Crazy Bear Beaconsfield - English Restaurant

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527 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
The Crazy Bear is a decadent oasis in Old Beaconsfield offering grilled meats from our char-grill josper, fresh fish and crustacea delivered straight from the boat (not markets), and seasonal vegetarian dishes. Our smoked products are smoked in our own smokehouse using pure oak. All of our Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork and Welsh Badger Face Lamb is reared at The Crazy Bear Farm, and all of our meats are butchered at The Crazy Bear Farm Shop.

Special Offers

Three courses & Premium Champagne: £33

Enjoy three courses from a set menu, complimented with a glass of premium Lanson Extra Age Brut or Rosé Brut Champagne.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-17:30

What 527 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I visited for a celebration meal with family. The food and ambience were good but the service was a little slow - we waited too long to be offered the complimentary fizz and the waiter was not confident answering questions about dairy-free dishes. However he came up with a great solution so my daughter could enjoy a dessert. The mains were substantial and tasty but there was not much for vegetarians on the fixed menu - the fish dish had chorizo in so there was only one other choice. Our desserts were lovely and the sharing Baked Alaska was a triumph!
I felt the music was a bit overbearing considering there were not many diners.

BS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Beautiful restaurant. I had the sweet potatoes curry which was amazing. Great cocktails. Good service. I recommend it.

RS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good Sunday lunch menu with plenty of options. Took a while to get served however the waiter who then took over got everything back on track and was very attentive

LH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great service and quirky place. Would highly recommend.

NY
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It's style over substance - fine if that's what you want but I was disappointed.
This is rather average gastro pub food with service that is awkward and insincere. Somewhere to see and be seen but not a culinary or enjoyable experience.
The environment is unique and quite special - a mix of Elizabethan boudoir and hunting lodge with adorned stuffed animal heads setting off the luxurious, dark, padded décor. No shortage of talking points and lots to look at!
The greeting was brusque. Three people operating front of house (one man, two women) was too many and I'm not sure they understand customer service - they just wanted us in and seated as quickly as possible. No explanation given about the menu or any dishes that were unavailable.
The waiter was pleasant but not experienced. It took fully 15 minutes for us to be asked if we wanted a drink. After another 10 minutes the wine arrived but we had to ask again for water. The dish my wife chose (cod & prawn curry) turned out to be unavailable. No alternative suggested or offered. The wine is kept away from the table and refilled by the waiter - an attempt to appear like a premium establishment but actually just a ploy to get you to drink more quickly and order some more. The waiter had clearly been schooled in what passes for customer service - "is this a special occasion?", "any big plans for tomorrow?" - but it was forced and didn't work. Not his fault, he just wasn't trained properly.
The food wasn't great. The "bruschetta" was a poorly sliced avocado with a bit of tomato on a slice of toast. King Scallops were OK but slightly overcooked and in the best restaurants the roe is removed (although I quite like it). The chicken kiev was OK and home made. Belly pork was too big, under-cooked and under seasoned but the veg were good.
Overall, a hyped-up establishment really only fit for Instagram.
The 8 tables in front room were all empty by 9.30 on a Saturday night. Says it all really.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quirky place, great Good, worth a visit

DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Went on Friday evening 24th August 2019 to check out whether it would be a good place for a 21st for 10 people later in the year. My wife's starter (bruschetta with avocado and tomatoes) was well presented but the bruschetta was burnt. My starter (gravlux and beetroot was v-e-r-y nice. Her main - salmon - was also very good. My main, ribeye, medium rare, with rösti, was an utterly tasteless slab of meat (although the rösti was good). I was offered a replacement; went for same again (thinking it can't be that bad a second time ) and expected a rare steak, emergency replacement, to be back on the table inside 5 minutes. It arrived 20 minutes later, just as bad, this time with burnt rösti and, of course, my wife has now finished her salmon so we both ended up eating on our own. Mate, you need a new butcher and a prioritisation process.
Asked for the bill, which arrived complete with full price steak plus full service charge; eventually the service charge was removed and the price of the steak reduced to "only" half. Needless to say we won't be taking 10 people there, or ourselves ever again.

JS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

highly recommend
Great customer service
Food was Delicious
Only thing was just too noisy and tables to near each other
Would Definitely go back

MC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and decor, really helpful staff looking forward to next time

SF
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I visit I just fall in love With this place all over again.
You always get a lovely welcome staff are all really friendly the service is wonderful along with the food.

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, big menu, good gluten free and veg options

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for money and great food and service. I would certainly recommend this venue.

KF
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere and good service. Had a lovely evening

AW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Surf and Turf to share for our main course and some light bites for the wait. The food was served in good time and was delicious. The service was excellent too and we were kept topped up with drinks during the course of the meal. An excellent experience all round.

A
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Black truffle Macaroni had truffle oil instead of black truffle. Chassagne Montagy was listed as 2013 but was 2017 when came.

The first item was pointed out at order but the second was not.

Poor.

PC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for lunch and although we had seen an express menu online we were only given the full menu and had to ask the waiter if it was available. Great value and great choice. Food was amazing and big portions too! We ordered a starter each and shared them between the three of us. Sardines, chicken livers, and an aubergine dish. For mains we had the chicken escalope, smoked haddock with poached egg, and the pulled pork belly and apple sauce in a toasted brioche bun. Then, although we were pretty full, we ordered the baked Alaska. Recommended for 2 people, but again we shared it three ways. Flambeed at the table and served with fresh raspberries. Would easily have served four people and it was an amazing end to our meal.

M
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved it here. Food was delicious and the decor is beautiful. Will definitely come back

DC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just a bit too noisy with a Birthday celebration on the nearby table. All the rest was perfect. Good experience.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab experience

CC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as usual. The only downside is the "optional" service charge of 13.5% that is added on, not very optional when it is already added to the bill.

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The set lunch menu was very basic, ie, limited and not particularly appealing, however, all dishes were well presented. The food resulted in my husband and I having upset stomachs for 2 days - not good. The male serving staff were a little 'creepy'. The best part of the meal was the Champagne and the sparkling water.

The decor is a bit dated - possibly quite nice in winter, but very dark/drab for a summer's day. Marks out of 10 = 2.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

For the price of the food I found the quality very average. I had the rack of lamb which consisted of 2 very skinny, grisly lamb chops (£30). It was a disappointing main. There are better restaurants in Beaconsfield so I wouldn’t return to the restaurant, but it is a fun place to go for drinks.

JU
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What an experience, so much to see when you walk through the doors! And the toilets are a must see.
Lunch was lovely with great service.
We will be back and this time we will book one of your amazing rooms!!!

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch here.
Cocktails fab.
Decor to be seen.
Only one criticism - the dessert menu was too ice cream based - would have loved a choice of a hot dessert.

MT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The breakfast menu for £19.50 is not as stated on here...although they did honor the price when I presented the website details. Additional gratuity charge applied of 12.5% which is a little steep. £50 for two breakfasts perhaps a little excessive. The eggs benedict was truly amazing though (with duck eggs). Have been here before for a surf and turf so had to take the husband so he could experience it too. A little lost on him...but I certainly enjoy the ambiance.

SM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Service was outstanding, felt very welcome!

SC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Restaurant to visit, very interesting surroundings and the toilets are fabulous!!! Food is exceptional and not to highly priced, although drinks are very expensive which really bumps your bill up.
Recommend for an interesting and wonderful experience 100%

LS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 3

We were bitterly disappointed with the quality of food served here. It’s not by any means cheap but we were not expecting it to be. However the quality of food served was very poor. One dish we ordered was £29.95 - lamb. It had literally little to no meat on the bone at all. We did complain and refused to pay for it.
The staff were helpful but the food was inadequate for the cost.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely clean and beautiful restaurant. Polite and kind staff. Lovely food

V
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb. Made our weddinulun h super Special xx

DM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent- starter of Chargrilled octopus & burrata - divine
Main course Tomahawk steak - cooked rare - perfectly cooked.
Dessert- crepe suzette - flambé at the table.
Staff attentive but not in your face.

E
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and good value. The staff were very friendly and really looked after us

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The service and venue was a great but the set menu was awful. Both my partner and I only ate our deserts.

DB
Mobile
68 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were staying at Crazy Bear Hotel so booked dinner in the English dining room. The food, the service, ambience and wine were excellent. We had never stayed nor eaten at this Hotel but it was a wonderful experience. Undoubtedly we will return and recommend to others.

NM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch with my daughters and friend. Beautiful place, lovely food and as always - very enjoyable!

MG
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 4

There was a party of 8 ( 2X4 table together) for 2 birthday celebrations and. Baby shower!
Which was very kind of them to put the tables together!
However 3 had the roast chicken and was sick all night and 2 didnt go to work the following day!
2 had the roast lamb which was left due to being to fatty and undercooked and the whole meal was cold
Those who has roast beef said it was delicious and hot

AA
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The location of our table; the service and care taken were all fantastic! A very special meal. The only reason I could not comment properly with regard to the value for money is that I didn't pay.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous venue, great service and amazing food, great afternoon all round and we received a really attentive level of service even though we had a discount voucher, very impressed

JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I enjoyed a relaxed Client lunch on Friday. However we were the only people eating lunch, everyone else were having afternoon tea. It would have been nice if the lunch diners were all together and the afternoon tea diners together in another area.

PC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great decor, felt like we were eating inside a museum of madness. Lovely food, great service, and also a fairly ridiculous bill.

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