Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar

3.6
22 Reviews
£41 and over
Indian
A very warm welcome to Ponsbourne Bar & Restaurant.

Located in Newgate Street and surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Ponsbourne Bar & Restaurant quintessentials in an informal, relaxed and stylish atmosphere.
With service and consistently great food at the core of our philosophy, underpinned by exquisitely detailed and sumptuous modern design Ponsbourne ultimate location for your dining experience or event.

Experiences

  • Three Course Meal with a Glass of Prosecco!

    £40.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a 3 Course Scrumptious meal with a glass of prosecco in our Restaurant.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM, Mon 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Tue 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM, Wed - Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
What 22 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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3.7
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3.6
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3.2
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Chris
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We dined in the restaurant. Food was great but served on cold plates. No ambience as it was empty - everyone were coming for the pods. Doors were continuously open with people arriving and so there was a continuous cold draft. We wouldn't eat in the restaurant again.

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CraigG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Was good but now very poor. Service is shocking, food for the money is a rip off very similar dishes, limited choice. Would never go back again

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GeorgeA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My second visit. We were with friends who have not been previously to Ponsbourne or in pods. They were pleased and enjoyed the experience.
The food was super and different to normal Indian restaurants and made a very pleasant change.
Not the cheapest but good value and worth visiting you.
The service was good and the staff were polite and helpful.
You will be seeing us again with other friends soon.
Kind regards,
George Abraham.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 20, 2021

Dear George, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant departments. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations. Kindest Regards, Ponsbourne Team

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SamM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I will definitely return very soon.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 30, 2021

Dear Sam, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant departments. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations. Kindest Regards, Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful the chilli chicken was out of this world everyone had a fantastic time

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 30, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant departments. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations. Kindest Regards, Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible experience. We were in the restaurant section and paid for an ‘experience’ and we got one, a bad one. The whole operation in this place is a shambles but the food is actually authentic Indian cuisine and very good….when it arrives (we waited 2 hours). The staff had no idea that we PRE—PAID (£92). The restaurant was freezing yet none of the staff were masked, service was poor and unattentive, the restaurant was very bright and had zero ambience. We couldn’t wait to leave.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 24, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and it has been passed on to the appropriate team. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest Regards Ponsbourne Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food - avoid

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 30, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and it has been passed on to the appropriate team. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest Regards Ponsbourne Team

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you eat in the pods or domes, then it may well be good, we booked the restaurant for ease of access for my 88 year old mother’s birthday we had to ask to be served just to get a drink, then again to order our food, to be told there were no poppadoms, on the already limited menu what Indian restaurant doesn’t have poppadoms, at this point we paid the bill and went to a restaurant 5 mins up the road! Absolutely awful

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 30, 2021

Dear John, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and it has been passed on to the appropriate team. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest Regards Ponsbourne Team

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BriftonD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bymiske I book the reservation for Dine-in in restaurant... but manager arranged pods for me with no extra charges... quantity of food and taste was amazing... really enjoyed... thank you Ponsbourne for amazing service...

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 24, 2021

Dear Brifton, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very poor experience. We weren’t even offered a pod despite having booked. Instead we were shuttled into an annexe with poor lighting, bad ambience, and flies buzzing around our food. The quality of the food was moderate, but a very limited menu, and very overpriced, which would have been acceptable for an exceptional experience- this wasn’t it.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 17, 2021

Dear William, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that we disappointed you and could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and acknowledged. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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Laura
Malta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Wasn’t aware of the £50 per head minimum charge … this needs to be made clearer. Food was amazing. Service was ok. Get the feeling they rely on the food and location to get them through. Wouldn’t rush back.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 17, 2021

Dear Laura, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that we disappointed you and could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and acknowledged. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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RekhaD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing experience. Arranged for a very good friend, she loved it and bringing her family soon. Also other friends loved the place, atmosphere, food and service. They will bring their family and friends too. My first experience was unforgettable.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 3, 2021

Dear Rekha, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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priyam
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent aswell as ambience and service. Aditya, Nitesh and Ashif were very welcoming and attentive to our needs. Keep it up!

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear Priyam, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Andrew
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Suraj was amazing! Went above and beyond to ensure that my anniversary was special. I really loved it!!

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AnkMaria
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service,food,view ,staff ,location,drinks,everything was stunning

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AnnieM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, place, great company, love drive to

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

Dear Annie, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Dissapointing food, service is very amateurish. Front of house girls more interested in chatting between themselves and eating crisps, than welcoming diners.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 25, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused with food/service. Your review has been acknowledged and sent to relecant teams. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with friends

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 19, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank your for taking some precious time to write a review about your experience at Ponsbourne Pods. We are glad to know that your experience at Ponsbourne Pods was amazing and you had a wonderful time. We hope that we can give you and your guest a better experience in the future. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Anna
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very beautiful and lovely environment and the service was 5star friendly staffs. I would go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

On arrival I was told the pod we had booked was not available they were all taken so we had to sit in the restaurant area. The menu was very restricted not a lot to choose from. The price didn’t reflect the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

the place itself is beautiful and definitely a visit but the food was shocking for the price you pay.. the food was served cold and they got our order wrong three times..

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DimpleK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’ve been to Ponsbourne 3 times now. The menu has reduced to half of what it was. Felt the options were limited and the prices have increased. What we ate was nice, but I felt the food was much better last time. When I spoke to a member of staff they said they’ve reduced the menu as they are very busy at the moment, the dishes available are the quick dishes….

They were accommodating for my mum who had dietary requirements.

I don’t think I’ll be going back until they go back to the original menu.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar
Responded on June 30, 2021

Mrs Dimple. K, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused due to the service and food. Your review has been seen and it ha been passed on to the appropriate team. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest Regards Ponsbourne Team

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FAQs

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01707 876191.

Ponsbourne Restaurant and Bar is rated 3.6 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.