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The Highlander

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked into the private room and fourteen persons enjoyed a lovely meal with a wide range of main courses and sweets beautifully served with a smile from the friendly staff the prosecco started off the happy occasion I wish this was my local within walking distance but I live in the midlands but if you are in the... More 

Thank michael h
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We came to the Highlander as we are always searching for a good quality Sunday Lunch in our area. the Highlander exceeded our expectations with their version of a classic Sunday Lunch. Prawn and avocado starter, followed by a traditional home cooked plate of fresh vegetables and served with either beef or pork. We asked for extra gravy and the... More 

Thank sharonStevenage
East Midlands
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336 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Visited for Sunday lunch. Three had the roast beef which they enjoyed, especially the roast parsnips and carrots. The carrots had a touch of cumin. I had the tartiflette which came with a salad. It was very tasty. The soup of the day, summer vegetable was delicious. No room for desserts. The staff were very efficient and friendly. As gave... More 

Thank OldieEastMidlands
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Treated my sons to lunch at The Highlander last week and it was truly divine dining. The French chef knows his stuff and creates some sumptuous dishes. We shared 3 starters with a side order of chips, the Tai fishcakes with crunchy bean salad, vegetable fritter and fresh dressed crab was a tastey and tantalising . Love their food, always... More 

Thank sharwood52
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Popped in on the way to Luton. We enjoyed ice cold Aspells cider, a crayfish sandwich with a very large side order of chips and handcarved ham, chips and fried egg, interior nice, and no music which was lovely. Didn't have a wait long for our food, we'll definitely visit again.

Thank GillHenlow
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Had 2 hot meals whilst sitting outside. The food was good quality, well presented and very tasty. Service excellent, scored one pint down for worn decor and furnishings

Thank Sandi K
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We frequently go to this pub for lunch it's our go to spot. The food is consistent they also support local produce, my Dad loves real ale so he loves this place for the variety, the staff are always welcoming. Our firm favourite in Hitchin don't change.

Thank Sama2601
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

A very busy Friday night. Food is fresh, good menu choices and pleasant staff. Only reason this did no get 5 stars was the wait for the food. Arrived 7.20 and not served until past 8.30. Starters and deserts are expensive but mains reasonably priced and some good wine options. Would recommend.

Thank avidtraveller57
Aonang, Krabi
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Lovely pub serving some interesting dishes, not the usual 'pub grub'. We had a perfectly cooked and presented meal at a very good price. Very warm atmosphere, strongly recommended !

Thank lyndyaonang
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Visited the pub for food and had one of the best pub meals ever. The three of us had different items and we all stated without prompting that the food was fabulous. I was very pleased with the friendly nature of the place and staff who genuinely seemed to care. You can tell when a pub is well looked after... More 

Thank OThorneycroft

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: 01462454612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?