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|Address:||Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT|
|Tel:||01628 620 691|
|Price: £83.00||Wine: £30.00||Champagne: £65.00|
|Opening Hours:||Wed-Sat 12N-2pm 7-10pm Sun 12N-2.30pm|
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Ignoring the charming Thames-side location, it is an obviously French-style institution where the complete experience will be practically faultless in luxurious surroundings, and where I have had some deeply enjoyable meals, but no scintillating experiences. For me, relaxing is only made possible after a glass or two enabling one to become accustomed to the formality of the environment. Such a backdrop often goes hand in hand with a regimented service, but here this equals efficiency served quite unobtrusively with a good portion of warmth.
Comment would be incomplete without food description, so……. treats of flawless canapé and amuse bouche featuring raw beef and raw salmon were enjoyed by us both which neither would normally choose (he not for salmon me not for raw beef). Feather-light langoustine soufflé, perfectly pan fried foie gras followed by very good Scottish beef and superb morel stuffed sole (the cited tarragon sadly undetectable to me and other half). French forté is undoubtedly in the patisserie department and although we didn’t sample dessert, the generous petit fours displayed ‘qualité exceptionelle’.
Wine, if carefully selected in consultation with the sommelier, can be most quaffable without breaking the bank, but it might be a good idea to check the bank balance beforehand (£100ish for fabulous Volnay didn’t seem OTT).
It’s the place to come for culinary pampering especially if you’ve had a windfall or if someone else is picking up the bill.