RestaurantsHertfordshireHitchinSG4

survey result

Summary

£55
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2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “beautiful, charming setting” and “smart atmosphere” of this farmhouse hotel less than half an hour from London win general applause, and “in an area which is something of a desert in respect of ‘fine dining’, it provides cooking that’s a notch above the usual gastropub fare”. “On a warm summer’s day, a table in the garden is ideal for a long, relaxed lunch”.

Summary

£53
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3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great food” from “an imaginative menu” makes this “delightful traditional farmhouse hotel” a real “local favourite” – and a useful bolthole just 25 minutes from London. But service, particularly from junior staff, “can be hit and miss”, and some find the new conservatory (opened February 2022) to be “very noisy with sound bouncing off the hard surfaces”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “grand” fifteenth-century farmhouse-with-rooms is “just an hour from London” but profits from “extensive gardens leading to open countryside”. Add in an “imaginative” menu and “cosy corners to dine” (plus a newish dining conservatory), and it’s “most enjoyable, particularly if at a garden table when the sun is shining”.

Summary

£53
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4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Revamped in summer 2018, this fifteenth-century pub-with-rooms nowadays incorporates a stylish dining conservatory, which – notwithstanding the odd downbeat report – scored very highly last year with its earthy, high quality cooking.

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Redcoats Green, Hitchin, SG4 7JR

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
15, 25
No dress code
90

The Farmhouse at Redcoats Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Farmhouse at Redcoats Restaurant in SG4, Hitchin by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Farmhouse at Redcoats restaurant.
Robert K
This place just gets it right. Every time, ...
Reviewed 6 months, 15 days ago

"This place just gets it right. Every time, the atmosphere is lively, vibrant, enjoyable, but never rowdy or off-putting. The service is polite and attentive, and staff are good at judging whether to opt for a slightly more formal manner or an acceptably informal approach. The Osso Buco was my dish of the year: a wonderfully generous piece of meat in a rich sticky sauce with plentiful amounts of marrow in the bone. A 10 out of 10 dish. Beef carpaccio was an elegant and pleasing starter, as was the Orkney scallop with an unusual tikka masala sauce. Warm chocolate mousse was a decadent and delightful pudding. Fantastic."

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Robert K
What a beautiful building in a very special...
Reviewed 9 months,

"What a beautiful building in a very special setting! My parents are regulars, but this was my first visit and it didn’t disappoint. A vibrant, happy atmosphere. The staff are mainly young, but they are attentive and polite. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Try the Pinney oysters and the dark chocolate marquise. Highly recommended."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £17.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Redcoats Green, Hitchin, SG4 7JR
Opening hours
Monday7:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday7:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday7:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday7:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday7:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday7:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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