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Lytton's Restaurant at Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel

Letchworth Lane, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3NP +44 1462659436

((((* International
Main course: £18
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 21:45.

We had a lovely afternoon tea. The sandwiches and cakes were tasty and well presented. There was a large choice of teas. We all had breakfast tea which was excellent. The service was also excellent.

Janie 16 July 2013
from Baldock

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Set within magnificent surroundings, Lytton's Restaurant at Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel serves a carefully prepared range of international delicacies. Effortlessly chic, the fresh, airy dining room overlooks the stunning 8-acre grounds.

The simple dining room is filled with natural light and clean, crisp decor, whilst gold chandeliers offer a hint of opulence. Offsetting the understated elegance of the dining room, the Lytton’s menu foregrounds intense flavours, prepared using fresh, quality ingredients. Traditional and modern British cuisine is served, alongside more adventurous international recipes.

In this stunning 17th-century hotel, the bar area at Lytton’s Restaurant boasts grand original fireplaces and rustic gnarled beams. For a relaxing after dinner drink, plush armchairs litter this cosy space.

Blending enchanting history with sumptuous modern cuisine in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Lytton’s Hitchin offers a character-filled retreat. Letchworth Rail Station is just 7 minutes’ drive away.

Lytton's Restaurant at Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel

Letchworth Lane, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3NP

Contact +44 1462683747
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Customer reviews for Lytton's Restaurant at Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel

4.2 ((((* (based on 16 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (11)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • business (7)
  • large parties (7)
  • dinner (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • lunch (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
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  • ((((* by from Letchworth Garden City

    This is a lovely, comfortable place for afternoon tea. We enjoyed the atmosphere very much.
    We were a party of 3 and were somewhat surprised to find our food consisted of 8 finger sandwiches, 2 scones and 4 other cakes. This seemed fairly paltry for 3 people (who had not eaten beforehand!). We asked for a third scone because that is a highlight of any afternoon tea, for us. Later on we observed parties of 2 with the same amount of cakes, scones etc as we had been served. Apart from an extra cup, saucer and plate, we wondered what the extra money (for a third person) we had paid had been spent on?! However, being polite and not wanting to cause a scene we kept this to ourselves.
    The service was friendly and polite and we enjoyed ourselves,

  • ((*** by from Letchworth Garden City

    Disappointing. Limited choice of menu and overpriced.

  • ((((( by from Ottery St Mary

    I have been to Letchworth Hall Hotel many times, growing up in the area we celebrated many family events here. This visit was for my Mums birthday and once again we were in for a treat. The restaurant was busy preparing when we arrived and it took a while for someone to appear at the bar to serve us drinks, but once sat at our table the service was fabulous. Our waitress Jacqueline was helpful, friendly and very accommodating, even packing a few petit fours into a bag with crackers and party hats for my children to take away. The food was superb, enormous starters and main courses, but delicious. The deserts equally tasty (especially the plum pudding). The set menu was great value at £20 for three courses, and a child's menu at £10. Once again we were made to feel welcome and special, the staff seemed to actually care that we had a nice time. This is a beautiful, historical building with real character and a relaxed atmosphere from days gone by. We love it!

  • ((((( by from Stevenage

    A group of 7 (plus baby), had afternoon tea at the Letchworth Hall Hotel. There was a great selection of tea, sandwiches and cakes. The staff were really helpful bringing extra tea and sandwiches at no extra cost. The atmosphere was relaxed and it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I would recommend Lytton's restaurant and plan to return for a meal there soon.

  • ((((* by from Letchworth Garden City

    Food was lovely and service was exellent.

  • ((((( by from Herts/Essex border

    We have eaten here several times as a couple and with friends. On every occasion the food has been excellent, in taste and presentation, as is the service.
    The older part of the building has real charm and the restaurant has a large airy conservatory on the side. Also there is a very large car park
    which is important to us.

  • ((((( by from Baldock

    We had a lovely afternoon tea. The sandwiches and cakes were tasty and well presented. There was a large choice of teas. We all had breakfast tea which was excellent. The service was also excellent.

  • ((((( by from Hatfield

    Fantastic food and great service.

  • ((*** by from Milton Keynes

    [$] The food was NOT WORTH IT, in fact I would have refused to pay [$] for it. The starters were fancy (except the soup) but the rest was just standard pub grub. We wouldn't recommend this place.Long version:[...]As we arrived we waited at the restaurant desk for a few minutes whilst a lad (18ish) was sorting something out on the till, he then walked away and mumbled something to us.... We looked at each other and laughed...Got seated in the end no problems, waited a good 15 minutes before our order was taken, although others had been asked before us and they had arrived after us (not that big of an issue).Starter arrived and was lukewarm/cold (black pudding dish), soup was hot but nothing special.... Main course arrived (two roast beef), beef was good and tasty, roast potatoes had obviously been cooked earlier in the day and then deep fat fried to order, so cold inside and extremely over cooked on the outside, yorkshire pudding was massive but overcooked and burnt on the edges. Onions were burnt but tucked in underneath the beef/mash to presumably hide them. We request 'some new potatoes', we got new potatoes... haha an easy mistake to be fair. The new roast potatoes then came but unfortunatly were still extremely hard on the outside the same (albeit now hot & covered in hot fat/oil).The lady asked if all was ok with the food and I said well not really the potatoes were inedible, she said do you want me to replace them.... as she walked away with our plates.... hahaPuddings were good, chocolate fondant and chocolate cheesecake. Staff were friendly and helpful but they seemed over worked as we kept needing ask for more water etc We waited for about 10 minutes but no staff had come past us for us to ask for the bill, so we didn't bother waiting (as we had already handed over our voucher) so just left.

  • ((((* by from Hertfordshire

    Well presented food with very good service. My only grumble is the price of soft drinks £4.40 for a pint of Pepsi is a bit "pricey".

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