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Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant

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4.5
1950 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Set in an impressive former ballroom in the heart of Hitchin, Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant offers exciting food with added theatre from the open kitchen, quirky cocktails and beer from the bar and live music from local talent. Downstairs, grab coffee and bagels from our award winning coffee shop.

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Booked 74 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    01462 433603

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Panteny

  • Private party facilities

    We have a Private Room with a capacity for 18 people with conference facilities available for day/evening hire.

  • 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

    Hitchin Train Station is a 10 minute walk away. There are also bus stops on Hermitage Road

  • 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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,950 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • Hertfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent tasty food, good value. Wonderful service, our Waitress was helpful, polite and happy. We will be returning.

  2. F

    Fysh

    Bedfordshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    very pleasant experience, lovely surroundings and well presented dishes and drinks

  3. SA

    SamA

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always love going to the hermitage, such a beautiful restaurant. I wish they would bring back bottomless brunches as I heard they used to do these. The food is just amazing! I would 100% recommend this to friends and family

  4. J

    Josh

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Extremely welcoming, polite and attentive waitress staff, can't fault them at all. Food however was well below what you'd expect when seeing the prices. We ordered a very expensive steak cooked medium rare and it was bordering on medium-well. Also it wasn't a very nice cut of steak considering at least 50% of the actual cut was fat and gristle. A £19 burger was dry and not visually appealing, try another local burger shop or Maccies instead. Chips were delicious though.

  5. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Steak and very good smiley service from the young lady who served us !

  6. PP

    PatriciaP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had Sunday lunch. It was a set menu where you can choose two or 3 courses. Actually, one course would have been enough. We couldn't eat it all. Superb prawns and chicken wings to start followed by slow roast lamb shoulder for two with all the trimmings. It really was delicious. Good portions reasonably priced. Service is outstanding. One small complaint is that our table for 2 was a little too close to the table in front and behind us. We couldn't pull our chairs out and had to ask the other diners to move in a bit. Luckily they were very obliging. I don't usually make reviews but firmly believe this restaurant deserves it. We shall be back and I can't wait.

  7. DG

    DanG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Whilst I enjoyed my oysters, chips and seafood pasta, my partner couldn't say the same about her food; the roast beef was rare and the waitress couldn't be bothered to ask how my partner liked it to be cooked, we asked to change the potatoes for some vegetables instead, the brocoli were burned and we were charged for it as well. The waitress should have a little but more training as with a little bit more care & attention she could have made the difference between a slightly disappointing experience to a good experience. She should take some skills from the manager as he was engaging and at least a smiley face would make you feel welcomed.

  8. SA

    StephA

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great place to eat with lovely food and helpful staff.

  9. S

    Stabzita

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing attentive service, high quality food. Perfect atmosphere

  10. c

    chams

    Hertfordshire

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    gem of a find, had the best lamb roast ever great venue, lovely atmosphere and wonderful servie

  11. JT

    JoeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    It’s like a New York loft experience, with great food and good service. Tables nicely spread out, so the neighbour tables aren’t on top of you. Will definitely go back

  12. AB

    AmyB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Good was very good but the service was very slow and was a lot of waiting around

  13. G

    George

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and excellent staff. A fabulous building too. Will definitely return.

  14. m

    magmate

    London

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    My friend and I shared three starters and they were all delicious

  15. J

    Juliex

    Lincolnshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is a great place with good quality food and drinks. Some mains a little overpriced

  16. C

    Chloe

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spent our anniversary here and it was so special! The food was absolutely delicious, we tried the mussels on the specials menu and they were the best mussels me and my partner have ever eaten. The prawn linguine was also splendid. Service was phenomenal, every single member of staff went above and beyond for us and we were made to feel so welcome. You could see the kitchen from the dining area which was a lovely touch and made the atmosphere even better than it already was. Can’t wait to come back again.

  17. J

    Jeeves

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely members of staff, very accommodating and friendly.

  18. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyable evening meal. Food was very well prepared and decent portion sizes (just right in fact)

  19. TH

    TracyH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely food and atmosphere, when tea and coffee took too long as we needed to leave, they provided it for free.

  20. JF

    JennyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Good service for breakfast. 2 of the party were late but no worries about waiting for them to arrive/make our orders.

  21. SA

    ShelleyA

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant night celebrating a birthday. Delicious food and great atmosphere

  22. B

    Brooky

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Service was poor. Staff were not observing what was happening at the tables. I was waiting 15 minutes to get a drink but no-one bothered, and they only came to the table when our meal had finished. I find that very poor from a restaurant that charges premium prices for it's meals.

  23. AC

    AmandaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting. Definitely will be returning. Tasty food. Brilliant service. 100% would recommend

  24. M

    Maria

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and service. Really recommend this fabulous restaurant! : )

  25. DN

    DuncanNW

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Our third visit was disappointing, arrived and had to wait 10 minutes before we were served or offered drinks, starters arrived soon after we ordered. Mains were only served after I waved to the chef in the open kitchen to get some attention as we were ignored by almost all of the waiting staff. An apology came with the mains and offered a round of free drinks. The restaurant was busy but appeared to have lots of staff on. Food was good - but be prepared to wait !

  26. S

    Smt55

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Wish staff were more attentive as we didn’t get drink menu at arrival although it’s not busy time. Food was average and overpriced. I am not sure if we will visit any soon.

  27. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, very helpful staff food was lovely

  28. k

    kerrym

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service, a little hiccup with our order but they couldn’t apologise enough and gave us a free desert! Best steak I have had in long time. Staff were all so friendly - well done Hermitage

  29. l

    lizziehk

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service. No problem was too much and the waitress was very accommodating to all of our needs which included an allergy. Very good portion size too!

  30. MB

    MartineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and Kirsty was great and couldn’t do enough to help. Food was great as well

  31. AB

    AliB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous food - not for the light of wallet though :)

  32. LS

    LouiseS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was very good and friendly. Cocktails were amazing

  33. CB

    ClodaghB

    Hertfordshire

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated straight away and the food and service was all fab. My friends really enjoyed their evening!

  34. KS

    KimberleyS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Food was good but the service was slow. We felt like we were always trying to catch someone's eye to get their attention to order a drink etc. The atmosphere was ok, but the bar area is quite bright now and all seated, so just feels like an extended restaurant rather than a bar

  35. m

    maxl

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious menu and food, lovely vibe and fantastic service. Overall great value for money and nowhere else quite like it in Hitchin or surrounding areas.

  36. s

    stuart

    Bedfordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, super quick service. Fab night out. Certainly recommend this venue

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    We were seated quickly Staff were nice and friendly Took our order for drinks, starter came told the staff we hadn’t received our cocktails but they didn’t end up bringing the drinks until after our main meal was already on the table so we made do with the tap water provided for the first 20 mins Steak was cooked to perfection

  38. J

    Jules

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday Roast Dinner .... Tear & Share Slow Roast Shoulder Of Lamb ... melts in your mouth and the vegetables are cooked to perfection too. Definitely recommend.

  39. SA

    SamA

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not my first time at hermitage and as always I loved it. It has this central london restaurant vibe but the amazing food and service you never receive in central london. We ordered a cocktail that was served it a glass skull, with flames and it was just stunning. All tables were looking at our drink :) keep it up hermitage, such an outstanding restaurant

  40. LL

    LilleyLovely

    Buckinghamshire

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I had an evening meal at the Hermitage last night and it was fantastic. Service as polite, professional and very friendly. We shared a Chateaubriand chateau which was amazing. Excellent cocktails and wine too. We will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1950 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 74 times today
Google Map for Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant

20-21 Hermitage Road Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1BT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hitchin

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • 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

    Hitchin Train Station is a 10 minute walk away. There are also bus stops on Hermitage Road

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Panteny

  • 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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01462 433603

  • Private party facilities

    We have a Private Room with a capacity for 18 people with conference facilities available for day/evening hire.

  • Private party contact

    Susanne McGregor: 01462 433603

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