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Summary

It’s been a turbulent time for this Thames Valley old-timer just outside Goring-on-Thames, which enjoys the most gorgeous riverside location, particularly in summer. Having operated as a (quite good) Italian venue since 2014 (Rossini at the Leatherne Bottel) it closed in May 2018 as our survey was ending, soon to re-open under new owners – Sally Albin with head chef Adam Hague – in June, with a new modern British tasting format. However, at the end of October 2018 they closed again, citing ‘depleted capital’, but with the intention to crowdfund a new venture on the site. So it’s a case of watch this space.

£59
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

In a “very romantic” riverside spot, this Thames Valley classic certainly has “lots of feel-good factor”, not least on the terrace. Since its 2014 Italian revamp and rebrand, feedback has been more limited but it was consistently rated “an all-round enjoyable experience” this year.

£64
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Just lovely on a summer’s evening” – the “gorgeous riverside setting”, with extensive al fresco seating in warmer weather, is the crown jewel of this Thames Valley fixture. There are few exaggerated claims made for its Italian cuisine, but on all accounts it’s “fresh” and “reasonably priced”.

£58
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2
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2
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Mixed opinions on this riverside stalwart which reopened after a revamp in August 2014. Its "delightful" location – “within a few feet of the lovely peaceful River Thames” – makes for “outstanding alfresco dining when the weather is kind”, but whereas for some reporters its Italian cuisine is an equal attraction, more than one critic feels it's “not a patch on the old Leatherne Bottel”.

£62
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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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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
60
10+ for D
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies
£10.00 £22.50 £3.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Bridle Way, Goring-on-Thames, RG8 0HS
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-3 pm

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