- 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 Grade II Listed cottage building, The Hillside restaurant presents excellent British cuisine in a cosy setting, with an emphasis on seafood and steak.
Using locally sourced produce, classics include Beef Wellington or garlic sauteed razor clams with chorizo and broad beans. There is also traditional afternoon tea and a children's menu with fresh pancakes.
The Hillside - Wheathampstead
54 High Street, Wheathampstead, AL4 8AR
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Customer reviews for The Hillside - Wheathampstead
((((* 7 July 2012 by malta 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.
((((* 21 May 2012 by Triche from Redbourn
We had a very pleasant eating experience, relaxed and unhurried.
((*** 14 May 2012 by J 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.
((*** 10 April 2012 by Mrs 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 [$] a head. The cake offering was one shop bought meringue case with a dollop of cream and a raspberry stuck in the top.
(((** 18 February 2012 by Kaff from St Albans
We went to the Hillside on a Friday evening. The restaurant is in a beautiful building and the atmosphere is beautiful...we enjoyed a lovely cocktail in the library before heading to the table. We read through a great menu and then we waited...and waited...and waited for someone to take our order.. eventually they did - by which point we were informed that there was no Cote de Boeuf on the menu (which two of us had wanted to order). Ok, so one of our party ordered Calves liver and made it very, very clear that she wanted it booked blue. It arrived some time later overcooked, so it went back...the next one that arrived was overcooked too...but by she ate it anyway. Three of us ordered the lamb on the menu and one dish came to the table beautifully fanned onto the plate, whereas mine was a bit of a mess! The food was tasty but the little things really matter at the prices they are charging. It matters that the bowl you have for balsamic vineagar and olive oil is not ridiculously deep, it matters that you aren't waiting around for ages to order, it matters that the chef listens to what you ask for...thankfully the bill reflected the fact the calves liver order was wrong...this was my second time at this restaurant and we spent [$] for the two of us last night. just not worth the money.
(((** 13 February 2012 by Fiona 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.
((*** 23 January 2012 by Rawli 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.
(((** 27 May 2011 by jo 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!!!
((((* 11 April 2011 by Judith from Hertfordshire
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