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Ponsbourne Pods, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Ponsbourne Pods

4.1
4.1
2809 Reviews
£41 and over
Indian
A very warm welcome to Ponsbourne Pods.
After a truly challenging start to the year, indulge and celebrate spring by joining us at Ponsbourne Pods. Join us for an exceptional private dining experience within your very own luxurious Pods & Domes, set amongst the spectacular grounds of Ponsbourne Park. This peaceful oasis is a breath-taking statement in contemporary interior design complemented by high standards of food and service. The house, dating back to 1876, offers a blend of classical elegance brought stunningly up-to-date by stylish and creative design.

Indulge on spectacular Indian Cuisine prepared by an award-winning culinary team Please check our Minimum spend & cancellation policies.

The Dining Pods are classed as an outdoor space/structure & are exposed to the elements so please dress for the weather! Book your private dining Pods for up to 6 guests.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 14:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    020 3333 3333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

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Experiences

  • Dinner & Stay

    £150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Come experience the magic at Ponsbourne. Limited Time Only!! Enjoy a 3 course meal for Two with a Bottle of Prosecco in one of our Pods and a night stay in our Double Room. Check in: 4:00 pm onwards Check out: 11:00 am
  • Dinner & Stay

    £175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Come experience the magic at Ponsbourne. Limited Time Only!! Enjoy a 3 course meal for Two with a Bottle of Prosecco in one of our Pods and a night stay in our Double Room. Check in: 4:00 pm onwards Check out: 11:00 am.
  • Laurent Perrier 3 Course meal for 2! Limited Time!

    £125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a 3 course delicious meal for 2 with a Bottle of Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Brut NV in our Romantic Pod!. select a starter, main course & dessert from our ala carte menu.

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What 2,809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. G

    Gule

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a lovely experience for a cousins birthday, waiter called Chris was so helpful and lovely and did the most to keep us happy so thank you
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    This was a dinner for a friends 40th and although the food was nice, the service was really poor. We had previously checked that it was ok for us to bring a cake with us and although they said that we could, they said that they wouldn’t bring it out for us. When we went to bring it out and asked for a knife the woman behind the bar was extremely rude. She said she didn’t have a knife and when I asked if she could get one she would not. When her colleague came along he managed to find one right behind the bar, exactly in the spot where the woman had been standing. She didn’t seem to care that she had been caught out, she just looked away. I raised it at the end of the night to the manager and he said he would speak to her, so maybe it’s just the case of one bad member of staff.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinning experience & the food was not a let down! Simply wonderful & tasty. The staff were attentive to all our needs.
  4. L

    Leeh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place The best Indian food I have ever had
  5. F

    Foodlover

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Been at the pods a few times now, the service was not as good as it has been before, lacked attention to detail. I love the wireless Bluetooth feature to play own music, that was not working this time round. Had a lovely time with my friends and the food was delicious.
  6. B

    Blue

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was amazing and our allocated server was very lovely and helpful, however one of the managers were very rude and unpleasant.
  7. K

    Kimx

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Awful experience and waiting for the management to email me back
  8. s

    s19mdw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was wonderful beautiful venue got given the best pod with best views Went as a family of 4 for brothers 30th Great service, delicious food, only smaller portions than expected but really tasty. And actually quantity ended up being fine in the end just topped up with naan We ordered al La carte menu as i missed out on set menu offer when booking but it was great Highly recommend for special occasion Lovely service, stunning views and decor inside and out
  9. J

    Josh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good portion small for the price. Good service from our waiter.
  10. HD

    HetalD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service by Asif. The food was amazing. We had a lovely evening.
  11. SR

    SanthiyaR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience at Ponsbourne Pods. Such a romantic and cosy place to dine in. The food was amazing and so tasty. Service excellent
  12. JG

    JamieG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very pleasant evening at the pods. I did feel it was a little “cosy” with 9 in a pod. I think 6 would be perfect, 8 max. Food piping hot & delicious. Service top notch, such friendly staff. Would definitely go again.
  13. M

    Mohammed

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere amazing as always. Was served by Asif and service was spot on as usual. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be coming back.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 14 May 2022Dear Mohammed, We are pleased to receive such comments from you which have motivated our team to provide even higher levels of excellence. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest Regards, Team Ponsbourne

  14. d

    danielle

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Lovely scenery and nice for special occasion . Food a bit over priced . But lovely evening overall .
  15. D

    Dep1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a bday , when I called I was told they would cater for my specific dietary requirements however the menu was not clear at all for special dietary requirements so every time I asked they had to run to kitchen to check and this was very unprofessional and I felt for the poor waiting staff running in and out of kitchen. However I must say MEET and KRUTIK were amazing service with a smile and accommodating.
  16. H

    Hp123

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Price has gone drastically potions are less. I’ve been there multiple times and this time was ridiculous. Nothing on the menu there that’s on the website. I would not recommend at all. And they brought the wrong food which I did not order. Workers inside speak so loud on a sunny and warm day we couldn’t close the pod all we could hear was their giggles and chats. Avoid!!!!
  17. k

    kehindee

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again Fantastic service, gonna come back next time

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 14 May 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

  18. MF

    MFAh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was such a wonderful evening for my husband and me. We were an hour early for our booking and they were still prepared to accommodate us. They also said if we preferred, we could take a walk on the ground - stunning, I might add. We went for a walk before and after our dinner. The waiting staff were very respectful of our privacy in the pods and were really polite. Cannot wait to go back!

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 13 May 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant departments. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

  19. MG

    MeghanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful place! Food is delicious and it’s great you can connect your own music to the speaker. Only issue was our pod was right above their speaker with the places music which took a while to be turned down/told they couldn’t.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 13 May 2022Dear Meghan, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and kind words. We are happy to hear that you have had a great time with us at Ponsbourne Park and our food and hospitality met your expectations! We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  20. AA

    AfolabiA

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place I have visited by miles. Serene environment, wonderful staff and exceptional service. Will sing the praises for years to come

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 14 May 2022Dear Afolabi, Thank you for sharing your feedback and letting us know you like the food and had a nice experience. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  21. S

    Seema

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was tasty with starters being much better than the mains but overpriced so clearly we are paying for the location/ambience. We went on a hot day so we’re sweltering in the pods! No air con but later told we could open windows which helped. Lovely location but the gardens could do with some landscaping and upkeep. Pods are comfortable but difficult to stand up from the table as the floor slopes upwards where you rest your feet, so actually feel unsteady when you go to stand. Beware tall people! My husband who is 6feet hit his head against the door latch when he first entered - was seeing stars for the first 15 mins! Other pod restaurants have a buzzer to call for service, here you have to get up and wave your hand or physically find someone which I feel let’s the whole pod experience down. Our Bluetooth speaker also was not working. Staff v friendly and try their best to accommodate your needs. Mocktails were delicious but pricey. Personally I would not return again as the 2 slot is a limiting factor from taking your time to enjoy the food and ambience. Although the food was v good, I also feel it’s hugely overpriced and you are paying for gardens that need to be maintained to a better standard if they are going to charge so much.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 14 May 2022Dear Seema, Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is very important to us. We are glad that you liked the food. We are sorry to hear that we could not fulfil your expectations at Ponsbourne Park. This has been sent to our management team for a full review. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  22. JT

    JayT

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We came here last year and it was truly lovely! Today the food was mediocre and not hot when served. Also, the prices were astronomical/ I appreciate sales have to be made up due to covid but £20 for a small bowl of okra was insane! Am sorry to say we will not be returning which is a shame as it is a lovely venue
  23. HP

    HannahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time with family celebrating a birthday.. Food was fantastic Ambiance was so so good Service was excellent Over all a very happy satisfied customer.. the Pods special background music was even more entertaining

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 14 May 2022Dear Hannah, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and kind words. We are happy to hear that you have had a great time with us at Ponsbourne Park and our food and hospitality met your expectations! We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  24. C

    Chris

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was lovely and staff very nice but do think the menu is over-priced for what it is. Nice experience dining in the Pod when the sun is out but not overly special to justify the price.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 13 May 2022Dear Chris, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant departments. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

  25. k

    ksaad

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good vibes and great service - thank you to Asif. Will come back and recommend to others!

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Saad, Thank you for sharing your feedback and letting us know you like the food and had a nice experience. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  26. AR

    AmjidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to go as a family and everyone commented on how exceptional the food was. Everything arrived promptly and this was the first time it was perfect. I would definitely come again and may even stay over to make a day of the event. Great customer service by Asif who made our experience even better. Many thanks Asif. 10/10 👏🏻

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Guest, Thank You for taking out your valuable time and for sharing your experience during your visit at Ponsbourne Pods. We are delegated to know that you had an enjoyable experience and extremely happy. It is comments such as yours that motivate our team to offer even higher levels of excellence and we shall make every effort to continue to live up to your expectations in the future as well. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

  27. NS

    NsonaS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely pods and location No speakers available which wasn’t great But lovely place and food was nice, good to hear that they will be revamping the menu

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

  28. S

    Shel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were lovely and the service was amazing (especially our personal waitress) The ambiance was lovely and the food was great - will definitely be back

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and kind words. We are happy to hear that you have had a great time with us at Ponsbourne Park and our food and hospitality met your expectations! We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  29. NH

    NazH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful place to dine. Food was delicious but it is definitely over priced
  30. VC

    VickyC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The ambience was lovely, different. Inside the pods needs an upgrade, cushions were stained and a little dusty. Okra dish was a little greasy but flavoured well. I highly recommend signature cocktail!

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Vicky, Thank you for sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. Your feedback was very constructive and it is passed to the relevant team. It is only through guest's comments that we are able to improve our service and have our guests come back. We would like to apologize again for all the inconvenience caused. We hope your recent experience will not deter you from visiting us in the future and will be delighted to host you again. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  31. JM

    JMSh

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    Second visit was a disappointment. Most of the food was fantastic, but 2 starters were still frozen in the centre. The service was friendly, but on a busy Saturday night was very, very slow. Love this place, but wouldn't go back on a Friday/Saturday night.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 14 May 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our food did not meet your expectations and were not up to standard. Your feedback has been sent to our management team for a full review. We hope your recent experience will not deter you from visiting us in the future and will be delighted to host you again.

  32. JK

    JayeshK

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food , good service , great place

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 2 May 2022Dear Jayesh, Thank you for sharing your feedback and letting us know you like the food and had a nice experience. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  33. N

    Nimi

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    Great experience, Asif was very helpful in helping us pick the right food and drinks , his service was very quick and efficient, Will be back soon , overall beautiful view

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Nimi, Thank you for sharing your feedback and letting us know you like the food and had a nice experience. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  34. FB

    FarhanaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening, it’s such a beautiful place! The price for the food is above average but it’s definitely worth it. Our waiter Asif was of great service and definitely took care of us.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Farhana, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and kind words. We are happy to hear that you have had a great time with us at Ponsbourne Park and our food and hospitality met your expectations! We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  35. FD

    FlavioD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my partner there to celebrate his birthday, we both loved the experience, such a good service the staff were very attentive and friendly, food was delicious, if you like spicy and tasty food this is the place for you. Enjoyed very much and will definitely recommend!!! Thanks 😊

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 5 May 2022Dear Flavio, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

  36. SF

    SamF

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was a nice place in nice area.overal we liked the place

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 28 April 2022Dear Sam, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and kind words. We are happy to hear that you have had a great time with us at Ponsbourne Park and our cuisine and service met your expectations! We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  37. a

    ash97

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was overpriced for the actual taste and quantity of items ordered. There is a minimum spent that ppl need to be careful of as it’s minimum 50£ per person. So I feel like it is a trap for people especially in smaller groups to go eat at. The starters were good but small portion sizes.
  38. SP

    SylvanusP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good service and beautiful naturistic environment. Would definitely go there again.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 27 April 2022Dear Sylvanus, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and kind words. We are happy to hear that you have had a great time with us at Ponsbourne Park and our cuisine and service met your expectations! We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  39. DG

    DilaraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was lovely m, the atmosphere and the view was defiantly worth to go and see.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 27 April 2022Dear Dilara, Thank you for sharing your feedback and letting us know you like the food and had a nice experience. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

  40. B

    Bena

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall experience very good. Unfortunately they could not serve tea or coffee as had completely run out of milk from 2pm till 5.30pm which was very disappointing after consuming lot of wines n vodkas!! Also whilst the waiters were absolutely attentive n gave excellent service, regret no one was around and had to wait before we could sight any waiter. Our congrats to waiters who served us and overall experience. Our group of 9 enjoyed both veg n non veg dishes very much.

    Ponsbourne PodsResponded on 27 April 2022Dear Bena, Thank you for sharing your feedback and letting us know you like the food and had a nice experience. We Sincerely look forward to your return and continue to exceed your expectations ! Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ponsbourne Pods offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3333 3333.

Ponsbourne Pods is rated 4.1 stars by 2809 OpenTable diners.

Ponsbourne Pods does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Hertford

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 14:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    free parking on site

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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