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Caldesi In Campagna, Bray

Muddy says: If Gucci did restaurants, it would look like this. Caldesi in Campagna is a stylish Italian restaurant serving sunshine on a plate.

Bray restaurant Caldesi in Campagna Stunning white rendered double fronted Victorian house in Bray Berkshire – home to Caldesi in Campagna

Bray is home to gastronomic brilliance, and Caldesi in Campagna in no exception. This Italian stallion is one of Berkshire hidden gems. So say bye bye leafy Berkshire and ciao to the Tuscan hills, when you cross the threshold of this stylish eatery.

A fine dining experience, full of classic Italian flavours and brimming with sunshine. It doesn’t have a Michelin star, but the experience is so good, it absolutely deserves one. Lots of familiar Italian classics, taken to a new level, each mouthful delivering a sizzling kiss.

Gianfranco and Kate Caldesi opened Caldesi in Campagna 10 years ago. The restaurant is tucked away down Old Mill Lane, a quiet treelined road, away from the centre of Bray. It is here, you discover the Georgian splendour of Caldesi in Campagna – and having  recently undergone a huuuuge refurbishment, the whole place is looking  fab-u-lous.

I’m just going to put it out there. I really liked this restaurant – the exterior is grand but not ostentatious. Swing open the door and the dim lighting pulls you in to perch at the bar or settle in for a leisurely meal. It feels homely yet special. The hospitality, the warmth, the passion for food, love for family – it’s all very Italian, and that’s the vibe you get at Caldesi’s.

If Gucci did restaurants, it would look just like this.

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