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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 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, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Sunday Lunch French style

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
bobsbitz59
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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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Luton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Reading the other reviews we had high hopes for this place, yet here's my take: Service - although one of the waiters was great (charming, polite etc), the old lady serving there was very rough around the edges, clearly sees customers as a hindrance. I don't care if she's busy she shouldn't make us feel like second class citizens. She... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Highlander is a cute little pub just outside of Hitchin town. The staff are lovely and very attentive to it's customers, the food was delicious and the dinning room in which we were seated for our meal was really rustic and small which was a nice touch, very cosy. I'd reccomnend this place to anyone. They have a lovely... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner recently after reading about it in a guide book. The pub was lively and seemed to have a good atmosphere. The staff were pleasant and the service good, even though the pub was busy. The only let down was the food my husband picked. He started with the crab which he was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Have eaten here on numerous occasions. Like the rustic setting and mismatched chairs and tables. As well as the menu there is a selection of chefs specials which have always been spot on.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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