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Kite at The Red Hart, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Kite at The Red Hart

4.6
4.6
408 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to Kite at The Red Hart, we are looking forward to serving you! RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING TABLES ONLY. All reservations will be sat indoors unless by request and each booking is for 1hr 45 mins.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01462 441551

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Olly Varney

  • Neighborhood

    Hitchin

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at Portmill Car Park or St Marys Car Park - both within a 5 minute walk and free after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Hitchin train station is a 15 minute walk away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hertfordshire

    Best Food

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Service

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  1. B

    Bella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely restaurant with amazing food. Had a wonderful evening with friends.
  2. JM

    JennyM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful Fathers Day meal - the Cote de boeuf was outstanding. Highly recommend and will return! Thankyou
  3. CN

    ChristopherN

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time for dinner at The Kite, bowled over by the meal, service and atmosphere…interesting menu, catered for all our needs… We thoroughly recommend this excellent restaurant and bar…
  4. DG

    DaisyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great ambience. The new menu is great and we had a lovely dinner with some complimentary treats for my mums birthday, so good! My favourite restaurant in Hitchin by far.
  5. RE

    RhysE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic experience. Top notch food and very friendly staff. They even brought me a free glass of prosecco and a desert for my birthday! Would highly recommend.
  6. AH

    AmandaH

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I though both the food and service was excellent. The staff were attentive and engaging as well as friendly and welcoming. Will def go again.
  7. AS

    AlisonS

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Sunday roast the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
  8. JC

    JhCole

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly service, great selection on menu and lovely food. Value for money all round.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal on a Sunday
  10. RP

    RosieP

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time visiting the Kite and we had a wonderful time. Lovely atmosphere, excellent Sunday roast, and the service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely return
  11. CK

    CeliaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great service! Will definitely return
  12. M

    Maria

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Lovely staff but really felt the food was lacking and over priced.

    Kite at The Red HartResponded on May 28, 2022Hi Maria, Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us overall. We hope this doesn't deter you for next time visiting us at the Kite. We do offer a set menu on Wednesday to Friday between 6pm till 6.45pm, where we offer a deal for two course £19/three courses £25. Best wishes, Jess

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and very attentive servers - a total gem in Hitchin!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As previously…just simply brilliant 😀
  15. l

    lpwood12

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, we will be visiting again. Such lovely staff.
  16. JG

    JamesG

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal - new menu is incredible and will have to come back again and again so can work thru all the dishes. Service is great. Friendly, helpful, professional all in a nice relaxed and very welcoming manner.
  17. KC

    KandCo

    Bedfordshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked to try the early set menu and it didn’t disappoint!
  18. ME

    MichaelE

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were a party of four. Starters were good. Main courses - fish (pollock) was way too over battered (twice as much batter as fish). Other fish course (cod loin) was over salted. Burgers were nice.

    Kite at The Red HartResponded on May 11, 2022Hi Michael, Thank you for your review, we'll pass on your feedback to the team. We would like to hear more on our rating of service with yourself and your table as we pride ourselves in offering a high standard and want to know more from your overall experience on the evening. Best wishes, Jess

  19. JH

    JulianH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took some friends who had not eaten in Hitchin before to Kite and we all thought the food was fantastic. It's always a good sign when you look at the menu and think I could eat everything on there!
  20. SP

    SamP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening, the food was really tasty and they made our evening special. We’ll return and would recommend Kite at the Red Hart To anyone.
  21. JE

    JacquelineE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and good service...a sunny day but felt cold inside so ate outdoors in the end
  22. S

    Swishswoosh

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely old pub building but refreshed and updated interior. Food is really very good, extremely tasty. Regularly changing menu, very well presented. Staff are friendly and helpful.
  23. MH

    MumsguidetoHitchin

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect choice for our anniversary meal. The food was delicious, beautifully presented with a great menu. The staff were so welcoming and attentive, and really made an effort to make us feel special for our anniversary. Would definitely go again!
  24. l

    luv2dine

    Hertfordshire

    287 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    287 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We chose from the new set menu. The bread that was served with the duck terrine smelt burnt & tasted burnt, this was replaced with a slightly less burnt slice! The sticky toffee was good but could have been warmer. Otherwise very good especially the fish and chips. Service was friendly & efficient.
  25. L

    Luca

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lamb rump with shepherds pie was stunning. Everyone enjoyed a lovely meal and the staff made a real effort to recognise my special birthday!
  26. DH

    DebaH

    Bedfordshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return visit and not disappointed ! Cod loin and bouillabaisse sauce was delicious as was the chicken kiev starter.
  27. CR

    ChrisR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was incredible, and staff were very welcoming. Big fan of the new menu!
  28. DF

    DebsF

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time we’ve eaten here. The food was delicious. Portions just right. The waitress lovely and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and we’ll be going back.
  29. DH

    DebaH

    Bedfordshire

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken and tarragon pie was delicious as was the Kite trifle . Two classic dishes done really well . Service was attentive. Great atmosphere in the outside garden on a lovely sunny day . Well worth the trip out.
  30. S

    Spikey57

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Early Friday evening supper with my wife and daughters to celebrate Easter. Much enjoyed our cocktails in the bar before supper. Tasty new menu where the Lamb rump and small shepherds pie was delightful. very attentive and friendly staff
  31. HZ

    HannahZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu has loads of great options, elevated classics, delicious croquettes and highly recommend the beetroot starter, eaten in the garden with a glass of bubbles!
  32. SD

    ShaunD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really nice food, great place for special occasions.
  33. LH

    LawrenceH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be going back for a roast totally worth it
  34. LR

    LisaR

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was of the best quality and beautifully presented. I had the fish which was exquisite. Service attentive whilst not intrusive. Overall fabulous experience
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best restaurant in Hitchin? Great service and wonderful food. Would totally recommend.
  36. SI

    SparklesInTheCity

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely divine gastro pub centrally located within the gorgeous historic centre of Hitchin. Delicious lunch ~ beautifully prepared, presented + served and extremely deliciously devoured. Beautifully decorated indoor + outdoor space with a tranquil relaxing ambience with lots of sparkles and floristry. Superb menu, cocktail and wine list = we will return to sample some more tasty treats and enjoy such super service. Thank You for a most enjoyable lunch
  37. H

    Hollyannferry13095555555

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Felt rushed and not looked after, had empty drinks for a while - didn’t end up getting anymore and had desert elsewhere. Roast was delicous, roasties were a bit hard
  38. CP

    CharlotteP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at the Kite. The new head chef is producing incredible quality food and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the scallops, pork loin and the gnocchi (a vegan masterpiece!) The evening was made even more special with a delicious bottle of French sauvignon and a nice selection of cheese to round the meal off. We would definitely go back to try their new menu next week, but it has a lot to live up to!
  39. SR

    SusanR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Had the scallops to start which were outstanding followed by the burger which was nice. Menu was limited and focused. Ambience was a little beige and felt like being in a front room. Never felt like that there before. Maybe it’s just be. Service was excellent as were the kir royale’s.
  40. AM

    AnnaM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Mother’s Day meal - the staff were so helpful. Food was excellent, have no complaints at all. Thank you!

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kite at The Red Hart is rated 4.6 stars by 408 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 4 times today
Google Map for Kite at The Red Hart

28-29 Bucklersbury Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1BG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hitchin

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at Portmill Car Park or St Marys Car Park - both within a 5 minute walk and free after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Hitchin train station is a 15 minute walk away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Olly Varney

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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