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The Little Black Book: Restaurants

  • Giggling squid windsor grey frontage and castle green metal table and chairs on pavement

    Giggling Squid Windsor

    Muddy says: Spice up your life and tuck into mixy matchy Thai tapas at the Giggling Squid. Fast, fabulous and fragrant. Yum.

  • The Blackbird Banger 19th century red brick country pub rural west berkshrie

    The Blackbird, Bagnor

    Muddy says: A 17th century inn and foodie destination in the stunning riverside hamlet of Bagnor, run by Tom Aiken's former head chef.

  • Flaming Cow burger restaurant graffiti

    The Flaming Cow, Eton

    Fun and funky, Flaming Cow is a cool urban diner in traditional Eton, serving banging burgers, craft beers and thick oozy milkshakes.

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

    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.

  • The Vineyard Hotel Newbury Berkshire Wine Vault

    The Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross

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

  • L’Ortolan, Reading

    Muddy says: Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, this French-inspired eatery offers a la carte to the chef’s 10-course surprise.

  • André Garrett at Cliveden, Taplow

    Muddy says: The André Garrett is the Cliveden House Hotel's restaurant with a view, offering fine dining without the pretension. Special in every way.

  • Astor Grill Cliveden House old stables now booths with original green hexagonal tiles, blue leather banquettes and brass light fittings

    Astor Grill at Cliveden, Taplow

    Muddy says: The more relaxed little sister to the refined André Garrett, The Astor Grill offers delicious American and British classics in Lord Astor's old stable block.

  • 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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