The Waggoners

4.2
1109 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cosy
  • Lunch

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About

The Waggoners is set in Ayot Green near Welwyn, between pretty houses and cottages around a beautiful English green. It is a refurbished 17th century coaching Inn run by Aude and Laurent Brydniak who have a wealth of experience and have run successful restaurants for the last 16 years.


As you enter the cosy homely atmosphere with its dark red walls and stylish pictures, you will be greeted by the friendly French staff, who will show you to your table and help make your dining experience as delightful and pleasant as possible.


Let our head chef tantilize your taste buds with his unique and beautiful French fusion food with influences from all over the world, while you drink some of the best hand picked wines from around the globe.


Visit soon and experience the taste and atmosphere of The Waggoners for yourself...
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:

Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 02:30PM,

Dinner:

Tuesday - Sunday: 6:30PM - 09:00PM.

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Phone number
01707 324241
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paul Ribbands
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Parking Details
80 car park space in front of the restaurant.
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Public Transit
Welwyn garden city train station 2.5 miles.
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Special Events & Promotions
Monthly wine dinner with the wine grower
Every wednesday lunch it is ladies day 3 courses meal with Champagne cocktail,glass of wine and coffee £18.00
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally friendly staff. Tables were nicely spaced out. We had the tasting menu and it was AMAZING and very filling. Plenty of parking outside. Although bar was busy when we first walked in, the lovely girl behind the bar served everyone very quickly, constantly apologised and smiled the whole time! Can't wait to return.

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S
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an excellent Sunday lunch which was accompanied by efficient and friendly service.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Quality of food good.Disappointed with the extremely small portions especially dessert. Service was painfully slow.

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PF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

`A pleasure to return to the Waggoners after several years absence, everything was as good as we remembered the set menu had plenty of choices and was excellently prepared and served. We won't leave it so long before we are back.

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E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Waggoners. Service is efficient and friendly, but the food is the star - out of this world, truly mouth-wateringly good. Great menu, good selection of wines, so what more could you want.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quiet in the restaurant due to the England match however we’ve eaten here several times over the years but not recently - the wine tasting menu was lovely as was the wine choices
No complaints at all and will be back

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MP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service we all had such a lovely time 😊

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, and great service
Had a good Rang of Ale.

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L
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been here a couple of times now but my boyfriend always wanted to try the taster menu so we went recently for his bday & had the taster menu.....LOVELY!!! Food was tasty, the wines with each dish were very good (& I’m fussy). Will most definitely be going back. Staff were brilliant, announcing each dish as it comes out. Make sure you book in advance...can be difficult to get a table!

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RB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food from a nicely limited seasonal menu.
Great service, pleasant and understated
Really like this restaurant

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l
Hertfordshire
231 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered starters of crab terrine & watermelon & goats cheese salad, both delicious. As was the main course steak. Bit disappointed with the tofu as I prefer it crispy rather than soggy. Service friendly & attentive.

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FL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Waggoners has been a family favourite of ours for some time and never fails to deliver a high standard of French cuisine. Laurent and his staff are all very attentive without being intrusive. I highly recommend this restaurant

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MR
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good quality,and staff took time to have a little chat and not just serve.
A very pleasant evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. We enjoyed the starters, mains and deserts. The cheese trolley was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening

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JS
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Waggoners is tucked away in a lovely little village (so follow the sat nav!). The food was very good, steaks and fish dishes cooked very well and the starters were excellent. The menu is small but there is something for everyone. The wine was well priced and also of a high quality. We were a little late (should have followed the sat nav) but they were very accommodating, the service was attentive, and even though we were last to leave we didn't feel pressured to clear out! The number of different areas in the old building meant that noise didn't travel so there was a gentle hum rather than dinner being swamped by music and background chatter.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were made very welcome for my father's 93rd birthday celebration. The food and wine were lovely and the service was attentive without us feeling pressured. A very enjoyable lunch.

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IJ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had the taster menu which was delicious and good value for money. Was bit disappointed with seafood chowder - it was tasty but not a chowder. Will definitely book again

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R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well presented tasty French food with friendly staff

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very nice tasting menu with wines. The only gripe I would have is that service was a bit rushed, meaning that the next wine would arrive when we still had half a glass left from the previous course. Still a lovely evening and I would happily return.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had 4 fillets - they were excellent, as were the starters. The crepe suzettes were also great, flambed at the table.

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F
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find ...food can be extremely cheap or a little more expensive for something special ...the staff are very attentive and a pleasure

I always visit when I am in the area.

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a
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always very pleasant . Set menus are good value. House wine is very nice. The duck canard was very tasty but I was disappointed in the apple tart. Always friendly and good service

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SM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place and food. Only downfall was the apple tart which wasn’t very nice, very thin pastry with dry chewy skinny apple slices. Wasn’t nice and expensive at £7. Three of us ordered it and agreed. Didn’t complain as wasn’t burnt or anything. One had creme brûlée and it was good. Fab steak. Best I’ve had in years.

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GS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great evening on saturday .The food was delicious (even though the duck arrived a little on the tepid side ) and the service delightful . The joy of smaller rooms is the sense of intimacy engendered as long as the neighbouring table does not have a guest with a very loud laugh ! we took friends for the first time and they loved it as much as we do . This restaurant is an absolute gem .

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V
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable dinner with interesting,good quality food and friendly,attentive service.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but priced accordingly. Deserts quite small but tasty. Service very good.

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d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely tasting money , and very flexible helpful staff who provided an excellent replacement for one of the courses when my friend explained she was allergic to one of the ingredients . Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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b
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Disappointing Sunday Lunch, very poor quality food, tasteless, luke warm.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We had a Groupon deal so happy with £27 for two steak dinners. Service was excellent. Restaurant is dated and needs brightening up as the little section we were in was dark and dull. Some background music would be nice and the main menu needs bringing into the modern day. Food was also excellent quality.

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HP
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, very pleasant experience, and especially pancakes au flambe were fun!

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t
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special treat - quality food, service and atmosphere

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c
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited this location as I wanted somewhere quiet and friendly to catch up with an old friend I hadn't seen in over a year. The venue was perfect for this, a typical country pub set up, great service, great food at very reasonable prices. Never rushed which as perfect for the long discussions we had over the excellent food and great wine. Only drawback is that it is very close to the A1 and would likely be noisy in the summer if you wished to sit outside.

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CB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The welcome was friendly, they were knowledgeable about all the menu. The waitresses were calm and looked happy - don’t find that everywhere. Enjoyed every minute will be definitely coming back

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A pleasure, as always. Lunch menu is good value and excellent service

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KB
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good lunch with excellent wine. Portions not over large so we could manage a dessert! Service was good and friendly. Great value for fixed price menu; will try a la carte next time.

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n
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked last minute for Sunday lunch. Probably got the last table. I love this place. Not a massive menu but good choices and good food. Has the roast pork which was lovely. My husband had the skate which he enjoyed. Such s cute place.

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A lovely spot.
Old English feel although French influence felt in atmosphere and quality service.

A good choice of wine and food far exceeds the usual local pub fair.

I would go back.

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N
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent authentic French food at reasonable prices. Very friendly staff many who are French, which is another nice touch.

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s
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch, food great as always. The cod dish was delicious and those desserts....so good. Everything was great.

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