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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

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Hatfield Lodge St. Albans Road West | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
441707288500
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in for breakfast. Pleasant environment. Food alas was average at best, Luke warm and quite dried up, other than the cooked to order poached egg. Disappointing and certainly not value for money. Wouldn't return.

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Thank Liz E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel and had the dinner included in the package, this turned out to be excellent value. The food was well presented and very tasty, I especially enjoyed the squid ink risotto and the chocolate gnache.Wait staff were excellent.

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Thank holsagain
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, as well as for your equally great review of the hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us, The previous Sous Chef Phil Macrides has returned from a spell as Head Chef at West Lodge Park to become Head Chef at Beales Hotel. He... More 

Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Most certainly not a great restaurant!! The story was great but the reality lees than geat. As one rewiewer said...it was all SO-SO... more PR than actual...very very disappointed. We most certainly will NOT return.

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Thank Joan S
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Well you certainly didn't enjoy your stay with us at Beales Hotel, you have written some very strong comments across different social media channels. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, and hope that during your time with us that you kept the staff informed of your disappointment so that they could take corrective action. The review your... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Work booked the hotel that the restaurant is located in and due to the lack of time I had to explore I decided to dine in OutsideIn and got far more than I bargained for. Quite a classy, if not reasonably small dining area with a variety of low sofa tables and more formal dining tables surrounded by low lighting... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

What a lovely review of Outsidein restaurant at Beales Hotel, thank you so much ! I am absolutely delighted that we looked after you so well, and that the food was of a such a high quality. I have always set out to make Beales Hotel a hotel that exceeds expectations considering the surroundings are fairly humdrum in a corporate... More 

Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Super food, small menu but everything spot on. Good wine list, i am now just adding to gey 100 charcters

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. The kitchen is headed up by Head Chef Scott Whitehead while the Restaurant is managed by the excellent Sumi Saranachchi. The menu is quite a short one, but is supplemented by blackboard specials, and changes weekly according to what is freshest in... More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant last night. The food was fantastic and the portion sizes were of a good size and quality.The service was great with our waitress being very friendly and helpful.The decoration and look of the restaurant was also well done. The only issue was that due to it being party season it did start to... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am glad you enjoyed your visit, the decor and the food at this lovely hotel. Sorry about the guests walking past the restaurant from their party night. It really is on a very few nights of the year that this is an issue. A suggestion would be... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We had three courses for two people, all the food was excellent. I had onion tart as a started, sea bream risotto for main and chocolate fondant dessert. The fondant was delicious. Really great food for the taste card price, well worth repeat visits. Best option in Hatfield for tastecard dining by a country mile. Oh, total price for the... More 

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

What a kind review, thank you so much ! We welcome our Tastecard guests to Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel on the basis of half price for two people. We do have larger tables of Tastecard guests, but the offer is still the same at half price for two, not for four or six (just to make that clear !).... More 

Abbots Langley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Food excellent. Ate dinner and had buffet breakfast and both were perfect. Service was very good and staff were helpful and friendly.

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel I am delighted that we looked after you so well at both dinner and breakfast. The kitchen team is headed up by Scott Whitehead, our excellent head chef, while the restaurant team is headed up by the equally excellent Sumi Saranachchi. Do come again soon, and thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nice restaurant ,good food and excellent service.The prices are reasonable. Great menu.we will be back soon.

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am so glad we looked after you so well, particularly with the review below yours having disappointed the team so much. We have a great value Table d'Hote menu at lunchtime, an a la carte menu, and blackboard specials so there is always plenty to choose from.... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is an attractive modern hotel restaurant. The service is impeccable. However, the food isn't up to scratch. Steaks are under-cooked - even when asked for medium to well done. There's a very limited range on the menu for both the main meals and desserts. I won't be back again.

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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am very sorry you won't be coming back. I can't comment on the steak but we always do our best with our steaks and the meat quality is exceptional coming as it does from the 10th generation Sacombe Hill Farm in Watton at Stone, not far from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
International, European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hatfield Lodge St. Albans Road West | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield
  • Phone Number: 441707288500
  • This restaurant is at Beales Hatfield Hotel
Description
Tucked away inside the chic Beales Hotel in Hatfield, the Outsidein Restaurant is the perfect place for romantic rendezvous, discreet business dining or afternoon tea parties. Popular with glossy local gourmands and an international crowd, the dining room is decked out with contemporary chandeliers, designer wallpaper and dove-grey sofa seating, giving the space an intimate atmosphere. The Talk Bar is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails, and The Outsidein's bold modern British menu ��� which is created using locally sourced produce - is artfully presented and moreish. We adore the black treacle salmon with chilli and peanuts; the calves livers with pancetta and potato foam; and the Granny Smith bavarois with walnuts and cumin for pudding.

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