The stylish, 4-star Mercure Watford lives up to the excellent standard that the Mercure hotel group have set across the rest of the country. Even those who aren’t overnight guests at the Mercure are welcomed with open arms to enjoy the hotel’s comfortable bar.
With friendly, attentive staff and a bar menu jam-packed with everything from gourmet Aberdeen Angus burgers to superfood salads, every member of the family or business party is bound to leave satisfied, and very full. For starters, diners can indulge in everything from smoked haddock fishcake served with spinach and a soft poached egg and saffron hollandaise, to belly pork and confit duck terrine, smothered in apple cider chutney.
Main courses showcase the best of modern British pub fare: highly recommended is the Mercure’s beer battered haddock, served with mushy peas, thick cut chips and tartare sauce, or the lamb, done two ways and served with miniature shepherd’s pie. Vegetarian’s won’t have to go hungry either, as there’s a large handful of meat-free options cooked expertly by the passionate chefs daily.
If you’re stopping in at the Mercure Bar for a quick snack or business lunch, there’s also an array of hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, salads and sharing platters. And with an al fresco area perfect for those long summer evenings, and tranquil grounds, there’s no better way to while away a few hours away from the freneticism of central London.
The Mercure Watford hotel is situated close to the M1, M25 and A1M, making it a handy stop-off before or after a flight from the nearby Heathrow or London Luton airports, and a pleasant lunch or dinner break if you’re on a journey in or out of London.