The Hind's Head - Bray
Our owner, Chef Heston Blumenthal, is an internationally acclaimed chef. Here at The Hind’s Head, Bray he has focused on creating traditional British food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.View Private Dining Details
Service was fantastic, my wife had a cocktail she didn’t really like after it was recommended and they agreed to knock it off the bill. She was also given a little cake and birthday card. The pub itself is very quiet so atmosphere lacking a little but this is really the only fault I can find.
The Hinds Head is a beautiful building with a welcoming interior. We had a warm welcome, we’re given time to choose, advice and courteous service. The food was exquisite. We loved the whole experience. It isn’t that cheap but is reasonable. The only downside was the noise, or lack thereof. I didn’t want a disco but it was like a library. A wonderful place- please try it.
A beautiful building and great ambience. Service efficient and courteous. Set lunch delicious. Couldn’t fault it.
After being ill with terrible tummy ache and spent 12 hours rushing to the toilet ! I could honestly say stay away !!!!
As always a brilliant place to eat and drink
Don’t hesitate to book and go - set lunch is great value
My first visit and I was as pleased as punch with the whole experience. Will definitely come again.
Food was ok, but over seasoned. Wine list is limited and half of it is very expensive. Service was good and the environment is quirky and interesting.
Overall expensive for what was only ok, so we won’t be back.
Warm welcome, good service & staff very knowledgeable about the menu. Catered well for allergies.
Service and food was first class
Could not fault it - fantastic Father’s Day meal
We came from Australia to catch up with a very good friend. Choosing the Hinds Head to do this was the best!
Great experience, food & service
Lovely birthday treat for my boyfriend
Great Sunday lunch and good value for 3 courses. The appetiser of Ham and Pea Soup with Scotch Egg is one of my all time favourites from the Hind’s Head Menu. This is the first time that I have been here for the Sunday Lunch and was pleased that the Roast Beef was cooked to perfection and all the trimmings were of an equally high standard. Eton Mess to finish rounded off a great lunch.
Enjoyed dinner here last night for our wedding anniversary. Excellent venue, cool decor. Service was a little slow in the bar but recovered well in the restaurant. Food was superb! Best of the snails a must! Steak was cooked very well. Pork loin was also superb. This is a go to destination. We will definitely return soon.
The food is good here, probably not worth the price paid though. I’ve been many times over the years but with every year that passes I go less frequently as it seems to get slightly more disappointing with every visit.
It’s best to go for the adventurous, unusual items on the menu as opposed to simple things like steak, which, whilst well cooked and good quality meat, isn’t really the purpose of eating at a place like this.
I was very disappointed to find that the scotch eggs are now one slightly larger egg as opposed to two, as used to be the case. They’re a key part of the menu for a lot of people.
Will I go back? Probably. Will I rush back? No. I feel like some corners have been cut with a view to maximising restaurant profit and I simply don’t like that.
The ambiance, food and service were amazing. Perfect venue for a lunch date. Can’t wait to return.
Really lovely food & drinks
Goo lunch. Just not amazing.
Food taste and lack of greetings from the kitchen do not justify 1 star Michelin. Food and wine are of course of very good quality however no tasting menue is offered as expected from a Michelin star restaurant while the price for the dinner is on the level of a Michelin star restaurant; from that perspective expectations were not fulfilled.
This was the third time I've been to the Hinds Head and it was the best yet. I look forward to going again. My wife LOVED the mushroom parfait.
Service was very slow on this occasion. We ended up eating loads of bread because it was about an hour before our starters arrived. The bread was the best bit really. The food is good but doesn't justify the price. Don't get the popcorn punch mocktail. It's undrinkable. The lady on the table next to me left hers unfinished too. It was so loud we could barely talk to each other, though we did have one particularly loud man on the table next to us, so it might have just been that. It was our second time there and I don't think it'll be worth going back again for the price tag.
Outside of a lacklustre dining experience, there really was the excellent service provided when I realised I'd forgotten the gift voucher I had and they were great about printing it out from an email and making sure we could use it.
Lovely food, lovely service. Had set menu, which was good value and super tasty.
Good food and excellent service but over priced for what you get in comparison to other Michelin star restaurants.
Very accommodating. Good food.
We come here often but this visit was off par and disappointing.
It took 45 minutes to get our first drinks and the service continued to be slow all evening. The food was very nice but not their usual standard. The restaurant seemed to have a few groups in and this most definitely affected the running.
Five stars! - My husband and I were treated to an enjoyable lunch, at the Hinds Head, to celebrate our anniversary.
I wrote, in advance, to the restaurant that some ingredients had to be reduced, due to health reasons - The staff were really careful and considerate recommending an alternative starter, main course and dessert (which were subsequently created by the very talented chef and team), for which I am personally, very grateful.
My husband had the Pea and ham soup and the famous Scotch Egg, the beef (as we were there on Sunday) and “Quaking Pudding” which he thoroughly enjoyed
We will, undoubtedly, return to the Hinds Head.
The Hind's Head remains our favorite restaurant in the UK. The service is impeccable. The meals are memorable both for taste and creativity. The ambience is perfect for a quiet, but not too quiet, meal out. When friends and family from the states visit, it's never failed to impress. Wonderful restaurant.
This was our second visit and was planned for a special birthday occasion. What a hugely disappointing experience after we had such a great first experience.
- no one to greet us when we walked in
- 20 min wait to get a drink, when we were ushered upstairs
- 30 mins additional waiting time for our booked table to be available
- we were put in the corner of the downstairs bar despite requesting a nice table for the special location
- we were moved to another table near the fire place (plus point)
- mains took 1 hour after we were served our starters
- 2 dishes were sent back as the fish was over cooked
- when we received the bill, it was incorrect as it had £120 of drinks from another table
Overall extremely disappointing, especially where the booking was specified as a special occasion.
It is worth noting that the waitress who was serving us, was very apologetic and addressed the bill accordingly.
Such as shame we have to take this local place off our favourite’s list.
We came for a spot of lunch. The set menu is INCREDIBLE value. Service utterly exemplary. Everything perfect. Thank you to everyone at the Hind’s Head. Oh, and Heston was there!
I love this place so much. The village where it is located is everything toy want a quaint Englush village to beer. The service is warm and welcoming. The food is excellent... We all had food envy and had to share. It was a bustly night but we will felt like we were in an intimate setting.
Amazing food and perfect service as always
Really attentive staff, great food and even better cocktails!
We are a new start dining club, all from the same family. This is our fourth restaurant and the bar has certainly been raised! From the ambience on arrival through the pace at which this sumptuous fare was delivered the whole evening was a delight. We will certainly return!
We’ve just finished our meal for Mother’s Day. It was absolutely fantastic. The building is old and lovely - beautifully restored. The service was impeccable, friendly and just lovely. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the set menu: Starter: ham and pea soup and scotch egg (both amazing- scotch eggs will never be the same); Main: Roast beef with all the trimmings - only criticism was some thought the beef was chewy ( though I thought it was lovely) and the Yorkshire puddings were just a bit over done. But the vegetables were perfectly cooked with a bit of crunch; desert: wobbly cinnamon pudding with apple - oh my. It’s not something I would normally order but what a wonderful surprise. It was warm and delicious and happy. It tasted like my grandmother’s kitchen feels!
Our server Maria was an absolute delight! Everyone here was superb (I’m sorry I only got Maria’s name). They couldn’t do enough for us. Wine recommendation was spot on as well. A truly wonderful lunch that my in-laws can’t say enough good things about. My father in law has requested to come back for his 90th birthday next year! We will be more than happy to oblige :-)
Didn’t disappoint. Fantastic setting great, friendly yet relaxed service. Food, outstanding!
Excellent Sunday roast as always.
Terrific place. Very relaxed. Just what I like in a decent restaurant. Spent the whole afternoon and early evening with a friend. Service was first class - nothing too much trouble. And no pressure to hurry up what so ever. Will be going back. Thoroughly recommend.
Great evening. Sorry attentive staff. We were made to feel welcome from the start and the birthday card was a super nice touch. And of course. The food was incredible. Can't wait to come back
Beautiful food and quiet but friendly atomosphere - not to be missed if you’re in this part of Berkshire!
We had a late Sunday reservation which I think affected the level of service which was below acceptable for a Michelin star establishment.I had to refill our wine glasses!The Food was excellent and up the Michelin and Blumenthal standard I am used to in the London establishment!The wine list has got some hidden gems!!