At long last a thread which has finally enticed me to register for this forum...
I moved to Hertford 2 years ago from Stoke Newington, and the number of places to eat and drink was one of the things that attracted me to the area. However, I don't think many are up to scratch - in fact too many of them I will never set foot in again because the food is poor, overpriced, up their own *rses and/or service is dire. I will refrain from naming them!!
IMHO, Mr Tanaka's and The Raj are the two places I would visit if I lived anywhere in the UK. I also like The Salisbury as it is the closet you can get to no-nonsense, home style cooking, but it could be so much better (their new menu is getting there!)
BTW - there is a 'Chinese' takeaway at the bottom of Villiers Street/Ware Road. The crispy duck is good - the rest....Hmmmm...... saying that it is getting difficult finding a decent Chinese anywhere, and I include London's China Town in that.
Anyway, I digress I'd like....
- A Indonesian/Malaysian/Vietnamese place. The Thai places we have a alright, but lack inventiveness and diversity. Nothing beats a properly done Beef Rendang.
- A place that does good hipster style burgers and dogs. There are lots of places that currently try to do them in Hertford, albeit not very well.
- Argentinian steak house. The only place I've had a decent steak was at the Hertford Club when they did steak nights. (I acknowledge this couldn't be a takeaway)
- A good Mexican, but these apparently no longer exist anywhere in the UK anymore.
One day I dream to open a place - but it seems like too much hassle!!!