Private & Group Dining

Our private & group dining options at Element Bar & Kitchen ensures every guest has a memorable dining experience. Clean, fresh flavour and, local seasonal produce are the elements to our simple, beautiful food. Unfussy but attentive, innovative without being outlandish, Element Bar & Kitchen offers something for all tastes.

The Grosvenor

Situated on the ground floor, The Grosvenor is bathed in natural light and is perfect for parties up to 20 people, Decorated with a mural depicting a technical drawing of the De Havilland Comet, The Grosvenor creates a characterful backdrop for all occasions.

Botanical Room

The Botanical Room offers a great private dining space which seats up for 50 guests. Situated on the ground floor, The Botanical Room is partly decorated with botanical wallpaper, complementing the hardwood parquet flooring. With numerous large windows, the space is bright and airy.

Element Bar & Kitchen*

Situated on the ground floor, Element Bar & Kitchen is ideal for smaller groups of up to 20 guests and is available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner**, every day of the week. Guests would be sat at tables of 4 to 6 per table.
*Element Bar & Kitchen is a shared space and not private (no room hire charge).
**subject to availability.

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Terms & Conditions of booking

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total booking value is required to secure the booking.
The balance of the total cost of the event is required 4 weeks prior to your booking which is non-refundable.
Where a booking is made within 4 weeks of the event date full payment is required immediately to confirm booking and secure space
Any cancellations and/or reduction in numbers less than 4 weeks before the event is to take place will be charged in full.
Credit card or BACS (bank transfer) may be used as payment. No other forms of payment will be accepted.
We reserve the right to release reservations which are not fully paid by the due date and in this instance prepaid deposits will be retained in lieu of final payment.

Other conditions

All prices include VAT at the prevailing rate. VAT receipts are available on request after event has taken place. In the unfortunate event of cancellation of your Private/Group Dining Event date by The Comet Hotel we reserve the right to offer an alternative date. In the event of the alternative date not being suitable, all prepayments made will be returned within 14 days without further claim against The Comet Hotel.
Menu pre-orders must be complete and received by The Comet Hotel 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at least 4 weeks prior to the event. 

Guest Behaviour

Guests are kindly requested to conduct themselves appropriately at all times and to comply with Comet Hotel procedures and/or reasonable requests by Comet Hotel employees and management with regard to conduct and respect for the property of the Hotel, its employees and guests and their health and safety.  Guests are requested not to materially disrupt the comfort and enjoyment of other guests, the smooth running of the Hotel, or cause offence to other guests or our members of staff through their conduct or behaviour. The Comet Hotel reserves the right to refuse food, drinks, accommodation or specific services or remove you and members of your party from the Hotel if, in our unfettered opinion, we consider this provision to have been breached. Where this is the case, the Comet Hotel shall deem to have no further obligation towards you and shall not refund you for lost accommodation, other services or any other loss or expense incurred directly as a result of this.

Limitation of Liability

The Comet Hotel shall not be responsible for the loss or damage of any property left in the Hotel other than as prescribed under the Hotel Proprietor’s Act 1956 and the Local London Authorities Act 2004 or any other applicable law. 

The Company shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or pure economic loss or any loss of profit, goodwill or opportunity (whether caused by the negligence of the Company, its employees, contractor or agents or otherwise). The Company’s total liability shall not exceed the value of the charges received by it under the Contract.

Nothing contained in the Contract or in any other document referred to or incorporated in it shall be read or construed as excluding any liability for death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence or liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions including any non-contractual obligations arising in connection with it shall be governed by English law. Both parties agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any dispute arising in connection with the Contract, including disputes relating to any non-contractual obligations.

Force Majeure

The Comet Hotel does not accept any liability for failure to provide any goods or services contracted due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control. The Comet Hotel shall not pay any compensation where the performance of its obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to: government forced lock-downs, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, acts of terrorism, fire or failure of electric power, gas, water, or other utility service, plant machinery, computers, vehicles, a pandemic or any collapse of building structures. 

Element Bar & Kitchen
St Albans Road West, Hatfield, AL109RH
Open: 10am till 11:00pm (kitchen 12:30pm till 9:30pm)