RestaurantsBerkshireBraySL6
Old Mill Ln, Bray, SL6 2BG

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Summary

£90
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi’s country venue – a counterpart to their Marylebone flagship – offers classic Italian cuisine in “a lovely atmosphere with fabulous service”. It’s “good-value”, too – at least certainly compared to the nearby Fat Duck and Waterside Inn…

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Within walking distance of the Monkey Island and Bray high street” – Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi’s “relaxed sister establishment to Caldesi in Marylebone” occupies a converted house complete with “a great bar and attractive glasshouse-type” addition. The dishes from its “excellent, typically Italian menu” are, say fans, “fantastic” and “the cost is rather like loose change compared to the nearby Fat Duck”.

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent-quality” cooking is on the menu at Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi’s “very nice traditional restaurant” – a rural sibling to their Marylebone HQ. It’s a perfect choice for “good, proper Italian food” – but “not if you’re just looking for a pizza or bowl of pasta”.

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s an “idyllic experience” to be had at Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi's “outstanding Italian”, which was significantly spruced up two years back – especially out on the sunny patio come summer. Add in “impeccably charming service” and it makes a “delightful location for that ‘special meal’”.

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Owner's description

Set in a leafy lane in Bray on Thames 'Caldesi in Campagna' (Caldesi in the county) is all about seasonal, regional Italian cookery using locally sourced ingredients with provenance. The sister to Giancarlo & Katie Caldesis' central London icon 'Caffe Caldesi' the restaurant quickly became a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Reviewers, including Mathew Norman from the Daily Telegraph, have regularly applauded the simple yet flavourful food on offer and the restaurant holds 2 AA Rosettes.

The Caldesi’s are passionate about seasonal and sustainable ingredients and use local produce such as game, meat and eggs where possible. They are proud of their authentic Italian cooking and herb garden where diners can eat al fresco.

The authenticity of their cooking, warmth of their welcome and efficiency of their operation are reflected by the number of loyal ‘regulars’ who wouldn’t put up with a week that didn’t include a Caldesi meal.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£18.00 £32.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
60, 30
No trainers
70

The chef

Head Chef Gregorio Piazza studied in Augusta, Italy and has been with us since the age of 19. His traditional style of cooking and use of honest flavours has been much applauded by the likes of Mathew Norman in the Daily Telegraph and Joe Walsh in the Independent. His signature dishes include a sea bass ravioli that we daren’t take off the menu in fear of a customer revolution and the crowd pleasing dessert ‘bomboloni’. Gregorio was central to Caldesi in Campagna winning 2 AA Rosettes.

Caldesi in Campagna Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Caldesi in Campagna Restaurant in SL6, Bray by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Caldesi in Campagna restaurant.
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Our favourite restaurant in the Maidenhead ...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"Our favourite restaurant in the Maidenhead area."

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Old Mill Ln, Bray, SL6 2BG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm

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