Relaxed & Refined

The Gatsby opened its doors in November 2005. Since then, we have become the premier destination for fine food and drink in Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.

Our reputation is founded upon attentive service and a well balanced menu using the finest ingredients. The bar offers an extensive wine, cocktail and champagne menu in a relaxed and refined environment.


Whether you choose to dine in our wonderful restaurant, soaking up the glorious sounds of our resident pianist or pop in for a quick glass of red on the way home from work, you’ll always get a friendly smile and attentive service.

Door Policy

The Gatsby operates a strictly Over 21’s door policy after 6pm unless eating with adults in the restaurant. Children are welcome with parents but must be seated and eating with adults in the restaurant. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the bar area.

The Gatsby requires smart dress at all times:

  • No sportswear
  • No outdoor work clothes / shoes
  • Tops must be worn at all times
  • Smart appropriate evening footwear must be worn
  • Shorts may be worn but must be tailored & worn with appropriate footwear
  • No dogs or pets allowed
  • Hats must be taken off

Our History

When The Rex cinema first opened in 1938, over 1,000 people flocked to see starlets such as Nova Pilbeam in ‘Young and Innocent’ within its opulent art deco surroundings. However in 1988, the cinema closed its doors to the public, due to dwindling audience figures.

Thankfully in 2004, this sleeping beauty opened its eyes once again, with a beautifully restored cinema, followed a year later by The Gatsby restaurant below, offering the perfect environment to relax, unwind, eat and drink.

Upon leaving the premises please keep noise to a minimum out of respect for our residential neighbours.

The Management reserve the right to refuse admission.