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Permanently Closed - Nelson Street

4.7
58 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Fit for Foodies (29)
  • Special Occasions (27)

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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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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0  Dined on 23 December 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on 12 December 2017

Excellent food and efficient service - highly recommended

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AnnL (Buckinghamshire)
4.0  Dined on 9 December 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 1 December 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 18 November 2017

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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Stephen (Hampshire)
5.0  Dined on 10 November 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 4 November 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Oxford)
5.0  Dined on 27 October 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 27 October 2017

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

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LODS (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 24 October 2017

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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3ofus (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 10 October 2017

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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RhydianC (London)
3.0  Dined on 30 September 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 23 September 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 23 September 2017

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

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Elliot (Leicestershire)
4.0  Dined on 22 September 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 13 September 2017

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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Joey (Hertfordshire)
5.0  Dined on 5 September 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 19 August 2017

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

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SomjaiL (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 29 July 2017

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

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StuartG007 (London)
5.0  Dined on 29 July 2017

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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paul (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 22 July 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Oxford)
5.0  Dined on 21 July 2017

Excellent food and great service, well worth a visit.

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TimPars (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 15 July 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 15 July 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 1 July 2017

Food =amazing
Attention to detail =amazing
Staff=amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LinsG (London)
5.0  Dined on 24 June 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
4.0  Dined on 24 June 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 23 June 2017

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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