The Hind's Head - Bray

4.6
2276 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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 - 4:00pm

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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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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OB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was immaculate. The staff were all smiling and very polite. I would recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or family and would love to return again.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Hind’s head is one of these places with a superbly creative take on every day good pub food ( amazing scotch eggs ! Oxtail and kidney pie etc )
We adored the starter, but our mains were over salted, I am adamant that it would have tasted superbly but I just struggled to taste past the salt content
Strong wine list , wonderful athmosphere and fantastic front of house staff
... we will be back, but please easy on the salt in the kitchen ! :)

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PT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food excellent - tried the tasting menu. interesting combinations and twists eg scotch egg with mustard and pea and ham soup.
Atmosphere very noisy and frenetic activity. Not good for a quiet birthday meal for 2.
Service speedy and enthusiastic and well intended but not well coordinated asked at least 6 times about drinks.
Where we were seated was very very poor. A corridor for people coming in and going upstairs for drinks and then standing behind us when coming down again to get to their seats in the main restaurant. About 100 people went back and forth. When we realised that there was actually a restaurant area we asked to be moved but were advised that it was not possible as they were too full. No effort was made to move us as tables emptied to the other side of the door or as couples left the restaurant. We asked to go somewhere else for coffee.
It would be good if "the manager" or Heston sat and tried to enjoy a meal just inside the door.
Will not go again even though food very good as would not wish to risk the same seats. Would go again if part of a large group.

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PG
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience not matter what the occasion

Guaranteed quality and good service

However a little conservative on serving the bread - just half of a single slice

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BT
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular. Sommelier was lovely!! Must get the scotch eggs.

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KN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to the Hind’s head, I had been to the fat duck the night before which was amazing and the hinds head was a great finish to a magical short trip, the food was excellent, presentation was perfect and service was beyond my expectations. The team were very friendly and welcoming, they even gave me a birthday card on arrival which was a nice small touch. I would highly recommend the Hind’s head for any occasion or even just a nice change of scenery, the pub is beautifully decorated, warm and inviting, I can imagine in the evenings it would be like something out of a movie.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Too expensive for what it is. Went for the 5 course taster menu, the soup (1st course), lamb (4th course) and cheesecake (5th course) was a good standard, I wouldn’t say it is was excellent though. The goats curd (2nd course) was dreadful and the earl grey smoked salmon (3rd course) was a bland.

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G
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall Hinds Head didn't disappoint - food was outstanding and the staff were very nice. We asked to move tables as we were in a draft which took a little while but did eventually. We had to give our drinks order three times to three separate waiters/waitresses so communication probably could improve amongst staff members. We had the 5 course tasting menu which was incredible and the wine choice was fantastic.

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GA
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hinds Head is a real treat. Food is exceptional and there's a good cocktail menu as well. Staff are pleasant and attentive and make the occasion enjoyable.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food couldn’t have been better and amazing service from all the team! Faultless

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AH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Underwhelming given the expectation level. Tasting menu starter, lamb quality and dessert very good otherwise not outstanding. Great ambience, setting and ID.

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SB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service!
Highly recommended!
I have driven past this venue many times and this was the first visit.
Can’t wait to go back again... the chicken main course was especially delicious!!

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service, nice table and attention from serving team and sommelier, mains were a little slow but worth the wait, even when first choice wasn’t available they advised on special from off menu. Upstairs bar was relaxed but a little dark and you need to keep checking on table as otherwise would leave you there, we waited 30mins past our 9pm reservation but was good cocktails. Overall a lovely evening, next time would go a bit earlier, suggest 8pm.

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PE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit and very impressed with the cooking, service and setting.

We were a little nervous before hand as we’d heard anecdotally that it had taken a turn for the worse. However, our experience suggests otherwise.

All the plates we had were excellent, demonstrating a wide range for flavours, textures and cooking competence.

Without exception all the staff understood and could articulate every dish; it’s ingredients, cooking and why each ingredient was on the plate.

The sommelier was also approachable and gave sound advice and guidance for our choices without being condescending.

A very enjoyable evening in pleasant surroundings, but top marks for the cooking and service.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and attentive staff with outstanding food. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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JP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute decision and had a great evening
Service was excellent, food great and done to perfection

it all seemed so seamless, short intervals between courses, all staff friendly and helpful
would certainly go again and take friends as well

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service

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J
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic evening. The wine and food was amazing. Even gave my partner an extra treat for his birthday! Would highly recommend and would definitely visit again.

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g
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent impromptu evening out. Decided to have the tasting course which was excellent with just the right size portions . Would thoroughly recommend a visit . Not cheap though.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was perfect, not too intrusive, very considerate, polite and professional but whilst being friendly and talkative. The menu offered a variety of different tastes for all food lovers, fine dining and creative twists on traditional pub classics. The venue is a beautiful old pub full of charm and with very tasteful decor. Initially it was quiet and lacked atmosphere as there was no music playing but once more people arrived it was busy without being packed and the positioning of the tables meant that you still had privacy. We would definately go here again and it is definately a must visit if you are in the area and want to eat out at a quality and moderately priced restaurant.

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TD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular meal in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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MC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been back since it was remodeled into a restaurant. The menu and food were fantastic! The remodel was very well done and it still feels like an old quaint pub.

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AP
Canberra
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Two memorable family occasions prompted two bookings at The Hind's Head whilst staying with our son in Windsor, we'll be back, all the way from Australia! Delicious food, fun vibe, my special favourite was the pea and ham soup with mini a Scotch egg, but it was all outstanding.

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AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to The Hind’s Head for our 5th wedding anniversary. Delightfully restored, wonderful attentive service and a splendid tasting menu at not too high a price - highly recommended!

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c
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fave restaurant. Simples. Expect to pay £130 to £150 a head for a superb meal with superb drinks and superb service.
Dress up or dress down. Your choice.
It’s our special date venue.

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was slightly sceptical before going due to cost but have to say food was best I've tasted. As an occasional treat fantastic option. waiter provided second to none service. available but never hovering. Great tour of the kitchens and nice to see waiters knowledgeable about food prep. Great night had for our anniversary. Thanks.

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OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Great service and an overall very enjoyable experience.

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DM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at a good price. We had the tasting menu which was delicious (as were the cocktails). Staff were friendly and attentive.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for my mothers 60th. We had a few requests such as bringing our own bottle of champagne which was special to our family and a cake as well as asking for a table with enough space for a pram so our toddler could nap. They accommodated us without any question and were friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food as always was outstanding and I can’t wait to go back.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, comfortable surroundings, wonderful staff made everybody feel welcome & incredible food. A great place for a special occasion.

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NW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening, great service, wonderful food. Nice evening with my eldest daughter.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took my parents for their anniversary, service was amazing & they made the feel very special. Traditional British food cooked incredibly, love the old building & decor. Lovely evening all in all

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RB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal at the Hinds Head!! No less than we were expecting. We started with drinks in the upstairs bar and were delighted to find they served an English Sparkling wine, Camel Valley Rosé, which is one of our favourites. We had the tasting menu which started with the best pea and ham soup I’ve ever eaten. The other courses were also delicious, especially the main course of lamb. Due to dairy issues I had a specially made dessert, which in my opinion was better than the one on the menu, although my partner thought his was amazing too. We found some of the decor a bit unusual, but the atmosphere was great. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it if you want something a bit special.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was lovely, and the service exemplary, but I couldn’t honestly say that it was great value for money, with four glasses of wine and a soft drink our bill for two was nearing double what we have paid for comparable quality and quantity in other wonderful restaurants and gastro type pubs. I have eaten in Michelin started places for considerably less.

Having said that, both the chicken liver parfait and the oxtail and kidney pudding my husband had were fanstastic and the cheese board had some fine examples of British cheeses. The fish and vegetarian options were comparatively lack lustre, well executed but less inventive, as is sadly often the case, tasty though.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, we will 100% be back. Cocktails are incredible!

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
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
7 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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