We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1BT, England
+44 1462 433603
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

888 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 885: English reviews
Level Contributor
52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to the hermitage for a bite to eat on a Sunday afternoon. I was hoping they would serve brunch type options and they don't, which was a shame. We shared the vegetarian sharing board, it was tasty and had loads of choice. We waited a long time for our coffee and food and the restaurant wasn't very busy!... More 

Thank HeatherTruett
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The entrance, which is beside a shop, makes the restaurant somewhat of a hidden gem. Was a total surprise once upstairs at the amount of space. Certainly a great place for large parties, afterwork entertaining or even just for a quiet meal. The bar area is nice and spacious and have some great cocktails. I suggest having the 'Apples &... More 

Thank Chris D
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As locals we stopped counting a long time ago how many times we have been to this restaurant. It is our favourite restaurant in Hitchin to visit as a family (2 teenagers) as my favourite restaurant for a girls' night out. This occasion was my daughter's 19th birthday. Atmosphere as relaxed and enjoyable as always. Service excellent - prompt, accurate... More 

Thank BigItalyLover
Arlesey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a breakfast/brunch for a friends birthday. I had the Hermitage Breakfast this time (which is their full english and costs £10). It was tasty and included both hash browns and black puddings which makes a nice change. My previous visit for breakfast I had the Turkish Eggs (£7.50) which were absolutely delicious and my favourite dish by... More 

Thank GHub89
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for NYE with friends, Having paid £70 per ticket, our expectations were high and unfortunately not met. The buffet was pretty average, desserts were particularly poor. Main issue was that there was nowhere to sit. We had to stand with buffet plates/drinks/bags all balancing and taking it in turns to hold each others plates to eat - not acceptable... More 

Thank SAS122
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time in Hitchin. Great food - enough choice for vegetarians. The apple and blackberry crumble was delicious. Attentive service. Only downside - food took a while to come. Would highly recommend this place!

Thank Roshni P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed in my meal at the Hermitage. As is was just before Christmas, we had to choose from the set menu. I had a soup which was basically a bowl of cream with some barely-noticeable veg blended into it and oil floating on the top (eugh). Then for the main I had a mushroom "tart," which was... More 

1 Thank K S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't enjoy our visit this week. Wednesday after Christmas..lots of families and small groups...people who'd been sale shopping and families celebrating as we were. A table of 14 which had been booked well in advance. Our food took an age, we were sat in a draft between 2 sets of double doors constantly opening and letting in an icy blast.... More 

Thank Sam A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing meal at the Herm. We didnt have any starters but a board to share between 5. Good portions. Between us for main we had steak, sea bass, chicken burger (with tequila and lime) sweet potatoe fries. The staff are amazing. Gavw some good recommendations for drinks and mains. Unfortunately they were missing about 5 dishes from the menu... More 

Thank Cara S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute idea to pop out with the family for lunch. The staff were fab offered us a lovely spacious table in the middle of a large room with a high chair. Food arrived quickly all very yummy. The decor is stunning and the toilets are beautiful with a nice person touch of luxury hand wash lotion and hand towels.... More 

Thank holski53
ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, you are always more than welcome tasty all afternoon and enjoy the buzz. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

Travelers who viewed Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Little Wymondley, Hitchin
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Been to Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Contemporary
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 433603
Restaurant food served: Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:00 18:30 - 22:00 Sat: 09:30 - 11:15 12:00 - 22:00 Sun: 09:30 - 11:15 12:00 - 18:00 Food is available outside of the hours from the Bar. Coffee shop open: Mon - Fri: 07:00 - 17:00 Sat: 08:30 - 17:00 Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?