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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Hertfordshire

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 (1289)
£26 to £40
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
Dined 7 days ago
Good food with excellent service . Our meal was very tasty and delicious the cocktails were excellent, would recommend Lavish, excellent value for money.
A photo of The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford restaurant
4.7 (238)
£25 and under
Wine Bar
Bishop's Stortford
About the restaurant
Opened in November 2015, the bishops cave is a hybrid cheese, wine and craft beer bar and shop. We wanted to create a relaxed, continental-style bar where people can come and enjoy some of life's little luxuries.
Top review
Dined on Mar 6, 2024
We attended the quiz night, which always promises to be a great evening. The staff are attentive and friendly. Food is delicious and with a great choice of cheeses.
A photo of Humo restaurant
4.7 (238)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
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
Dined on May 2, 2024
Excellent food and impeccable service. Highly recommended.
A photo of Spark Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.6 (346)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
Our Turkish restaurant aims to provide customers with supreme taste, renowned quality of service, a pleasant dining experience, and is determined to become the best Turkish restaurant in Hoddesdon and the UK. Please advised on Friday and Saturday booking before 8pm have a 2 hour time limit.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Lovely birthday lunch, didn’t book it till last minute. Very friendly staff, our waiter was asking if everything was ok, but not over the top. Very good value lunch time menu. Would definitely recommend.
A photo of Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.5 (2508)
£26 to £40
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Everything was wonderful especially Amy and the nice lad that served me sadly forgot his name, it's my age!
A photo of The Fat Buddha restaurant
4.5 (559)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
The Fat Buddha is your local Indian Restaurant located in Berkhamsted town centre. With its relaxed atmosphere, has become for many, the ideal place to enjoy delicious Indian food. Our Indian dishes are all freshly prepared to order and have have a unique flavour and aroma, the real flavour of India and can also be found on our Indian takeaway menu.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Not the cheapest, but certainly one of the best Indian restaurants! The food is varied and delicious, served by a friendly and attentive staff. Give the Fat Buddha a try, I’m sure you’ll not regret your decision.
A photo of The Terrace at Sópers restaurant
4.3 (33)
£25 and under
Potters Bar
About the restaurant
Situated in the heart of Cuffley, The Terrace at Sópers offers a blend of familiar luxury and understated sophistication. Our all-day British dining restaurant boasts a modern, light, and spacious interior. Whether you prefer the inviting ambiance of our main dining area or the refreshing outdoor atmosphere of our terrace, we provide a welcoming space for you to indulge in seasonal favourites.

Our menu is a celebration of gourmet British flavours, meticulously crafted with attention to detail. Join us on Sundays for our renowned roast dinners, where we also offer delectable sharing boards for a communal dining experience.

We are open to everyone of all ages. However, we ask that no under 18s are in The Terrace after 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We take card payments only.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 21, 2024
It’s my second visit for a Sunday Roast and yet again I really loved it! Visited with a friend I had the beef and she had chicken and we both enjoyed very much. They had a magician there too which was a nice touch. We both then sat and had drinks in the lounge area which was nice and relaxed. Fab food/fab ambience and friendly staff. Would recommend!! Will be back soon!
A photo of Craft & Cleaver - Hitchin restaurant
4.3 (157)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Craft & Cleaver is an Industrial, Brooklyn-Inspired Barbecue Joint & Bar – bringing authentic wood-fired Barbecue, expertly-sourced Craft Beer & awesome Cocktails to Hitchin.

Proudly independent, open 7 days a week!

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
We had a great night at Craft & Clever. Played shuffleboard followed by an amazing meal. The service was amazing too! So friendly, attentive and welcoming. Thank you!
A photo of White Horse - Welwyn restaurant
4.2 (58)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of the Welwyn village, the White Horse is a popular retreat from the hustle and bustle, famous for our impressive all weather garden and cabins, spectacular Sunday roasts, beers by the roaring log fire and that home-from-home feeling for the local community. Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
Me and my partner had an exceptional Sunday roast with the duo of beef and pork! Price was very reasonable due to the quality of the meal! Hats off to the chef, will deffo eat here again!
A photo of Crystal Palace restaurant
3.4 (47)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
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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