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The Vineyard

Stockcross, NEWBURY, RG20 8JU

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A modest entrance off a narrow road between Newbury and Stockcross leads to the ranch-style hotel with its works of contemporary sculpture in the grounds. The whole experience is enhanced by striking modern design, with a split-level dining room connected by a staircase bounded by a representation of trellised vines. In early 2016, Robbie Jenks took up the reins in the kitchen, maintaining the highly stylised modern cuisine for which the place is noted. First up might be velvet-centred Label Rouge foie gras in textured crumb with aged grapes and hazelnuts in verjus, a dish fit for a vineyard if ever there was. Longhorn beef tartare might be counter-intuitively matched with sea rosemary and sorrel granita, before mains bring on further dazzle in the shape of carefully torched halibut fillet, alongside crab tortellini, pickled kohlrabi and samphire in shellfish bisque. Pasta has a habit of inveigling its way into different dishes: there's ingenious cannelloni with the Middle White pork, as well as asparagus and wild garlic. To finish, two might share an ample coconut éclair, served with praline, mango and passionfruit. An enormous wine list completes the deal, its star offerings being bottles from the owner's estate in the Knights Valley district of Sonoma County, California.

Further information

Tel: 01635 528770
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern French
Chef: Robby Jenks
Number of seats: 86
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

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From M4 take A34 towards Newbury, exit at 3rd junct for Speen. Right at rdbt then right again at 2nd rdbt
Nearest station: Newbury

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