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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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (6 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
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All hours
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International, European, British
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Hatfield Lodge St. Albans Road West | Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying with my daughter , the service was discreet and polite. We had moules for starters, the mussels themselves a little small but tasty. The main course, we both had lamb and it was absolutely delicious! Tender, good size and cooked to perfection.More

Thank ogas
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us, cooked by Head Chef Phil Macrides, Sous Chef Jamie Curtis, and their team. Do come again, and thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed at Beales for a weekend and must say we thoroughly enjoyed it. But special mention to the restaurant what an unexpected gem we weren't expecting such quality of to food and service in Hatfield. All dishes were cooked to perfection. I had a...More

Thank mosullivan2017
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner, cooked by Head Chef Phil Macrides and his kitchen team, and served by Christina as you mention. Our table d'hote menu is just £19.50...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited this restaurant on a Friday night in view of the good trip advisor reviews. All started well with good first courses. But then things went rapidly downhill. The main courses arrived but were not what we ordered - steaks from the specials board...More

2  Thank Barummaid
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. Outsidein is very highly rated on Tripadvisor and elsewhere as one of the highest rated restaurants in the area, with a 4.5/5...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Hatfield has it's fair share of restaurants however this is a hidden gem which is ahead of its competition! We were recommended by my friend who often has meetings in the hotel. So I decided to take my boyfriend for his birthday. The Outsidein Restaurant...More

Thank KatieLewiss92
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel. I am glad to receive your report after the one below yours which was a one off function situation, not to be repeated. And I am delighted that your boyfriend and you had...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely terrible service yes there was a wedding going on but the staff were non existent the curtain separating the restaurant was pulled down and then a group who were not even dining came into the restaurant and we're shouting making the whole experience intolerable...More

2  Thank DangerousCraig
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein at Beales Hotel, While we accept that it was quite a boisterous evening with a wedding in progress, we do not accept that the staff were non existent, There was a table of 12, a table of 4...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

the Restaurant and Bar staff could not have been more attentive,with great food and a wide range of drinks behind the barMore

Thank Beauman
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your super review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, I am so glad that everything was spot on for you, and that the excellent team looked after you so well. We have what I consider to be the strongest kitchen and front...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We always bring visitors to Beale's and they're always highly impressed. Tonight was no different. Our food was beautifully cooked and the chef always impresses with imaginative twists such as apple pieces in the mashed potato to compliment our slow cooked belly pork which was...More

1  Thank maglim43
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, Your last line made me laugh so much, you have brightened up my day no end ! I am so delighted that we looked after you so well, and that you appreciated the...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Dined here while staying in Beales hotel. Locally sourced food cooked to perfection would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Thank Francophile033
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Outsidein Restaurant and equally for your review of Beales Hotel. I am so glad you picked up on the local theme, we try wherever possible to source as locally to Hatfield as we can. In practice this means...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast. Pleasant environment. Food alas was average at best, Luke warm and quite dried up, other than the cooked to order poached egg. Disappointing and certainly not value for money. Wouldn't return.More

1  Thank Liz E
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Outsidein Restaurant, We have so many brilliant reviews of the restaurant that it is disappointing to read this. If you can email me privately, I will make some recompense if you can advise me of your name and the...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were staying at the hotel and had the dinner included in the package, this turned out to be excellent value. The food was well presented and very tasty, I especially enjoyed the squid ink risotto and the chocolate gnache.Wait staff were excellent.More

Thank holsagain
Andrew B, Owner at Outsidein Restaurant & Talk Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of Outsidein Restaurant at Beales Hotel, as well as for your equally great review of the hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us, The previous Sous Chef Phil Macrides has returned from a spell...More

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debspink64
Is this restaurant good for Coeliac sufferers (ie gluten free)?
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
Child-friendly, 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.