The Farmhouse at Redcoats

4.7
923 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Farmhouse at Redcoats is set in a beautiful 15th century farmhouse and gardens nestled in the north Hertfordshire countryside. Sherwin Jacobs heads the kitchen and promises to deliver an experience you will not forget specialising in quality, fresh, local produce. Private dinning is available in the charismatic main house rooms, whilst the main restaurant is split between the conservatory and the Victorian room. Please call us directly to book an afternoon tea, 24 hour notice is needed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 923 People Are Saying
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NicholasC
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and highly recommended. Wide range of choice on the menu.

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KerryC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday meal, food was fantastic in beautiful surroundings.

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LauraD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended, especially for a special occasion as they go above and beyond.

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ColinS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were early evening diners, so the conservatory which was set for 30 covers was quiet with one one family, by the time we left at 8:15 it was a great deal noisier.
The crab was very watery, and if you don't like bones avoid Lemon Sole mine was excellent as was the Lamb.
Good choice of wines by the glass if not a bit expensive. Your paying top prices for the setting which had a wedding going on in the barn.
I guess there are many other venues offering similar quality at lower prices, however I would go back for the setting.
I went to pay by cash and this was refused as they are card only, I feel this should be a more obvious feature when you book.
I know it's the future and it is easier for the venue but the client should have the choice especially when 10% has already been added for service charge.

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Wb25
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby’s Birthday, great friendly service, great value, great food!!

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Streathamite
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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kellyf
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing food cannot find any fault, was very loud in there but possibly just due to an extremely loud table sat behind us, who didn't seem to have any awareness of the fact they were in a intimate setting, and continued to be overly noisy.

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DonM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well presented by friendly helpful staff. We will be back

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PhilW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quality dishes served, as ever. Would recommend to anyone who likes good food.

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Miker
Cambridge
17 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit since the new development although the dining area is pretty much as before which was great anyway. The food & service was exceptional

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JamesW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and wonderful ambiance. Food was excellent and the service was very professional.

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CarolinaG
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a Birthday meal, food and service brilliant as always.

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Horace
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Poor service,had to ask for menus then ask when we could be seated

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was quite ill after I ate. Food and drink very expensive and portions very small and quite tasteless.

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AlanL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Good food options. Easy parking.

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NoelM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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hertsjo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress- food and service always impeccable. Fabulous evening

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CarolynG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite the fact that our table wasn't ready we were well looked after and general standard of service excellent but where was the wine waiter?

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RH437
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a relaxed setting. Service was attentive but not pushy.

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PennyS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and dining area. The service excellent and I enjoyed my meal. I do think it was rather expensive but would go again on a special occasion

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I were out celebrating our good news and had lunch there 23rd August 2021. Amazing services great range of food and everything we had cooked was cooked perfectly.

The Tempura Oysters are worth a try (even if you don't normally eat them). They'll surprise you!

Definitely coming back!

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AngelaG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting we were in the dining room rather than conservatory, food is amazing, we had oysters beef and cheese plate, it was our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary glass of fizz would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Outdoorsmum
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a characterful setting, will definitely be back.

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kelvinb
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a passionate 'foodie' I try to find restaurants that serve excellent quality of food and something a little bit different. Over the years this has become more and more difficult, as everywhere has the same 'menu'. I try to get away from meals that I cook at home, but this is impossible nowadays. My husband booked The Farmhouse for my birthday. Having never been there I was interested and hopeful that it would be different to the rest. Well was I surprised. We had Cote du Boeuf and it was absolutely delicious! We had never seen it on a menu and we have been to lots of restaurants around the country. The service and the ambience/setting was perfect. Staff were very friendly and are trained to a high standard. They didn't pester us to see if our meals were OK either, which I find a little bit annoying. Well done Management/staff at The Redcoats. The menu contained other delicious delights and we will certainly book another evening in the not too distant future!

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Lizzie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue , very good food and great service. Will return soon

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TamaraB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and the food was beautiful as usual.
Great atmosphere, highly recommend restaurant.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

first time visit to have dinner - food is well presented, tasty, faultless. The restaurant kept checking on us & attentive / food quality / surprised us with some wine for our anniversary

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JulieB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Resturant and gardens in the countryside .
Service efficient and friendly.
Recommend for a special occasion or catch up with friends/ family.
Varied menus, and an afternoon tea choice on offer when booking if preferred.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were three of us for lunch midweek. We were greeted, shown to our table and presented with menus. The waitress were very polite and the service was good. The food was well presented and portions sufficient.

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Jimbosjetset
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food in a great location particularly the Pecorino Doughnuts which are always a treat. Kids food menu was one of the best I've ever seen for choice. our little one loved her steak and chips

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JoshuaP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

They had forgotten to put roast potato's on my partners plate and also the food wasn't hot as it was served to us. Must have been on the pass for a shirt while before being bought out to us.

Hopefully just a bad day as I would come back again

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Luca
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Really disappointing food this time - we both had roast dinners and the potatoes and vegetables were bland and cold and the Yorkshire pudding was overdone. At the prices charged I was expecting much better. Such a shame as normally the food is delicious. Service was excellent.

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PaulL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect Sunday lunch of roast pork, apple sauce, Yorkshire pudding, and super fresh veg. Great wine list but as I was driving, just had a glass of excellent house red. Too full for pudding ;-)

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Benji
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very attentive staff. Food was delicious. It was a lovely afternoon out. Remains a favourite place to go locally

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charlottel
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Always a great place to go for special occasion or nice drink in garden.

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Mike
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great meal with excellent service

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TaraMcC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is stunning. Amazing food and brilliant service. Highly recommend

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MarinaH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal, beautifully presented. The garden is lovely and the service was great. What a hidden gem - best meal we have had locally. It will become our go-to place for special celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, a bit pricy but good for a special occasion

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JonC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was very tasty and well presented, though portion sizes for both starters and mains was very small, let alone for the prices charged - leaving feeling hungry and overcharged is not a good combination.
Drink (draft beer) tasted strange and metallic, but was replaced very quickly and without question.
However overall service was poor, very slow to take any drink and food orders. Table was not properly set, chairs had food on seat, and table was sat in draughty doorway (which was eventually closed when asked).

FAQs

The Farmhouse at Redcoats is rated 4.7 stars by 923 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.