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The Sir Charles Napier

Sprigg's Alley, CHINNOR, OX39 4BX

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Deep in the Chilterns surrounded by beech woods, this unique pub restaurant is a captivating place, with the sort of décor that makes you feel immediately relaxed and at home. There's a lovely shady terrace for summer and huge log fires in winter. The kitchen is led by the seasons; kick off with rabbit terrine with Earl Grey and prune purée and pickled girolles, then move onto amazingly fresh turbot with pumpkin gnocchi, braised celeriac, chanterelles and parsley root purée. Top-drawer ingredients (those mushrooms may have been gathered in the woods, for instance) are brought together with culinary good sense, partnering seared foie gras with Calvados-poached apples, Cassis and brioche, and a main course of local beef appearing as fillet, shin pudding, and tongue croquette with salsify. Desserts are worth exploring, among them toffee apple bavarois, and prune and Armagnac soufflé with cranberry and ginger sorbet.

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Tel: 01494 483011
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: 25-27 Dec
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British, European
Chef: Chris Godfrey
Number of seats: 75
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £17.50
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £22.50
2 Course dinner from: £17.50
Sunday lunch: £21.50-£27.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

The Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor


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M40 junct 6, B4009 to Chinnor. Right at rdbt to Sprigg's Alley
Nearest station: Princes Risborough

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