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25 July 2014
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The Waterside Inn two stars

Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT

£83.00 French Berkshire

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  • Wine: £30.00
  • Champagne: £65.00
  • Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 12N-2pm 7-10pm Sun 12N-2.30pm

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The enchanting riverbank setting is as English as Miss Marple, yet high-end French gastronomy rules in this sumptuously furnished, cosseting dining room. Founded in 1972 and “first in the class for over 40 years”, the three-Michelin-starred Waterside Inn is now considered something of a national institution – delivering a luxury experience with consummate expertise and “genuine charm”, thanks to legions of impeccable staff. Pan-fried lobster medallions with a white port sauce and ginger-flavoured vegetable julienne is precision cooking of the highest order, while fillet of Angus beef ‘marchand de vin’ (served with barigoule baby artichokes, marrow, wasabi-tinged potato mousseline and red wine sauce) is all about deep flavours and glossy saucing. As for dessert, we recommend the incredible rose-flavoured macaron with iced lychee-liqueur parfait and lingonberry coulis. The wine list delves deep into the lexicon of French oenology and prices are frightening – even so, it’s worth smashing the piggy-bank because this bastion of subtly reinvented haute cuisine is “pure bliss”.

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  1. The Waterside Inn

    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    BoatLady

    Great value set lunch

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    London Gourmet
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 5

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  3. The Waterside Inn

    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    Mark
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 7

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    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    Benn S.
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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 4

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    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  6. The Waterside Inn

    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    Mitzie8cake
      Gold Reviewer  (87)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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  7. The Waterside Inn

    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    Nelly Pride.
      Silver Reviewer  (11)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    Leeann T.
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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 1

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    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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  10. The Waterside Inn

    Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
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    Henry J
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    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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  1. Published : Monday, 25th February 2013

    Edesia Is Hungry - Food of the Gods :: The Waterside Inn

    Since starting my gastronomic journey to some of the finest restaurants in London and UK, I've always wondered what was the difference between a 2 and 3 star restaurant, and now I know. The Waterside Inn was originally established by the legendary Roux Brothers, Albert and Michel, a family so entwined in the history of fine dining in the UK they form its very bedrock. These days the Chef Patron is Alain Roux, son of Michel, and under him it has retained its 3 Michelin Stars for an astounding 28 years, the longest held by any restaurant outside France.We arrived late afternoon, and the car parking being taken care of by the doorman and bags taken to reception. We were shown to our gorgeous, luxurious room overlooking Ferry Road and were made tea...
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  2. 3 Michelin Stars. 27 years consecutively and counting. If there was a Big Daddy of Michelin star restaurants in the UK, this would be the greatest grandfather of them all. Founded by Michel and Albert Roux in 1972, The Waterside Inn has taken French haute cuisine in Britain to heights never seen outside of the continent. Michel’s more than capable son Alain has since taken over the reigns here, but judging from our recent visit, standards remain as high as ever. The setting could not be more picturesque. Located right on the banks of the River Thames in Bray, long before this little Berkshire village became the gastro-hotspot it is today, the serene waters and greenery of the surrounding woodland provided the most stunning of backdrops for what was easily one of the best dining experiences we’ve had all year...
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  3. Published : Thursday, 6th September 2012

    samphire and salsify :: The Waterside Inn

    The Waterside Inn is one of only four restaurants in England to hold three Michelin stars (and has done for over 25 years) and resides in the rather charming village of Bray – which is also home to The Fat Duck. We decided to visit for my gentleman companion’s birthday and to be honest – we were a little apprehensive. Our prior experiences of two Roux family restaurants had been expensive and rocky. At Le Gavroche the bill was astronomic and the food was totally underwhelming. The Roux at Parliament Square set lunch was dismal – however the pricey a la carte was perfect. As we pulled in next to the entrance, only ten minutes late after a brief hold up on the M4, a smartly dressed gentleman kindly told me to leave my car there and he’d park it for me – what a lovely touch. It was then suggested that we have a drink on the terrace before our lunch and we gladly agreed. As we walked through the restaurant the millions (and there were millions) of staff each smiled and said hello – I’ve never been wished an enjoyable lunch by so many people...
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