survey result

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good quality French cooking making use of local ingredients without being too fancy” has a legion of loyal regulars heading to this Chilterns village gastropub run by chef-patron Olivier Bouet. He serves a strong menu of both “imaginative and more traditional dishes”, backed up by a “quality wine list”.

Summary

£46
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Rustic French food in the heart of the Chilterns” wins high ratings for this old village pub, “a lovely venue for lunch or dinner”. Chef-patron Olivier Bouet’s “reliably interesting cooking” has earned him quite a following in the area, after 12 years at The Sweet Olive (RIP) in nearby Aston Tirrold.

Summary

£46
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Rustic French food in the heart of the Chilterns” wins high ratings for this old village pub, “a lovely venue for lunch or dinner”. Chef-patron Olivier Bouet’s “reliably interesting cooking” has earned him quite a following in the area, after 12 years at The Sweet Olive (RIP) in nearby Aston Tirrold.

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A new French landlord has brought back this lovely restaurant to the high standard of food we were used to!” – Olivier Bouet moved on from The Sweet Olive (RIP) in Aston Tirrold to take over this old pub, which has enjoyed quite a foodie reputation over the years. “Excellent food, a good wine list all at a reasonable price: a lovely French experience in South Oxfordshire”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £17.20 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Britwell Salome, OX49 5LG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm

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