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The best places to take your clients to lunch in Hertford

7 Jul 2017

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Hertford is well known in the East Herts area for its many and diverse places to eat. So if you’re planning to invite clients to Hertford for a lunchtime meeting, you’ve got a huge choice of style, cuisine and budget, from the cheap and cheerful to places to take clients you really want to impress.

Here is a selection, all of which are in easy walking distance of the UOE Hub [Disclaimer: this is in no way a recommendation or endorsement of any of the restaurants listed. We’re just giving you an idea of what’s available]:

Pubs in Hertford

The Old Barge, Hertford

A traditional pub on the banks of the River Lea, The Old Barge serves British pub grub, whether you’re looking for a sandwich or a three-course meal. The bar serves a wide range of different beers and ciders for any clients who are connoisseurs, and you can choose to sit in the restaurant or the bar or, if the weather’s good, the beer garden.

The Dog & Whistle, Hertford

If ‘casual eclectic cool’ is the mood you’re going for, The Dog & Whistle is a fun place to take your clients, and has a large beer garden which is perfect for summer days. The menu is created from fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced food which means there are a lot of specials which change on a daily basis. However, there are a number of staples including freshly-made burgers, Welsh rarebit and a £5 lunch menu, giving you plenty of options.

Pizza and pasta restaurants

The big chains are well represented, with Pizza Express, Prezzo and ASK Italian all within a few yards of each other on Fore Street. There are also independent Italian restaurants that will cost a bit more, but will impress your clients a bit more too. Il Vino is a family restaurant which has won a lot of fans locally, and their pizzas and pasta sauces are homemade on the premises.

Something a bit different

The restaurant at Hertford House Hotel now serves dishes with an Asian influence cooked by a Vietnamese chef, so if you think your clients will be up for something more interesting than a ploughman’s, ask for Chau’s menu. But if they’re not in the mood, they also have the ‘usual’ lunch menu available.

Tucked away in a small alley is a tiny restaurant that’s taken Hertford by storm. Mr Tanaka’s is a Japanese restaurant specialising in Katzu curry. Open for lunches from Tuesday to Saturday, you can’t book a table, so you’ll have to take your chances there’ll be a table available.

Upmarket restaurants

If you want to pamper your client, try the award-winning Lussmann’s which prides itself on its high and exacting sustainable and ethical practices (which are detailed on the website’s Sustainability page), which led to the Independent newspaper describing it as “ethical, delicious and preach-free”. After experiencing Lussmann’s good food and great service, you’ll have your client signing that contract in no time at all!

If you would like your office to be within a five-minute walk of all of these places in Hertford, contact us to arrange an appointment to come and see office space at the UOE Hub in the centre of Hertford.

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