With a downstairs brasserie, two separate upstairs fine dining rooms, and champagne bar, the Hengist is a versatile destination offering the very best of British cooking, served in refined surroundings.
To the rear, The Hengist has a garden with stream, offering separate outside dining and drinking areas.
Nice venue, good and attentive service. A good varied menu. Would have preferred a more comprehensive wine list choice other than French. I don't think I would like to visit with large parties in attendance, but that could be said of most venues.
A memorable birthday evening at The Hengist. The scallops, the venison, and the line caught sea bass were delicious and the ambience was perfect for a Monday evening celebration. The service was excellent and welcoming, also we definitely recommend the crumble and the creme brulee for the perfect finish. All in all, a most enjoyable experience.
Me and my husband like the hengist been a few Times food is always nice and everyone is so welcoming
We had booked to see the musician, was taken upstairs we thought we would hear him over the speakers , but this was not the case so they moved us downstairs! Thank you. We were served warm prosecco , we didn’t complain and then the wrong red wine they did offer to change it but it tasted ok so we kept it. The food was ok not exceptional my husband had a plum crumble for dessert , it was more like plum soup and he bit Into a whole star anise which was not pleasant. The musician was brilliant and the place had a lovely atmosphere with pleasant staff but they were very young and not very attentive, especially as they add a 10% service charge to the bill.
nice ambience, good food, excellent service and reasonably priced. Who wouldn't recommend a venue like the Hengist.
When booked I was not informed it was “steak night” when investigating before the fish was our option as this was my wife’s birthday and she loves fish. When I asked at the restaurant about other menus all he said is “it’s steak night” with no other options we both had the rump steak my wife couldn’t even cut her steak and I struggled we told the waiter and changed my wife’s knife still no joy so she left 70 percent not wanting to ruin the evening and make a scene we paid and left I am extremely disappointed with this I booked this to celebrate my wife’s birthday and failed because of your restaurant
Had Sunday lunch with our family. The food was very good in the main and overall value was very good based upon the two or three set course menu. Main courses were excellent. Several of the starters were very nice although the Brixham potted crab starter was a little disappointing. as the flavour of the crab was lost in making it into more of a mousse consistency. The drinks order at the outset was slow and a little confused. Some of the deserts were good but the chocolate ice cream was not that great.
So overall. some things were done really well whilst some things leave some room to further improve.
Good food good atmosphere pleasant helpful staff.
Have been many times and to-date have always had good food.
The first time we had dined at The Hengist. It was a Tuesday evening so only a few tables were booked.
Service from the two staff was first class. The food was delicious. We would certainly return again. It is not often that we dine locally so it was a pleasant surprise to find somewhere different to go. All in all a great success!
The food was lovely and fresh, presented well and came out on a nice tea stand. But the service really let down the whole experience. The waitress barely said a word other than asking if we wanted pink or white prosecco (which was lovely and the raspberry in the glass was a nice touch). The other waitress who bought out our food told us what was there but sounded like she didn't want to be there herself! I don't think I saw any waiting staff smile and it was only upon leaving that the poor lady behind the bar tried to smile but she just looked to be in pain! Coffee was lovely (Even if it did cost extra) but we then had to bring the lady on the front desk our money for the coffee + tip as no one came to check on us the whole duration we were there. On the whole, food was amazing but I wouldn't pay the full price if it wasn't on a groupon due to the service lacking so much.
We had the Monday steak offer. Noticeably there was no weight specified against the filet or ribeye steak. The size was quite miserly, which was a pity because I was cooked to my liking. I would rather go to a restaurant which is open about the size of steak I can expect. Could not recommend.
Was very disappointed that they did not have the full menu no beef had to send the crumble back as it was cold we had a table of 10 and was not very well looked after
Nice atmosphere, good food and really excellent service, what’s not to like.
A bit pricey, especially the scollops
One waitress was very good but we had to ask for everything at least twice. Our order was wrong and we asked for a glass of wine that never came. The food was ok.
Disappointed from start to finish, seated in a
Beautiful food and service.
Small portions and very expensive
As it was Vakentines night, and we were receiving a special menu, we were both very much looking forward to it. The food, as always, was extremely enjoyable. Only slight disappointment was that as it was a"romantic" night", being seated next to a couple with a toddler didn't give it that "romantic" feel. The price was extremely expensive too. I had paid a £50 deposit, and the bill was £187. Actually not sure if the £50 deposit came off the bill, I am guessing it did. Having said this, we had a lovely evening, and will be going back, as we always enjoy it here.
Set menu for valentines. Poor service. Muddled delivery of courses. Food cold. Too expensive for a ageing restaurant.
Lovely food, quick service, very polite staff, would definitely recommend
Quick and helpful service, when we couldn't decide on a wine choice they let us taste one to ensure we liked it before buying the bottle. The food was very tasty.
We went for Afternoon tea, we were served the champagne and sandwiches and cakes quite quickly but we were then left without plates, I had to attract someone’s attention and ask for plates, the scones were very dry, the sandwiches were nice and the selection of small cakes nice but we felt forgotten about, we were asked once if everything was ok after being there 20 minutes but we had to attract someone’s attention to get our pot of tea (a small pot) and then attract their attention again after an hour to get a second pot. So quite a mediocre experience and I have been to far better places for Afternoon Tea. The place itself is nice and in a lovely village, they just need to up their game with the service
The service was brilliant
Service a bit sluggish but otherwise good. Love the pace
Perfect. Recommend 100%.
Best steak of our lives. Amazing chips!!!! Will definitely be back on a monday for the steak deals!!!
Honestly the food we received was absolutely vile at the hengist on Thursday. There was little to no vegetarian options, in terms of mains I had ONE option. In this day and age you would think it would be a little more inclusive. The amount we paid for what we received was below par completely, my duck was so tough I left it entirely and not one staff member came to check on how our food was. My sister in law ordered medium steak, she received medium rare to rare. Our drinks were wrong multiple times and honestly it was just a joke. Not happy at all, we had many complaints and nothing was done to rectify the situation.
I have been dining at the Hengist for many years now, I have not ever been disappointed with the quality of the food, nor the waitress service. It is good value for money and I look forward to going back again soon.
First time we have visited after hearing a few recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed
Superb service, food was outstanding and will definitely be returning. Lovely touch for my partners birthday with a little treat at the end. Thank you!
Had a lovely lunch here with friends on 30th December.
Food was very good and the steak special with wine was good value.
Staff were very helpful & attentive.
We will definitely visit again
Based on our recent experience be no I wouldn’t recommend. Service was painfully slow and the set menu wasn’t great. We’d rebooked with you as our first experience dining with you for a Sunday roast was amazing, for food, service and value, but Thursdays service was dire and we waited almost an hour for our mains.
Several years ago we dined at the Hengist and it was excellent fine dining in all respects. Last Saturday was a major disappointment with poor service and food not satisfactory and over priced. We will never visit the restaurant in the future.
Lovely food, enjoyed the ambiance and great deal on the lunch menu. Will be returning in January.
A lovely relaxed Sunday lunch, the mackerel pate was delicious but was served with only two small slices of bread, way insufficient for the amount of pate served. We did ask for more but felt we should have had to. Although very nice we did feel that the Eton Mess had too much cream to meringue and not enough fresh fruit. It did get quite sickly towards the end of the dish. Overall though very enjoyable and will definitely be returning.
Very expensive, the quality was not worth what we paid for. No information on the meals so ordered sides but didn’t need to do a waste of money.
Excellent food and service , this is one of my favourite restaurants, lovely atmosphere and the food although not cheap, is very good, highly recommended
A treat for my husband
Been wanting to visit this restaurant for ages. We were not disappointed. Beautiful 3 course sunday lunch. Fresh veg not frozen. Good portion sizes. Good service
It is some time since my last visit and was very disappointed that the food and service levels have gone downhill.
Hengist is rated 4.2 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.
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