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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Hertfordshire

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Hertfordshire? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Lavish Bar & Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1314)
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Stevenage
About the restaurant
We are a mediterranean inspired grill in the heart of Stevenage Old Town, serving the very best steaks, grills and fresh fish alongside some amazing cocktails.
Our steaks are our signature dish, these are very carefully sourced and cooked by our master grill chefs on the word renowned Josper grill.

Our restaurant is rated no 1 on trip advisor.

We have live music every Friday.

We look forward to welcoming you, please call our reservations team for any further information.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Absolutely delighted with the whole experience here. Will definitely be returning very soon.
A photo of Lussmanns - Harpenden restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2643)
£25 and under
Modern European
Harpenden
About the restaurant
Situated in an 18th century former coach house overlooking Leyton Green, Lussmanns Harpenden has a delightful rural character and feel. Guests can enjoy courtyard dining in the charming walled garden and private meals in our lovely first floor room. We are a short stroll from leafy Rothamsted Park, the boutique high street shops and Public Halls.
Top review
BobB
Dined 5 days ago
We came to celebrate my 71st birthday we enjoyed Lovely food, but restaurant was very noisy.
A photo of Judges Restaurant & Cocktail bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (808)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Potters Bar
About the restaurant
"Judges restaurant and cocktail bar, formerly known as The Sun, is situated in the beautiful village of Northaw on the village green. This landmark Grade II listed building has, over many long months, been lovingly restored to its rightful glory. With a modern eclectic European and British menu, Carlos believes in sourcing local produce from artisan suppliers, where the provenance and quality of the foods are fully traceable. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of something sparkling under one of our chandeliers or having a scrumptious afternoon tea by the log fire, our bar and restaurant mix period features with modern day elegance, creating a memorable dining experience. Our cocktail bar and lounge areas are the perfect space for just popping by for an espresso martini or a light bite. Perfect for a relaxed evening drink with friends and informal eating from our brasserie style menu.
We look forward to welcoming you to CARLOS@JUDGES

Top review
DebraP
Dined 5 days ago
Consistently good and delicious food, quality, portions, choices and friendly service
A photo of Humo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (254)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
Watford
About the restaurant
Humo [oo-moh], is a modern firehouse situated in the heart of Watford, serving Spanish inspired meat, seafood, fish, and seasonal vegetables cooked in a charcoal and wood oven.

The furnace reaches temperatures of over 300 degrees Celsius so the produce is seared and smoked in seconds, making sure the flavour sings on your palate, and not on the plate.

The restaurant boasts a beautiful, seated island bar, a peephole into the working kitchen and covers for over 100 guests. The a la carte menu is purposely focused on dishes that dance in the fire, and the specials menu celebrates the produce only available seasonally.

The wine list is carefully designed to pair with the menu and comprises of a sophisticated range of wines from around the world. The bar also features a range of spirits, beers, classic and inventive cocktails for your pleasure.

Top review
JennaH
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely stunning food with extremely friendly and service just right - food is out quickly, in even stages so you don't feel rushed to exit. Cocktails just as fabulous, would highly recommend and re-visit!
A photo of Veyso's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (47)
£26 to £40
Turkish
Cheshunt
About the restaurant
Award winning Veyso's offers a contemporary Mediterranean dining experience, seamlessly transitioning from leisurely lunches to intimate evening dinners. The expansive dining area sets the stage for both celebratory occasions and private business lunches. Elevate your weekends at Veyso's cocktail bar, where entertainment awaits on selected dates throughout the month, ensuring a memorable and vibrant experience





Top review
Hayley
Dined 1 day ago
Service was great, so was the food and the singer.
A photo of Host Grill Restaurant Bishop’s Stortford restaurant
4.6
4.6 (94)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Bishop's Stortford
About the restaurant
Our modern and stylish restaurant serves a regularly changing menu with a predominantly modern European theme. Our wine list spans Europe and the new world with a focus on value at a great price.
Top review
Jojo
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Was just right for a nice meal catching up with friends from over seas
A photo of Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2527)
£26 to £40
British
Hitchin
About the restaurant
Set in the impressive former 1930s Hitchin ballroom, on the first floor, Hermitage Rd restaurant & Bar boasts a seasonal, award winning and sustainable premium food offer, from the awarding winning ACI team and a bar renowned for it's bespoke cocktails, quality wine and beer range. Recently refurbished.

We have expanded and very excited to bring to Hitchin a new Oyster and Champagne Bar, featuring the best of British produce, English sparkling of course, collaborating with award winning Nyetimber. In addition to oysters we serve a variety of small plates, perfect for a pre dinner glass/snack. Private hire also available. Located on the ground floor by the entrance to the restaurant, open Friday & Saturdays from 5pm available for walk-ins only.

Our coffee shop has also expanded and offers an amazing space to socialise and/or work, open 7 days a week, offering dine-in or take-away bagels and Hot Numbers Coffee, plus various size meeting rooms for hire.





Top review
GordonB
Dined 4 days ago
Made to feel very welcome by gentlemen behind the bar think his name was Nick he went over and above to celabrate our anniversary
A photo of Craft & Cleaver - Hitchin restaurant
4.3
4.3 (191)
£26 to £40
Barbecue
Hitchin
About the restaurant
Craft & Cleaver is a Brooklyn-Inspired Barbecue Restaurant & Bar – bringing authentic wood-fired Barbecue, expertly-sourced Craft Beer & awesome Cocktails to Hitchin.

Proudly independent, open 7 days a week!

Top review
PGee
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Got there early and had a cocktail at the bar. Good variety of choices of different cocktails with a twist. Food descriptions were great and food was delicious when it arrived. Staff so friendly and helpful and gave great advice re food and drinks. Will definitely be going back!
A photo of Bill's Café Bar - St Albans restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1000)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
St. Albans
About the restaurant
Brand new to St. Albans - Bill’s Café & Bar brings you a relaxed and casual space you can use as you wish. Whether you’re unwinding after a busy day, planning a date or sparking creativity during work hours, our restaurant offers the perfect ambience for every occasion. Explore a menu that caters to all tastes, from breakfast and brunch options to kickstart your day to lunch and dinner available ‘til closing time. 
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Brought the family in for lunch. Brunch was great. The family loved the new fish finger sandwhich and the bills bbq tray!! Was served by Kian who was very polite and friendly. Will be back
A photo of The Cowshed Restaurant at Tewinbury restaurant
3.9
3.9 (24)
£26 to £40
British
Welwyn Garden City
About the restaurant
Our menu changes with the seasons & is inspired by our kitchen garden, 700-acre working farm & the fantastic local suppliers we're fortunate enough to work with. Expect British classics with a refined touch, all made with the very best ingredients & produce.

Join us from 6pm on a Sunday evening for our famous roast dinner - using local meat & field-to-fork flavors

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Made my friends birthday 🎂 fantastic service,fantastic food and will definitely be coming back lovely day all in all
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