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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern European cooking in an ornate old cinema

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

In what locals call Berko, the art deco, former Rex cinema is now a refurbished modern brasserie providing not just modern European cuisine but also piano accompaniment. Honey-roast ham hock rillettes and celeriac remoulade is one way to start, with pavé of Loch Duart salmon, tiger prawns and squid ink risotto to follow.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Matthew Salt

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 27
  • Wines over £30: 25
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7.95
  • Main course from £16.95
  • Dessert from: £7.95
  • 2-course lunch from: £15.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £21.90
  • 2-course dinner from: £15.95
  • 3-course dinner from: £21.90
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 65
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M25 junction 20/A41 to Aylesbury, in 3 miles take left turn to Berkhamsted following town signs. Restaurant on left on entering High Street.

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