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Hinds Head

High Street, BRAY, SL6 2AB

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A beamed ceiling, panelled walls, a brick fireplace and plain wooden furniture are all in place, as expected in a 15th-century inn at the heart of this well-manicured village. It might be under the aegis of Heston Blumenthal, but don't expect this to be an adjunct of his Fat Duck with its culinary pyrotechnics. The intention here is to offer traditional British fare in keeping with the building's style, and Heston has worked closely with the Tudor kitchen at Hampton Court Palace to re-introduce historical dishes like snail hash and oxtail and kidney suet pudding. It's possible to pop in for a glass of wine or a pint with a snack like a Scotch egg, but most people are here for a meal. The kitchen marries solid techniques with a British larder, producing commendable results. Start with the earthy flavours of venison carpaccio with horseradish and turnips and a shallot and caper dressing, or voguish-sounding pan-fried scallops with celery, walnuts, monks beard, compressed apple and langoustine oil. Main courses include familiar chicken, ham and leek pie with mustard cream and mash, and the stimulating combination of plaice fillet with chard, confit fennel, salmon roe and cidery butter sauce. Like everything else, desserts are exemplary: try rhubarb trifle or quaking pudding.

Further information

Tel: 01628 626151
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Dates closed: 25 Dec
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: 1 Jan, BHs, Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: British
Chef: Janos Veres
Number of seats: 100
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.25
Sunday lunch: £20.95-£25.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
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M4 junct 8/9, at rdbt take exit to Maidenhead Central, next rdbt take exit Bray & Windsor, after 0.5m take B3028 to Bray
Nearest station: Maidenhead

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