Eating out in Hitchin
By HitchinPeople | Sunday, June 19, 2011, 11:36
Hitchin has a wealth of things going for it that make it a great place to live not least its wonderful selection of places to dine out.
Dining out in Hitchin Town Centre
Here's some of the great places to eat in Hitchin that we think deserve a mention.
Doughty's Brasserie on Bancroft is a great place to eat with an atmosphere to match. Their well thought-out menu has much variety and champions local produce. Since opening in 2006, Doughty's has built a reputation for great food and service prompting raving customer reviews.
The Radcliffe Arms on Walsworth Road reopened in June 2009 following a major refurbishment and extension, with the aim of making their menu the star of the show. Open from 8am every day, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, it has become a great place to eat whatever the time.
Just 32 is a well established bistro situated on Sun Street. This venue is a hit with couples wanting to share a romantic evening, as well as theatre-goers looking for a pre-show meal. Their understated service, attention to detail and relaxing atmosphere make for an enjoyable evening whatever the occasion.
Also situated on Sun Street is La Bella Vita, a family run hotel and restaurant offering the magic of Italy in the centre of Hitchin. With quality of ingredients top priority, La Bella Vita has built a reputation for delicious fresh fish and shellfish, sourced from Billingsgate every morning.
People who normally avoid chain restaurants should give Prezzo in Hitchin a chance. Unlike some of its sister restaurants it is small scale and well laid out. The service is very pleasant with knowledgeable, polite waiting staff. The decor has a great contemporary feel to it with the added extra of being able to see into the flaming pizza oven in the centre of the restaurant. Their menu has a fantastic range of reasonably-priced Italian cuisine, with a good selection of wines to match. It is worth looking on their website as they often have printable offers, making this a great place for families who don't want to spend a small fortune on dining out.
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