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Crystal Palace, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Crystal Palace

3.7
3.7
49 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
WELCOME TO THE CRYSTAL PALACE
A charming village pub nestled in the heart of Berkhamsted market town along the picturesque Grand Junction Canal.

Our historic pub dating back to the 18th century, offers a fresh, seasonal menu coupled with local cask, world lagers and an extensive wine list. All of which can be enjoyed in our rustic, country setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01442 767257
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

49 Reviews
  1. kerrym

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    So disappointing. 9 people booked. Early table as one child in the party.(6pm). No table service so went to order food at the bar. 6 of the 9 dishes we ordered were not available. Then when we asked, even more dishes on the menu were just not available. The reason? "We've been busy"!! Bar staff were just not bothered saying " It's not our fault" I can only assume nothing would be available to those who had tables booked at 7pm, 7:30 & 7:45pm! Overall felt very disappointed. It was a pre planned family birthday meal. We left and ate elsewhere. Not recommended for food.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited for an hour for our starters. When the main courses eventually came they were very greasy, I had the fish finger sandwich which was swimming with grease and almost inedible. The children’s chicken was spicy with a strange dip which I can’t see any child liking. My other children had Mac & cheese from the children’s menu which was so small it was eaten in about three spoonfuls. First and last visit, we definitely won’t be returning.

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  3. IanM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    High noise level and restaurant was dirty. We had to kick crusts out from under our chair before sitting down as well as crumbs off the seat. Menu was okay and food was okay but a garnish would have been nice on mains

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  4. EmmaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second visit in two weeks. The steak sandwiches are incredible- I’m sure the other food is too, but I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to tear myself away from that sandwich! Came here for lunch after a 10 mile walk and it was so good that I planned my next walking trip around coming here for lunch 👌

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  5. Diximix

    Hertfordshire

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My ratings for this occasion are all poor because it actually never materialised, so any judgement would be irrelevant. I had a reservation booked for 8.45pm on Tuesday 2nd April, but at 6pm the same day, the restaurant phoned me saying they had cancelled it because of 'stock issues'. One can only assume from this that they had absolutely no food at all, because they didn't mention any particular items they'd run out of and asked no questions about what we might like from the menu that they did have in stock for us to choose from. Or, one might assume, probably more correctly, that the restaurant was paricularly quiet that evening and they preferred to shut early and go home. We were not offered any alternative booking. On account of all this, I don't really inderstand why I'm being asked to review a visit that the restaurant itself cancelled!

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  6. cecart

    London

    103 reviews

    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Crystal Palace has an enviable spot beside the canal and tow path . Outdoor and indoor seating with friendly staff. Only downside is no specific parking area so a walk from town or car parks unles you strike lucky alongside pub.

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  7. Danieljc

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    £31 for a steak and chips, no side of tomato or anything as promised. The steak came sliced up as if it was leftover and meant for the steak sandwich. Crumble was just slices of apple with a tiny bit of custard which didn’t even cover the bowl. Came a few months prior and it was much better with a much better menu

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  8. AnnD

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for dinner last night and it wasn't busy at all. I had booked as I wasn't sure. They where in no rush to get us through our courses and leave. Which was really nice. I will be back.

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  9. DaveB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were put on a table that was really wobbly. Moved upstairs where other tables were left uncleared. The food took a long time to come and the chicken schnitzel which was mostly breadcrumbs. Others had fish and chips again more batter than fish. The roast was good though. Clearly there is an under staffed issue as they were running around like headless chickens. Both toilets were disgusting the tap in the mens was not attached to the sink and the whole place could do with a lick of paint. Also, the parking out the front was dodgy - great big dip that my father-in-law got his car stuck in. To be honest I've had a better experience in a Harvester for less money.

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  10. SteveG

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Sunday roast which was outstanding. The service was quick and friendly, and the pub is very welcoming right next to the canal. We will be back!

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FAQs

Crystal Palace is rated 3.7 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Crystal Palace

Station Rd, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2EZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Berkhamsted
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
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