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Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar

Hatfield Lodge St. Albans Road West | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
+44 1707 288500
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
International, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
Hatfield Lodge St. Albans Road West | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ICE-Zugfahrer
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nataliavr2013
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...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MariosP4p
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

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience at your restaurant last night. The service i thought was first class and the food was delicious. Me and my friend said we will definitely come back soon. Thanks for a great eveningMore

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank davemcface
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed the food, cooked for you by Head Chef Jamie Curtis and his team. It would be a pleasure to welcome you both back again in the future....More

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I ordered a risotto, tonic gin and a pudding as dessert I paid 33 pounds. The risottowas almost raw didn't like it. Worst risotto ever, the tonic gin was really basic and the dessert was very good. The only thing good was the dessert and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Edgar P
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Sorry about your risotto, Our Head Chef Phil Macrides, and Sous Chef Jamie Curtis have agreed to remove risotto as a dish from our menus, the problem being simply that the window of time between the rice being too hard and too soft is a...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

Very nice restaurant, food was really good, although service was a little slow. The staff were all friendly and helpful though. Good price for really good food.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Susan H
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed the food - I agree with you, it is really good. The Head Chef is Phil Macrides, ably assisted by Sous Chef Jamie Curtis, and a large team....More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stayed t the hotel for a friends wedding, the night prior we enjoyed a very nice meal. The food was excellent mostly local produce.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Janets1973
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind reviews both on this restaurant page, and on the Beales Hotel page, I am so delighted that you had a couple of nights with us, and that everything went so well. As you say, most of our menu is...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I like to give honest feedback, as I believe negative comments do not help but the service I received was disappointing so I can not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Sheena T
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

I am sorry about your disappointment but with no details provided (date, time, food or drinks chosen, staff serving you, etc) I can't comment any further on your review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, other than to say that we serve many hundreds of...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We have just had a really nice dinner here. We were not staying at the hotel but booked. The food was very good, the menu was reasonably priced. The staff could not have been more helpful or courteous. It was obvious one or two staff...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank WillM276
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

What a brilliant review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, thank you so much ! I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinner here. Our Head Chef Phil Macrides, and his excellent team, have excelled themselves recently, and we are firmly on the hunt for...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Live in the local area and have eaten in the Outsidein Restaurant on numerous occasions, both as a staying guest in the hotel and a walk in customer. On the website they advertise a great offer of 3 courses for £24.50 per person. We walked...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

You failed to mention one key point in your review of Outsidein Restaurant, namely that you asked to use your Gourmet Society cards which give 25% off the entire bill, but only for the a la carte menu. These terms and conditions are clearly stated...More

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debspink64
19 August 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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