Hog Roast at the Riverside Brasserie
Hidden away outside Bray, at the back of the marina, the Riverside Brasserie isn’t the easiest place to find, but perseverance pays dividends. Though it lacks the Michelin-starred status of its big-hitting neighbours, the smack-on-the-Thames location is a real trump card, especially when the sun shines (tables on the large waterfront terrace are naturally at a premium), & convenient riverside moorings pull in passing water-borne trade, too. The place itself – a no-frills modern café-like building with an open-plan kitchen – delivers food that is equally straightforward & driven by top-drawer ingreients. Brasserie classics such as Caesar salad or skate wing with brown butter, lemon & capers, jostle for selection alongside Med-inspired offerings including chilled gazpacho or pan-fried sea bass with caponata. Note: the restaurant is open April to October only.