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US$7 - US$31
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European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

David and his team made our day a memorable one. Reception and lunch for 35 people. Atmosphere, food and service all impeccable. Highly recommended for special occasion

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022

We book this restaurant for the Croquet dinner.. there was about 45 people. Plenty of choice on the set menu. But equally happy to do some of the food with or without seasonings etc.. Very friendly staff and fantastic atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their meals.. was...totally stuffed. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022

We went there with a group of 45. The 3 course meal with coffee was very good value. The portions were generous and the food was good. Amazingly they served everything up fairly quickly. Couldn't fault this restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022

we took our friend out for his birthday meal, this was our first time at this restaurant, and wow what a surprise how good is this restaurant, lovely great warm Wellcome, we went for the set menu, great choices to choose from the food was...nice and fresh and good size portions, we were looked after from start till finish .. Blue Check thank you so much for a very nice evening, we all said we must come back, so see you again soonMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022 via mobile

My sister and I visited this restaurant last evening as we were in Watford visiting our ill brother and Blue Check was highly recommended. The food, the atmosphere and the entertainment were amazing. I had steak my sister had salmon both really enjoyable. The staff...were initially very attentive and friendly and looked after us very well. Unfortunately on asking for our bill, came the down side of our evening. The bill came to just over £84 for 2 of us. A 10% service charge was automatically added which was just under £8, one of the items was wrong (seabass was on the bill but my sister had salmon, which was cheaper). My sister pointed out to the waiter the seabass was incorrect and asked for the service charge to be removed.........then everything changed! The pleasantries and friendliness was gone, replaced by aggressive questioning of why we wanted the service charge to be removed. His facial expression was dark and intimidating, he demanded to know if there was a " problem with anything" and stated that the money goes to all the staff "it is for them". I calmly attempted to explain there was absolutely nothing wrong, but that we preferred to give our own "tip" based on our experience of the service provided. I/we don't like the concept of automatically adding a service charge.......it is an individual choice of the customer. He didn't accept my explanation and continued with his aggressive attitude to reinforce the reason for the added service charge. As customers we were not listened to and our opinion was discarded and invalid, which in turn results in a poor customer experience. In the end he left the table saying....."it's up to you". He came back with an amended bill, the seabass had been changed to salmon, but the service charge hadn't been removed. So my sister and I paid the bill without pursuing it any further and politely left the restaurant. What was a lovely evening in nice surroundings, with great food and a fabulous singer was totally ruined by our experience over the bill. My sister and I were upset at being spoken to in such a manner, felt intimidated and saddened that our evening had ended in such a way. A service charge should be removed from the bill at the customers request without any fuss or intimidating behaviour. In previous experiences this has always been the case, never had an issue. This is very unfortunate as Blue Check is truly a lovely restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022

The food was great and very plentiful, with very generous sized portions. The table was set out beautifully and David and the staff were very accommodating with our requirements. We were made to feel very special and mum had a really lovely time.

Date of visit: February 2022
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David Johal, Owner at Blue Check, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2022

Thank you for the kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed the food! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, David and the Team:)

Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

I live locally to Bushey and I am thoroughly impressed at what a gem I have found on my doorstep. I had the duck with orange sauce which was exceptional. Looking forward to re visiting. Loved the desert too, as pictured.

Date of visit: February 2022
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David Johal, Owner at Blue Check, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2022

Hi Olivia, Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, and thank you for your kind words! we cant wait to see you again in the near future! Kind regards, David and the Team :)

Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed a first rate Sunday lunch at this warm, welcoming and charming restaurant. We polished off roast lamb in mint gravy with all the trimmings, with goats cheese and sautéed mushrooms to start, and apple tart with custard and salted caramel profiteroles for dessert....All washed down with a bottle of Merlot, and some coffees. Food, drink and staff all lovely. Prices reasonable, and something for everyone on the menu. Classic cuisine and old-fashioned service, in the best possible way. Comfy haven to wile away a few hours on a rainy day. We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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David Johal, Owner at Blue Check, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2022

Hi Naomioh We appreciate the kind words! Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We will be more than happy to host you again soon! Kind Regards, David and the Team. :)

Reviewed 11 February 2022 via mobile

I went with a group of friends for the Rat Pack themed night on a Thursday. Was great entertainment. Good singer and the food was fantastic. Tiger prawns and scallops starter very nice. Good wine too. Nice venue.

Date of visit: February 2022
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David Johal, Owner at Blue Check, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2022

Hi Steve, It's great to hear that you enjoyed the music and the food. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, David and the Team. :)

Reviewed 4 February 2022 via mobile

We visited the Blue Check for lunch. The meal was amazing as always. I had the roast lamb, which I have to say was really delicious. It melted in your mouth. Accompanied by roast potatoes,fresh vegetables and mint gravy. My husband had the smoked haddock...on a bed of mashed potato with a poached egg. The whole meal was great. The atmosphere in this restaurant is brilliant. David and his staff look after you so well. Great choice on the menu and nothing is too much trouble. Will be back very soon!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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David Johal, Owner at Blue Check, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2022

Hi pford49, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your kind words. We will be more than happy to host you again soon! Kind regards, David and the team. :)

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Response from 9YvonneB | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember but if you look on their website the should tell you. Other than than, call the Blue Check and speak to David he is very pleasant. Hope this helps
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Response from pford49 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant, David and his staff are very Helpful. I'm sure they would make meal to suit a 7 year old. They always say if it's not on the menu just ask. There's usually music on Thursday nights. Have a great... More
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Response from davidjohal | Property representative |
Hi Evelynkay, As AFriend3107 stated, we close at 3pm and re-open for dinner service at 6pm! Sorry about that! St.James' down the road have started serving tea, where you can find out more online by searching for Betsey's... More
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Blue Check is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5