Restaurant at Down Hall

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, nr Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS
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Lunch 12.30pm – 2.30pm (Special Sunday Lunch menu)
Dinner 6.30pm – 9.30 pm Monday – Sunday

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Restaurant at Down Hall

The Grill Room Restaurant is an ideal location for informal dining in beautiful historic surroundings. Located at Down Hall Hotel, the restaurant is decorated with Italian wood flooring, dark wood tables and large windows that let in an abundance of natural daylight.

The Grill Room Restaurant offers a contemporary British menu with the finest ingredients sourced from our own vegetable garden or the local area.

Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm and 5pm

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Unfortunately some of the fish dishes were not available - it would perhaps have been helpful if this had been explained when we were given the menus. However, the food we had was lovely as were the staff and surroundings. And, the special birthday dessert treat was very much appreciated. We’ll be back !

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

I think main course options could be larger

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Extremely enjoyable lunch! Terrace restaurant is well set up for outdoor dining with heaters and blankets. The sharing plates were interesting and delicious.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Very well presented food with a varied menu in a nice location. Very pleasant and attentive staff too. I would recommend Down Hall for a light lunch on the terrace.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

I was recommended by a friend to try the new menu at Down Hall's outdoor terrace. What a fantastic experience. Staff were extremely friendly and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed the Lamb Kofta, Chicken Satay and King Prawns cooked at the open air grill by the Chef. We found the concept of trying many different small plates really suited us as we sat chatting all afternoon with a bottle of wine, whilst the spring sunshine kept us smiling. We will be back.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Each time I stay at the hotel, I look forward to eating in the restaurant, that says something! It’s more than you can say for most hotel restaurants. 👍

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Very nice food and very well attended.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Great food and lovely staff

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Lovely meal and fantastic service

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Lovely meal

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The staff were attentive and extremely pleasant. Fiona Kirsty and Marko looked after us brilliantly. The food was excellent. Will definitely come back.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Beer was served chilled - should be room temperature. Only lager should be served chilled. Nice to see table cloths and napkins. Butter was served frozen almost - should be room temperature.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

We have been several times for Sunday lunch with friends and always enjoy the occasion

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

Quality of food & service in the Grill Room at both dinner & breakfast was appalling. We left our full list of complaints with your hotel receptionists who, unlike the Grill Room staff, could not have been more helpful & accommodating

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Very slow table service, seated us then basically ignored us for 10 minutes. Had to ask if we could order our drinks, bread basket and main meals. Food service took 25 mins which is far too long. Served my dining partner the wrong meal, took 10-15 mins to replace with what she ordered by which time I had finished my meal. Drinks and one main removed from the bill. Other tables were also complaining.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Fabulous Sunday lunch followed by cocktails.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

50th Birthday Celebration meal.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

The value for money would have scored more but you fell down on basics, ie a roll supplied with soup. I suspect that would have been extra to pay but it really should have been provided in our opinion.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

My mum and I had a wonderful evening. The waitress Fiona was very attentive, polite and very joyful. The food was hot, delicious and extremely well presented with great value for money. It looked like a work of art, the chefs clearly have a passion for their creations.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Great Venue, Great Food and brilliant service....

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

My Husband and I chose DH for an impromptu but rare date and it was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed a drink in the beautiful lounge area... the bar man was very attentive and offered to make me the new gin cocktail DH Fizz... it was delicious and ordered another. Our meal in the Grill Room was fantastic and the service first class. We enjoyed exploring the garden and spa areas. We spent a very enjoyable 3.5 hours at Down Hall. I was especially taken with the new outside bar and seating area... we will definitely be back again very soon. In fact I have booked the spa for Tuesday. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Amazing food, stunning location and fantastic service. 5 stars all round.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

I dined here for Mother’s Day today, it was exceptional. We lloved it. The atmosphere, ambiance, the service and friendliness of staff was first class. The food was delicious. Can’t fault it at all.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

The wonderful setting and interior of Down Hall made for a really loveley lunch and afternoon with friends. Our Sunday lunch was excellent and your staff were very friendly, helpful and courteous.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Excellent food and drinks. The quality of the ingredients was excellent and cooked and presented well. The sourdough with the mackerel pate was slightly overtoasted, but a minor criticism of a splendid meal.

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