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  • The 20 best beachside eats

    Make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

  • L'Ortolan Michelin Star restaurant Reading Berkshire mango and coconut cheesecake

    Ooh la la L’Ortolan

    A French fancy in Reading? You betcha! L'Ortolan has held onto its Michelin twinkler for 17 years, and Chef Tom Clarke's pud almost made Mr M cry…

  • Father's Day Afternoon Tea Wellington Farm Shop slate with scotch egg sausage rolls brownies and mini rolls with a beer

    The way to Dad’s heart…

    … is through his stomach. Duh! Of course it is. Here are Muddy's favourite hang outs for Father's Day (that you'll love too).

  • THAMES LIDO Reading outdoor pool glass windows to restaurant

    9 waterside hangouts

    Water, water everywhere and there's more than a drop to drink (thank god!). Watch the world float by at Muddy's fave waterside spots to eat and drink.

  • Monkeying around in Bray

    A new hotel brasserie in Bray with an ex-Simpson’s on the Strand head chef. We felt it our duty to nail three courses *ahem* actually make that five.

  • The Crown at Bray Berkshire Heston pub garden with sofas cushions decorative tree and

    Sun’s out! 20 fab pub gardens

    Feeling hot hot hot? No need to sizzle, head to a pub with a gorgeous garden Here’s where to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé to hand. Cheers!

  • Three star thriller

    The Roux's Waterside Inn in Bray boasts 3 Michelin twinklers, river views, classic cookery and you don't have to sell a vital organ to eat here. *Dabs napkin*.

  • Roux at Skindles riverside brasserie yellowy brick 3 stories Maidenhead Berkshire

    That’ll Roux nicely

    It may have the name Roux over the door (and on the floor) but Roux at Skindles is not hunting for Michelin stars. This is gallic, comfort food at its best.

  • Hind's Head Bray Roast beef yokshire pudding and triple cooked roast potatoes

    15 Sunday roasts with the most

    Release the Yorkies! No need to slave over a roast, out you go. Here Muddy's Berkshire hot spots for a weekend nosh up.

  • Malmaison Reading illuminated cinema sign edison bulb lamp and 2 red winged chairs

    Skip brekkie for a hipster brunch

    Fancy a lie in? Hit that snooze button, body swerve the granola and dive into avo and eggs at Reading's super-stylish Malmaison.

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