survey result

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Five years old in 2020, the Cheal family’s dining room on the high street attracted somewhat mixed feedback in the last Diners Poll. In all reports, son Matt Cheal’s ambitious cuisine attracts ratings that are decent to outstanding, but prices are not bargain basement (the three-course meal in the evening is £55 and six-course tasting menu is £77), and the sceptical view is that it’s “rather disappointing” given the expense.

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Celebrating its fifth year in 2020, the Cheal family’s dining room on the high street attracted somewhat mixed feedback in the latest survey. In all reports, son Matt Cheal’s ambitious cuisine attracts ratings that are decent to outstanding, but prices are not bargain basement (the three-course meal in the evening is £55 and six-course tasting menu is £77), and the sceptical view is that it’s “rather disappointing” given the expense.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This beamed high street dining room, owned by Julie & Tony Cheal, with son Matt (ex-Simpsons) at the stove, is a “really good find”; despite “just an occasional bum note”, the cooking – from six-course tasting menus to “generous” roasts – is high “quality” and “very pretty”, and staff show a “real commitment to the place”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
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.

Ex Simpsons chef Matt Cheal heads the stoves at this old house on a picturesque high street, which is owned by his parents Julie & Tony. The odd disappointment was recorded, but most reports here could not be more glowing for its ambitious cuisine (with the option of a nine-course tasting menu as well as the à la carte).

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Restaurant details

12
No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £33.00
Dinner   £55.00
SundayLunch   £33.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 77.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
64 High St, Henley in Arden, B95 5BX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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