Food Friday - Hermitage Rd. Bar & Restaurant Brunch

My friend Lauren and I went to Hermitage Rd. Bar & Restaurant in Hitchin for brunch on Sunday. I posted about their coffee bar the other day, which is one of the top 50 according to The Independent, and last year I posted about their amazing Sunday roast. Lauren and I had been for Sunday roast last month when we spotted their yummy looking brunch menu, so we booked a table.

Hermitage Rd Bar Restaurant Sunday Brunch menu

I love menus like this – just the right number of dishes. Too much choice overwhelms me! I chose the cheese on toast with wild mushrooms, spinach and duck egg. Lauren chose the same, but she swapped the duck egg for bacon and wanted everything separate on the plate. She also didn’t want a lot of cheese. The waitress was lovely and was happy to accommodate all this. I think mine looks better, do you agree? For drinks we had a glass of orange juice each, I had a pot of tea and Lauren had a latte.

Hermitage Rd Bar Restaurant Sunday Brunch tea coffee
Hermitage Rd Bar Restaurant Sunday Brunch cheese on toast
Hermitage Rd Bar Restaurant Sunday Brunch posh cheese on toast

Our bill came to £18, which is such a steal for two big dishes and four drinks. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely, really relaxed. Even Baby N got to sample a bit of my cheese on toast – can you believe he is nearly 7 months old? The time is going so quickly! I noticed that there were a few others with babies and small children, it seems that Sunday brunch is a lot more family friendly than Sunday lunch. 

I can’t wait to go back to Hermitage Rd. Bar & Restaurant again for brunch, I’ve asked Ian if we can go this weekend. I’d quite like to try the baked eggs, although I’d be tempted to try one of the other variations of cheese on toast. Yum!


  1. This looks amazing and I can't believe how cheap it was for such posh nosh! xx

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  2. wow, what a bargain! the food looks amazing... can't believe your wee one is growing sooooo fast :) x

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    1. It still feels like only yesterday that he was born! xx


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