Best Restaurants in Hatfield

Best Restaurants in Hatfield



What makes the restaurant and other dining options in the Beales Hotel, Hatfield an ideal choice for food and drink from breakfast, lunch and dinner and more.

Family run hotel offers various top class food and drink options

For those choosing to quench their thirst or remove those hunger pangs in and around the Hatfield area, the Beales Hotel close to the A1(M) has a comprehensive choice of dining options. From a quick drink and snack to a full-blown restaurant meal this family run luxury hotel has all options covered.

Strong culinary reputation

The Beale family has run this hotel in Hatfield since 1964 and regular investment and a commitment to high standards of service has created an AA four star rated facility offering a top class dining experience close to excellent road links and handy for central London, two major motorways, and three international airports.

The restaurant, bar and other facilities are open to both residents and non-residents, and with plenty of parking and charging facilities for electric vehicles it’s easy and convenient to enjoy a variety of food and drink options. Customers can choose from lunch, dinner, perhaps a relaxing afternoon tea or a full breakfast before the rigours of a working day or a trip to some of the nearby attractions.

The options:

Restaurant facility – the OutsideIn restaurant attracts diners for its appetising breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all created from quality produce locally sourced (where possible).

Breakfast – from a light bite to a full English to set you up for the day, the OutsideIn restaurant can oblige from 7.00-10.00 am weekdays and 8.00-10.30am at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Buffet style, cooked to order and continental-style breakfasts are available and various coffee options and loose leaf teas are available. There’s a wide choice of cereals, all manner of fruit juices, fruit and even cheese if you like.

If you’re at leisure then how about a champagne breakfast?

Lunch – served from noon to 2.00pm Monday to Saturday and 12.30pm to 2.00pm Sundays and bank holidays.

A frequently changing menu is available and caters for all manner of preferences including vegetarian, and will typically offer various meat dishes, fish, vegetarian and maybe something like a curry-based main course.

Less formal dining

An alternative if you want a less formal lunch, whether a light bite or something a bit more substantial, can be found by eating in the Talkbar.

The Talkbar is open for light meals from 10.00am to 11.00pm seven days a week so even if it gets to mid or late afternoon and you fancy a bite outside the OutsideIn restaurant’s opening hours, then lighter snacks such as cold or hot sandwiches can be ordered as can salad dishes.

If you’re a little hungrier, something from the grill such as a beef, chicken or veggie burgers can be specified, or maybe something from the stove such as sausage and mash, an omelette or maybe some pasta?

If you fancy a dessert that’s fine; a selection typically including ice cream and sorbet options or maybe something with a chocolate bias can be ordered.

Dinner – a similar choice to the lunch options is available whether in the OutsideIn restaurant or the Talkbar; as with lunch, more formal dining can be found in the OutsideIn restaurant while those seeking something more casual might head for the Talkbar.

For dinner, the OutsideIn is open from 6.30pm to 10.00pm Monday to Sunday.

Time for tea?

Alongside traditional meals, other options include afternoon tea. Two basic choices are available served on the pleasant terrace, in the Talkbar or – for residents – in the room:

The ‘Kimpton Tea’ is a lighter variety with loose leaf tea or coffee along with warm scones, jam and clotted cream.

For something a little more substantial, the ‘Talkbar Tea’ offers the same as the ‘Kimpton Tea’ above plus four finger sandwiches of smoked salmon, free range egg and cress, cucumber and celery, and honey roast ham with three home made cakes to top things off.

In-room dining

For residents preferring to eat in their room, a wide choice from light snacks to share, sandwiches, paninis, club sandwiches, salads and something from the grill or stove such as burgers, an omelette of perhaps a curry is available.

In-room food is available pretty much all day and evening from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

Spoilt for choice

What gives the Beales Hotel such an advantage when choosing where to dine is the variety of options as discussed above; you can eat more or less what you like when you like in a variety of settings.

Booking is easy with both telephone and online options available.