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The Waterside Inn, Bray

The Roux’s Berkshire institution needs no introduction. Thirty five years of three Michelin stars, beautiful riverside location and top-tier gastronomie.

Does it need any introduction? For truly special fine dining, The Waterside Inn is justly famous, and one of the most iconic gastro treats in Berkshire, having held onto its three Michelin Star status for an epic 35 years.

A bucket list foodie destination, the Roux’s fine dining restaurant is French and very very fancy. Positioned in one of the prettiest riverside spots in the village of Bray, The Waterside Inn is one of only five three-star restaurants in the UK – and one of them is practically next door (Heston’s Fat Duck).

Chef Patron Alain Roux has an army of 24 chefs in his kitchen lead by Belgian head chef Fabrice Uhryn (above) who has worked in the Waterside kitchen for 18 years. You can go on a deep dive into the seven-course tasting menu (£172 per head), hit the a la carte with gay abandon, or dip your toe in with the lighter Menu Gastronomique – three-course lunch, a glass of wine, coffee and petit fours (£63.50 per head).

For wine lovers, The Waterside’s cellar is home to around 1,000 different wines – every single one them French. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. There are elegant rooms to book as well, so you can settle in for the long haul. Eat, drink and stagger to bed. Gastro heaven.

Dress code is smart casual. Reinforce your credit card – not all the best things in life are free! The venue is also available to hire for parties and weddings.

The Waterside Inn, Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT

waterside-inn.co.uk

01628 620691

Opening hoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Lunch 12pm – 2pm; Dinner 7pm – 10pm
Thursday: Lunch 12pm – 2pm; Dinner 7pm – 10pm
Friday: Lunch 12pm – 2pm; Dinner 7pm – 10pm
Saturday: Lunch 12pm – 2pm; Dinner 7pm – 10pm
Sunday: Lunch 12pm – 2pm; Dinner 7pm – 10pm

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