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Spanish & Japanese. Elegant Cocktails. Wood Fire - Humo, Watford, Hertfordshire

Humo

4.7
4.7
238 Reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
Humo [oo-moh], is a modern firehouse situated in the heart of Watford, serving Spanish inspired meat, seafood, fish, and seasonal vegetables cooked in a charcoal and wood oven.

The furnace reaches temperatures of over 300 degrees Celsius so the produce is seared and smoked in seconds, making sure the flavour sings on your palate, and not on the plate.

The restaurant boasts a beautiful, seated island bar, a peephole into the working kitchen and covers for over 100 guests. The a la carte menu is purposely focused on dishes that dance in the fire, and the specials menu celebrates the produce only available seasonally.

The wine list is carefully designed to pair with the menu and comprises of a sophisticated range of wines from around the world. The bar also features a range of spirits, beers, classic and inventive cocktails for your pleasure.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Creative Japanese, Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:30 Tue–Fri 12:00–15:00 Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01923 586128
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Watford
  • Cross Street
    King Street & Smith Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Watford (Underground), Watford High Street & Watford Junction (Overground)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • £19 Weekend Two Course Lunch!

    £19.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The best place for weekend lunches in Watford. We serve a two course lunch, consisting of tapas to start, and mains (including steak) as a mains with a side! We also have wines and cocktails on discounted prices if you wanted to enjoy something paired with the food!
    £19 Weekend Two Course Lunch! photo

What 238 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Ambience

  • Hertfordshire

    Innovative

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for groups

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Hertfordshire

    Hot spot

  • Hertfordshire

    Romantic

  • Hertfordshire

    Lively

238 Reviews
  1. KevinH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and impeccable service. Highly recommended.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. The staff are so kind. The food is so yum. Will definitely be back again soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five stars all the way - food, service, atmosphere and the best Negroni cocktails 🍸👏

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  4. NadiaG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I arrived an hour early to my booking and asked if it would be ok for me to sit and wait until my friend arrived. The staff were incredibly accommodating and inviting and did not make me feel awkward about this at all. My friend was then running late and still, they were lovely about this, not trying to rush me along or find out how long she was going to be. When we ordered, the food came very quickly and it was absolutely delicious. The beef croquettes are a must try. For me, the music was too loud. When it was pretty much just me in the restaurant, I asked if it could be turned down as I was sat quite near the speaker. They accommodated my request and turned it down. As people started coming, it gradually got turned up and by the time my friend arrived it was back to the original volume which meant we had to almost shout to hear each other. Definitely good vibes and good music (which helped!) but not so great for a friendly catch up or chat over dinner. Would definitely go back and would definitely recommend to others too.

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  5. MonikaZ

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a place to eat something really delicious- that's the place. We saw all those good reviews and booked a table, all of those reviews were true! Fantastic dishes! Definitely will come again.

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  6. AndyD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was overpriced for (we felt) for what it was. Not all menu items were available (sometimes these things happen). My happy cocktail was not reduced, albeit I ordered before 7pm. On the whole, I'm not keen to return.

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  7. Jake

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night, lovely waiter Jonathan guided us on the menu and was always around to help and was very friendly with us. We happened to go on a very quiet night but nevertheless ambience was great and a very lovely environment. Food was amazing. Recommended definitely.

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  8. ShyamD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and service was incredible. Staff paid attention and noticed what was happening on our table so before we needed to ask for anything they had provided it. Great atmosphere and I’ll definitely be going again

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  9. SafinaK

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit but my sister and sister in laws first. I had raved about it when I first came a few weeks ago. Seeing it was a fast opening meal - food was limited as there was not much halal food on offer. All three of us just ended up having the chicken dish. Understandable The Babette steak ran out. Restaurant ambience is lovely. Seeing it was not busy the service was a touch slow. But the waiters were lovely and welcoming. It’s a nice touch the owner does go round and speak to his diners.

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  10. Lebs

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the service to the food was exceptional. The food was fantastic. Perfectly cooked, the croquets were the best we've ever had (still dreaming of them now!) and the tomahawk steak was fabulous. All the drinks were lovely, special shout out to the jalapeño margarita, and the desert was absolutely delicious. The service was great, couldn't fault any of the staff. They focussed on serving you as people and as you're the most important guests in the room. Based on our experience (and watching them with other customers) they really go above and beyond.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staying close by for a short break and found Humo on OT. What a great place! Food is just lovely - the drinks were perfect and the service was excellent. Would definitely book again - thank you to the staff at Humo - you were just fab!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning meal and fabulous service. Impromptu birthday dessert for us too for my husband’s birthday. We had the short ribs and t-bone and shared and was plenty. Had tapas for starters; calamari, bao buns and croquettes and everything was delicious. Thank you!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a ladies lunch there. The food was amazing and they were very attentive. We are planning to return very soon

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really yummy food, drinks and great atmosphere.

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  15. Neil

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable meal. Food was incredible - something different. Highly recommended

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  16. cathbal66

    Hertfordshire

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic treat for Mother's Day! A warm welcome was followed by a super-tasty lunch with all our favourite dishes, accompanied by cocktails and desserts…all served with a friendly smile. Would definitely recommend. Will definitely be going again soon!

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  17. Kristy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely and quirky restaurant Delicious food , great service , lovely atmosphere I am definitely going back soon 🤗

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  18. Hannah

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was soooo tasty, The salmon nigiri was unreal and the jerk chicken were our favourites! Such a nice atmosphere too

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  19. Jamie

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Best in watford and further afield!

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  20. ajishan

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always feels welcoming when I go here. The staff are very helpful and always try to accommodate us and our requests. Love the cocktails and the shots! Best jalapeño margarita! This place would do soo well in the Pinner/ Northwood area!

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  21. jck1671

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here but it the last. Everything about this restaurant is great. Looked after from the minute we walked through the door. Food gorgeous and service impeccable. It was our waiter’s first night and I can’t remember the last time I had such great service. Great DJ - music he played was perfect! Will definitely be back.

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  22. HelenH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening Fabulous food, relaxed with a lovely atmosphere

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  23. Paul

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited 55mins for starters then only 1 came out my partner had nearly finished hers by the time mine arrived then was told we would be looked after because of the delay we then waited a long time for our main course which spoilt the evening which was a shame as the food was good

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  24. EmmaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service, DJ on Friday makes it a lively night.

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  25. RichardM

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited on Valentine's day and had the fixed price menu. Really enjoyed the selection of starters - in particular the padron peppers were very well seasoned and the croqueta's were excellent. We both enjoyed our mains - sea bass and slow cooked short rib (lovely sauce on the latter) and the desserts were delicious. Good selection of drinks and a lively vibe. Service was excellent too - relaxed and friendly. Happy to recommend!

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  26. Dinner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Humo for Valentines day - they had a set menu for the day, lovely food came out hot. The meat was top quality and you could taste the different. Live music for the evening and a lovely ambience. The interior design was top notch. The cocktails are so worth it. Defo want to go back to explore more of their menu. Highly recommend it!

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  27. JaimeH

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a complete disappointment the food was awful

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  28. JamesG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, great food, good vibe and excellent service.

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  29. CharleneS

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were knowledgeable and friendly Food was very delicious Definitely recommend!!

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  30. Sheetal

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional. Food was delicious, staff were attentive and friendly. Had a great evening, will definitely be going back again.

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  31. ThushariK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere and great service . Food was really tasty and we had a great time.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Delicious food, great service and atmosphere

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  33. AdamL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good service and food. Excellent value for money for lunch menu. There were a few dishes not available which was a shame

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Can’t wait to come back.

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  35. KateT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food and service - first time I’ve been but will definitely be returning !

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  36. AlessiaP

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is really nice and good for Mediterranean and fusion food lovers. Convenient location as can used atria Watford parking spaces. Very friendly staff.

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  37. BellaB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favourite restaurant in Watford - Best dish I’ve had so far is the half chicken with a side of truffle mash. We have been a few times now and it’s been consistently good each time. Well above average restaurant for Watford town centre. The staff, particularly the host, is so welcoming and attentive it creates a great atmosphere. The decor is tasteful and really lovely. There’s a happy hour and a good selection of wines, what more could you ask for?

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  38. BalasinghamR

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and drinks Varied menu Staff friendly and helpful

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was as always great service and delicious food ♥️

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  40. JoelleT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this restaurant! Amazing fusion dishes and something for everyone on the menu. Cocktails were also very high standard and a good selection of classics.

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FAQs

Humo is rated 4.7 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Humo

9 King St, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 0BW

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    King Street & Smith Street
  • Area
    Watford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:30 Tue–Fri 12:00–15:00 Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Creative Japanese, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Watford (Underground), Watford High Street & Watford Junction (Overground)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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