You can sample cuisines from all around the world during your stay in Hatfield thanks to a diverse food scene and some seriously creative kitchens concocting delicious dishes hailing from Turkey, America, India, Japan, China and Poland.
Places to eat in Hatfield
Take your taste buds on a trip to Turkish Kitchen on Parkhouse Court. It’s an enormous restaurant with equally big flavours courtesy of an authentic menu of Turkish cuisine. The prices are good, the portions are large and the kebabs are incredible. You’ll struggle to find tastier Turkish food this side of the Aegean.
Hatch in nearby St Albans is an American-style burger bar and kitchen with some of the best patties and brunch options we’ve ever put in our face. The meat comes from a local butcher around the corner and the award-winning St Ewes eggs are delicious. It’s a 20-minute drive from our Hatfield hotel, but we’re more than happy to make it for food this good.
If you find yourself craving a curry, Muri Indian is one of the best Indian restaurants in Hatfield. You’ll find it in nearby Welham Green on Dellsome Lane. The curries are up there with the best we’ve eaten, even if they are a little unconventional. There will likely be a dish or two on the menu you won’t recognise, but the staff are super friendly and happy to make recommendations.
Head to the Market Place and Here Japan if you fancy a taste of the Orient. This excellent Japanese restaurant is among the most popular restaurants in Hatfield. The sushi tastes great and is plated beautifully. As you’ll see from the menu, there’s a lot more than the usual sushi and sashimi fare, and the menu also has plenty of hot dishes, including tasty ramen and katsu curry.
China Red, out in Brookmans Park, is arguably the best Chinese restaurant in Hatfield. It’s a veritable town institution, having been around for well over 20 years. Service is excellent, and the food is authentic, well-portioned and tastes great. It’s hardly the fanciest restaurant in the world, but if you’re after a good Chinese takeaway, China Red should be right up there at the top of your options in Hatfield.
Last but by no means least, Taste it is another popular restaurant in the Market Place. The restaurant itself doesn’t look like much, but look beyond the decor, and you’ll enjoy an evening of exceptional Polish cuisine right in the heart of Hatfield. It’s a relative newcomer to the town, but through a combination of delicious homemade food and the more than reasonable prices, you can understand why it’s so popular.
If you’re after some daytime eating options during your stay in Hatfield, Rookery Cafe out in Potters Bar is a real hidden gem with the biggest, best and most reasonably priced breakfasts in Hatfield. It’s another eatery that doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the fact that it gets so busy is a testament to the quality of The Rookery.
The Saddlery Cafe at St Alban’s Osprey London store is a fine choice if you fancy a fancy brunch. It’s just a five-minute drive from our Hatfield hotel. It’s a beautiful setting, and the tea and cakes are tasty. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but this isn’t your run-of-the-mill farm cafe.
Bebo Cafe is arguably our pick of the bunch. It’s opposite the White Lion Square in Hatfield Town Centre. It ticks all the boxes: The breakfasts are fresh and delicious, the coffee is some of the best in Hatfield, the setting is stylish and it serves some outrageously good homemade cakes.