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About Brasserie Le Benaix

This is the Sister restaurant to Le Bouchon Brasserie & Hotel, opening early July 2016.
Offering a blend of French and English Cuisine The former Wheatsheaf public house located on the old A130 has been transformed, yet due to its listed status has maintained many of its original period features.
Log burners in original fire places situated in the Brasserie where diners can enjoy a pre dinner drink, dine from the Brasserie menu or relax with an after dinner liqueur.
The main restaurant serves both Mid-Week and A'la Carte menus. Overlooking the private gardens, you can enjoy cocktails in our Orangery bar together with the option of dining and private hire available for that special occasion, with beautiful views across the countryside.
Together with our food menus, we offer an exciting list of cocktails a wide range of gins with complementary tonics and botanicals and an extensive wine list.

The Wheatsheaf Centre
Main Road
Rettendon, Essex CM3 8DY
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, English

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 till late
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

Bar Menu available from 12:00 - 17:00 Monday - Saturday

MENUS

Bar Brasserie Menu available
Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30

Mid-Week Lunch & Dinner available
Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30 - Fixed price Lunch Menu available 2 courses £14.95
Monday - Friday 17:30 - 21:30
(Early Diner 20% Discount* on orders between 17:30 - 18:30)

A' La Carte available
Saturday 17:30 - 21:30
(Early Diner 20% Discount* on orders between 17:30 - 18:30)

Sunday Lunch available
Sundays 12:00 - 17:30

*Early Diner Discount only available to tables up to 8 covers. In order to qualify for the 20% Early Diner Discount your table must be vacated by 8pm.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01245 987888

Website:
http://brasseriebenaix.com/

Entertainment:
PRE DINNER DRINKS
If you would like to to have a Pre-Dinner Drink in our Cocktail Bar please arrive at least 30 Minutes before your Table Reservation. Please also be aware if you are dining with us early evening that your table may have to be made available for a later booking. We allow a minimum of 2 hours between booking times subject to the number of covers, therefore we always endeavor to seat you at the table in time.

DRESS CODE
Our Dress Code is Smart Casual. Please note no Sportswear, Tailored Shorts Only, and Suitable Smart Footwear to be worn at all times.

Please note that Children under the age of 8 are required to be seated before 6:30pm, however there are no restrictions with regard to children on a Sunday.

Parking Details:
We have secure parking fro up to 80 cars.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website for more information

http://brasseriebenaix.com/functions

Brasserie Le Benaix Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (118)
Good for Anniversaries (97)
Good for Birthdays (94)
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Good for a Date (92)
Lunch (76)
Creative Cuisine (73)
Worth the Drive (67)
Sunday Lunch (61)
Romance (57)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (47)
Notable Wine List (40)
Business Meals (37)
Group Bookings (34)
Cosy (31)
Neighbourhood Gem (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Casual (25)
Outdoor Eating (22)
Disabled Access (19)
Scenic View (13)
Seasonal (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Brunch (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Great Beer (6)
Fun (5)
Child Friendly (4)
Organic (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Essex)·Dined on 7 December 2017

I have been to the restaurant many times and it’s always great food beautifully presented and staff are well trained and friendly. Will continue to come. My favourite restaurant

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

Have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Excellent food & service.
Wonderful bar and outside seating area

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Nothing too much trouble. Very caring and friendly

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on 29 November 2017

A small group of friends had a delicious lunch. We were greeted on arrival, made welcome in front of a log fire and served promptly with drinks. There was a good range of drinks, cocktails and mocktails which added a special touch to the meal. We chose from the lunch menu which gave a good choice and added nicely cooked vegetables. We didn't have a dessert , but enjoyerd a coffee, again a good range and nicely served. The staff were attentive and friendly but not intrusive. All in all we had a lovely lunch in a special setting and all agreed we would come again. Thankyou Le Benais.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

This was our second visit and we came with family.
We live in Billericay so not too far away and could come by taxi if we all wanted a drink. Tables well set out. Comfortable dining chairs. Tasty food. Enjoyed the Gin menu. Staff were slightly more attentive on our first visit.
I will be coming again with 5 friends on Thursday 7th December to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I very much hope we all enjoy as I have recommended Le Benaix to them.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 24 November 2017

A v veritable gem, country restaurant, welcoming staff, will certainly be dining again, probably lunch time in the winter, and evenings in the summer.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 19 November 2017

We are out for Sunday dinner every week
We have not visited Le Benaix for a while
Went on Sunday and pleasantly surprised with the whole experience
It was good on previous experiences but much improved
Very impressed with Sunday's lunch very good

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food3
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 19 November 2017

Fabulous food and atmosphere the fab magician was a great touch

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

A quality restaurant providing excellent food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

This is a very good place to eat service and food was excellent

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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Very comfortable restaurant, staff very friendly and the food presented very nicely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Lovely setting, attentive staff, excellent menu and caters for vegetarians.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

This was perfect for a light lunch meeting, quite and private for business conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 3 October 2017

This is my third visit to Le Benaix and as usual I was extremely pleased with the entire evening. The atmosphere and decor are lovely and the service was impeccable. The food was brilliant, though not the best I've had there - but that is only the tiniest of faults and only in comparison with what I've had there before (for reference, it was purely that the lamb I had for my starter was just a tad too fatty - but that was the only issue and the reason I couldn't give it 5*s)
Other than that, it was a perfect place to celebrate my 23rd birthday!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 2 October 2017

Brilliant service and food...
Food was worth its price.
Modern welcoming setting

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Beautiful birthday lunch with family, our first visit will be returning again soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

This restaurant has a great feel the minute you step inside. The staff looked after us and the food was delicious. Top marks 👏👏👏👏

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great Beer, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 23 September 2017

I visited the restaurant after being recommended by a friend and booked a table for two for another friend's birthday. We had a couple of drinks in the ver pleasant bar area before going to our table The ambience was ver relaxing and warm and the tables nicely spaces for privacy. Our food was delicious and when my friend ordered a bottle of champagne the waitress enquirer if it was a special occasion As it was his birthday she later surprised us whe she produced a special birthday dessert along with cheeseboard we had ordered to share. All in all it was a lovely evening and we would definitely go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Excellent as always! Thank you, the cod cheeks were delicious and beautifully cooked!
Kind regards
Elaine

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food5
ambience5
service5
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

We were keen to take our children & partners as we had been for dinner previously and thoroughly enjoyed it. Once again it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent, as was the service. A truly lovely evening in very comfortable surroundings. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 September 2017

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. It was our first visit to this restaurant and it certainly won't be the last.
The staff were very attentive and accommodating . The food was excellent both in taste and value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 1 September 2017

1st time for us at this restaurant, everything was fantastic, the service was outstanding, we were treated to a magician who came round the tables only when you were not eating who really made the night for us.
Cant recommend this place enough, will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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food5
ambience4
service5
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

A place for special occasions or an everyday lunch. Lovely surroundings and beautiful outlook

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 29 August 2017

It was our first visit. Lovely restaurant, good decor. All the staff that served us were polite and friendly. The food was good, something different and lots of choice. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Fantastic service and wonderful food, definitely will use again and very soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

A fantastic evening, food, service and ambiance was wall amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Vegan, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 21 August 2017

A family meal for my Mums birthday. So glad we tried this restaurant. Excellent food and service in a lovely quiet location. Definitely would recommend. I wouldn't say it was a family restaurant as children need to be seated by 6:45pm, however, great if you're a couple and anyone with children are highly likely to want to be seated by 6:45pm anyway. Lovely food options for my 3 year old son.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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food4
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service4
value3

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

Lovely Decor and Location - We tried the Tasting menu - 8 courses which was lovely
but the portions were on the small side and the men still felt that they could have eaten a but more ! Food for thought !

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 18 August 2017

The service and food was fantastic and our experience went way beyond our expectations. This was our first visit and we shall definately be returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 6 August 2017

Lovely food great service from very pleasant staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 4 August 2017

Another excellent meal. My friend is very particular about what she eats and can make life difficult for both me and the staff. This time she ordered her food and asked a few questions which were answered very quickly. The meal arrived and the only noise I heard from her was that of enjoyment. My meal was wonderful and it is so nice to eat a quality meal in wonderful surroundings

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 4 August 2017

As always we had a wonderful lunchtime meal. We decided to bring some friends with us and they all said it was one of the best restaurants they had been to in the area. The menus is varied and good for all tastes as for the food, well it was exceptional as usual. You are never rushed here and the staff are very attentive and courteous. The pre lunch drinks and the post lunch drinks are well worth turning up early and staying longer after your meal, with a wide selection of cocktails and Gins! We will be back again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

Food choices very good, waiter very attentive tables not crammed in so plenty of space and very nice ambiance

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

My friend and I visited on Friday evening. We enjoyed our dinning experience here very much. Staff and food where absolutely excellent. We are certainly looking forward to a return visit.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

We felt special from the minute we walked through the door. Had a drink in the bar area then taken through to the restaurant. The food was delicious, portion size is typical French but you wont go home hungry. There was a magician going round the tables once you had finished your main course and he was excellent . Choice was great and overall a great night all round.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

great food and service and the magic was a great feature.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 26 July 2017

This was our first visit - it's localish. The food was excellent as was the service - although we waited a while to be seated. The restaurant has a nice comfortable feel and the drinks menu was good. The staff were obviously well trained. We're back with friends in August!! Kate Merchant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 26 July 2017

Le Benaix has become a firm family favourite since opening its doors. The chef creates amazing plates of food and the waiting team are well versed in what can be created as a gluten free option. My waitress remembered me from my previous visit and knew what gluten free options were available and directed me to them on the menu. I wish I knew her name as she gets a 10/10 from me. I tend not to have desserts but on my last visit a gluten free soufflé was a dessert option. I thought it rude not to give it a try. I was not disappointed. It was fabulous. This restaurant is well worth a visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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service5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 23 July 2017

Good quality great service, real cloth napkins, this was our second visit, just as good as the first.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 18 July 2017

Came here for lunch. Food and service was excellent. Great setting and excellent value. Will return and highly recommend.

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