Permanently Closed - Nelson Street

4.6
58 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. A unique restaurant for Buckingham serving a la carte & tasting menu.

Nelson Street is located in The Old Quarter of Buckingham and within walking distance of both the town centre and Buckingham University.
Expect a relaxing environment and a warm welcome.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, International, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30 17:30 - 21:30
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 17.30 - 22:00
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Phone number
01280 815556
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Louis Myhill
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was very good when it arrived. We waited over an hour for our starter to arrive. Restaurant did provide us with a free desert as compensation.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great standard of food with imaginative recipes. It's great to have the Chiefs attend your table and explain the food you are about to eat.
Been here a few times and never disappointed.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and efficient service - highly recommended

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AL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious and distinctive menu with some lovely food combinations . We very much enjoyed the chilli duck on pressed watermelon starter and sea food tagine on the set lunch menu ,which was good value . Nice touch to have tasty amuse bouche and ‘ hunt the truffle ‘ with our coffee ! Friendly informative staff . Will certainly return when next in the area .

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Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous food adventure. Stunning presentation, friendly staff. Fantastic food - wonderful range from the Salmon starter all the way to the duck and finally the deserts. A wonderful experience. I can recommend the restaurant without reservation.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food , great service and a real credit to the owners

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nelson street is by fat the best restaurant in town, and the meal we had on Saturday was
the best we have had in all of our visits.

It's a great shame that they are closing.

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S
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem, with excellent food and perfect service. I Would definitely recommend a trip out if you are not local, we will return soon.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The chef at Nelson Street is doing a great effort to add fresh ideas into his dishes. For this price range, you expect a little more focus on the details too, and not just fireworks, but the overall result is actually great, and the friendly staff makes it a good overall experience.

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Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from waiting staff who told you about your food when it came only bad point was the waiting between courses which I believe is to make you drink more as there are 5 or 6 chefs in the kitchen I would happily go again tho

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food as always; friendly and helpful staff; great that the menu changes regularly - keeps us coming back!

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LO
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful evening. We had an early table on a Tuesday evening so the restaurant was quite but it didn’t feel uncomfortable. We were made to feel extremely welcome, the food was gorgeous very well presented. Loved all the extras as well which made the evening even more memorable.
Looking forward to going back.

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Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Service, choice, wine list great, but most of all the food was fantastic, really innovative and very finely balanced flavours very good chef and team. Would thoroughly recommend and will certainly go back.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Superb food and service but one large group dominated the atmosphere not the restaurant fault and were very accommodating when asked to be moved, look forward to going back

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of ingredients, the imagination shown in dish design, the beauty of the presentation all go to make an exceptional experience.

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London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully presented by knowledgeable staff. The wine recommendations were a perfect match with our food.

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Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nelson street was booked for a birthday celebration, I had not read the menu so was essentially 'going in blind'. On arrival the staff were attentive and friendly. The drinks on offer were mostly organic/save the planet type drinks and initially this felt like a narrow scope but opened the door to some fantastic new flavours from around the world. The restaurant was busy with some large groups and things felt slow. We all ordered from the 'adventure' menu which I can describe as a taster menu of 3 dishes. There was some confusion as the whole table was required to either order from this menu or the ala carte menu. We were given appetisers which were a new experience and very tasty this was followed by our 3 courses and each of these were amazing flavour combinations. Pudding was very enjoyable and was actually bigger than my main course which I was pleased about! I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions depending on your budget. We didn't have wine with the courses but there were wines designed for each course which doubled the cost of the food. All in all I will be visiting again and recommending to others. Thank you to the staff who were knowledgable about the food and would tell us what we were about to eat which was a new experience for me. Thank you to the chefs all of the food was cooked beautifully.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

3rd (?) visit and was even better than before. Excellent food, not in vast quantities, but every mouthful was delicious. Definitely a place for appreciative business guests - or for a special occasion.

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J
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting high quality menu. Not your average restaurant. Huge amount of care and attention has gone into the choices, and full explanations of what you are eating are provided by the well informed staff. Highly recommended for a special meal.

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RA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and informative and lovely staff. Cant recommend enough. Will def be back.

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SL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food , Excellent service every time I have visited!! 😀😀😀

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SG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant just keeping getting better.
New menu and great choices.
Adding the wine flight to the menu was a perfect touch.
Staff friendly as always.
Highly recommend the restaurant

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p
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for special occasions. The service is friendly. A really non rushed experience. An outstanding evening out.

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service, well worth a visit.

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TP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a totally fabulous restaurant . The food, ambiance, service, friendliness and professionalism of all the staff are all exemplary . The presentation of the food is a work of art and the flavour combinations and textures are inspired but not pretentious . There is a superb wine list with excellent choice of wines by the glass, the Pouilly Fuisse and the Provence Rose both being exceptional examples . The speciality Gin and Tonic options also stonkingly good; I had the Brockmans with juniper berries , coriander and orange - sensational !
This restaurant is simply one of the best out there and the integrity of production of the food is highly impressive - the courgettes were home-grown and everything is carefully sourced. This is such a super place - better than many Michelin starred institutions, I think, and I am planning a return visit . I loved the relaxed atmosphere combined with seriously accomplished but accessible cooking.
Thank you to Nelson Street for such a memorable meal !

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a fantastic evening with outstanding food and wine. Chose the Discovery taster menu accompanied with the wine selection and each course was wonderfully explained to us as the evening progressed by the superb staff. Highly recommended.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food =amazing
Attention to detail =amazing
Staff=amazing
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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service - one of the staff drove us home when we couldn't get a taxi!

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good imaginative tasting menu. Worth a visit. Great local wine.

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MA
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal with great service to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. We decided to go with the Discovery Menu, which was a taster menu, and we were not disappointed. Every single course was well presented, full of wonderful flavours. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and it is great that a small town such as Buckingham has such a place to visit.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took the missus out for our date night and was instantly impressed. Firstly the menu had been changed compared to the one online (frequent changes = creative chef, in tune with the seasons = great food). The new menu price was slightly lower than online at £35 per head for three dishes. Our waiter(s) were excellent, they knew everything about everything on the menu. We were interested in a glass of limoncello, and the waiter explained that they were MAKING some at the moment, but it wouldn't be drinkable for 6 weeks. We chose an English wine and were told where the grapes are grown (4km away) and blended and how many acres the grower has. These guys are really in touch with their products.
The meal began with four different 'amuse bouches' which were delicious. The three dishes we each chose were paused midway with a pallete cleansing drink, which was tart and delicious. Each of these touches was on-the-house and gave us an excellent feeling of being taken care of. The dishes themselves were cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and of course, delicious!
I really can't praise Nelson's enough, we'll definitely be coming back.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some novelty factors rarely seen outside London. Unsure whether the tasters ahead of our first course were intended to surprise, challenge or just get us talking, but they're certainly not to everyone's liking.

Overall, perhaps a little pricey.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, interesting and enjoyable food. The service was exceptional. It's not cheap but it is certainly good value for money. We went on a busy Saturday night (usually when things fall apart for popular restaurants, if they're going to that is) and we had a really fabulous meal with great, well-paced service in a delightfully relaxed atmosphere.

I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Nelson Street!

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London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very interesting food - loved the idea that you can choose any combination of starter, veg, meat or fish - the monkfish curry was delicious
Passionate staff, friendly and knowledgable
This restaurant is def worth a visit and is certainly a local gem

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining, great flavours & great attention to detail, well explained & presented in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a wonderful evening at Nelson Street. The food was divine and we loved how the food and the ingredients were described to us.

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BT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lucky to have a restaurant like this in a small market town. Great menu, great food and really attentive staff. Such a good experience and struggle to find similar outside of London or other big city let alone a small town and using local ingredients. Very impressed. Well done team!

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Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with very friendly staff. Was a real pleasure. Will be back again soon.

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K
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely food and well presented. Staff very attentive and knowledgable but a little pricey for everyday more of a special occasions place to eat.

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing. The wine flight was interesting but perhaps we could have used a little more time between courses to properly appreciate the drinks.

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