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The Grill Room at Down Hall Hotel

Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, CM22 7AS 01279 799566

((((* British
Average
Main course: £20
Food spend: £31
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 06:00 - 09:30 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:45
Saturday: 07:00 - 10:30 & 19:00 - 21:45
Sunday: 07:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:45

Really lovely good value £29 three course lunch,

Zoe Deamer 13 February 2017
from Essex

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In a beautiful 14th-century country house, Down Hall Hotel plays host to The Grill Room restaurant in Hatfield Heath. Amid 110 acres of parkland, woodland and landscaped gardens, The Grill Room offers informal British dining in lavish surroundings perfect for fireside afternoon teas, while a luxurious cocktail bar serves up light meals to enjoy al fresco on the terrace.

Leisurely Sunday lunches are a favourite on the Grill Room menu, with black bream and salmon joining the traditional roasts. The freshest vegetables from Down Hall’s own garden complement hearty mains including rump of lamb and fillet of seabass.

Classic British puddings and European favourites are the signatures of a divine dessert list, featuring rhubarb and strawberry crumble and raspberry tiramisu with Bailey’s ice cream. Italian wood floors and luxurious red leather seats bring understated elegance to the chandelier-spotted dining room.

Traditional English afternoon tea is the experience it should be, with Devon clotted cream, scones and fresh cut sandwiches. On the Hertfordshire / Essex border, The Grill Room at Down Hall Hotel in Hatfield Heath is around a 20-minute drive from Bishop’s Stortford.

The Grill Room at Down Hall Hotel

Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, CM22 7AS

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Customer reviews for The Grill Room at Down Hall Hotel

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  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Jodie Richardson from Ipswich

    My husband and I stayed at Downhall Manor last weekend (18th Feb) and booked a table at the Grill room. Was a bit disappointed that the only menu, apart from the bar menu, was a valentines set menu for £35pp. I was unaware of this at the time of booking the table. I'm not a fussy person but the three options of starters were not things I liked. The waitress was very helpful and spoke to the chef who then offered me soup, which was absolutely delicious! The main was a chicken dish, which was very tender but maybe a side accompaniment of crunchy veg would of been nice as the whole dish was lacking a bit of texture with the crushed potatoes and aubergine purée. The waiter who I told this to didn't seem that bothered or interested in my comments! Overall it was lovely and would recommend it to friends. The hotel itself was lovely and breakfast was great. Would definitely return but hope not to have a set menu!

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Zoe Deamer from Essex

    Really lovely good value £29 three course lunch,

  • ((((( 31 January 2017 by Emily from Hertford

    Excellent food and fantastic service. Highly recommended!

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Janice Mcging from Woodford green

    We had a lovely evening celebrating my daughters 21st birthday .. the staff are delightful .. food tasty .. atmosphere tranquil .. setting wonderful ..

  • ((((( 28 December 2016 by Christos Oikonomou from London

    Very friendly service and freshly made afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Nicola Berry from Hatfield Heath

    I took my mum for her birthday, she thoroughly enjoyed it!
    BeUtiful & elegant surroundings, warm & friendly staff.
    The festive afternoon tea was amazing and we even brought cakes home as we couldn't manage them all!
    The staff sang happy birthday to my mum and even brought out a little candle stuck in a truffle for her to blow out which made her day!
    The only thing I will say is that th room we were in had no music, which we could've done with.

  • ((((* 21 December 2016 by Linda Rose from Hatfield Broad Oak

    Lovely surroundings, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. We really enjoyed our afternoon tea seated on comfy sofas in front of a roaring open fire.
    The food was quite good, although the battenburg was alarmingly bright green & the scones hard. We did have a good choice of sandwiches though & plenty of clotted cream!

    Slightly disappointing was the fact that the waitress brought our cakes in sparkly boxes described as 'your cake boxes' but when we put the cakes we couldn't eat in them were told 'you can't take those!' (She did provide us with plain cake boxes).
    We actually were using a gift voucher bought for us as a wedding gift, but took our neighbours as a treat. We were, however, not best pleased to be charged £25 per head for them for a regular afternoon tea advertised on the website for £21.50. We were told that the cheapest afternoon tea cost £25 so would suggest the website is updated as it is very misleading. (It still says £21.50 a week later despite having pointed this out when we paid the bill)!
    Such a shame this marred an otherwise lovely afternoon.

  • ((((* 13 December 2016 by Laura Wendholt from Colchester

    Very much enjoyed our experience. Food was delicious, service was good, the only thing that could be improved upon was the fact that there was no music in the restaurant, as we were early diners it felt a little lacking in atmosphere.

  • ((((* 7 December 2016 by Margaret Garbutt from Roydon

    Relaxing tasty afternoon tea with delicious cakes. However, as we were seated near some large windows, it was quite chilly. Service was very good and overall an enjoyable experience.

  • ((((* 1 December 2016 by Jodie from Great dunmow

    My mother and I went for afternoon tea at down hall and it was lovely, absolutely perfect! The food was amazing and I was so full up when I left. They even came out with a candle and sung happy birthday to my mother as we happened to mention on arrival it was her birthday! Thank you very much :)

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