Category Archives: Berkshire

The Hinds Head ūüĎćūüĎćūüĎć

We¬†slowly¬†strolled¬†2.5¬†miles¬†(4¬†km)¬†from¬†The¬†Oakley¬†Court¬†Hotel¬†to¬†the¬†little¬†–¬†I¬†mean¬†teeny,¬†itsy¬†bitzy¬†–¬†village¬†of¬†Bray¬†where¬†quite¬†surprisingly several of the most highly rated UK¬†restaurants¬†call home.¬†¬†If¬†you¬†sneezed¬†while¬†driving¬†down¬†Windsor¬†Road,¬†you¬†easily¬†could¬†miss¬†the¬†village.¬†¬†To¬†use¬†such¬†terms as¬†“adorable”¬†or¬†“quaint”¬†would¬†not¬†be¬†inappropriate¬†when¬†describing¬†the¬†village¬†and¬†The¬†Hinds¬†Head,¬†which¬†is¬†the¬†famed¬†Chef¬†Heston¬†Blumenthal’s “gastro-pub‚Ä̂Ķ.our first after more than 30 years of ‚Äúpub-grub‚ÄĚ experiences around the world.

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The Waterside Inn ūüĎćūüĎćūüĎćūüĎćūüĎć

The¬†world¬†of¬†fine¬†dining¬†begins¬†and¬†ends¬†at¬†the¬†Waterside…Inn.¬†¬†A¬†fairly¬†simple,¬†countryside¬†entrance¬†to¬†a¬†non-descript¬†building¬†blossoms¬†into¬†the¬†true¬†meaning¬†of¬†an¬†exceptional¬†culinary¬†–¬†I¬†dare¬†say¬†epic¬†–¬†event.

Diego,¬†the¬†maitre‚Äôd¬†of¬†maitre‚Äôd¬†exceptionalism,¬†swooshes¬†around¬†the¬†dining¬†room¬†with¬†an¬†elegance¬†of¬†a¬†conductor¬†bleading¬†his¬†orchestra.¬†¬†The¬†definition¬†of¬†service¬†and¬†only¬†challenged¬†by¬†the¬†likes¬†of¬†Restaurant¬†Gordon¬†Ramsay¬†and¬†L’Enclume.

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