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Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar

Contemporary
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20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1BT, England
01462 433603
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Today
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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place with buzzing atmosphere

I'd heard good things about this restaurant - albeit advised that it's a little pricier than most local places - so when an anniversary came round it seemed a good excuse to try it! We weren't disappointed. It has a brilliant atmosphere - buzzing, great wide room with the open kitchen at the back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Claire D
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I'd heard good things about this restaurant - albeit advised that it's a little pricier than most local places - so when an anniversary came round it seemed a good excuse to try it! We weren't disappointed. It has a brilliant atmosphere - buzzing, great wide room with the open kitchen at the back, and lots of happy people celebrating... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful decor, nice food but terrible service. Had to remind the serving staff 3 times about our drinks order and I'm still waiting for the desert menu, 2 hours after leaving. Hope this is an isolated incident, if not it's going to be costly for the owners

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have been here a few times and it is very welcoming. on a friday night it seems to be the place to be as it is PACKED. I will try the food at some point. The drinks were about on par with what i would expect.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

First time there. Good welcoming service. Decent Bar food with your drink, nice restaurant, Bit of a limited menu, but should have something to suit all tastes. Would recommend reading the menu and making sure it is for you before you go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was really good. Found it too cold with air con on. Only allowed to book a table for a fixed duration.

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had an early appointment for a 2 hr slot as we booked pretty late. Due to a mix up two members of our party (and 1 was the birthday boy,) did not turn up in time. As we only had a 2 hr slot we told the waitress that two were on their way but would be a push... More 

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Channel Islands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great way to start a Sunday, breakfast for less than £10 with complimentary tea and coffee, toast very good but not intrusive service, very relaxed and casual

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Can absolutely recommend this restaurant food is beautiful we had Sunday roast amazing, great airy room could see chefs cooking also fantastic entertainment at table not intrusive at all.give it a try you will not be disappointed

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Took 2 weeks to get a table & wish we never did !!! Food was cold and not nice, linguine extremely sweet and risotto had shells on the prawns which became very difficult to peel. Very limited choice of food as they had run out of everything. Service was good that is why I gave 2 stars.

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to Hermitage Rd. We apologise that we did not meet our usual high standards on this occasion.Please contact me directly on kevin@hermitagerd.co.uk at your earliest convenience so that I can discuss the matter with you and look into the matter further. More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You can be lucky or unlucky here. When it's busy on a Friday or Saturday evening, the quality drops off significantly. Best to go on a quite week night when there is still a good atmosphere, portions are a sensible size, and quality and service are up to scratch. Shame when it's busy as it could be great and there... More 

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

Thank you for you comments and please be advised that we always strive to maintain our high levels and consistency of service and food quality no matter how busy we are. Obviously the pace of service and ambiance of the restaurant will change on busier evenings and may be more suited to some diners than others. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?