Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
- 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 his team together with the restaurant brigade 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 the bar.
Afternoon Tea available Mon - Sat 15:00 - 18:00 & Sun 15:30 - 18:00
We came for breakfast and were very very disappointed. The milk container for cereals was empty, the poached eggs had clearly been sitting for some time; the pastries were almost finished, we had to clear our own dishes to make room and had to ask for more coffee and milk. It took the meaning of “self service” to another level. If breakfast is served up to 10.30 then there should have been a more fuller display and empty baskets and containers refilled. We were not residents and were more or less ignored. At 10.15 we were virtually the only people there and although a member of staff did come and say that we could stay as long as we liked, the food was almost cleared away and the staff were totally occupied in resetting the restaurant. We have had some wonderful dinners and lunches at the Mary Beale Restaurant so that made this occasion even more disappointing
Good hotel with helpful but unobtrusive staff.
Staff were very welcoming. The food service was a little slow but we had a very pleasant afternoon and especially enjoyed the tour of the arboretum.
The afternoon tea was very good and very well presented, but with a fussy husband there wasn't a lot that he liked, much prefers ham! The grounds were beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk after our tea as we both felt very full and needed the exercise! The waiters were very helpful and very pleasant.
Had a great time here for afternoon tea! Yianis who greeted us was also very attentive and polite which is always a bonus. Would come again.
All together a most memorable and enjoyable experience.
My wife and I have have had afternoon tea at the hotel on at least 100 occasions .Without doubt the best experience in the home counties, Andrew and Miklos are a credit to the hotel.
Have been coming here for a few years but the service is getting slower each time. Had to wait an hour before our order was taken. Afternoon tea took 3 hours!
A very nice experience, service excellent. Would have been better if the piano playing had been quieter.
Food was much better this time however i was still shocked at how slow the service was initially. Over half an hour to receive hot drinks. However after this the service was much better. Our waiter was v personable, as he was before.
Booking farce - was told I couldn't have 1pm, it had to be 1.15pm. Also when altering numbers from 2 to 3, was told it might be difficult to find another chair because you were fully booked! As a regular attender on Saturdays I knew this was rubbish. It often happens - why? Apart from that we found the lunch was good.
This beautiful restaurant, set in luscious grounds, never fails to produce food and drinks of the highest quality and deliciousness, perfect service and relaxing ambience. Every visit is like a short , delightful holiday.
I was a little disappointed that the first bill you offered was wrong and too high as it included items not consumed by those at our table. However, this was soon put right.
Beautiful settings with lovely gardens. Another lovely touch was the pianist. Definitely returning soon.
Everything about our visit to your hotel and restaurant was fantastic
Mr Rudelhoff and I and family have visiting your restaurant for over 40 Years it has changed but still a good restaurant and Hotel staff are always polite and friendly the food is always at a high standard we have recommended it so many people over the years.please keep the good work and hige standards Mr B Keys
Lovely grounds and excellent tea
Miklos, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for making my 60th birthday lunch such a success today. The lovely gardens and weather, the section of the restaurant you gave us and the live piano music all contributed, but what made the event truly memorable was the quality of the food and service. Everybody in our party of 13 complimented the food. I would also like to say thank you to Andrew who looked after our large party with friendly professionalism and efficiency. I would be grateful if you could pass these comments on to the chef and Andrew. The event could not have gone better. Thank you.
We're a group of 6 'pensioner' old school friends! We meet up for lunch every few months around Herts, Beds and Bucks and when it's my turn to book something locally, we know we can rely on West Lodge Park because of the good service and excellent food, albeit a little pricey sometimes! Our Beale cards come in handy for coffee and petits fours!
Very nice meal and good service. Thank you!
Afternoon Tea was perfectly delightful and the service first class.
Good choices on the Table d’hote menu. Just a really nice venue, lovely food, I love going to West Lodge Hotel.
As I have said on numerous occasions the afternoon tea is without doubt the best of all the hotels we visit.Do NOT go anywhere else.
The food was lovely, the staff was very welcoming, the service was excellent. There was a great atmosphere and someone was playing the piano beautifully.
staff were so lovely made sure we were happy all the time