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Summary

It’s the “sumptuous wine list” – an amazing selection, with “a great North American range” – which is the undisputed ‘crown jewel’ feature of Sir Peter Michael’s luxurious hotel. But the liquid refreshment is ably “supported by unfussy modern cuisine” from chef Robby Jenks, available in the evenings through a seven-course tasting menu, with appropriate wine matches, or the à la carte. The interior is “pleasant”, perhaps a little “old-fashioned”. Top Tip: “interesting double (US/European) wine pairings”.

£103
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The cellar is the key point of the exercise”, at Sir Peter Michael’s “lovely” contemporary-style Relais & Châteaux property, built in part to showcase the vintages of his Sonoma county vineyard in California. But that is not to diss the accompanying cuisine from chef Robby Jenks, which was credited for a number of “sublime” meals here this year. Historically a rather pricey destination, the price/quality ratio seems to have moved in the customer’s favour in recent times.

£95
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A cornucopia of New World wines” (“particularly strong on California”) has always been the ‘crown jewel’ feature of Sir Peter Michael’s contemporary-style property (which is not now so far off being 20 years old). Daniel Galmiche moved on at the start of 2016 to be replaced at the stoves by Robby Jenks (from Amberley Castle) – overall ratings however so far seem to have held up after the changeover.

£95
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The incredible cellar” (“the best list of Californian wines in the UK”) outshines all other elements of Sir Peter Michael’s contemporary-style operation. Daniel Galmiche’s cuisine can be “excellent” but seems secondary, and the “atmosphere is cool, in temperature and style”.

£93
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Have you eaten at The Vineyard at Stockcross?

Owner's description

Whether you're here on a romantic weekend, gourmet dining experience, celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a family reunion or just getting together over a light supper and a few glasses of delicious wine, you're guaranteed to enjoy a very special gastronomic experience at one of the best restaurants in Berkshire. Our talented brigade of chefs specialise in using local and seasonal produce to create a simple but perfect dining experience. The perfect opportunity to indulge the palate is the Judgement of Paris seven course tasting menu, derived from the iconic wine tasting that inspired the hotel's journey.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.00 £29.00
Dinner   £69.00
SundayLunch   £39.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 89.00 D only 7
Menu2 99.00 D only 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
18, 50, 140, 100
No jeans
90

Private dining

Overlooking a collection of original artworks and sculptures, private dining at The Vineyard is as discreet as you want it to be. Whether you'd prefer an intimate tete a tete dinner with a top view of the restaurant, or want to create a private banquet for 100 people, we're more than happy to meet your requirements.


To discuss your requirements call our private dining team on 01635 528770


We've been dubbed the "temple of Californian wine" by Jancis Robinson, when launching her "Wine Atlas of North America" at The Vineyard.


His idea of heaven is eating pate de fois gras to the sound of trumpets. - Sydney Smith

Stockcross, RG20 8JU
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm-1:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-1:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-1:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-1:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Saturday12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm-1:30 pm

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