The Hind's Head - Bray

4.6
2377 reviews
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British
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The Hind’s Head continues to celebrate British cooking and the consummate eclectic style that we have become known for. Serving a series of menus, changing and evolving on a seasonal basis. On the ground floor, the Restaurant has been remodelled whilst conserving the historic feature and integrity of the building. Upstairs, our guests are invited to explore the Royal Lounge bar. An opulent space, perfect to indulge in our cocktail list, refined spirits, small batch gins and our fantastic champagne and wine list combined with our new snacks menu. We would advise arriving 30 minutes before your reservation time to enjoy the full experience. Please see the restaurant website for our current menus.

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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.

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JG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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FC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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s
London
99 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful building and great ambience. Service efficient and courteous. Set lunch delicious. Couldn’t fault it.

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

After being ill with terrible tummy ache and spent 12 hours rushing to the toilet ! I could honestly say stay away !!!!

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a brilliant place to eat and drink
Don’t hesitate to book and go - set lunch is great value

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AG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit and I was as pleased as punch with the whole experience. Will definitely come again.

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N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm welcome, good service & staff very knowledgeable about the menu. Catered well for allergies.

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s
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was first class
Could not fault it - fantastic Father’s Day meal

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JC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from Australia to catch up with a very good friend. Choosing the Hinds Head to do this was the best!

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience, food & service

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely birthday treat for my boyfriend

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DJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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b
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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L
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, food and service were amazing. Perfect venue for a lunch date. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really lovely food & drinks

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Goo lunch. Just not amazing.

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g
Munich
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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MS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, lovely service. Had set menu, which was good value and super tasty.

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PB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and excellent service but over priced for what you get in comparison to other Michelin star restaurants.

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LH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating. Good food.

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D
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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m
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and perfect service as always

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really attentive staff, great food and even better cocktails!

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DS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 :-)

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R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t disappoint. Fantastic setting great, friendly yet relaxed service. Food, outstanding!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Sunday roast as always.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Regards
Paul

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BF
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful food and quiet but friendly atomosphere - not to be missed if you’re in this part of Berkshire!

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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!!

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