The Hind's Head - Bray

4.5
2240 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Worth the Drive
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 monthly 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 3:30pm

Lounge & Bar Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday
11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 6:30pm

Please contact the restaurant directly for any bank holiday opening times.
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Phone number
01628 626151
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Peter Gray
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Area
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Parking Details
Our carpark is located on the opposite side of the road to us.
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Public Transit
Trains from London Paddington to Maidenhead.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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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What 2240 People Are Saying
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M
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a special occasion birthday lunch. Cocktails were excellent and the service divine. The food - well. Excellent in every way and the wait staff were most accommodating and flexible in helping us to choose the foods we wanted.
The ham and leek pie was the perfect size. The sauce was delicate and complimented the pie perfectly.
The outstanding plate for me was the Eton Mess dessert. Sublime. Perfect.
Thanks to the best wait person - a lovely girl from Caines Australia- she was very helpful and perfect personality.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Husband’s soup was delicious; my “wild mushrooms on toast” were very disappointing - flavour completely overwhelmed by vinegar from capers & whole thing very dry; main courses good although all food very highly seasoned; expensive for what it was; venue is cosy & staff friendly. Better restaurants in the area.

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c
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiting staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. The gravy for the oxtail and kidney pudding was, for me, a touch over seasoned. Everything else was delicious.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Extremely over priced for what was mediocre food. The Chocolate Wine desert was particularly disappointing. Even though we only live 10 minutes away, we won’t be going back

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N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice bar area upstairs to enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

Had the tasting menu, and a pescatarian alternative.

Enjoyed all the courses except the mains. Nothing wrong with them, just ‘Ok.’ Highlight was the chocolate and raspberry dessert.

A bigger cheese selection would be most welcome.

Would return, but not until the menu has changed.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Gorgeous food in a chilled pub setting. The plaice dish was unusual and sophisticated.

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L
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Strange food and presentation. Some dishes need explaining .
Certain bar prices way overpriced
Have been local customer for many years, doubtful if returning
£375 for 7 without wine not greatest value,in this area
Lost the personal touch. Difficult to contact restaurant directly

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CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pub upstairs a wonderful place for drinks before the meal, some unusual decorations such as chandaliers made of shot guns gave the place a quirky vibe, cocktails great.

Food was good but not great value I would go again mid week and go for the better value set lunch.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t planned to visit the Hind’s Head but are so glad we did, and will certainly be back! The service was excellent and the food delicious. The upstairs bar area is worth getting there early for - fantastic cocktails and interesting surroundings. Really loved it.

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

I booked for my daughter's birthday. The staff were friendly and helpful. Tables are not too close to one a another. The whole atmosphere was very good. The food was excellent and we were able to sample the wine before ordering. Overall a lovely restaurant and we would definitely go again.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal prior to our feast at The Fat Duck the following day

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MO
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious, great service, expensive but highest quality ingredients.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, lovely ambiance, delicious food and staff were fantastic. They made us feel very comfortable and were great with our little girl who is 18 months old.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. The term Gastropub doesn’t do justice here. Fabulous food and great staff. Thoroughly recommended.

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

It was good! Nice and casual, great service, we were happy!

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LF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hinds Head is back to its best with amazing quality British food. The service and ambience is relaxed and welcoming and the whole experience is always enjoyable.

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s
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made to feel welcome for a birthday meal
Staff organised card for birthday person and were attentive throughout
Excellent

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SW
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to celebrate a friends 40th Birthday and immediately made to feel welcome and sat in the bar for wonderful cocktails, a great chat with the waiter and a peruse of the menu. It felt comfortable and unhurried. We were shown to the table and although very busy, didn't feel that we were not getting a high level of attention and some great advice on which wine to choose. Nothing was too much trouble and one of the dishes was changed to accommodate a dislike of beetroot. Service was excellent the food was delicious, we all had different 'favourites' from the taster menu and there wasn't anything we didn't enjoy. Great place to eat and we will certainly be sharing our experience with friends.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is impeccable Attentive enough so not in the way. Very knowledgable on the menu and drinks

The food was delicious. Never have had a bad meal there. In addition they allowed us to take a little left over home for my dog unlike other establishments

I felt valued, comfortably full. And have already booked the next trip!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, excellent service, and congenial atmosphere

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Sunday lunches we’ve had for years. Recommend the Sunday set lunch.

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OT
Frankfurt Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food mediocre campered to the Fat Duck and Dinings. Expensive for a pub. 179£ for three mains, no starters and no alcohol. Cute place for alcohol and snacks

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my husband’s treat, for our anniversary. The restaurant made a little chocolate surprise for us both, which he enjoyed.
There was a large group, in the restaurant on the table next to us, who were fairly rowdy - Which, I appreciate, wasn’t the fault of the restaurant.
A suggested “crumb down”, after each course would improve the experience. However, we always enjoy the wonderful food, and visit whenever we can, usually for special occasions.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We booked a table at the Hinds Head to celebrate my birthday which was duly acknowledged with a card from the HH team.

We had a cocktail first in the upstairs cocktail lounge, which was excellent and we were able to peruse the dinner menu and wine list. We were then taken to our table and we both went for the tasting menu which didn't disappoint, each course was delicious and I couldn't pick a favourite. There wasn't a wine pairing but that was OK as all dishes went perfectly well with the bottle we chose.

It was unfortunate that we had a very loud lady dining at the table next to us, it ended up with us moving tables, the staff were discreet and the enjoyment of the evening improved dramatically once we were somewhere where we only had to listen to each other! You can't choose who sits next to you, I just wish we'd asked to move earlier.

All in all a great evening for my birthday celebration, lovely food and lovely staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for my wife’s birthday. Told them prior to going that it was my wife’s birthday and after our desert a wooden board with happy birthday written in icing on it came out with some chocolates on which was a great touch.
Overall food was great. I had the steak which was cooked perfectly. If I was going to be fussy I’d say that the sauce that came with the steak was a bit too salty for my liking but apart from that we had a great evening.

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my 5th or so visit to the Hinds head , true to form the experience was excellent again . Lovely setting , good ambiance , great service and above all the food is divine.
A visit to the Hinds head is always special .

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MA
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful.service, fabulous food! Set lunch menu was a great price and so delicious. Would definitely visit again!

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p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favourite place to eat

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An excellent dining experience with a good menu and attentive staff. I live in the South of France and it would be difficult to find such good food and service here

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I miss the pub feeling that it used to have. You can't get a pint at the downstairs bar anymore. Also the old menu was far better and more ample - this one lacks in options. However, the new dining room is very nice, the food remains very good and the service was excellent. Still a great place to go, but not sure it's better than it was. Only negative is the wine list - needs more price variety (especially claret)

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent lunch and service with a great ambience.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! First time and we'd definitely return. Excellent service and delicious creative food.

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d
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

I've been visiting the Hinds Head for almost a decade and it's always been good but this visit was terrible. It baffles me that, in a relatively quiet restaurant, anyone would sit a couple next large groups with young, noisy families when quiet areas are clearly available. On top of this, not clearly stating Open Table that lunch menus are not available on Bank Holidays is frankly unforgivable.

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d
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch there Sunday for my girlfriend's birthday...can't fault anything!!

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. Worth a drive. Highly recommended.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was amazing but unfortunately we were seated right next to the door and there was a terrible draft every time anybody left or arrived which spoilt the experience slightly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous British food. Utterly delicious and 1st class service

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FC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, good service and wonderful wine list but lots of noise from a group table ruined the atmosphere for our cosy birthday dinner.

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K
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience, amazing food very helpful and friendly staff and special effort made for a birthday celebration. Great value for money also would recommend to anyone.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a lovely setting, pretty good value too!

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