Last weekend it was a rainy and miserable Saturday and so we decided the only way to spend the day was eating yummy food! We didn’t want to go too far so headed to St Albans which is a local city to us (yes it’s a city because it has a cathedral but it’s not a super big place! It’s actually so cute with cobbled streets and all!).
Hatch on the go opened its doors 8 years ago as a small takeaway place and it was doing so well that the owner decided to open an establishment in the centre of St Albans and called it you guessed it… Hatch! Hatch is located on Holywell Hill and has been open since February 2017.
Hatch has completely taken off and we can totally see why! We had a cheeky browse of the menu online before we visited and we already knew we were going to be spoilt for choice!
We arrived at Hatch at 3:45pm, they are open from 9-5 every day so we had just over an hour and 15 minutes. Upon arriving Liam the restaurant manager introduced himself and showed us to our table.
The restaurant was still heaving at 3:45pm and the atmosphere was buzzing. There were a variety of customers in Hatch (families, couples and groups of friends enjoying prosecco to give a few examples). It was nice to see such a variety of people in one place having a good time.
Liam was incredible and his service was impeccable you can really show he loves his job and the restaurant. This is such an important part of any restaurant and we feel plays a huge part in the success of a restaurant. Customer service is so important these days and more so with the internet and trip advisor, we cannot rave enough about the service here. We know we love a place when we don’t stop talking about it not only to each other but to our friends and family too!
There was so much to choose from on the menu we didn’t know where to begin. However in usual Two Brits way we decided to share everything so we could try more food! Always share because then you don’t get food envy!
We even shared our drinks, we opted for the juice of the day which was carrot, orange and ginger. It was served in a cute little bottle with paper straw. The second drink we chose was chocolate and caramel cooler which is chocolate milk over ice, caramel syrup and cream! It was so delicious but also incredibly sweet so if you aren’t looking for something super sweet this drink probably isn’t for you! We loved it though!
Liam very kindly saved us their sweet corn fritters which were the special of the day and had sold out by 11am! So if you want to enjoy their specials you have to get their early!
The fritters were delicious, they were sandwiched with slices of avocado and chilli jam, topped with chorizo and a perfectly poached egg. The eggs are sourced locally and oh my gosh the yolk was so orange!
We also had the hash brown bites on the side, these are their most popular item on the menu and are the perfect accompaniment. Little hash browns served with a yummy BBQ dip, ideal to share!
We then decided to share a waffle and there were lots to choose from it was hard to decide but we went for the honeycomb one. The waffle batter is made fresh every morning and it tasted amazing! The waffle was topped with crunchie pieces, raspberries, butterscotch sauce and a large scoop of ice cream- DELICIOUS!
To end the meal we enjoyed a hot drink; peppermint tea and a latte (with very pretty latte art and very photographic!).
We loved the interior of Hatch, it was simple but effective. The brick wall made for good photos and we loved all the slogans and tempting messages written on chalk boards hanging off the lights.
It was nice that you could see the staff at work behind the counter, we love that in any place we visit!
Hatch also so private events, you can hire the place out every day of the week once they have closed. They can offer both a sit down meal or a party for up to 60 people.
We cannot recommend Hatch enough and we will definitely be going back soon!