The Hind's Head - Bray

4.4
2376 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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Sunday Lunch

About

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 and bank holiday opening times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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DavidW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very short menu 3 choices and vegan option , massively overpriced for what in essence required little to no cooking.

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PRSR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very welcoming. The food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, very quiet time to come.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, attentive staff, fantastic food, complimentary champagne and a dessert for our special occasion, reasonable prices for the quality. Cannot fault - highly recommend this place! The Crown (another of Hestons places just down the road is also fantastic.).

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
88 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful old building with such character and we were delighted to have a very private table. Staff were friendly and attentive, serving our drinks and food quickly. The menu is limited but what we had was faultless! As expected everything is cooked very well. This is my second time to visit and I’ve left wanted to come back again soon!

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Tippuk
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot. Amazing service

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Daddycombe
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent Sunday Lunch with some of the best service you will find anywhere. There is a selection, and the vegetarian options were superb

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Mistyp
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch, superb food and attentive service

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Emily
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Its only ok, its a very rich meaty menu and i think its a bit of a rip off there are better pubs in the area with less accolades

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great restaurant, food was fantastic, service was excellent but it was very cold in the restaurant and the staff weren’t really doing anything to make it warm. We took my parents here to celebrate my dad’s 70th and it was the first time they had visited, and they were looking forward to the experience, but spoke all the way home about how cold it was in the restaurant

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Lisa
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience here, staff were extremely friendly and professional. They all went above and beyond to make the occasion that little bit extra special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good honest food, beautifully cooked. Service attentive and friendly.

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vipLadywinkfield
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and excellent cuisine. The Hinds Head has upped its game since we were last here but expect a price tag to match.

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AustinH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife and mine 3rd visit, always exceptional. One of the waiters was a little too friendly and chatty with his choice of subjects, but other than that it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was really looking forward to this but it was possibly the most disapointing Michelin star 'experience' I've ever had. We visited on Boxing Day before a flight to warmer climes from Heathrow that evening. The pub itself is lovely and obviously has history. The welcome was friendly but a bit ott for a pub. We ate from the Christmas menu and all opted for Turkey dinners. The food was good but was exactly as described and nothing more, a reasonably well cooked roast turkey dinner with nothing particularly special about it. Indeed I have had home made roasts which were just as good. The cost for three roast dinners, two pints of decent enough beer and a coke was close to £150. Perhaps I expected too much (with this being a Heston Blumenthal owned pub with a Michelin star that I am mystified how it received) but I left feeling a bit deflated and slightly ripped off.

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Andreag67
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - really good food, great service and a really nice atmosphere. We came here for a 60th Birthday celebration and it was perfect. Yes it’s not cheap, but I actually thought it was really good value. For 4 of us, with 3 courses each, a bottle of champagne and 2 bottles of wine it was just over £100/head - I don’t think you could get much better anywhere else.

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FoodieAl
South Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food not as good as last year when we went. One course was forgotten completely. Long waits between service opportunities. Expensive for the experience.

JP
JuneP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had a lovely time at The Hind’s Head and had an amazing meal. The service however was not you would expect at a one Michelin star restaurant so it was disappointing.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. Would recommend it as long as you’re prepared to pay the somewhat inflated prices because of the ‘personality’ owner!

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londoneater01
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Restaurant was great i though the entire menu was far too heavy and some lighter options on the menus would be great , however is that time of the year. By the time the main course arrived i did not want to see more gravy.
Dessert was different very tasty.
Service was good will come back in the spring once the menu lightens up a bit!

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Glenn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very disappointed with the Hinds Head. The food was simplistic, though of good quality. The cost was expensive, but the setting was pretty dreadful. Sat next to the door, next to the bar. Every time the door opened a freezing cold blast of air shot across our table, followed by people near to our table.

For the cost - not really worth it. For the location of the table - wouldn't return in case we ended up there again.

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AnnB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely roast dinner at the Hinds Head. The food was incredible cooked to perfection and the roast potatoes were best I have ever had!

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SurreySarah
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply brilliant food, service and evening. Enjoyed by all. Staff are helpful, well informed, friendly and create a relaxed excellent dinning experience!

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Tnuocca
London
25 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktail, attentive staff, excellent food, perfect ambiance. A little on the expensive side but is worth the experience.

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TB82
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit. The team make you feel welcome and relaxed. A very enjoyable experience. Will go back.

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vipERCB
Norfolk
79 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The scotch egg and mustard mayonnaise hors d'oeuvre was excellent, perfectly soft quails egg and juicy sausage meat. We then had the cauliflower cheese royale which was very enjoyable, and the monkfish a la plancha which frankly was tough and overcooked. In hindsight I wished I had sent it back as you do not expect that at a Heston restaurant when paying almost £40 for a dish. For pudding we had the chocolate wine dish with millionaire shortbread, the 'wine' was light and refreshing, the millionaire shortbread strong and rich. Very indulgent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food

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StevenW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch fantastic value, nice ambience plus very tasty food. This was our first visit and will most certainly not our last.

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vipEGEG
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Have been here many times. Ambience good. Service good. Food very average. And one main course of monkfish had little fish. Pork tasteless. Steak over salty. We left thinking that it was one of the most disappointing yet most expensive meals that we’d had anywhere for quite a while.

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GlennL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful staff. Could not be more helpful and attentive, without being overly-so. The crab soup with sandwich was to die for! How you cram so much flavour into an espresso cup, is unbelievable. The fresh fennel on the sandwich, brings a relief to the deep creaminess of the soup. The duck with beetroot barley..... Duck cooked to perfection. Moist, pink and packing yet more flavour. However, the beetroot barley lacked the sweetness it needed. Quite sour and the barley was too firm. I know that this is the end of the beetroot season, so they will not be as sweet as in their height, but a longer slower cooking with the barley, should have helped here. Chocolate pudding for desert..... Just perfect. Never had such a light, oozing, creamy, fluffy pudding ever. I didn’t know this restaurant was owned by Heston until after the meal, but you can definitely see the influences, which is why I asked the staff. I’d definitely recommend trying this before going to the Fat Duck. Definitely a venue for a special occasion.

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DesJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch as always

SM
SallyM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sunday Lunch eaten out
Nothing too much trouble
Very attentive service without being over the top
Superb food

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Londonfoodtourist
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful!! The hinds head never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Perfect Sunday lunch menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Lovely starters. Main course (had steak) not to my liking would of preferred fillet and choice of sauce.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. As it always is.

AH
AmandaH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and surroundings Sunday roast good value for money

CG
ColinG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Avoid - very disappointing. I am amazed it still has a star

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vipKate
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited the Hinds Head with my husband to celebrate my birthday. From our arrival we were both made to feel very special. The staff arrived at the table with a birthday card and at the end of the meal, the petit fours arrived with a candle and a birthday message. I must say the staff were very professional and friendly, as you would expect from a first class restaurant. The food was delicious, faultless and very good value for money. Fantastic experience, thank you

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FraserC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a pub! Has everything you need to make it the perfect place for a special occasion! The service was exceptional and everyone was very friendly! Excellent all round and would highly recommend.

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The Hind's Head - Bray is rated 4.4 stars by 2376 OpenTable diners.