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|Address:||1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ|
|Price: £243.00||Wine: £30.00||Champagne: £65.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sat 12N-2pm 7-9pm|
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
What can I say. I managed to get a reservation last minute-thanks to the “PR hitch” the restaurant suffered recently due to an outbreak of noro virus-nothing to do with the cooking. I took my boyfriend for his birthday-we each ordered the 17 course tasting menu and the somelier suggested an incredible bottle of white wine after a discussion about our budget and preference. Now this was a special occasion but at the same time I was in no rush to splash my week's wages! I never once felt looked down upon or uncomfortable, as you can do in fine dining restaurants. The staff were really on the ball and the food (if you can even call it that) was nothing like I have ever had before-the only experience that remotely comes close to mine at the Fat Duck was when I went sky diving. Each dish that came out, was fascinating. The preperation, the detail, the flavours, the accompaniments-I cant even describe it in words except there were plenty of Wh en Harry Met Sally Moments. The decor is very simple, plain, boring, quite ugly really but I realise this is so you're not distracted by the gorgeous plank of smoking moss and truffle toast that's infront of you. Not to mention the ipod in a shell playing sounds from the sea whilst you eat what is called The Beach…Yes it was expensive, yes I could have done with 15 dishes rather than 17, no I wouldnt choose to go there as my last meal before I die, but it was an unforgettable experience I will treasure forever.