Conservatory Restaurant - Boxmoor Lodge

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33 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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The Conservatory Restaurant, at the delightful Boxmoor Lodge in Hemel Hempstead, is a friendly, family owned business with an exceptional modern British menu. The light-filled dining room has crisp linens, garden views and fresh flowers, and the service is faultless. The Head Chef at Boxmoor Lodge, Stuart Ambury, oversees a kitchen that prides itself on high-quality GM free ingredients and creative presentation. Our favourite dishes include the Mr Waller’s Aylesbury duck with ginger sauce served with red cabbage spiced with chestnuts and apricots and gratin dauphnoise, and Teriyaki Salmon served with chilli vegetable noodle stir fry and a sweet and sour sauce. The restaurant also has a wonderful wine list, selected by Lilyane Weston.
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Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service if you like friendly and down to earth but polite. Food cooked fresh so gives a nice break between courses

PW
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Normally come to the Boxmoor Lodge just before Christmas with some friends. We had a wonderful meal, both the food and the ambiance was great.

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2012
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Dined in the Boxmoor Lodge restaurant last night and sadly did not enjoy the experience. Hadn't been there for sometime. Our party was not all that happy with the choices on the menu but the conservatory was full and quite lively. Starters were okay but a little bland, three of us had the king prawns and one the pate. Main course for me was not good and I was not charged for the course and the three others said there mains was again okay but not delicious. We decided to leave.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went there last night for the valentines special. The service was great, staff were very friendly and willing to help. The food was tasty with really generous portions - we couldn't finish our meal!

OT
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Boxmoor Lodge Restaurant, Hemel Hempstead. Lovely and welcoming staff. Enjoyed the food, but little choice for vegetarians (I have to re-iterate it was delicious though).

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Boxmoor Lodge is a lovely venue near Hemel station. The bar is cosy and the restaurant smart and comfortable. Service is good and the manager and staff friendly and welcoming. The wine list is also very reasonable and well thought through.

P
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor at the restaurant has change since our last visit it looks really contemporary now. Service excellent as usual, fillet steak was wonderful.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Boxmoor Lodge Restaurant in Hemel Hempstead was excellent for a lunchtime meal on Mothers Day. The service and food was first class and presented so well. A Mothers Day gift of flowers for every mother on the table made the occasion just that bit more special.

Definitely another visit.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked a meal for 14 for in laws 50th wedding anniversary. Staff were very helpful in dealing with a couple of requests from the younger children in the party and were very accomodating throughout.

Food was all very pleasant - starters were exceptionally good. Service was efficient but friendly and nobody felt rushed.

Would definately go back.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2010
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely meal. Food was excellent and good ambience. Would certainly recommend. Steak was lovely and tasty. Good choice of food at a very resonable price.

t
Hertfordshire
55 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2010
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had Sunday lunch at the Conservatory Restaurant at Boxmoor Lodge. As usual the owner impressed with his relaxed approach. He advised one of cheapest white wines on list (Languedoc Sauvignon) which was a gem, and quality/value continued with the Pinot Gris and Cab Sauvignon. The food - lovely fruit and pork/apple pate starters. The roast generous & imaginatively served though I would have preferred rarer lamb. Deserts were excellent - raspberry creme brulee & lemon torte both winners!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Conservatory Restaurant, Hemel Hempstead
The service was friendly and accurate. Food was good quality, though not especially imaginative. Decor was attractive.

HE
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Conservatory Restaurant at Boxmoor Lodge Hotel in Hemel Hempstead, Herts. My husband and I came here for our tenth wedding anniversary. The food was excellent, fresh and the portions generous, we both had the fillet steak which was cooked to our liking. The setting is small and cosy, the staff polite and friendly and we had a lovely evening. We will definitely return to try some of the other dishes.

IP
Hertfordshire
22 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2010
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really nice atmosphere and very good food - ideal for family groups - good attentive but not intrusive service

M
Hertfordshire
13 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2009
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and polite, ttenitve staff. Thank you for a lovely evening.

OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was lovely but unfortunately I had too much bread at the beginning, and so couldn't finish the mains.

The room was certainly filled with plenty of mature people and it was noisy at times.

The table arrangement could have been a bit more generous.

All in all, a good experience and would go again.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had an excellent meal at the Boxmoor Lodge. The service was excellent and attentive. The choice of food was good, well cooked and presented, all at a reasonable price. I certainly would go back.

OT
Berkshire
30 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Visited Boxmoor Lodge for a sunday lunch after reading the reviews on TopTable. We were very happy with the meal and the service.

h
Manchester
90 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Judging by the comments of other diners, large portions is the order of the day at Boxmoor Lodge, at least for Sunday lunch. Given the advanced age of most diners, less would definately have been more. If you want a big hearty meal this is the place. Delicacy and presentation are further down the menu. Maybe it is different during the week. Service was friendly and the restaurant is in an attractive conservatory. Toilets are few and up steep stairs with low headroom.

OT
London
101 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2009
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The meal at Conservatory Restaurant @ Boxmoor Lodge was good, not fantastic. There were very few diners in the restaurant and it is a little old fashioned. The main course duck and fillet steak were good but the vegetarion choice was very limited. The deserts were probably the weakest course.

OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took two friends. They were as impressed as we were. The wlecome was extremely warm, the service and food were excellent

OT
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beautiful venue, lovely people and service. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Presentation was good and the menu had a great selection to satisfy most tastes. This restaurant welcomes children of all ages at all hours, which some may find annoying on their special evening out. If you do have children they would have to be well supervised when outdoors, as the main road and car park are not closed off from the grounds. If possible, bring your friends along to liven up the atmosphere.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Conservatory Restaurant at Boxmoor lodge in Hemel Hempstead is one of the best restaurants I have eaten in. The staff were friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The food was made with fresh locally sourced produce, I have never had such a perfect meal and I will definately be going back there and will recommend this restaurant to everyone. The ambiance was lovely and we really couldn't have asked for a better evening. I can't wait to make my next booking to come back!

t
Hertfordshire
55 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Conservatory Restaurant @ Boxmoor Lodge was excellent! OK so it is not a trendy venue etc, but we had the best meal we have had for many months! The food was excellent, the wines interesting and great, the service was relaxed and, above all, there was a generousity about the way we were treated - not a word you often apply to restaurants nowadays! As a result we had a brilliant chilled out evening and will most certainly be back!

BA
Aberdeen
36 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good personal service. Retro menu and absolutely gorgeous food. Steak cooked to perfection! Fantastic wine selection. A really lovely evening.

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again another fantastic meal at boxmoor lodge, would highly recommend to anyone visiting hemel hempstead

P
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coservatory Restaurant@ Boxmoor Lodge, Hemel Hempstead

Fantastic food, huge portions, service brillant, good value for money, wine excellent quality and price. Will definately be going again.

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boxmoor lodge, Hemel Hempstead.

This was our 2nd visit to the boxmoor lodge and once again it was divine, the food is 2nd to none and the service was extremely friendly and efficient.
We will be going back.

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2008
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Conservatory restaurant Boxmoor Lodge Hotel - We have used this restaurant since it opened about 20 years ago and it has been consistantly good over this period. We use the hotel for our visitors to the business and they are always pleased with the hotel facilities.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2008
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Conservatory Restaurant at Boxmoor Lodge has fantastic food, great surroundings and friendly staff. Can't fault the place!

OT
Hertfordshire
43 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2008
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

yet again, a lovely evening... the restaurant really looked after us. large glasses of wine and generous portions of well cooked, nicely presented food. you will have to be pretty hungry to eat 3 full courses! recommended

OT
Hertfordshire
43 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2008
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

lovely little restaurant. friendly staff and good food. very generous portions and large glasses of wine. would visit again.

OT
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2008
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was really nice, good value for money