin. Just a shame I don't get the opportunity to go as often as I'd like :(

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked here for our sons birthday as we had been before all be it two years ago and was pleased then. This time service was good and the choice looked exciting but when I received my beef bourginon with creamy mash, what a disappointment . It was just like a bland casserole, I would have been unhappy if I... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a really nice lunch with kids and friends. Nice choice on menu. Good service. Nice beer. Food great. Kids portions of normal menu. I had the lamb burger and it was great. Good choice of specials too for regulars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The staff are so friendly, welcoming and professional, whilst making you feel like you're number one priority. The food is great and never disappoints, and the specials are a real treat. The Highlander is a great place to have a drink and hold events/celebrations also. I highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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