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About The Hind's Head - Bray
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.
Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AH
British, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Restaurant Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 3:30pm
Lounge & Bar Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday
11:30am - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 6:30pm
Please contact the restaurant directly for any bank holiday opening times.
£26 to £40
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Our carpark is located on the opposite side of the road to us.
Trains from London Paddington to Maidenhead.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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.
The Hind's Head - Bray Ratings and Reviews
The Hinds Head is Heston's second venue in Bray (he also owns the Crown Pub... his 3rd venue in Bray). It is very much more a traditional restaurant than the Fat Duck - so don't expect the molecular gastronomy experience - but it is a great restaurant in it's own right. The service was excellent ad the building itself is utterly oldy worldy charming and warm. The food was great and well crafted and cooked.
Enjoyable meal. Scotch egg was perfect. Scallops and black pudding delicious. Rib eye Steak and beef a la mode (ox cheek )were delicious too. Desserts were fantastic - quaking pudding and pumpkin crumble. Accompanied by a great bottle of red - Finca Decero. Fantastic evening all round!
Came for a birthday celebration lunch. The ambience is more casual than some of the other famous venues in Bray, but the food was absolutely excellent - good food, cooked well, without too many cheffy gimmicks or a stuffy atmosphere.
We both enjoyed the duck and guinea fowl en croute to start. For mains, my husband had a delicious sticky dish make of beef cheek, whilst I had excellent roast cod. Quaking pudding made an unusual dessert.
It's quite pricey for what is essentially a pub, but worth it for a special occasion. I have eaten at Heston Blumental's 'Dinner' and found that good, but not quite as good as it thinks it is. I enjoyed eating at the Hind's Head more.
New Years Day lunch for myself and my 11 year old. The welcome was warm and the service was lovely. Made my daughter feel at ease.
The food was great and the child polished off all of her 3 courses and would like to try the tasting menu next time!
Thank you for a great start to 2018
Hind’s Head transforms the quintessential British country side pub into a gourmet experience. A visit was worthwhile just to marvel at the various wall decorations and having a drink in their upstairs lounge. However, the real treat is the 5 course tasing menu filled with homely winter dishes, look out for the pea soup scotched egg!
From start to finish, a truly excellent and memorable experience. Went with my husband and we both had the 5-course tasting menu for dinner, the quantity and quality of each course was perfection, and very good value for money. All the staff were extremely pleasant, helpful, friendly and attentive from the beginning; taking the effort to check on any potential food allergies before we even ordered, and reconfirming everything when brought to us.
Just brilliant and will definitely be returning :-)
This was our 3rd year visiting the Hinds Head and we can safely say that the food and service was still as high as it was our first year. As a couple, we love our food, we've visited a few Michelin starred restaurants in the past and although many of them deserve their plaudits and awards, we never really felt comfortable enough to eat the food in manner and speed that we normally would. There was always a pressure to eat slowly and savour every morsel.
The Hinds Head is an example of high end food without the overly ostentatious presentation. It's the best of pub grub, in a relaxed pub setting. Warning, come with an empty stomach, you WILL be very full by the end of your meal!
I booked this for a birthday treat as we unfortunately couldn’t get a reservation at The Fat Duck across the road. By far, one of the best experiences we have ever had when dining out. On arrival, we were greeted by friendly, polite and welcoming staff who showed us to a table upstairs for pre-lunch cocktails. We arrived 30 mins earlier to give us time to visit The Royal Lounge. The interior is warm, snug, homely yet has a expensive, but authentic British feel with exposed beams, exquisite furniture and warm open fires. We loved everything about it. The cocktails were delicious, but it was the service which was faultless from every member of staff that we came across. Friendly, funny, never pretentious, yet professional and knowledgable about the food and wine being served. The food was out of this world, by far the best steak we have ever eaten and the cod and also salmon starter, and quail scotch egg were second to none. This is by far one of the best restaurants we have had the pleasure of eating in and we pride ourselves on making eating and drinking our favourite pastime and have eaten in some remarkable restaurants around the world. With the menu changing every month we can’t wait to return. 5 out of 5 stars hands down. This is definitely a place to go for a special occasion or just for a nice lunch. We left feeling well and truly spoilt. One of the best lunches we have ever had, and worth every penny. We had a fabulous time.
I took my wife for her birthday and we had the 5 course tasting menu which was excellent. Fairly classic dishes executed perfectly with a few twists. The portions were just the right size so we were nicely full but not stuffed. The service was brilliant and the fit out is very cool too!
The Hind's Head in Bray was one of the most delightful restaurants I have had the good pleasure of visiting. The building itself is old, stylish and has a warm and comfortable ambiance. I tried the 5 course tasting menu an was not disappointed. Each course was beautifully crafted and balanced, my personal favourite being the scallop and celery waldorf salad, though each course was superb in its own way.
The service was fabulous and the waitress who looked after me was second to non. Her manner was impecable, she was deft and friendly, and her wine recommendations for the courses turned out to pair beautifully with the food. As I was dining alone the service really added to my evening and made the whole experience all the more enjoyable.
I would highly recommend the Hind's Head to anyone and will definitely be visiting again when next in the area.
Wow. Took my sister for her birthday and because I've been wanting to go for ages. It's one of the ultimate places for any foodie, being part of Heston Blumenthal's group of gastronomic extravagances.
The staff make you feel special, rise to any occasion and create experiences worth paying for.
If you're looking for a cheap, quick burger and chips...go and find somewhere else.
If you appreciate food, this is the ultimate homage to outstanding British food. Instagramming your meal is frowned upon. This is all about the experience.
My sister had the roasted Cod, and I had the Rib-eye from the A-La-Carte menu. The portions were not akin to haute cuisine, they were hearty and like that of which one would make at home.
Value for money, not only for the food but the attention to detail, rapport with the staff and their genuine love for making your occasion the best it can possibly be.
I will 100% become a regular.
Had a fabulous meal here. Had the tasting menu at lunchtime and the first two courses were absolutely sublime. Service was excellent; only criticism was it was a very cold day and every time the door opened we were freezing. The staff were very aware of the situation and went to great lengths to keep the curtain across the door- it might be worth wearing an extra layer or a hat and scarf! £175 for lunch for two is probably a bit on the pricey side (only one of us drinking, but sparkling water £4 a bottle) but Hey Ho you can’t take it with you- it was à la Heston, when all is said and done.
We received a very friendly welcome and polite, 'unstuffy' service. We both ordered the five course tasting menu and they suggested a lovely alternative to the scallops in one dish, as my partner prefers to avoid them (offered artichoke, instead). All of the dishes were beautifully presented and contained innovative flavour combinations, without being weird for the sake of being different! I think that we have 'average' appetites and we were pleasantly full by the end of the meal. The braised ox cheek was especially good, as was the chocolate pudding. Great value menu (£58 p/p) for such wonderful cuisine.
A simply magical Sunday lunch - the most delicious roast beef I've ever tasted. Every detail of the meal is meticulously thought through and cooked to perfection. The surprise extra treat at the end of the meal for my birthday topped off what was already one of the best meals I've ever eaten.
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