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The Hillside - Wheathampstead

54 High Street, Wheathampstead, AL4 8AR 01582 879259

(((** British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

In a picturesque spot, The Hillside is an historical landmark on the High Street. A cosy restaurant, The Hillside serves hearty British dishes in warm and welcoming surroundings.

Housed within the old Collins Antiques showroom and a Grade II Listed cottage, The Hillside exudes a warm and enticing feel. With rustic pine furniture, an open redbrick fireplace and fresh flowers throughout, The Hillside – Wheathampstead is a homely restaurant.

With white washed walls and beamed ceilings, the dining room is a bright and airy space. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the room with natural light and provide beautiful views out onto the well kept garden.

Focusing on the notion of home-cooking, The Hillside restaurant presents a modern take on old classics, created from locally sourced ingredients. Heartwarming British dishes include the beef wellington with sautéed spinach and a crisp pork belly served with apple purée and roasted leeks. There is also traditional afternoon tea and children are catered for with their own fun and tasty menu.

The Hillside - Wheathampstead

54 High Street, Wheathampstead, AL4 8AR

Contact +44 1582833111
Reservations 01582 879259

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Customer reviews for The Hillside - Wheathampstead

3 (((** (based on 9 reviews)
44% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (5)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • dinner (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • lunch (1)
  • ((((* by from london

    [...]All the food that came had obviously been prepared by someone who understood flavours and combinations, every item tasted cared for.A hair was found in one of our companions meals but the meal was instantly replaced.

  • ((((* by from Redbourn

    We had a very pleasant eating experience, relaxed and unhurried.

  • ((*** by from UK Hertforshire

    We have been several times before and have always loved it. I presume it has been taken over. We went on my birthday 17th april onway back from casino in Luton about 5pm. Waiter scruffily dressed was chewing gum visibly. My son and my food was good we had the steak. My husband and frined ordered the blandest Monkfish Thai Curry. he sent it back and change to a burger meantime we had all finished our food. The burger had obviuosly been frozen as it was squashed to mishaping and hurridly cooked. Will not go back. Such a shame as we had always enjoyed it before. Service needs to be adressed.

  • ((*** by from St Albans

    The tea was not good value for money. Whilst the sandwiches and scone were tasty, there was not enough for 3 of us at [$] a head. The cake offering was one shop bought meringue case with a dollop of cream and a raspberry stuck in the top.

  • (((** by from St Albans

    We went to the Hillside on a Friday evening. The restaurant is in a beautiful building and the atmosphere is beautiful...we enjoyed a lovely cocktail in the library before heading to the table. We read through a great menu and then we waited...and waited...and waited for someone to take our order.. eventually they did - by which point we were informed that there was no Cote de Boeuf on the menu (which two of us had wanted to order). Ok, so one of our party ordered Calves liver and made it very, very clear that she wanted it booked blue. It arrived some time later overcooked, so it went back...the next one that arrived was overcooked too...but by she ate it anyway. Three of us ordered the lamb on the menu and one dish came to the table beautifully fanned onto the plate, whereas mine was a bit of a mess! The food was tasty but the little things really matter at the prices they are charging. It matters that the bowl you have for balsamic vineagar and olive oil is not ridiculously deep, it matters that you aren't waiting around for ages to order, it matters that the chef listens to what you ask for...thankfully the bill reflected the fact the calves liver order was wrong...this was my second time at this restaurant and we spent [$] for the two of us last night. just not worth the money.

  • (((** by from St.Albans

    There was no option for afternoon tea, just got served as we wanted brown bread for some sandwiches and this was not avalibale. The prices advertised did not include VAT which I have never known when dining out. we were shocked to find the extra 20% at the end of the meal.

  • ((*** by from Harpenden

    Booked for 9pm & eventually shown to table at 9.45pm. Food excellent, yet service pants. Had to chase for order/coffee & even then they got it wrong. 'Apprentice' maitre d', seemed more intent on chatting up the waitresses than looking after clients. Shame, as food was faultless, setting lovely, yet to be honest you get better service at McDonalds.

  • (((** by from ex. London

    Bit dissapointed really - have always loved my meals here and have visited several times over the last few months, but this last visit did not overly impress me. Others had good food, so maybe it was what i had ordered. The desserts were delicious though!!!

  • ((((* by from Hertfordshire

    Evening meal

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