The Courtyard at Hertford House

4.3
42 reviews
£25 and under
British

Top tags:

Afternoon Coffee
Casual

About


The Courtyard.
Whilst our main bar and restaurant are undergoing exciting renovations, spend your summer sipping cocktails in The Courtyard bar at Hertford. The sunny space is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon and evening or to hire out for a private event.

For more information on larger bookings and event catering please email us on enquiries@hertfordhouse.co.uk

We are closely following government guidance to keep our customers and staff safe and are currently taking bookings in our bar and garden. Please complete the below to reserve your table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.3
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VickiM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, fast service and good Social distancing system!

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CiaraL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was not open when we arrived. We made our booking for the evening, we traveled 20 minutes to get there only to see the venue was closed for refurbishments.

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EmilyA
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and great value for money breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the Hertford house lovely venue good staff good food but the art work , who on earth would let a 5 year old exhibit all that shoddy work . I’m an interior designer and it’s so annoying . Pls sort this out HH . Peace out ✌🏼

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vipDanielleH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Lovely food however the booking was never registered by HH From opentable! So lucky they could still accommodate us!

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HayleyS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

But maybe not for a quiet brunch. Loud music and noisy with people having to talk louder.

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LaurenV
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended this place by a friend and I am so pleased to have now found it. We’ve had brunch twice now and throughly enjoyed it both times. The quality of the food is high as is the coffee. Highly recommend. Should try to book prior as gets busy.

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Alison
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super breakfast as always. Friendly and attentive staff. My Granddaughter has allergies and they were able to answer all our questions and meet her needs.

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RobertH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Sunday lunch was underwhelming - the "veggie stack" resembled a sad vegetarian burger patty with overcooked vegetables and the chocolate fondant was more like a dry sponge. Wouldn't be surprised if it was all defrosted in the microwave. Service was a well intentioned but calamitous performance by uninterested and under trained staff. The ambience was raucous. It was, however, cheap; you get what you pay for, I guess. Would not return nor recommend.

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SharronH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time! Will definitely visit again soon

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SteveA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly take brunch at Hertford House, they are always accomodating and friendly, the food is very good and is great value for money.

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AK27
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit. We often go to Hertford House for breakfast with our 3-year old and we love it. The food is outstanding - fantastic quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. I would say it’s the best breakfast in town! The staff are lovely too. Great place overall!

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dexter
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I hope it was just a blip. We go here regularly for breakfast and usually faultless, however staff were all different, coffees were cold, sent back and they microwaved them! Brought no spoon, had to ask for one, they brought a little spoon that was no good for the tall latte cups, order came out wrong etc, not the usual service we get.

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CS17
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting menu, lots of choice. I’m quite a fussy eater and there were quite a few dishes I could eat. Clean. Wasn’t busy so we were served really quickly. Good value too.

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monks
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly, helpful staff looked after us very well as always. Thank you

RG
RachelG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very generous bottomless brunch. Would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast - beef was delicious! Lovely buzzy atmosphere and very friendly and efficient service from Shauna. Great table by the open window on a sunny day. Dog friendly so good place to go for Sunday lunch after a walk.

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Jonah06
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great place for a lazy Sunday breakfast. Food was great as was service. Thoroughly recommended

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SophieR
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

i would for drinks and the normal menu, unfortunately i wouldn't recommend them for the roast, whilst it was edible, it wasn't at the same level or standard as the main menu and the beef was extremely fatty and the roast potatoes were not crispy, it cost £70 for 3 of us and i feel there are better quality of roasts for that money available elsewhere in hertford

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Thundercat05
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly atmosphere and good service. We will be back!

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LucyB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch at Hertford House. Lovely friendly staff and lively family atmosphere

JB
JoBee
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff - food was amazing and we were easily able to add on extras to the menu which made our visit great

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vipBrent
Cheshire
13 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shouldn’t really get this excited about breakfast but when it’s this good... why not.
Everything cooked beautifully, wonderfully tasty, great service... just great. The full Hertford house English is 10:50 and worth every penny.
Cannot be bettered. .. and the black pudding... OMG!!!! No better way to start the day!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small restaurant at the back of the bar made

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AngelaT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had not eaten at the Hertford House hotel since the restaurant changed to Chau's - we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food - really worth a visit. Only downside was the speaker in the restaurant was playing different music to the bar (which you are very close to when eating) but to be honest this did not detract from the experience. Good service too.

CJ
CJcj
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly. Good food. Did not rush us despite wanting to close (I think!)

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Stephaniemilyd
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I was very impressed with the food, and it was a lovely touch that the chef came over to our table after our meal to ask what we thought of the food.
The black cod was outstanding & I would highly recommend to a friend.
However, there is space for improvement with regards to the waitresses and service.
I had to ask for the drinks menu, then we was waiting to be asked what drink we would like & the waitress seemed to be huddled with the chefs having a chat & a giggle- there wasn't much attention to detail.
She was also wearing a chunky red jumper with baggy sleeves that kept falling into the food when she was leaning over the table to collect glasses etc- not very professional and to be honest put us off our meal. Going forward- waitresses should be more appropriately dressed & need to give more attention to the tables.
Otherwise very enjoyable.

JO
JaneO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chaus was excellent - lovely, freshly cooked Asian food & friendly staff.

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Benp
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Chau's is a good addition to the Hertford food scene. Good range of various asian foods - some decent Chinese, Japanese and other options. Particularly rate the vegetable dishes and the Teriyaki Salmon. The ribs weren't so great - should fall off the bone, but were a bit chewy. Great service and will be back.

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Benp
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Probably the best breakfast menu in town. Good food and decent value. Ambience a bit lacking but could just be the day.

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PaulKimSaraNeal
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly service, very nice wine choice. Quality food.

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ChloeD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The starters were great! We had chilli squid, edamame beans and duck wraps! It was so yummy.
The resteraunt itself is very small and all tables are really close together so if you don't want to feel like you're on a date with other couples don't go!
The mains we ordered were sweet and sour chicken which tasted like tomato to soup and not sweet at all and cashew chicken which we thought would be like satay chicken but it was chicken and cashews on a plate!
Over all would go again just for starters and drinks but not a main dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu looked great but in reality it was very limited. No lamb, no pork and only one dessert option.

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MexicanHussar
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for dinner at Chau's, and food is excellent. Staff was really friendly, even if a bit slow. Definitely worth for the great menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited 15 minutes to be served then after 45 minutes of waiting for food was told it would be a further 10-15 minutes as they had lost our order, from what i could tell every other dish that was coming out was being sent back because there was a problem, even after my complaint they still managed to rush out my bill for the two coffees we had, head waitress seemed lovely but the rest of the staff seemed like they would rather be in bed, thanks for ruining my wifes first mothers day breakfast!

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Quinctilius
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 8.30pm by which time, one of the three mains items on the menu had run out. As we were finishing our main course we realised that all the other tables had been cleared away and the chairs stacked, so we were left in isolation! It was quite simply one othe worst dining experiences my wife and I have had!

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Truthy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I really enjoyed my steak, my girlfriend did not enjoy her pork ribs. I tried them, they weren't bad, the sauce was spicy, which I like, but she does not, but left a slightly sour after taste, which neither of us liked. Other folks may have liked it. The kitchen is open to view, which I like because it shows confidence in their work. The steak I ordered was tender and nicely medium rare. The service was competent, prompt and polite. I really liked the Anchor Steam beer available in a bottle. Overall, I would say, this restaurant is good for when you want to eat out casually. It performed as I expected. The overall price for the meal was good. I had a positive experience eating there.

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vipBMan
London
30 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always loved the place for the drinks and am a frequent customer. It's a shame we were seated in the bar for the meal as it was a Saturday night so busy & loud. Preordering GF wasn't success & server was incorrect describing meal as GF. Half of the mains weren't as ordered. Despite poor communication somewhere, the food is good, maybe trying too hard to be interesting. Would eat here again for lunch.

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EracHertford
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanatastic quick and friendly service, sitting outsdie was a real treat, food was was served promptly and tasted great. Would go back again.

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Foodie
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and meal was lovely. Steak bar ie not too many side options but quality of food was superb - we would definitely return.

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The Courtyard at Hertford House is rated 4.3 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.