The Mary Beale Restaurant

West Lodge Park Hotel, Cockfosters Road, Barnet, United Kingdom, EN4 0PY
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Opening Information

Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner

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 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

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

All was good, but server could have been a little more attentive.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Always such a lovely experience ......for a special occasion or just a ‘treat’. We will be back

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

First class service! Very friendly staff who could not do enough to help us. Food was excellent and to the high standard we have come to expect.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

It was a perfect venue to celebrate my husband ‘s birthday. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Food is always fabulous... never disappoints!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We sat at Table 22 yesterday and brought friends with us who had never been before. We all went for 2 courses. Our two friends had a starter each, we did not. However, one friend chose the mackerel which was fine but the other choice for the husband (and I cannot remember what he chose but you should know that from our order which the waitress wrote down) was so small it was embarrassing, in fact his comment was do they really want me to have this. He ate it in 2 mouthfuls. Everything else that we had was fine but really and truly we should have called over the restaurant manager.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

really enjoyable meal, great food, great service, friendly staff. look forward to our next meal there.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

I hosted a small lunch party for my 70th Birthday, preceded by drinks in the garden. All the arrangements went very smoothly, the food was excellent with a good choice for each course of the "large table" menu, and unlike some comparable venues I looked at, I did not have to ask my guests to chose their meals in advance. I should like to thank Matthew, who worked hard to make the event as stress free as possible.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

'Figs' in honey turned out to be a single fig cut in half and the accompanying goats cheese was about a teaspoonful. The fig(s) also was really cold and obviously straight out of the fridge. This means the flavour struggled to come through, room temperature would have been much more palatable. Main course was slow in coming but was delicious, sweet potato tart tatin. Dessert was otherworldly. Overall a lovely meal. The serving staff were extremely pleasant and attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thank you for allowing our party to choose dishes from 2 different menus, that was very kind of you. One of our party really wanted the pork (there were only 4 dishes to choose from off the a la carte menu) but he was later told that the kitchen had run out of pork. Therefore, he chose guinea fowl instead, but everyone on our table who ate it said that it was tasteless, and had v little with it (a bit of salad etc). Therefore, the dish did not feel substantial enough. Neither did the fish starter. I had a club sandwich. Unfortunately, the toast was overdone and as there did not seem to be mayonnaise in it, it was very dry & I could only eat half of it before my mouth became too dry to carry on eating. Also, there was what looked like spring onions in the children's tuna sandwich which had to be picked out by the child's mother - not many children like spring onions! One of our party had the tuna melt though and she said that she enjoyed that. We had to wait well over 30 minutes for our food, possibly closer to an hour, and that felt too long. After all of that, the 12.5% conpulsary service charge felt a little steep. We were given a beautiful table though and the atmosphere and the pianist were wonderful - thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Very busy when we visited, but served by friendly efficient waitress, Emma. Had to ask for bread as not bought out after order taken, but came out quickly. Food very tasty. Moved to lounge for coffee. A very pleasant experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

A very pleasant evening in a very comfortable restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

We came for the morning to have coffee, a team meeting and then booked in for lunch. The staff were incredibly busy as there were two weddings going on, but nonetheless the service was impeccable and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend you to anyone – a bit of a hidden gem in North London.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Faultless as ever, professional courteous staff amazingly presented value for money meals. Why we keep returning!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Lovely atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, table looked great and afternoon tea was superb. Particularly loved the scones and the warm mini quiche. Staff very helpful and attentive. Would come again. Thank you for making my Mum’s 80th Birthday such a wonderful event - she loved it!

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

I would highly recommend the afternoon tea and frequently do so to friends and family!! The staff are courteous and professional and everyone I have brought there feels the same!

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Wonderful venue for afternoon tea, with very attentive staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Wonderful location, great service and delicious food!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

WLP is a lovely hotel in a beautiful country setting. Our afternoon tea was delicious and all the staff were very kind and helpful especially as we had some guests with mobility issues.. Special thanks to John, the Restaurant Manager who went out of his way to ensure that me and my 11 guests had a wonderful visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Yet again another excellent dinner at the Mary Beale restaurant. Not only first class food but also great service and atmosphere. I highly recommend the place.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

We had a large party for my mother's 80th. The booking was taken with consideration to infirm guests, seating arrangements and plenty of help and advice. The day itself was absolutely perfect, the waiter was very professional, elegant and friendly. The table was perfect. The food was lovely. The service was unrushed. We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for making the day such a stress free delight.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

We always enjoy our dining experience at the Mary Beale Restaurant. The excellent pianist made our evening meal extra special.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

The service was rather slow throughout our meal and when we asked for the bill it took ages to arrive

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Thank you so much for an enjoyable afternoon with freshly made and beautifully served afternoon tea. Thank you for being so accommodating to dietary needs and you were very fair as to charges. Altogether a very memorable occasion set in such delightful surroundings.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Most enjoyable as usual.

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