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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

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Hatfield Lodge St. Albans Road West | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
+44 1707 288500
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Devon
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We visited this restaurant on a Friday night in view of the good trip advisor reviews. All started well with good first courses. But then things went rapidly downhill. The main courses arrived but were not what we ordered - steaks from the specials board came when we had all ordered beef fillet from the main menu. We pointed this... More 

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1 Thank Barummaid
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 sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. Outsidein is very highly rated on Tripadvisor and elsewhere as one of the highest rated restaurants in the area, with a 4.5/5 or 90% score from over 150 reviewers. I have made full enquiries of my team... More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Hatfield has it's fair share of restaurants however this is a hidden gem which is ahead of its competition! We were recommended by my friend who often has meetings in the hotel. So I decided to take my boyfriend for his birthday. The Outsidein Restaurant didn't disappoint! The food was cooked to perfection and the staff were very helpful and... 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 to receive your report after the one below yours which was a one off function situation, not to be repeated. And I am delighted that your boyfriend and you had a good birthday, Do come again soon ! Kindest regards, Andrew Beale Managing Director Beales... More 

Houghton Regis
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely terrible service yes there was a wedding going on but the staff were non existent the curtain separating the restaurant was pulled down and then a group who were not even dining came into the restaurant and we're shouting making the whole experience intolerable as I couldn't even hear me I suggested that they be removed and was left... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Outsidein at Beales Hotel, While we accept that it was quite a boisterous evening with a wedding in progress, we do not accept that the staff were non existent, There was a table of 12, a table of 4 and two tables of 2 - I am guessing you were one of the smaller... More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

the Restaurant and Bar staff could not have been more attentive,with great food and a wide range of drinks behind the bar

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

Thank you for your super review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am so glad that everything was spot on for you, and that the excellent team looked after you so well. We have what I consider to be the strongest kitchen and front of house team for years, and so I am delighted to see your confirmation of... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We always bring visitors to Beale's and they're always highly impressed. Tonight was no different. Our food was beautifully cooked and the chef always impresses with imaginative twists such as apple pieces in the mashed potato to compliment our slow cooked belly pork which was mouthwateringly tender and had a deliciously crunchy skin. Well done chef....you did it again. Outside... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, Your last line made me laugh so much, you have brightened up my day no end ! I am so delighted that we looked after you so well, and that you appreciated the weekly menu, and the great food. Phil Macrides is our excellent Head Chef, and I... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Dined here while staying in Beales hotel. Locally sourced food cooked to perfection would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Francophile033
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant and equally for your review of Beales Hotel. I am so glad you picked up on the local theme, we try wherever possible to source as locally to Hatfield as we can. In practice this means the northern home counties, and East Anglia. Our head chef is a bit of a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant, We have so many brilliant reviews of the restaurant that it is disappointing to read this. If you can email me privately, I will make some recompense if you can advise me of your name and the date of your visit. This is not the standard we operate at, and on behalf... More 

north of england
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, 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: +44 1707 288500
  • 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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