Don’t be fooled by the quaint and cosy impression The Greyhound Beaconsfield gives from the outside, as you walk through the doors, this pub and restaurant is surprisingly spacious. Renovated by husband and wife team Daniel and Margriet – who have been honing their hospitality skills within Michelin-starred restaurants like Petrus, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, The Oxford Blue and Trinity - The Greyhound has been open for less than two years and has already made its mark as not only a must-visit destination for the town but for the county.
The restaurant offers a traditional British appeal, with squishy leather seats set at polished, dark wooden tables. Drinks are served in traditional cut glass, with glistening gold straws poking out, while feather napkin rings add a luxe feel to the traditional setting.
Bar snacks come with a gourmet upgrade including fresh crumpets with raclette & pickles, and bites of truffle arancini served with a red pepper ketchup. Our hero of the starters had to be the summer truffle, a dish of homemade cavaletti, neatly presented and topped with fresh grated black truffle at the table. Mains of Berkshire Saddle of Lamb served with Swiss Chard and white onion is the perfect modern take on a traditional dish, brilliantly executed and as with all the dishes - beautifully presented. The pudding menu is carefully thought through and there’s an ever-changing cheeseboard served with seasonal condiments. Instead of large, decadent portions, the desserts offer just enough of a treat to satisfy a sweet tooth.
The Greyhound Beaconsfield manages to bring the quality of a fine dining restaurant with the kind of warm hospitality that makes you feel like you are dining among friends.