• The Fat Duck, Bray

    The waiting list just got longer. Heston Blumenthal’s Berkshire restaurant adds another gastronomic gong to the trophy cabinet.

  • Henry & Joe’s, Newbury

    Thank fine-dining it’s Friday! It maybe small but this funky restaurant is big on ambition.

  • Oxford Blue, Old Windsor

    The new kids on the block are bringing a sprinkle of London with a dollop of Berkshire. And I love it!

  • Muddy Eats: The Astor Grill, Cliveden

    While I was testing my waistband to the limit during my fine dining experience at the André Garrett restaurant, Cliveden House & Spa, my Muddy mucker Hero Brown was rolling around the old stables sampling the food and *ahem* fizz at the Astor Grill. I’ve been a naughty blogger. I went on a lovely family walk around Cliveden […]

  • Muddy eats: André Garrett at Cliveden

    There ‘s something about eating at a fancy schmancy restaurant that gives me the jitters. I get all Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (without the prostitution, obviously) – you want to dress the part, know what cutlery to use, have some idea what your ordering and feel like you don’t give off any ‘too poor […]

  • Eat here: Alpine apres ski in Bray

    Whoopee! It’s ski season. Like the Bisto kids I’m a sucker for hot wine and melted cheese. But forget the alps (well for now at least) head to the snow covered slopes of *ahem* Bray. Ok, you may need to use your imagination on the scenery, but you definitely won’t on the food. Spend an […]

    • Eat here: Michelin Star magic in Berks

      Woop woop! If ever there was a call for pants of Bridget Jones-esque dimensions – this is it. our county has done us proud with TWO Berkshire restaurants receiving new Michelin stars in the revered 2017 guide – strap me in and pass me my golden fork… it’s time to EAT! Yes folks, The Michelin Guide got very funky this year as […]

    • The Vineyard, Newbury

      I didn’t plan to rock up to The Vineyard on one of the hottest days of summer, but it certainly didn’t do any harm to see it bathed in glorious sunshine, looking every inch the glam weekend retreat for beautiful people. I was certainly not looking beautiful. I was sweating like a tomato in a greenhouse and […]

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