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Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar

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20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1BT, England
01462 433603
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 228
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not as good as it could be

We popped in for a coffee with friends recently. The coffees and teas were great, and the cakes were lovely too. However, the service is mediocre and they served my coffee in a glass cup with no handle! How do they expect you to hold a boiling hot glass without a handle?? Looks lovely, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Ashley D
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Hermitage has a good reputation and so I visit here regularly, but when trying the place for dinner with friends I was left rather disappointed. The service was slow, the food rather average, and the menu choices a bit limited compared to other local places. Having said that the atmosphere is great, the decor and setting very stylish and... More 

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hitchin
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Saturday night for a friends birthday. Having arrived early we had a drink in the bar while we waited and the lady that greeted us said she would come and get us when our table was ready, it was booked for 8:15. At 8:45 we decided this was taking the mick a bit so went and... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We popped in for a coffee with friends recently. The coffees and teas were great, and the cakes were lovely too. However, the service is mediocre and they served my coffee in a glass cup with no handle! How do they expect you to hold a boiling hot glass without a handle?? Looks lovely, but burns your hand! The owners... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Hermitage bar is the kind of slightly more up market place I love. Big chairs with an even bigger drinks selection keeps me coming back ! On this occasion we didn't eat, food is of a super quality and will be in the near future. Atmosphere chilled and relaxed. One of my favourite Hitchin places.

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Keep coming back. we love seeing you. Glad Hermitage Rd. is one of your favourites. Thank you from the Hermitage Rd team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

had a catch up dinner with friends. Excellent food and beer. Good atmosphere in the restaurant. Service was also very good.

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Very good to read that you enjoyed the Hermitage Rd. experience. Come back and see us again very soon. More 

England
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had great memories of great food here. Sadly, the crab linguine has gone. The lunch menu is now unadventurous, mainly steak and sandwiches. There were no specials. I ordered a burger and my companion a pulled lamb shoulder pitta. Both were good. My conclusion is that it is good but there are many other places nearby as good and... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Hermitage Rd. You will understand we are disappointed with some of your comments. However, we do listen and all comments are discussed and acted upon at all levels. We do hope we see you again. More 

St Neots, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited the Herm with friends on a sat night and was very impressed from start to finish. Nice big bar area with a plentiful selection of beers and cocktails, the open plan restaurant with the raised seating booths are a superb place to sit and people watch whilst enjoying the delicious food on offer, the shared mixed grill is an... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you from the team at Hermitage Rd., we loved your review and recommendation. So please you will be coming back to dine with us. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Another visit to eat at the Hermitage, but on a week day evening. It was quite busy for mid week but managed to get table and again could not fault the food, service. A real treat after a long day in London. One of the best in Hitchin.

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review and so pleased you find eating with us a real treat after a long day in London. Come back and see us again soon. More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lively and enjoyable atmosphere, great bar lovely cocktails. Restaurant was delightful, prompt service, great food, nice ambiance. Not for you if you want quiet private dining but great for a fun night! Either a drink or for food it is a pleasure. Make sure you book!

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed the Hermitage Rd experience. Thank you very much for your very kind words. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Herts, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Hermitage sits in the middle of Hitchin in Hertfordshire and trying to a similar style to some restaurants in London that I've been to. It tries to have this cool atmosphere, with open plan dining and unusual styling (ie bikes hanging from the roof). Although the food is good and it has a nice buzz I do find it... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Hermitage Rd. We do value all reviews received and assure you that your comments are discussed at all levels and acted upon. Hermitage Rd.has been individually styled by our own in-house designer to appreciate all its amazing original features. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: 01462 433603

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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