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Set over two floors in the middle of Hitchin - Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
2528 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for groups
  • Lively
Set in the impressive former 1930s Hitchin ballroom, on the first floor, Hermitage Rd restaurant & Bar boasts a seasonal, award winning and sustainable premium food offer, from the awarding winning ACI team and a bar renowned for it's bespoke cocktails, quality wine and beer range. Recently refurbished.

We have expanded and very excited to bring to Hitchin a new Oyster and Champagne Bar, featuring the best of British produce, English sparkling of course, collaborating with award winning Nyetimber. In addition to oysters we serve a variety of small plates, perfect for a pre dinner glass/snack. Private hire also available. Located on the ground floor by the entrance to the restaurant, open Friday & Saturdays from 5pm available for walk-ins only.

Our coffee shop has also expanded and offers an amazing space to socialise and/or work, open 7 days a week, offering dine-in or take-away bagels and Hot Numbers Coffee, plus various size meeting rooms for hire.





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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:15 pm Lunch & Dinner Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    01462 433603
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Fulvio Rupena
  • Private party facilities
    We have our 'Room @ the top' which is available for private dining and afternoon meetings.Our new Oyster Bar is also available for private hire, perfect for smaller more intimate parties.We also have fully equipped meeting rooms for hire in our new Coffee & Bagel Bar, with capacity for 8, 12 or 16 people.
  • Private party contact
    Susanne McGregor: 01462 433603
  • Neighborhood
    Hitchin
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at the Queen Mother Theatre Car Park or Portmill Car Park, both within a 2 minute walk and free after 6pm.
  • Public transit
    Here at Hermitage Rd Restaurant & Bar we're ideally located in Hitchin's town centre. With Hitchin train station only a 10 minute walk down Walsworth Road, here are also bus stops on Hermitage Road itself. We're fortunate to have 2 car parks only a 5 minute walk away, St Mary's short-stay and Woodside long-stay.
  • Entertainment
    Magic Music & Mojitos - 1st Thursday of the month from 7pmSunday acoustic sessions 7-9 pm, live music coming your way on the last Sunday in the month & ‘happy 2 hours’ on selected cocktails.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Hertfordshire

    Innovative

  • Hertfordshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for groups

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Hertfordshire

    Hot spot

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Hertfordshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Hertfordshire

    Lively

  • Hertfordshire

    Most Booked

2,535 Reviews
  1. GordonB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Made to feel very welcome by gentlemen behind the bar think his name was Nick he went over and above to celabrate our anniversary

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    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous Sunday Roast with attentive friendly and smiley staff

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    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always good here but this time I tried the waffles bacon and maple syrup. The waffles started to go a bit hard before I had finished, and a little bit more maple syrup would have been good. But overall I will continue to tell or bring my friends here so they can experience it.

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  4. Cevans29

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely restaurant. Good level of busy. Staff are friendly and helpful. Amazing roast dinner - such a tasty stuffing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice venue with good but overpriced food, this restaurant is really let down by the general attitude of the staff. On first arrival, they dis not even acknowledge us and then proceeded to say they couldn’t find our booking. The situation was compounded by the surly attitude of the waiting staff. For the prices charged, I would have expected a much higher quality of personnel.

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  6. RavinderT

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was happy with my mains and delicious Blondie dessert. The guys asked for medium Steaks, however 2 of the 3 were well done… or maybe just not to their taste. We had a lovely evening all in all

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    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful Sunday lunch and enjoyed by all the family young and old. The staff were lovely.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The main course was not hot enough. The broccoli was hard and needed more cooking. The roast chicken portion was quite small. We have had better meals at the Hermitage.

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  9. LeeH

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonder food loved sticky chicken and ribs .Great staff definitely go again great Friday night out .

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really poor value for money which I’ve heard a few times but as I love the bagel bar I wanted to try. The food was not great at all and at £24 for the dish. Pasta was congealed, lacked a lot of flavour. Disappointing effort for the price you pay.

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Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2528 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant

20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1BT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hitchin
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:15 pm Lunch & Dinner Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at the Queen Mother Theatre Car Park or Portmill Car Park, both within a 2 minute walk and free after 6pm.
  • Public transit
    Here at Hermitage Rd Restaurant & Bar we're ideally located in Hitchin's town centre. With Hitchin train station only a 10 minute walk down Walsworth Road, here are also bus stops on Hermitage Road itself. We're fortunate to have 2 car parks only a 5 minute walk away, St Mary's short-stay and Woodside long-stay.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Fulvio Rupena
  • Entertainment
    Magic Music & Mojitos - 1st Thursday of the month from 7pmSunday acoustic sessions 7-9 pm, live music coming your way on the last Sunday in the month & ‘happy 2 hours’ on selected cocktails.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01462 433603
  • Private party facilities
    We have our 'Room @ the top' which is available for private dining and afternoon meetings.Our new Oyster Bar is also available for private hire, perfect for smaller more intimate parties.We also have fully equipped meeting rooms for hire in our new Coffee & Bagel Bar, with capacity for 8, 12 or 16 people.
  • Private party contact
    Susanne McGregor: 01462 433603
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