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A lovably eccentric eatery high up on Bledlow Ridge, “the Napier” has been a fixture of the Chiltern scene since the 1970s – finally picking up its first Michelin star in 2012. Whether you’re here for a dreamy repast under the pergolas or a snuggle-up by the fire surrounded by surreal sculptures and crazy curios, a pleasurable time is guaranteed. The menu follows the seasons, with the kitchen taking a lively, contemporary approach to whatever comes its way: a rich haul of locally bagged game might yield grouse, partridge or woodcock, while Cornish fish could bring sea bream with polenta, violet artichokes, shrimp and parsley butter. Like everything else here, desserts are a real treat (try the greengage soufflé with spiced milk ice cream or liquorice pannacotta with lemon curd and blackberries). Otherwise, a mighty tray of ripe cheeses whiffs invitingly, and the seriously considered wine list is a real cracker. Readers confirm that the whole place is “back on form” after a blip a while back: “I’m still waiting for the day I walk away feeling let down”, confesses a long-term fan. 

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Essential Details for Sir Charles Napier

  • Address: Sprigg's Alley, Chinnor OX39 4BX
  • Telephone: 01494 483 011
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  • Opening Times: Tues-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3.30pm) Tues-Sat 7-10pm
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Area: Oxfordshire
  • Price: £59
  • Wine: £19.5
  • Champagne: £45
  • Lunch: £19.50 (2 courses) (Tues-Fri)
  • Dinner: £19.50 (2 courses) (Tues-Fri)
  • Private Dining: 45

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