The Mary Beale Restaurant

West Lodge Park Hotel, Cockfosters Road, Barnet, United Kingdom, EN4 0PY
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Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner.

Mary Beale Restaurant & Terrace Bar is open with an all day menu available between 12:00 - 21:00.

Breakfast available between 07:00-10:00 (Monday - Friday) and 08:00-10:30 (Saturday and Sunday).

Afternoon Tea available between 14:00 - 17:00.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Private Dining

About The Mary Beale Restaurant

The Mary Beale Restaurant is named after the stunning art work by Britain's first professional woman painter. Many of her original works adorn the walls.

Our Executive Chef, Wayne Turner and and his team can now offer you a memorable dining experience with gastronomic delights on the menu and for those with smaller appetites delicious light meals or snacks can be served in our Terrace Bar.

Our Restaurant Manager, John Mills and his team look forward to welcoming you.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

As always excellent food and service but it was very quiet, unfortunately.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

The food was not up to standard We visited for a special birthday breakfast and it did not feel special at all The surroundings were second to non but the food was nothing special Untimely melon Hard poached eggs My juice was forgotten I really wouldn’t recommend this to my friends. I had breakfast a few years ago in the same place and the whole experience was amazing which is why we came back. Thoroughly disappointed ☹️ I would like to apply for a refund I didn’t complain at the time as it was my friend’s birthday treat and I thought it rude to make a fuss.

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We are very sorry to read your review. It is such a shame that we were not made aware on the day so we could have had the opportunity to rectify it for you at the time. We would always be happy to provide new / fresh poached eggs and melon. If the team accidentally forget to bring the juice, please just remind us and we will be happy to bring this over to you. Sadly, our breakfast is very different from any experience you may have had in the past. With Covid 19 we have to work with different restrictions and on a skeleton staff base with slightly less table interaction and no buffet offering. We have reached out to you via email and hope you will re-visit us again in the future.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

A lovely evening before lockdown and a good birthday meal, even if 2 days early. Staff were really lovely, smiles even behind the masks ! Thank you to all the staff Best wishes and hope all will be open in December

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Thank you for this lovely review. We are happy to hear you managed to celebrate your birthday with us at West Lodge Park Hotel prior to the lockdown. See you again sometime soon.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Enjoyable pre lockdown experience! Lovely selection of cakes for afternoon tea.

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It is pleasing to hear you had an enjoyable afternoon tea just before the national lockdown. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Food, staff and atmosphere all wonderful - which is why we keep coming back. Hope you get to reopen soon.

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We look forward to re-opening our bar and restaurant as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your loyalty to West Lodge Park Hotel.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

A very special thank you to Hidei who service was immaculate timing was great she made my proposal better than I thought it would be. She should definitely be put up for a award of the month for the best staff member Thank you again on behalf of my future wife and me

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Heidi would really like to thank you for this splendid review. Once again, many congratulations to you on your engagement. We love hosting special memories at West Lodge Park Hotel.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Great service, waitresses where really attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. Down side was the room we were in looked very tired and drab.

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We would like to thank you for this review and we have passed your comments onto our maintenance team to look into. Please do visit us again.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Please use decent coffee beans

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Thank you for your feedback. We will look into this. We usually only receive positive feedback regarding our coffee offering. We are sorry you feel differently on this occasion.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Last Sunday was my 4th visit to this restaurant and as always I was not disappointed. The food was absolutely amazing, the wine delicious and impeccable service. I can’t wait to come back! Oh and leave some room for the peanut butter mousse, it’s sublime!

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What a fabulous review! Many thanks for your genuine kind words.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Perfect Saturday night out, our friends just loved sharing the evening with us, great food perfect service and wonderful piano background to finish it off.

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It is excellent to hear you had such an enjoyable Saturday evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again once we have re-opened.

Responded On Sunday, 08 November 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Food and environment were great but the overall experience was let down by the service which was patchy.

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It's always hard for us to hear the service was not up to the expected level as we try very hard to exceed our guest's expectations. We hope on your next visit you may feel differently.

Responded On Sunday, 01 November 2020
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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

I would thoroughly recommend the Mary Beale restaurant for the evening meal it was excellent but a different story for breakfast poor service, cold food & tables not laid properly & definitely wouldn’t recommend breakfast based on what we experienced.

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It is great to hear you enjoyed your evening meal. However, it is very disappointing that our breakfast service was not to its usually high standards. We do sincerely apologise for this. We hope you will visit our wonderful hotel again in the future.

Responded On Sunday, 01 November 2020
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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Staff very friendly and professional. Food lovely, atmosphere relaxed and civilised.

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We would like to thank you for your splendid review.

Responded On Sunday, 01 November 2020
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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Very disappointing. Service and attention to detail poor. Tea very expensive for what it was - a few sandwiches and a glass of champagne. We won’t be back - sorrry!

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Thank you for your review. Our hardworking and friendly team are disappointed to read this. We usually gain very positive feedback on our levels of service. We are very sorry this is how you feel and we do hope that you may try us again some time in the future.

Responded On Sunday, 01 November 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Excellent in all areas.

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Thank you very kindly for your excellent ratings.

Responded On Sunday, 01 November 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Good meal a little on expensive side especially drinks, thought breakfast at £18 very expensive

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Thank you for your feedback. While we are a 4 star hotel in North London, we do consistently review our pricing to be in line with other local businesses.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Super meal- high quality dishes. But the veg we ordered did not arrive and even when queried took so long we cancelled them snd had to eat our mains cold which was a real shame

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We are sorry to hear this. This is not to our usually high standards and has been addressed with our kitchen team so that we can improve for the future.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Really lovely lunch. Would highly recommend.

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Thank you for you high recommendations.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Restful and cozy

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Many thanks to you. We like creating a homely feel.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Arranged the afternoon tea as a treat for my partners mum and her partner to celebrate their anniversary. They both enjoyed getting out for a bit,the staff were attentive and the chocolate anniversary plate was an added bonus. They both thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon out.

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Simply fantastic to read. Thank you

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

I do appreciate you offering a vegan option for afternoon tea but don’t advertise a pot of soya pudding as soya cream . Also I think 3 finger sandwiches is a bit poor . Maybe try coconut or oat alternatives for cream as they do whip . Look at ivy brasseeie for reference who do it really well

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Thank you - your feedback has been relayed onto our Executive Chef to look into.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Excellent food beautifully presented along with the perfect service provided by Sofie. Great music from Paul the pianist and all in a Covid-safe environment. What more could you ask for? Another wonderful and relaxing evening at West Lodge Park Hotel. A big thank you to all the staff who work so hard to make every visit so special. Would highly recommend!

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Sophie and our team would like to thank you for this fabulous review. See you again soon.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

really lovely lunch and fab walk round the grounds , especially excellent service yesterday by the staff who were extremely busy dealing with a huge amount of people for the afternoon tea / garden visit and apparently being short staffed and the dishwasher breaking down in the kitchen etc .. yet still managed to make everybody have a great time while working SO hard and being V professional .. really great autumn afternoon and the piano player is incredible as always and played one of my previous requests as i walked in .. i bought my daughter fhis time and she said it was a really special perfect afternoon memory .

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We always just love it when you visit us. We'll see you again on Sunday.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

We always love West Lodge, the food (Sunday beef roast) was of superb quality including the service. I was pleased to see all the tables booked by around 1 pm - created a good atmosphere. Next time would be nice to get your own gravy portion, there was hardly any gravy on the plate. The smiley Chinese looking lady waitress was excellent at looking after us! The pianist was as good as always. We will back soon again.

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Thank you for your review. Please do let us know next time and we will be pleased to offer extra gravy or condiments for you. Sophie our Assistant Restaurant Manager would like to thank you for your kind words.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Very friendly, helpful staff. My elderly mother thoroughly enjoyed the respectful way she was treated

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We will always try our very best. Thank you for this sweet review.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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