Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant
Tuesday eveningTried the Hermitage for the first time after having heard really good reports.
Service and ambiance were excellent, waitress very attentive but not over the top.
Food was well cooked and presented and there was a good range of wines.
There was no problem getting the bill at the end.
Overall an excellent dining experience. We'll definitely go again.11/06/2013 00:00:00Lovely mealHad a wonderful night here - lovely atmosphere and very efficient service. Hermitage Board which changes daily with salmon fishcakes, ham hock and parma ham - a meal in itself followed by steak and triple cut chips and then a lovely raspberry and white chocolate creme brulee!!07/06/2013 00:00:00Great evening out.Family birthday, excellent food and wine, great ambiance and super service. Ideal!06/06/2013 00:00:00Good food , great ambienceGood food , great ambience . Service a little slow04/06/2013 00:00:00Fabulous Dining ExperienceHighly recommend this restaurant had an exceptional meal and service was second to none.01/06/2013 00:00:00I came into the restaurantI came into the restaurant with a friend for the first time last week, we had a lovely time, the food was good, the atmosphere was good and I will definitely be back again30/05/2013 00:00:00Great food in a beautiful buildingI went to hermitage road for the first time this week for my mother in law's birthday and we all loved it. Food was really good quality and there were several vegetarian options for me to choose from. I thought that the space might be too dark based on pictures from the restaurant's website but the room has a huge and beautiful window which made the room nice and light. I had also worried that it might be too noisy being in such an open plan space but it wasn't at all. Will definitely go back.29/05/2013 00:00:00GREAT SERVICEIT WAS MY MOTHER-IN-LAW'S 81ST BIRTHDAY AND THE RESTAURANT HAD ARRANGED HELIUM BALLOONS TO BE PLACED ON THE TABLE, EVEN WITHOUT OUR REQUESTING IT. THAT WAS VERY THOUGHTFUL; NOT MANY RESTAURANTS GO THE EXTRA MILE WITHOUT CHARGING AN ADDITIONAL FEE.THE JAZZ SINGER WHO PROVIDED LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WAS GREAT AND ADDED A TOUCH OF CLASS TO THE MEAL. THE STAFF IN GENERAL AND OUR WAITRESS IN PARTICULAR WERE ALL FANTASTIC. GREAT EXPERIENCE, AS USUAL!26/05/2013 00:00:00Birthday night outGreat food, fantastic cocktails in a lively setting. Little slow with drinks service at start of meal, but no complaints after that. Will definitely be going back again.25/05/2013 00:00:00we celebrated my son's 18thwe celebrated my son's 18th and had mentioned this on a mail and the waiter was briefed and then a candle on his pudding! My son loved the interior and food24/05/2013 00:00:00Great food in a cool settingHermitage Rd offers a unique high street dinning experience, bringing a Covent Garden vibe to Hitchin. The food is cooked and presented to a very high standard. The ribs are the best that I have tasted and the sticky toffee pudding cannot be beaten!!22/05/2013 00:00:00Birthday CelebrationsMost enjoyable evening yet again
Delicious food and very interesting menu
Love the atmosphere
Delightful and happy staff
Will return15/05/2013 00:00:00Fabulous celebratory mealMy girlfriend and I had a lovely dinner at Hermitage Road. I'll not go into song and dance detail but a fair summary is attentive but not intrusive service - and always relaxed, friendly and with a smile. The food is well presented in a contemporary style - loved the French fries in a container and the wooden serving plate.
The food itself was, and from experience, always is fabulous. Cooked to perfection, seasoned well and just the right amount on the plate to allow you to sample all courses should you wish to.
The wine list is pretty broad both on variety and region so should satisfy the majority.
I will definitely be returning and would equally recommend a visit to Hermitage Road.14/05/2013 00:00:00A brilliant evening outBooking the table was simple and efficient- and from there it was a delight. The whole of our group enjoyed the experience, had brilliant meals and really enjoyed the evening. The ambience of The Hermitage is impressive and the layout pleasant. All staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Fantastic.09/05/2013 00:00:00Great place to go, very relaxed.
GoGreat place to go, very relaxed.
Good service, attentive and friendly but not intrusive. The vegetarian moussaka was very tasty, others enjoyed the fish 'special of the day' and the pork chop.
The desserts ;The trio of desserts, the chocolate tart and the selection of sorbets whilst attractive and 'yummy' for me do not compare to the cheese board( which I had on a previous visit).08/05/2013 00:00:00the meal and service werethe meal and service were very good. my only complaint wae inrespect of
the pastry in my dessert which was very hard.
i would be quite happy to visit your restaurant again.05/05/2013 00:00:00We will returnWe have visited for dinners and lunches, family gatherings, networking and business meals and it is consistently great food and an excellent atmosphere.03/05/2013 00:00:00A very special anniversary mealGreat atmosphere, lovely place, staff very good. Food/menu is good but not yet very good, and time keeping to be called to the table was a little delayed for my liking. Overall experience was positive, if you want to celebrate something special you can't go wrong. Value for money is ok but once you add in the atmosphere and quality of service its well worth a visit!30/04/2013 00:00:00A very enjoyable mealOn the whole we enjoyed a very pleasant evening at the Hermitage Bar & Grill. The service was a little slow at times but the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. They even helped us to change one of their dishes around so that I could eat it as a number of the usual components of the dish were things that I couldn't eat. The food was excellent and came quickly enough not to be waiting but slow enough not to feel rushed. We were very impressed with the price, at under £60 for two people including a bottle of wine, for the quality it was excellent. All in all a great addition to the restaurant scene in HItchin! I will definitely return.30/04/2013 00:00:00Great FoodWe were there for my fiances' and my mothers birthday lunch. Food was great, atmosphere wonderful, as on Sunday afternoon they have live music.28/04/2013 00:00:00Went for Sunday lunch andWent for Sunday lunch and the place was buzzing. Unfortunately we had a table next to the stage and there was a jazz band playing so conversation was a bit difficult.the and service were excellent though.28/04/2013 00:00:00A Must Go ToDue to the high ceilings the ambience of the restaurant has a lovely feel about it. You are 'checked in' by very polite staff at the entrance downstairs and then warmly welcomed by reception. The waitrose was very attentive and friendly, I have visited this restaurant on several occasions with different people but my friend I was with had never been before and would definitely pay another visit. The food was delicious, very fresh and hot.24/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent food and serviceExcellent food and service.Steaks cooked exactly to requirements(medium rare was medium rare!).Waiter had good knowledge of menu and able to give good advice.23/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic MealI took my partner to The Hermitage for his birthday meal on a Friday evening and we both left with massive smiles on our faces and full bellies. The food was fantastic and the service even better, we raved the whole evening and next day about all the little touches like asking you if you would like a jug of tap water for the table and if we would like to take the rest of our Pork belly ribs home because they where to big for us to finish. I would recommend The Hermitage to anyone and am coming back on the 3rd May with my work colleagues. Also being diagnosed with Coeliacs recently I was very impressed with all of the options available for me.19/04/2013 00:00:00Outstanding Value and Hospitality.This was our first visit to the Hermitage and it will certainly not be our last. The food and wine were superb and the setting was great,we very much liked the bar area for our pre dinner drink where we enjoyed a nice glass of Sauvignon blanc before the excellent meal. The staff were all lovely people and very helpful and we cant wait for our next visit.18/04/2013 00:00:00RecommendedI thoroughly recommend going to the hermitage.
The service was amazing and they catered for my nut allergy superbly.
Food was well presented and tasty.
Price no more expensive than any restaurant of the same quality.
Thought the 2 hour booking slot was more than enough time not to feel rushed.
Go and try it!17/04/2013 00:00:00Another great meal!This was the second time we have been to the hermitage in the last month. It's a great find, food, service and ambiance all top-class! We'll be back soon.13/04/2013 00:00:00Very LondonI was very impressed front the porter on the door with the reservation list. That gave a very exclusive feel, to the friendly hosts as you walked up the stairs and through the door. The food was excellent, well presented and the atmosphere was superb. It had a feel of a restaurant you would expect to find in London but without the prices. The only negative is I live in Tring, Herts however will definitely make the 45 min drive to have that dining experience again.13/04/2013 00:00:00Good night outThe overall experience was very good. The menu is somewhat limited but what they deliver is good quality and good tasting food. Wine is good quality so don't expect cheap plonk on menu. A good place for a special occasion but a bit pricy for a regular night out.12/04/2013 00:00:00The place to go!Not many good eating holes in Hertfordshire, but this is sure to top the list! Great atmosphere, great food and very attentive staff! Go for the oysters!11/04/2013 00:00:00DeliciousThis is the second time I have been to this restaurant and it did not let me down when I introduced some new people to it! The food was just amazing - none of the plates went back with food on them!
The atmosphere of the place is great and all the staff were beyond helpful.
I definitely plan on going back for more as there is so much I want to try!09/04/2013 00:00:00Sunday lunch par excellenceQuirky venue in Hitchin in what was formerly a dance hall and a night club. They have a Sunday "Host a Roast" where you carve your eat at the table. We had sirloin of beef which was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for a family and friends Sunday lunch.07/04/2013 00:00:00Anniversary EasterWe met up, at Hermitage Road, with family members who live locally and had recommended this restaurant. It has a great atmosphere and the venue is wonderful. It truly lived up to its excellent reputation. The Sunday lunch is very good, with the meat cooked individually ( so pork loin, chicken supreme, Barnsley lamb chop) rather than sliced off a joint which might have been cooked hours before the meal, as can be the case in some places.
Our waitress and waiters were charming and attentive without being intrusive.
We will certainly return. Just a note to say that it is essential to book, as we did, because the restaurant becomes fully booked quite quickly, at weekends especially.31/03/2013 00:00:00FantasticWe had a fantastic time, to food was amazing and by far the best meal out I've had in a long time. Have told everyone all about it and how lovely it was. Can't wait to come again.30/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, reasonablyExcellent food, reasonably priced in a superb setting. The service was very good and the girls loved the cocktails. We had a seafood slate and the assorted breads as a starter and then burgers for main. All very well cooked.30/03/2013 00:00:00Hermitage Rd Good FridayWe had lunch here on Good Friday and like the previous time it was great. First, the venue is very cool and buzzing. The food is in fact better than the menu description and is pretty much what you want. Could use a few more veg options and the prices are not cheap but good quality for your £. Great beer too. Really good place. We'll go back, anytime.29/03/2013 00:00:00The Hermitage, HitchinA very nice place with a lovely and friendly atmosphere. A great looking restaurant with many young waiters.
It is unfortunately very noisy in there and though the food is very good, there is a distinct lack of vegetarian dishes. Most dishes seem to be burger, sausage and meat things which I don't favour.
All in all a lovely experience and not too expensive.29/03/2013 00:00:00Back for more!Four of us out for my daughters birthday meal. Excellent food, shared the Beouf de cotes, the best meat I have eaten in a very long time. The service was excellent and even though we had booked an early meal, we did feel hurried to finish by 9.00pm. Would recommend to family and friends. Will certainly be coming back.27/03/2013 00:00:00Fantastic evening!A very pleasant surprise, the restaurant has a real buzz and completely unexpected for the size of hitchin, the food and service was also amazing. Will definitely be going back.22/03/2013 00:00:00Very nice place bit over pricedBeen here a few times and always had fab service, the menu is relatively small and changes regularly this time it had quite a lot of fish on it, not great for me as i dont eat fish. the staff are always really tentative and cant be faulted and the food is always fresh and really tasty, i would say overall the food is quite pricey for what it is but you are definately paying for the experience as well, overall a good meal22/03/2013 00:00:00I invited a friend to theI invited a friend to the Hermitage this week. It was her first visit and she enjoyed herself. She doesn't usually eat dessert but the Banana and praline parfait was parfait!20/03/2013 00:00:00Fantastic MealI took my partner here for his birthday and we had a fantastic time. The service was brilliant and the food was delicious, and the chef's even wrote happy birthday on my partners dessert :) Will definately be returning!!19/03/2013 00:00:00Couldn't fault it on any countWe held a belated Mother's Day meal for 5 and were lucky enough to be allocated a booth table - go for one of these if possible as they're a little quieter. The place is a bit 'Jamie's meets Browns' - open plan kitchen, relatively limited menu (but it was a Sunday so they focus on the roasts). We felt the prices were very reasonble compared to the two aforementioned places, and in our view the quality was better than Brown's based on recent experiences there. We paid £40 per head for pre-dinner drinks with nibbles, 3 courses each, 2 decent bottles of wine and coffees. Service is entirely optional unlike other places that add 10-15% on. Service was excellent - efficient and courteous throughout. Overall experience exceeded expectations!17/03/2013 00:00:00DOTTING THE "I" & CROSSING THE "T"SERVICE IS GENERALLY VERY GOOD WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE WAITER STRETCHING ACROSS GUESTS TO SERVE ANOTHER GUEST, INSTEAD OF WALKING AROUND THE TABLE TO SERVE THE OTHER GUEST. MORE IMPORTANTLY, MAKING THE MISTAKE OF SERVING DRINKS TO MALE GUESTS FIRST BEFORE LADIES - UNFORGIVABLE ON MOTHERS' DAY OF ALL DAYS!!!10/03/2013 00:00:00Delicious brunchWe visited Hermitage Road for Mother's Day brunch and it was pretty busy so obviously a popular choice. The menu was great with traditional breakfast fare aswell as more unique offerings, all at really good prices. The full english was great and cost less than in some greasy spoons!!!! The staff were friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is great, helped by the kind of industrial but warm interior.
Definitely recommended! Oh and they were roasting all the joints ready for lunch time and the beef looked amazing10/03/2013 00:00:00Mother's Day lunchI went here for Mother's Day with my mum and we had a thoroughly enjoyable roast lunch. The food was excellent as usual, however I was a bit disappointed with the level of understanding about my wheat intolerance, I asked about whether wheat was inthe gravy and never got an answer back - I did go ahead and eat the meal without having that knowledge but it would have been good to have had the answer first. Other than that the service was very good and I would certainly be going back to eat there again.10/03/2013 00:00:00Good food at a very reasonableGood food at a very reasonable price! Stunning inside - set out like a New York loft!09/03/2013 00:00:00Impressing the TravellersTook my three, very cosmopolitan, sons for Sunday Lunch at The Hermitage. Very pleased to say they loved it. One point to Mum!03/03/2013 00:00:00Birthday treat with the family.The staff were fantastic - they held our table when we were caught up in a traffic accident. The experience was wonderful and food was fabulous.
Have been here before on a girly night out and can vouch for the cocktails too!28/02/2013 00:00:00Great quality & value for moneyit was my wifes birthday, The Hermitage staff were very welcoming from the moment we arrived it was helpful that they explained what was available on the menu and gave details as to what the various dishes were. The service was prompt and staff were very friendly.
On the whole it was a very pleasant evening with great food.26/02/2013 00:00:00