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Restaurants in Hitchin
Restaurants in Hitchin in general
Member Name: simonpatenall
Restaurants in Hitchin in general
Date: 12/09/01, updated on 12/09/01 (4145 review reads)
Advantages: Close together, Wide choice
Disadvantages: Turn into a fat bloke
Hitchin is a small Market town just of the A1 wedged between Stevenage and Luton (now that makes it sound nice doesn't it). I have lived in Hitchin for several years and in its favour it does have quite a few restaurants. The layout is as follows : Streets branching off of the market square have most of the restaurants on them. Most are less then 3 minutes walk from the market square, also there are a dozen or so bars and pubs within 5 minutes walk from the square.
Bundeena Brasserie : 107 Bancroft
Frequently changing menu with lots of fish
Bombay Garden : Bancroft 01462 452466
Indian Brasserie : Bancroft 01462 433001
Khana Stan : Hermitage Road 01462 450635
Raj Douth Hermitage Road 01462 437674
These are just the ones I have tried The Indian Brasserie is probably the best but is quite small so booking is necessary. Often end up in Khana Stan or just 'Stan' as we like to call him after a few beers. Also loads of good take-aways all over.
Marcellos : Sun Street
Large italian with extensive menu, perhaps a little expensive compared to others but nice atmosphere.
La Bella Vita : Sun Street
Top end with nice linen, somewhere for a posh meal and quite conservative. Good italian food
Pizza Express : Market Place
The usual pizzas, dough balls and salads.A regular of mine and my girlfriends favorite pizzas. Large and busy so book at the weekends.
Pizza Piazza :
Have only been once sometime ago and was quite smokey. Had odd pizzas like tandoori chicken tikka. Not my favorite.
Bar Meze : Bucklersbury
Not your usual plate smashing greek type place. But fairly good mediterranean food and of course a full meze which is gut busting. The wine is a let down and avoid anything under £15 although they do have Keo greek beer.
Hitchin Priory : Tilehouse Street
Fantastic english food in lush setting, priced accordingly though. Part of hotel, but don't let that put you off, with nice grounds and views.
Just 32 : Sun Street
Cosy and intimate with good food. Most of the tables are for 2 and cater more or less exclusively to couples. Closed in mondays, as I often forget.
Bridge St Bistro : Bridge Street
Nothing to do with Eastenders, but a cheapish french style bistro with check table cloths, etc.
Cafe Ecosse : Bridge Street
An odd concept but well cooked food with a scottish feel (salmon, haggis, steak) and normally a good selection of scottish and belgian beer. They were out of most beers last time I went but it was a monday.
Mandarin Gourmet : Sun Street
Air conditioned chinese restaurant with good service and an all you can eat buffet during the week + sundays where you keep ordering from the menu until you leave thing. Unlimited crispy duck heaven.
Regent Cottage : High Street
Another eat as much as you like for c.£14. The decor is slightly more interesting but the service is not as thorough, food just as good. I have only been once so perhaps could have been on a busy night.
This is just a few of the restaurants I have tried all of which are fairly good, my favorites overall being the scottish and greek places.
There are also loads of pubs aroun
d the town which serve food and the licencing is a bit more lenient with some places open til midnight.