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Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1943 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 29 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 1,943 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for Brunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for Groups

  • Hertfordshire

    Hot Spot

  • Hertfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Hertfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    George

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. m

    magmate

    London

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

  3. J

    Juliex

    Lincolnshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  4. C

    Chloe

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  5. J

    Jeeves

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely members of staff, very accommodating and friendly.

  6. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. TH

    TracyH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. M

    Maria

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  13. 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 !

  14. 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.

  15. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, very helpful staff food was lovely

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. AB

    AliB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  20. 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

  21. 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!

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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

  28. 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.

  29. M

    Moominmissus

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a most enjoyable meal, with excellent service, friendly, welcoming staff, and good quality food. Would always recommend the Herm

  30. C

    Chuck

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Not terrible. Expensive for what it is. Had a nice evening and the service was good and quick. Terrible cocktail menu. Lacklustre food but I’ve had worse.

  31. DM

    DeenaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice meal and friendly staff. Nice definitely recommend

  32. R

    Rose

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Would be great if you changed the food menus as been the same for ages now. Also nobody we know likes the newsletter cocktail menu. It is really hard to decipher and we hate all the ads. We think it is quite tacky and brings down the otherwise up-market vibe that the herm has a reputation for. It is also nice to have a proper description of what is in each cocktail. Otherwise food and service fab as always. Us and all our friends are regulars. We are back next weekend. Thxs

  33. SW

    SWALLA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    This is a nice place, service very good, not over the top. Sunday roast was nice, just not very hot, and the roast potatoes were cooked a while before they were served which meant they were not crunchy. Gravy was lovely. Basically £40 per head for 2 courses and 2 drinks so not so bad value I guess. Would go again.

  34. J

    Judm

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was what it said on the menu , served efficiently. Music too loud for us .

  35. d

    debbies

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service. Staff were so attentive. Perfect table. Food was delicious. Both had steak and cooked exactly to our liking.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Ok but the menu has changed and I didn’t feel that the experience was as it’s has has been before and that’s a shame , whereas before the menu was amazing and the choice was great, all of the choices have been taken away and the menu is now just like a standard restaurant and that a shame

  37. P

    Paulina88

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I had a great experience. Food was amazing and I already booked the next visit!

  38. JP

    JoshuaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience, great food, great service, great atmosphere

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Phoned in to notify the Hermitage that two of our party had to work so the number was reduced. No one answered the phone, requested a message. A message was left but no one returned my call until the day after we visited the Hermitage

  40. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Went for Sunday morning brunch. Good food but quite expensive for what we had.

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 1943 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 29 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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