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Based in Hertford, Hertfordshire, Rigsby’s Restaurant is a premier dining location that has something for you.
At Rigsbys, our mission is simple: enhance and educate the palate with the freshest ingredients and flavors, while surprising and exciting each guest with personal care and service.
Rigsby's Restaurant started life as a small theatrical cinema showing newsreels to locals during the war and then in the 50s, it became a theatrical practice theatre for the Hertford operatic society. In 2003 it started the transformation to become a tea room and in 2007 commenced serving high-quality afternoon tea and snacks.
Gradually, the ongoing success has initiated steady development of the premises, involving a huge investment and recent large development in 2013 which transformed the 1900-style building into what we see today. The development not only included complete internal refurbishment that added a large seating area with glazed doors and windows, giving a light and fresh feel to the building. The high ceilings and exposed brickwork compliment the existing building, giving a unique style and great atmosphere.
The Owner Vitor Fernandes, who has overseen this transformation to allow Rigsby's to become one of Hertford's leading dining experiences, wants to keep the old fashion independent restaurant experience alive, that has been a tradition of his family. His love for jazz, reflects on rigsbys live music played on the "resident" piano every weekend.
Our international executive chef Gani Begu presents a classic menu and brings with him over 20 years of experience. He has drawn from his London brassiere experience to produce some fantastic new dishes in modern European and British cuisine. We only use the best ingredients and locally sourced food, all dishes are cooked to order.