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
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!
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!!
Took my mother as a treat. Food was excellent and the service was friendly yet unobtrusive. Very pleasant Sunday Lunch.
The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Even down to organising a taxi for us to get back to our hotel. Our visit was a birthday treat and it certainly was!
Sevral times we tried this place nothing good to Mantion
Food and service was excellent, great choice of wine & beer, the food sublime, really enjoyed the meal...thank you
Warm atmosphere and some glorious, top notch pubby food, with playful cocktails and desserts. But service is a bit hit and miss. Frankly it was just odd. Not rude or antthing, just... idiosyncratic. And the cheese is to be avoided at all costs - we waited for half an hour for the staff to bring it and had to remind them, but when it finally arrived it was straight out of the fridge, cold and flavourless. An annoyingly disappointing end to what would have otherwise been an enjoyable meal.
Booked a table for my in-laws (they are in town from overseas) and we wanted to treat them (we hadn’t bought them anything the past year) to a special thank you, plus it was a gift for their birthdays, Christmas, etc. They loved it so much they are making sure they go back when they come next year.
Keep us waiting for 25 minutes for our table, which we had booked as an anniversary celebration a couple months in advance. Poor show, especially when table was booked for 8:45pm which is late enough, plus we had to ask the waitress countless times what was happening. She did bring us some complimentary olives, however for the length of time it took to seat us I would have expected money off the bill and an apology.
The service was very poor very slow and forgot food we ordered
We arrived, on time, and were met and shown to our table. The initial service was prompt (and my Martini excellent. We ordered but waited nearly an hour for our starters, and a long time too for the mains. The waiter said something about the system not working - no real apology. My meal (carpaccio, steak and chocolate mousse) was outstanding. My wife's main course, stone bass was awful - a nice bit of fish swamped in a sauce. This is NOT 1 Star cooking. My actual meal was excellent, but the slow service, lack of caring about the speed, and my wife's poor main course put me off. We are not likely to return.
Food was lovely. Service was very slow and the waiters were not very attentive. We have been here a few times and it doesn’t seem to be a “bad” day where the service is concerned. Prices were high and comparative to better service.
Very lovely room but the food and service isn’t top notch enough for the very steep price. Puddings were the best. Toilets really rather mean looking for such a top notch restaurant. Wasn’t offered any help with my coat as I left - perhaps one shouldn’t expect that kind of service? Afraid I wouldn’t return
Really disappointed with the food and overall experience. Tatty, unloved pub. Needs some Love.
Food was excellent and very reasonably priced (as well as the drinks) for what was an exquisite tasting experience - could still visualise and taste the flavours the next day and wanted more. No a no rush, full customer service mentality meant that no request was ignored and the staff went out of their way to help/assist.
Disappointing and very limited options for vegetarians- unacceptable these day. Inadequate service and explanations from staff when requesting alternative options for vegetarians. Forgot to bring our cheese course- we had to remind them,by that time we decided not to bother.
Superb in every way!
I found the service surprisingly inattentive for a quiet night. A number of times our conversation was interrupted by a command to do something. This was at odds with a lovely venue and really interesting food. I left puzzled by what was happening here. We ended up fishing our coats off the coat rack.
Service needs to improve for a restaurant of this quality.
Phenomenal! The food was out of this world and the service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back
Don’t expect a quick lunch but do expect every dish to be perfection. Beautiful food takes time.
Excellent as always
Tasty, albeit rather small plates of food and attentive service, but the wine was over-priced and the windows so draughty that we asked to move tables; even sitting by the fire wasn’t that warm so if you go, wrap up warm and prepare to dig deep for a good meal.
60th birthday celebration
Had a great time and lovely meal with the misses on our baby moon. Not cheap but very reasonably priced for the standard of food with quality drinks on offer too, though I can't comment on the wine list as we weren't drinking it. Will definitely return at some point and would recommend to anyone thinking of going.
Amazing Sunday fixed price lunch- good value for what we had. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Wonderful, caring staff, with a relaxed homely vibe. The deserts were a particular highlight, with a nod towards higher end places in flavour and presentation.
Stunning food and fantastic service . Another Heston triumph !
Excellent service and wonderful food