Hertford is known for its foodie scene, from a quick burger to an exquisite evening meal.
We know that finding and moving into your new home can have its stresses, but once those boxes are unpacked and your keys hit the bowl, the fun part truly starts. Sure, decorating, furniture, pets and even just putting shelves up are part of the fun of settling in. The other part? From corner shops and cafés, to pubs and parks, the other part is finding your new favourite haunts – particularly when it comes to grabbing a meal out.
If we shared all the excellent places you could try, you’d be here for hours – so here’s just a handful of must-visits and the very best places to eat in Hertford.
This British diner and bar offers unforgettable meals in a beautifully converted, Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse Hotel. Featuring two restaurants, alfresco dining, indoor and outdoor bars and a cocktail lounge, your celebrations are sorted.
From visiting loved ones and date nights, to ‘cheers’-ing over a new milestone, Anexo Hertford offers tapas and charcuterie boards that are too good not to share. Indulge in excellent Spanish-inspired dishes and pair with a carefully curated selection of wine.
Just a ten-minute walk from our new build houses for sale in Hertford and right at the head of the River Lea, enjoy a delicious contemporary menu, with daily chef specials and an extensive range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks – perfect to finish a long dog walk or to break up an afternoon on the river.
If you want tasty food with a great atmosphere (and more than a few examples of excellent interior decorating to remember for later), The Hummingbird is the gastropub for your list. Join them for Jazz Afternoons, Sunday lunches, or just a celebration of culinary delight to celebrate a special moment.
The brainchild of a lorry driver and a hairdresser, PEACH. is a labour of love from local food-lovers, Dan and Leigh. Originally opened in Bishop’s Stortford, experience a mouthwatering array of brunch, burger, coffee and cocktail choices – including Happy Hour Monday-Friday and bottomless brunch at the weekend.
A pub and brewery with a heritage as rich as Hertford itself, the Woolpack has been a McMullen pub since 1856 (and brewing since 1743). Just off the River Lea, you’re greeted by roaring fires and the historic timber bones of the building, but with an up-to-date, modern twist. Stop in for a locally brewed ale, or grab a bite of their burgers, dirty fries, wings, or sharing plates.
With seasonal menus, locally sourced produce, and a sustainable practice, Lussmanns has been one of the favoured places to eat in Hertford since 2004. From promoting organic, high-welfare farming and MSC-certified fish, to running on green energy and recycling 100% of its waste, you’re always in for a treat at this award-winning, family-owned business.