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Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar

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20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1BT, England
+44 1462 433603
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:30 - 01:00
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London
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been here many times for breakfast & always thoroughly enjoyed it but hadn't ever tried it for lunch or dinner, so we recently booked to go on a Friday night. The place was absolutely packed, both at the bar & in the restaurant - this meant it was also very loud in there as the high ceiling &... More 

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Thank sus86london
Christine C, Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your Friday night visit to us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and have ensured that your feedback on the service you received and the honey roasted veg side have been passed on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Hermitage on Friday night for 'date night', it was where I met my partner and we have been back several times since, and previously we have always had such an amazing experience and it holds such great memories for us, however this time we were extremely disappointed. The menu choices were really limited, unless you liked shell fish... More 

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Thank 300amanda
Christine C, Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Hermitage. Please accept our sincere apologies for the issues you and your partner encountered. As you say, this is certainly not up to our usual high standards and we do hope you decide to visit us again for your “date nights” as your custom is extremely valuable... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday. The venue itself is beautiful and carried a very cool vibe. The staff were relaxed and knowledgeable. Food was plentiful, cocktails were delicious and the staff were not pushy when it came to offering desert. Next time I have friends visiting Hitchin, I will certainly be visiting Hermitage Road.

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Thank eleni a
Christine C, Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback. We love to hear from guests who are as passionate about Hermitage Road as we are and look forward to seeing you and your friends again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here lots and have never been disappointed. However, the last visit was simply terrible. More waiting staff than customers eating, but it still took 20 minutes to be asked for drinks. We actually had to leave our seats to get service. The food arived and the steak was simply inedible.Although it was returned, 20 minutes later and still no... More 

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Thank LuckyD7
Christine C, Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Hermitage Road. Please accept our sincere apologies for the issues you encountered. This is certainly not up to our usual high standards and we clearly could have dealt with the situation better. Once again please accept our sincerest apologies and if you would be so kind to get... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, good food, cocktails are MUCH much better now than when it first opened and it's my go to place for drinks and food. Also spent New Years Eve here and they really put allot of effort in, would definitely go again. The Sunday music sessions are great, try and catch The London Soul Section, you'll have a great... More 

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Thank kevinmcmanus8
ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you, we are thrilled with your five star review. As an independently run business, we really enjoy organising all the extras and going that extra mile. Thank you again and come back soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: Hitchin close to the town center. The interior is nice and I love the high ceiling. Service: at lunchtime it is great but service slows down at dinner time. You need to be patient at dinner time. Food: the food is nice but when it gets busy it can fall below average.

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1 Thank jenskoopmann
ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'Cool place' review, we really appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter & I were looking for somewhere to have an evening meal in Hitchin & ended up at Hermitage Road. We were greeted by a friendly, welcoming waitress who encouraged us to have a drink in the bar until our table was available. We enjoyed a 3 course meal which was freshly cooked & well presented. The price was... More 

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Thank NannyRara
ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

So pleased you chose Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant to enjoy a meal with your daughter. Thank you for your very kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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563 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lunchtime menu at the restaurant upstairs seemed far too heavy for our requirements so we chose to have more of a snack downstairs with tables next door sharing the area with a shop. We both chose the bacon, chicken and salad club bagel with flat whites and I just had to try the huge sausage roll that costs £2... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent lunch experience at Hermitage Rd coffee & bagel bar downstairs. Chef is aware of all comments made and we do look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is always good and the food is consistently delicious. I had oysters for the first time and they were delicious. The sirloin steak melted in my mouth. Too full to try a pudding! It is a very noisy venue just because there are a lot of hard surfaces which reflect the noise. As it is a large... More 

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Thank MummyGeek2014
ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed and chose to celebrate a 'Birthday meal' with us at Hermitage Rd. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great venue, use to be a dance hall back in the day and full of ornamental detail from the past! Great traditional English food with decent wine list and beers! Very good service, definitely worth a visit to this hidden gem!

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Thank KalvinFX
ACInns, General Manager at Hermitage Road Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'hidden gem' review and the very good service is a great compliment for the team to receive. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-21 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 433603
Description
Restaurant food served: Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:00 18:30 - 22:00 Sat: 09:30 - 11:15 12:00 - 22:00 Sun: 09:30 - 11:15 12:00 - 18:00 Food is available outside of the hours from the Bar. Coffee shop open: Mon - Fri: 07:00 - 17:00 Sat: 08:30 - 17:00 Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?