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Summary

“The courtyard is perfect in the summer” at Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi’s “really lovely Tuscan restaurant” (which celebrated its tenth anniversary at the end of 2017 with a major revamp). “Super food is beautifully presented by attentive staff” in a setting designed “for your comfort”; “always reliable” and “very good for a celebratory meal”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Transporting you to Italy” – Giancarlo Caldesi’s “lovely” Thames-side venture is a huge local favourite, and even if some feel “it’s the charm of the place” that’s perhaps central to its appeal, its “hearty Italian cuisine” is “reasonably priced (for Bray at least)” and on most accounts “excellent”. It recently celebrated its 10th year with a major revamp, including an enlargement of its dining conservatory.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“An oasis of Italian-ness in the quintessentially English environs of Bray” – Giancario Caldesi’s Thames-side venture (also incorporating a cookery school) makes “a delightful find in a village dominated by culinary heavyweights”. “It executes authentic, fine modern Italian cuisine at its best”, and it’s particularly splendid on a warm day, sitting in the courtyard garden.

£71
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Holding its own in a village packed with Michelin stars” – Giancario Caldesi’s tucked-away, Thames-side Italian “can always be relied-on to provide a splendid experience”, with “fine Italian cooking”, well-chosen wines and “impeccable” service. And “sitting in the garden on a sunny afternoon enjoying a superb Italian meal is just heaven!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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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

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.50 £24.50
SundayLunch   £39.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £24.50 £4.50 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
Yes
24
No trainers
60

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.

Old Mill Ln, Bray, SL6 2BG
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm-3:30 pm, 6 pm-11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3:30 pm, 6 pm-11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-3:30 pm, 6 pm-11:30 pm
Friday12 pm-3:30 pm, 6 pm-11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-3:30 pm, 6 pm-11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-3:30 pm

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