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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Hertfordshire

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining 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 The Bull Berkhamsted restaurant
4.8
4.8 (250)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Berkhamsted
About the restaurant
We are very proud to have been voted Best Restaurant by our diners through Open Table.
A well established independent family run dog-friendly pub with real log fires, in the heart of Berkhamsted; considered by many to be a "proper" pub.
With the benefit of a car park and a spacious, sunny beer garden, backing onto the canal. Plus an enclosed, heated mediterranean styled decking area to the rear, perfect for Al Fresco dining.
Our seasonal menu and specials, are created in house by our head chef Oli Board and his team, show casing fresh local produce and catering to all dietary requirements. Sunday is all about our home cooked Roast, served till 5.00pm. Food from the kitchen is available during all bookable hours.
Homemade bar snacks, cakes and coffee are always available. There is a dedicated gin bar, cocktails made to order and a selection of local real ales, craft beers and European lagers.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Fantastic food & great service will definitely visit The Bull again really enjoyed our evening.
A photo of George IV restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1126)
£25 and under
Modern European
Hertford
About the restaurant
Nestled away in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Great Amwell near Ware, The George IV's new Spring menu offers exceptional restaurant cuisine within a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Oliver and his Team serve a menu consisting of seasonal & fresh dishes for all to enjoy.
Top review
Pete
Dined 4 days ago
Very good service throughout, and the food was of the usual high standard - we went a la carte and the 500g Sirloin was excellent. It was a warm enough night to sit outside which was a bonus and added to the ambience.
A photo of The Lytton Arms restaurant
4.5
4.5 (637)
£25 and under
Pub
Knebworth
About the restaurant
A casual and charming pub with beer at its heart! Set in the beautiful village of Old Knebworth, North Hertfordshire, just on the edge of the historic Knebworth Estate, surrounded by wonderful walks and cycle routes.

Our new menu showcases the best of local seasonal produce, all freshly prepared on site. Micheal Kirby the new head chef, classically trained, offers a contemporary take on pub classic dishes.
Book ahead for Sunday lunch as it is always popular.

Beautiful beer garden with some covered areas.

Please note we have different offers for:
Monday / Tuesday - Drinks only
Wednesday - Saturday - Full menu
Sunday - Sunday Lunch

Please call the pub directly for private events.

Top review
EricDelmorevip
Dined 4 days ago
Great friendly service, very dog friendly so expect the odd bark up, good food, good range of Craft beers (but sadly no Old Man's Brown Foaming Ale for me like a London Pride or Spitfire!), Venison Shepherd's Pie n thing of absolute beauty
A photo of The Old Guinea restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1867)
£25 and under
Italian
Radlett
About the restaurant
In the village of Ridge, set between Shenley and Potters Bar and dating back to 1826, The Old Guinea offers outstanding views of Hertfordshire countryside, with 150 garden and 50 internal seats- all offering good social distancing. Our varied menu offers choices to satisfy every taste with our famous pizzas, made with traditional fresh dough every day, Al forno dishes, salads and delicious ‘special’ options. Gluten-free and vegan choices are available and a children’s menu is offered. A large selection of good wines, beers, cocktails and real ales complete our offering. Families are welcome and the garden and bar is a dog friendly area.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great food and good value. Lovely outdoor area, enjoyed
A photo of The Cricketers restaurant
4.4
4.4 (889)
£25 and under
Pub
Hitchin
About the restaurant
A gem of a village pub serving pizzas, artisan burgers, pub classics with great pints and playgrounds. Set in the North Herts village of Weston. Acres of beer garden, kids play areas, families, muddy boots and dogs very welcome in our bar area. Our beautiful Pavilion restaurant is open for all day for reservations Mondays through to Sunday.
Our normal pub garden benches will be available as usual on a walk-in basis or if your require a reservation for one of these please call us. Best Sunday lunch for miles.

Top review
Cathers
Dined 3 days ago
Our main server Jaz was lovely and really helpful and she is a credit to The Cricketers. We had a long wait (almost an hour) for the food, which was at least part due to a very large group who had put in an order just before we arrived. We did get a small discount off the bill for that. When the food arrived though, was really good and worth the wait, also to once the starters did come, the mains and desserts were much quicker. All I’d say is factor in a long wait for the food, seems to be a bit of a recurring comment on the reviews and the kitchen needs to be a bit better with its time management, but the food is good value for money when it arrives, the staff are friendly and the cricketing theme is fun (especially for those of us who are fans of the game).
A photo of Brookmans restaurant
4.2
4.2 (251)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Brookmans Park
About the restaurant
With opulent interiors and a contemporary bar and eatery, we are proud to have become a hub for the local area. Join us for a great cup of coffee, a decent pint of beer, or a glass of chilled champagne. Take a seat at the bar facing the door if you want to see and be seen, or find a table in the garden room which opens out onto the terrace. The eatery is warm and welcoming with deep teal walls and splashes of rich mustard yellow offset by soft greys lit by twinkling chandeliers. On the walls hang historic posters from the Metroland era when Brookmans Park was built, part of the hugely-optimistic garden suburb movement.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 21, 2024
Great booth for a cosy Sunday roast with family and friends. Amazing food, my belly is now almost as big as my eyes. Both my kids enjoyed their meals, and were happy while the adults were talking. A really great atmosphere, unrushed and great value.
A photo of The White Horse restaurant
4.2
4.2 (397)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Harpenden
About the restaurant
The White Horse is a delightful old pub in Hatching Green. Five minutes from the bustling centre of Harpenden on the one hand and Junction 9 of the M1 on the other, the pub has a lovely country setting, surrounded by a large leafy garden and terrace.

The bar is warm and cosy, with old parquet and low beams hung with antique copper jugs, while the dining room is light & fresh, its French windows opening onto a sunny terrace. In our charming private dining room, up a winding stair in the oldest part of the pub, we can comfortably host a dinner party for twelve.

Top review
JimT
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
Only downside was starter special Cherizzo Bon Bon which was a bit bland, steaks were great, Shiraz was lovely and the service was unhurried and attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be back.
A photo of The Three Horseshoes restaurant
4.2
4.2 (18)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Borehamwood
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
StuartA
Dined on Apr 21, 2024
A very pleasant experience with great atmosphere and good food & wine. A perfect sunday lunch
A photo of The Terrace at Sópers restaurant
4.2
4.2 (35)
£25 and under
British
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
Tracey
Dined 5 days ago
Nice food Nice decor Was very quiet compared to a Friday But nice as catching up with friends Maybe some background music would have eased the less busy vibe
A photo of Script Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (81)
£25 and under
Modern European
Borehamwood
About the restaurant
Discover the culinary delights at Script Restaurant, a premier dining destination nestled on the outskirts of Elstree. We offer a relaxed high end casual dining experience to all guests, emphasising fun, local, fresh and seasonal produce but cooked and presented in a playful way. Our elegant yet cozy ambiance makes Script Restaurant the perfect spot for romantic dinners, business lunches, and special occasions. Enjoy our world-class wine selection, handcrafted cocktails, and exceptional service. Whether you're a food connoisseur or just exploring the city's dining scene, Script Restaurant offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience. With a sun-drenched terrace overlooking the picturesque 11th hole of the Hertsmere’s stunningly kept golf course, the team will ensure all of your needs are catered for.

Top review
AnneG
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first visit to Script and we will definitely return. It was the Sunday lunch menu but we both chose salads. Great choice and generous amount, they were delicious. It was a shame the sorbet for wasn’t available for dessert but the cheesecake made up for it - maybe next time. This is a lovely venue - felt very relaxed and with great views. The service was quick and friendly and we look forwards to returning.
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