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The Little Black Book: Private Dining

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

    Caldesi in Campagna

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

  • The Vineyard Hotel Newbury Berkshire Wine Vault

    The Vineyard Hotel

    Muddy says: This exquisite 5-star hotel is the last word in luxury. Afternoon tea, fine dining, a luxury overnighter, wedding venue or superlative spa? Please don't make us go home. Ever.

  • The White Oak, Cookham

    Muddy says: 6 Michelin Bib Gourmands don't lie, The White Oak in Cookham is a fab destination pub, with serious foodie credentials.

  • Victorian red brick exterior of the village pub and hotel The Royal Oak, Yattendon, Berkshire

    The Royal Oak, Yattendon

    Muddy says: This stylish country pub has a rep for good food. Plus it's the Muddy Award winner for Best Boutique Stay 2017, so why not sleepover.

  • L’Ortolan

    Muddy says: Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, this French-inspired eaterie offers menus ranging from a la carte to the chef’s 10 course surprise (tip: wear elasticated trousers). Well suited for formal, special occasion dinners.

  • Boulters Restaurant and Bar

    Muddy says: If you're looking for total escapism, head to Boulters in Maidenhead and watch the watery world go by. Drink in the river view and enjoy pub classics or modern British food.

  • André Garrett at Cliveden

    Muddy says: The André Garrett is fine dining without the pretension. Surrounded by baggy velvet in the Art Deco dining room, the beautiful dishes are seasons, modern and full of flavour.

  • former horse stable now an elegant dining table and blue leather booth with vintage tiles ad wood panelling

    Astor Grill at Cliveden

    Muddy says: The more relaxed little sister to the refined André Garrett fine dining experience, The Astor Grill offers an informal menu for brunch, lunch and supper in an elegant, equestrian-themed restaurant.

  • The Oxford Blue, Old Windsor

    Muddy says: Chef Proprietor Stephen Ellis and his brilliant team run a restaurant much-loved for its great service, sensational food and cool hunting lodge vibes.

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