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Reviewed 14 February 2020

The food was adequate. Nothing overly special. But it filled our bellies after a long day. Quite large portions and relatively inexpensive. We were happy with the overall service and friendliness of staff.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Andrewbeale19, General Manager at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am sorry that we were no more than adequate, although without further detail I am unable to comment further, However I am glad the portions were good, the pricing right, and the service...More

Reviewed 21 January 2020

Would thoroughly reccommend the Afternoon Tea, great selection of finger sandwiches and cakes. The scones and cream were to die for. Breakfast was amazing too, plenty to suit all tastes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Andrewbeale19, General Manager at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thank you for your kind review of afternoon tea and breakfast at Beales Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed both meals so much, and as you are the first to post on this channel since last July, we are especially grateful for your warm...More

Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

I was here with family members for a meal. Food was fantastic - starter, main course and dessert. Attentive staff and the resturant and hotel looked smart and modern. Suitable for large groups.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Andrewbeale19, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Thank you for your kind review of Beales Hotel and Outsidein Restaurant, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit, The menu is looking really good, and the hotel is in great shape this summer. Do come again when you are next in the area....More

Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

As we came in - no specials on the board, air conditioning blowing hot air, no carafe of wine option, no San Miguel on draft but brought by the waitress a Carlsberg as wasn’t aware that Sam Miguel was on draft after all! Still told...us it is there now , but didn’t offered to replace it! That’s for a start ! Cold bread rolls with icy cold butter ! Hmm... No Beales burger my partner likes do much! Long wait for the mains ! And what a limited choice! Just a choice of three mains! We used here a lot - it used to be exceptionalities good - particularly combination of service and good food ! And food here still isn’t bad! But please how long one have to wait for water - we are the only people on restaurant ! Needn’t say anymore !? Sitting now and waiting for someone to walk by.... we just want to pay!!! I am giving it 2 stars: Service 0, Food 4, Makes it 2!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Andrewbeale19, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, and for your previous custom too. Our General Manager Andrew Sivi and Head Chef Jamie Curtis apologise for the menu shortcomings, which are being rectified as a result of your review, The Beales Burger...More

Reviewed 30 May 2019

Excellent service, food was extremely good and really helpful staff made our evening for 13 people very memorableMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Andrewbeale19, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Thank you for your kind review of the Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, and indeed for your kind review on the hotel TripAdvisor site too. I am so glad that your big table was looked after so well. And it would be a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

We regularly go to the Beals sister hotel (West Lodge Park) which is nearer to where we live but were tempted by an offer on the food to try the Outsidein restaurant for a Sunday lunch. Amazingly we were the only people having lunch, although...towards the end of our meal we were joined by a number of people having early tea. Apparently because of it's location its main lunchtime trade is for corporate weekday lunches but enough people visited for tea. Our starters were lovely, although the gnocchi were thought to be a tiny bit over-seasoned. My scallops were gorgeous. The mains were well presented and the quality of the meat was excellent. However once again the pork was a little over-seasoned. Although we were the only people having lunch the poached rhubarb (one of three deserts not including ice cream, sorbet or cheese) wasn't available. Amazingly this fact wasn't discovered until the order was lodged in the kitchen and another choice had to be made. Surely the availability of the menu should be known in advance, especially as only four people were lunching?! The service was pleasant and unhurried. The ambiance was modern but strange and it felt as though we were eating in a corridor. If we'd been paying full price for the food then it would definitely have been overpriced and this is possibly why very few go there for a weekend lunch. I am surprised that they don't offer a decent value weekend set menu as they do at their sister hotel. Would we go again? Only with an offer or a better priced set menu.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Andrewbeale19, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am glad that we looked after you well, The Head Chef Jamie Curtis apologises for the unavailability of the rhubarb, but I believe everything else was on the menu as indicated. I will...More

Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

This is just a fabulous place to eat. Ok not ideal surrounding but inside the restaurant is set out well, ambient lighting and comfortable dinning furniture. The food is why you come here. Put simply one that you must come to as it's better than...any place in the area! Ok it costs more but that's expected. We had the Dover sole and chicken dishes with starters and desert. Desert was recommended by our fabulous waitor Tommy, trust us he knows what he is talking about, and the crème brulé was spot on finishing our dining experience off. If you enjoy something different they also offer afternoon tea, we have not tried it but it looked lovely (ladies next to us looked like they enjoyed it). Price range expect to pay £60 for two of you without alcohol. Not alot for a menu that changes every month and is fresh. If you prefer your carvery or fast food stay away!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Andrewbeale19, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am so pleased you enjoyed your meal, served by Tommy. Yes, do try afternoon tea sometime as an alternative, it is proving very popular. Thank you again for your encouraging review which...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019

This restaurant, part of Beales Hotel, was good overall. We went on a weekend just before Xmas so not perhaps the best timing and were surprised to find it almost deserted. Staff helpfully pointed out that a Weatherspoons had opened next door and many people...apparently now dine there. Food was certainly better than a spoons, although perhaps not quite of the highest quality. The Vegan menu was pretty good and we got into a bit of a strange tangle about what Arancini are (ie. they brought us something else that wasn't the order) but this was soon resolved. Worth visiting, but perhaps better on Monday- Friday.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your visit in the main, but sorry that the restaurant wasn't busier. Yes, there is a Wetherspoons right next door, but the award winning AA rosette cuisine in Outsidein...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Used to love having a meal here, but since lots of changes to the menu and the staff, not sure it is up to the standards it once was. Will consider giving it another go in the future, but will not be rushing back too...soon.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Sorry you didn't enjoy your most recent visit to Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I can assure you and all our Tripadvisor readers that the standards are still high - we have just had an AA inspector in last week who confirmed our high 4...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We were waiting for the waitress to order but she was passing by without stopping. We called her, she apologized and we finally ordered. The whole scene was repeated later for ordering the desert. I ordered a half pint of beer but “luckily :)“ I...got a full pint. “Luckily” because my tagliatelle dish was the hottest food I ever had. Ok, it was mentioned in the menu that the ingredients included green chilies but I think there should be a warning. Also, the (tagliatelle not the chili’s )quantity was not much. To conclude, the environment is good, the restaurant is convenient for hotel guests, the food is good but not exceptional and service needs a lot of improvement.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant, and the food, but am sorry that we had a bit of a rushed night with lots of room services going to the bedrooms, so the...More

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Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
Hi, it would be a pleasure to welcome you to Outsidein at Beales Hotel, As we don't have many Coeliac guests, it might be best to let us know in advance - we can email you the menu, and our Head Chef Scott Whitehead can... More
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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4