Eating out in Berkshire - best restaurants
12:55 11 January 2017
Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Berkshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs
Looking for a location for a meal out? Below are restaurants of all sorts right across the county featured in Berkshire Life over the years.
We’ve chosen some truly tasty spots for our dining out feasts, opting for ones that not only serve up treats for the meat eaters, but also happily cope with vegetarians and those on restricted diets, such as gluten-free options. Just make sure you book in advance for any of these gems.
Intriguing dishes served with feeling and carefully matched wines that provide new dining experiences.
Yes, it’s a gastropub, but be prepared for attractions beyond the juicy summer menu, says Jan Raycroft.
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Sometimes we like to imagine the ‘nightmare party’ arriving at a restaurant for a gathering. All very nice people, of course.
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Great, very British and with just enough of Heston’s ‘quirks’ to make lunch or dinner here a memorable occasion.
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Best Family Dining winner at the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015.
It’s time for a return visit to this fascinating old country inn, not just for us, but for you too, says Jan Raycroft.
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With a ratio of one kitchen staff member to every customer, the restaurant has secured three Michelin stars, and with it, worldwide acclaim. Offering tantalising delicacies such as Jelly of Quail and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (c.1892), Heston takes pleasure in playing tricks on diners’ perceptions.
It’s wonderful that so many of us have pretty pubs on our doorstep – or at least within walking distance – and here are some of our favourites to complete the perfect day out.
Dining with the girls? Katy Eachus isn’t one to shy away from an invitation to a menu of delicious food, the odd glass and some gossip, so offers these recommendations.
When you need to eat out with everyone from the toddlers to great-grandparents, finding the right pub for lunch or dinner will make everyone’s day.
Good friends can agree to disagree, but fortunately at Fork you’ll find something for everyone on the menu, Maureen McLean decides.
When the Tally Ho! was threatened with redevelopement, locals and lifelong regulars sprung into action to ensure it stayed as a pub - and became an instant success story.
Looking to enjoy a restaurant or pub visit with the whole family? Katy Eachus goes in search of places that satisfy everyone from tots to great-grandparents.
A lovely, vibrant atmosphere, innovative – and filling – menu choices and attentive, smiling staff. It’s hard to fault Bill’s, recently opened at the celebration of dining that Windsor Royal Station has become.
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