The Hind's Head - Bray

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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.
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JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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.

MG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 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!

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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!

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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.

AB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 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!

SS
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GL
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

TB
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ER
Norfolk
78 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food

SW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EG
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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.

GL
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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.

DJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch as always

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful!! The hinds head never disappoints

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Perfect Sunday lunch menu

OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. As it always is.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and surroundings Sunday roast good value for money

CG
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 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

FC
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 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.

DL
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The team were great. Food & drinks delish

Upstairs bar is lovely - especially on a damp cold weekend. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

RH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I could not make a reservation at The Fat Duck (which is Heston’s signature restaurant) so this is conveniently way cheaper. The entrée was exquisite (Oxtail pudding). The only thing I would complain about is the freshness of the dessert (Blueberry Trifle). It was not made that day, I could taste that. For the rest, it is excellent value for the money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place has a lovely peaceful atmosphere, excellent service and amazing traditional food!

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating due our day. Food sublime. Very knowledgeable staff.

j
Oxford
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a special lunch to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Our little daughter (16 months) also enjoyed herself very much, especially her lovely book given by the waiting staff - a very nice touch indeed! Bravo!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great.

c
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great food. Very slow to organise our drinks order on arrival. Asked to pay the bill twice!

MP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A bit of a disappointment for a Michelin starred establishment. Menu was quite limited in choices. Food ordered was of good quality although presentation was uninspiring and lacking flair and panache. Service was unremarkable, although the sommelier was very knowledgable and helpful. Overall felt like a good pub rather than a Michelin stared restaurant and hence was expensive in comparative terms.

NY
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely as always, thank you! Excellent service and delicious food. A wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

DH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter and son in laws wedding anniversary.
The scotch egg is a must have. We had Hash of snails, Smoked salmon and Crab sandwich with soup to start. 2 of us had Steak and 1 had Oxtail and kidney pudding, they were large portions served with very rich sauce. We were full by the time we ordered dessert but felt like we couldn’t finish the evening without trying one each.
Wine that we chose to go along with our meal was excellent too.
The waiting staff were very informative and attentive but not overly so.
My daughter and son in law were given an anniversary card which was a really nice touch.

F
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Pretty pricey but worth it.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food lovely quality. Made son feel special on his birthday. It’s a bit expensive and thought it was tad mean to charge £5 supplement for changing my starter course of the roast set menu.

Overall lovely experience.

l
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Worst meal we have had in a long time. Was expecting much much more. Ruined my wives birthday celebrations. Staff even knew how bad the meal was by removing the steak from the bill along with one of the bottles of wine without us if asking them too.
Food price for what was served really not acceptable for the quality of the food.

KP
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

All lovely but a bit quiet for a Friday except for us.

HJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as ever

JM
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end dining with great service in beautiful Old building. Food was sensational

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food mind-blowingly good
Can't wait to go back