The Angel Restaurant

4.2
429 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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"Fine food is what we are famous for" says owner and chef Trevor Bosch of the Angel Restaurant at Long Crendon.
This 16th century coaching inn nestled in a picturesque village on the Bucks, Oxfordshire border has built up a reputation for being one of those rare places that combines wonderful food, ambiance and service.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
01844 208268
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Trevor Bosch
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Catering
We offer a selection of local produce dishes on our menu
including vegetarian & vegan options along our large selection for daily changing fish and seafood
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Parking Details
Parking available for approx 35 cars
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Special Events & Promotions
Our news letter contain details of our
wine dinners, Gin evenings & ladies lunches
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 429 People Are Saying
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RF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS, AND OVERALL A MOST ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE

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AJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Menu and food are both really good. The service was quite slow and there was quite a wait for our starters.

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GB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every regard! This restaurant deserves 5 stars. Only suggestion would be, how about some real ale in a small barrel in a water jacket cooler on / behind the bar?
A lovely place, will be going again!

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R
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area, always good quality and service.

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GK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good ambiance, plenty of menu choice, food mostly excellent, service a little slow (45mins for starter - but Friday night and full house), wine selection reasonable, desserts a little over priced (especially cheese) and only average

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BL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Angel and we enjoyed it very much, came for husband's birthday and he was very pleased. Lovely building. Sat in conservatory which was great although can imagine it would be quite hot on a sunnier day. Food was great, only suggestion would be the pasta dough was a little thick. The filling (crab) was great.
The Eton Mesh was gorgeous and we came away with a box of macaroons. Trying to eat them slowly.

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A
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the food was very good as always, the only disappointment was that our deserts didn't come out together

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quality of cooking not up to the pretension of the menu. Odd combinations of ingredients that do not work (e.g. salmon and beetroot). Small portions and high prices are justified in a top-end restaurant, but this place is not in that league (though seems to be deluded that it is).

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J
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the establishment itself has a lovely setting, however we were not overly impressed with all the food. The website gives the impression of fine dining and in my opinion it isn’t.

Don’t get me wrong the food was edible and we didn’t complain .....this is purely constructive criticism

The cheese soufflé for starter was quite dry and the crab/crayfish ravioli was ok but nothing special.

I have to say the smoked haddock dish, which I believe is a best seller, was delicious but temperature wise a little cool.
I also feel that although staff and service were good it may be an idea to explain to customers that the dressed crab for a main is in fact ice cold from the fridge and warm sides don’t really compliment it.

I was also a little disappointed that a Merlot wasn’t available . We had beer instead which per pint was actually cheaper than the £4 bottles of water ( we were not offered tap water)

Also, I may be mistaken, I don’t remember seeing and I was definitely not informed that the gratuity was automatically added on! Perhaps you could remind me where this is stated.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit but definitely not the last. Excellent food and very friendly attentive waiter

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HW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An inspiring menu and really delicious. It was not our first visit and will certainly not be our last!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Completely unexceptionable. Nothing at all to complain about. Yet somehow there is no urge to return. Maybe we were just unlucky on the night, but it was not special at all.

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a
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food with brilliant, caring and considerate service. Value for money is always a priority with us and we weren’t disappointed.
All in all we had a fantastic evening and I would not hesitate recommending The Angel to anyone.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summer lunch menu is wonderful! Great selection, delicious food, good portions and such good value for a really lovely lunch! Thoroughly enjoyed and would not hesitate to recommend! Service was spot on too and very pretty place.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The meal and environment were lovely but the waitress service was not as you would expect in such a good restaurant.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Angel never fails on the quality and presentation of their food, the fish is just divine! There was six of us, We have an appointment tomorrow at had their little private room...perfect because We have an appointment tomorrow at are a bit noisy! We all loved our choices and the service was great We have an appointment tomorrow at had a fantastic lunch. Thank you The Angel!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch outside and the whole experience was delightful - food, service, atmosphere and surroundings. First time of going but will certainly be back

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ML
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

At last somewhere I don't feel I am short changing my other half when it comes to the vegetarian offerings with a huge bonus that their specials menu is fish - heaven! My home area near High Wycombe seems a little short on vegetarian and fish (and not a breadcrumb covered anything in sight), so the 60 mile round trip was considered well worth it. If you are planning a visit, Saturday lunch time and any time Monday to Thursday are quiet (can't understand why). Thanks for a great meal, we are planning the next visit now.

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MI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent set menu meal which was fantastic value for money. Usually with set menus, the portion sizes can be on the small side, which is fine. But not on this occasion at The Angel. The food was very good and beautifully presented with very professional service. We were celebrating a birthday, and without really mentioning it to the restaurant, they simply overhead us. And at the end of the meal, they presented us with some chocolates with a Happy Birthday Message. Outstanding.

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AE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been to Angel many times. This was for celebration with daughter and fiancé after recent engagement. Sadly, not up to scratch. Crispy squid, which 2 of the 4 of us had, was anything but crispy and two tiny overcooked pieces seemed very little, especially given the price. The cheese soufflé had clearly been warmed up or kept warm and was in fact hollow and crispy. Mains, the hake was good as was the lamb. However the Yorkshire pudding with the beef was even crispier than the cheese soufflé and had clearly been rewarmed.
Desserts were good.
It was Father’s Day and I know they were busy, but given the price point of this restaurant/pub, we were very disappointed on this occasion. We did not complain as we did not wish to make a fuss and ruin a celebration with my daughter, however we are unlikely to be rushing back.

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HP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Everything was lovely apart from the fact that our table had a full view of the back of the bar.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food choice for the business meal was excellent and the quality and food that I had was excellent. Service was very good, although it wasn't particularly busy.
However, would definitely return.
Had the Cornish Hake, which was beautiful!

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BH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We last went to the Angel nine months ago with a party of 11 for a big birthday and it was excellent. This time there were only five of us, including some Americans who usually search out Michelin stars. They confirmed our belief that this is among the best in the area

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MB
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Recommended - great fish and value for money. Homemade chocolates to take home too!

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AT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good menu with lots of choice. Great service and food. Very enjoyable.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been twice now and the food and service is always superb

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L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went as a party of 7 to celebrate a birthday The food was lovely, the staff were friendly and we were able to take our time. We really enjoyed ourselves

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MS
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Returned for another great fish meal. Friendly and helpful for wheelchair access

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LB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic fish menu, beautifully presented. We sat in the conservatory where the tables are set with white linen tablecloths and linen covered chairs. The service was good but not overpowering. However I do hate it when they bring the food before the plates. You have to just sit salivating over it. The desserts were great - I had a chocolate tarte and my partner had cheese. Portions are measured but not mean, and prices more London than country pub.

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J
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I had dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday
We ordered three main courses; The John Dory was completely different to the description on the menu (no samphire but lots of silverskin onions)
There was no bread offered and all three meals were very small portions
Suffice to say we went home hungry

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were very impressed that we were allowed to bring our own bottle for a reasonable £5 corkage fee. However, when the bill came we found that that was £5 multiplied by the number of people present. When I explained that this was not what the website had said though the gentleman who dealt with our bill kindly reduced it to £5.

Food was fresh with good quality ingredients, was well presented and very tasty even on the set menu. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive

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MM
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A group of us go to the Angel as we travel from various parts of the country and it is a useful spot to meet.

It is a lovely restaurant and we always enjoy going there. However this time we agreed it seemed to be 'lacking' something, but we couldn't put our finger on it.

Think we maybe becoming grumpy old women as there were a couple of very young children there who were not quiet and the grandfather had to walk around the room with the baby. Not conducive to a relaxing lunch and catch -up . I realise the restaurant could not be responsible for this, but maybe seating and table allocation could have been better planned.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Myself and a few friends went for the lunchtime special at £20 for three courses. The food was good but by the time you add on drinks , coffee and service it costs in excess of £30 per head. It is however good value for money as the whole package is good. I would go again.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very enjoyable except the 'straw fries' served with the John Dory fish special main dish, as they were very difficult to eat from a fork so I didn't think they worked with the dish

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PR
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent as always. The experience was let down slightly by the service that was a bit slow. There did not seem to be enough staff to deal with the number of diners. We ordered the sharing dessert but weren’t told it came with the soufflé which takes 20 minutes to prepare.
The manager was very helpful and hopefully our next visit will be spot on. We do love going

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CQ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at the Angel was a delightful experience particularly if you like fish. We thought it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we have had. We both had three courses and chose different things. Each dish was perfect. The young staff were suitably attentive from being to end. (There when we wanted them, but not when we didn't.) We never felt rushed so we could enjoy our meal (and the wine) without any pressure. Excellent service! My only regret is that I didn't have one of the famous gin cocktails. Well, we will have to go back!!

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Two of us had a Thai fish cake starter with aioli. Decent fish cake but no detectable
Thai spices and aoli was basically mayonnaise with no garlic taste. My main was roast sirloin. Clearly cooked before and sliced cold for reheating. 3 thin slices no sign of pink fairly tender but not appealing, good gravy poor roasties. Skipped dessert, coffee not hot, overall below average for me although people who had fish found it better. Not good value in my opinion.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Love this restaurant but the service this time unfortunately was very poor. Waited 45 minutes for our starter/ bread to arrive. Vegan options fantastic.

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CR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Angel provided a venue for a lovely birthday lunchtime meal, with an excellent range of both fish and veggie options. The food was cooked well and was both imaginative and well presented. Highly recommended.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent food but overpriced
Waiting staff were very welcoming but had filthy aprons and tops which was off putting.

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