Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Berkshire
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Berkshire restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 150 restaurants in Berkshire and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Berkshire restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Berkshire Restaurants
. Waterside Inn
French restaurant in Bray
Ferry Rd - SL6
A leading light in the UKs gastronomic constellation since it first opened in 1972 this famous Thames-sider (a favourite of the Royal Family) is run nowadays by Alain Roux (with father, Michel, still sometimes popping up in the dining room). Swans are usually in view in its glorious and peaceful riverside location, and in particular the location is unsurpassable on a warm evening in summer, when a meal typically starts off with a glass of champagne on the terrace, or even a jaunt in the restaurants private launch. The meal itself at any time of year takes place in a plush conservatory overlooking the river. Stylewise, you could be in rural France, and to some tastes this classic temple of Gallic gastronomy feels a bit of a time warp with perennial calls in some quarters for a bit more risk and creativity in the cuisine. For the vast majority of reporters however, the overriding impression is that attention to detail is a way of life here, with the kitchens classical French perfection judged absolutely outstanding in every way, and service likewise overseen by long-term general manager Diego Masciaga is unmatched.
. The Woodspeen
British, Modern restaurant in Newbury
Lambourn Rd - RG20
Exceptional cuisine from John Campbell and his team (their passion shines through) wins the highest praise for this modernised ex-pub tucked-away a few miles from Newbury and certainly worth the drive. Service is very effective and charming too everyone smiles! and the unique design of the building (with its striking high ceiling) and the surroundings make for a very elegant and pleasant experience.
. The Hind’s Head
British, Traditional restaurant in Bray
High Street - SL6
Retaining its old world feel, with wooden beams, uneven floors and walls and a roaring fireplace Hestons mega-popular gastropub next door to the Fat Duck continues to offer an imaginative take on classic British dishes, perfectly executed and packed with flavour (I challenge anyone to find better bar snacks than they do here!). The cocktails are just amazing too. When molecular gastronomy has gone the way of cassis, kale and the dodo, everyone will still want to eat the actually delicious food here.
. Ascot Oriental
Pan-Asian restaurant in Ascot
London Rd - SL5
2014 Review: High praise for Konrad Liu's very special rural pan-Asian favourite; you get a perfect meal here, say fans, and with an upmarket wine list to match.
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