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Hotel du Vin Henley-on-Thames


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Moving on from beer to wine usually results in a monumental headache, but the results here are a delight. The HdV brand has plenty of previous with its trademark chic contemporary makeovers, in this case converting the Georgian red-brick buildings encircling the yard of the former Brakspear's brewery with the customary Gallic inspiration. A central island of black leather banquettes is surrounded by copies of famous paintings on buttery-hued, panelled walls, and a plethora of paraphernalia references the wine-related theme, making an amenable setting for good bistro food. Home-grown and local are the buzzwords of the chain's sourcing ethos, although we will allow them a bit of leeway in an excellent crab and saffron tart starter, since the Thames hereabouts is not known for its crustaceans. Next up, chorizo and shellfish bring great flavours to a take on paella twinned with perfectly-timed, crisp-skinned hake and a chicken drumstick. A Black Forest gāteau done properly wraps things up on a fashionably retro note.

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Tel: 01491 848400
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: European
Chef: Rob Lacey
Number of seats: 90
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £14.95
3 Course lunch from: £16.95
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £12.50
2 Course dinner from: £14.95
3 Course dinner from: £16.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M4 junct 8/9 signed High Wycombe, take 2nd exit and onto A404 in 2m. A4130 into Henley, over bridge, through lights, up Hart St, right onto Bell St, right onto New St, hotel on right
Nearest station: Henley-on-Thames

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