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The Fat Duck

1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ

£243.00 French , British Berkshire

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  • Wine: £30.00
  • Champagne: £65.00
  • Dinner: ££195 (14 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2pm 7-9pm

Square Meal Review of The Fat Duck ?

Should anyone need reminding how Heston Blumenthal became famous in the first place, a visit to The Fat Duck ought to ram the point home. Although lieutenant Jonny Lake is now charged with the cheffing duties, the Blumenthal register comes through in the astonishing cooking that takes place here. The 14-dish tasting menu is well worth its £195 price tag – and its three-Michelin-starred status – for the roller-coaster ride of thrills it delivers. Every morsel is pure fun, from the first palate-cleansing mouthful of ‘aerated beetroot’ to the goodie bag entitled ‘like a kid in a sweet shop’. In between, there are extraordinary creations including the famed snail porridge and the Mad Hatter’s tea party (a mock turtle soup complete with a fake ‘pocket watch’), as well as a mind-blowing riff on dessert wine and grapes called ‘botrytis cinerea’. Scintillating wine-pairing suggestions add to the pleasure, and spot-on staff know how to effortlessly stage-manage proceedings – allow up to four hours for the whole show. Note that the restaurant will be closing for six months from February 2015, and temporarily relocating to Melbourne, so that major renovations can take place.

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  1. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Natasha P.

    You will NEVER forget your 'Fat Duck' experience

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

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    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    London Gourmet
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 4

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  3. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Mrs Smith
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  4. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Aviv K.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 4

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  5. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Robert B.
      Gold Reviewer  (66)
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 1

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  6. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Ian B.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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

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  7. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Aoife H.
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    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 1

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  8. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    MissSushi
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    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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

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  9. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Virginie L.
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    2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  10. The Fat Duck

    1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
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    Chrystal S.
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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  1. Published : Monday, 15th July 2013

    Edesia Is Hungry :: The Fat Duck

    We finally had a chance to eat The Fat Duck at the end of June, the world famous restaurant of Heston Blumenthal. Of all the restaurants I've eaten at, the hardest to get a booking so far has been The Fat Duck, which involved lots of refreshing websites at 10am over a period of months until I finally got a slot on the Saturday lunch I really wanted. The thing with The Fat Duck is that if you've watched a bit of TV or read a few websites and reviews you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect, or if like me, you've read all the blogs, watched all the clips on youtube, caught all of Heston's TV programmes, even so far as knowing how they make most of the dishes. One thing is a little harder to track down, and that's how they cater for vegetarians, but I'd seen a few blogs, noting that in most cases, they provide vegetarian versions of their standard dishes...
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  2. Published : Sunday, 28th October 2012

    Caviar Girl :: The Fat Duck

    My journey to the Fat Duck started just over three months ago when my boyfriend surprised me for my birthday. Yes, the restaurant is still booked out every day and three months in advance. As much as the experience is totally amazing, mind boggling and creative for a first time visitor, the menu hasn't changed for a couple of years, and this is probably why the Fat Duck has slid down the ranks in San Pellegrino’s top 50 restaurants in the world to fourteenth place. Nevertheless, this dinner would have to be my number one to date! The magic and anticipation began on receipt of a special video. It took us on a journey through the ‘Sweet Shop’ and titillated our eyes and ears with promises of great taste and smells to follow. My taste buds prickled with excitement. Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck is in a quiet street in Bray only houses down from his pub the Hinds Head. Both are un-imposing on the street. The low ceiling and exposed beams in the restaurant pose a threat to some very tall staff, but set an intimate atmosphere for the room. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we entered to the moment we left in a taxi some 4 hours later (quickest 4 hours of my life)...
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Heston Blumenthal

The Fat Duck’s Chef -

Blumenthal opened The Fat Duck in Bray in 1995, initially serving classical French cuisine, but slowly developing the scientific approach for which he is now famous. His individualism paid off with the award of his third star in 2004, the same year he bought the Hind’s Head pub in Bray, where he showcases more traditional British cuisine. He was awarded an OBE in June 2006 for his services to the hospitality industry.

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Essential Details for The Fat Duck

  • Address: 1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
  • Telephone: 01628 580333
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2pm 7-9pm
  • Cuisine: French , British
  • Area: Berkshire
  • Price: £243.00
  • Wine: £30.00
  • Champagne: £65.00
  • Dinner: ££195 (14 courses)

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