The Fat Duck

“World-famous, endlessly innovative, completely fascinating.” - AA Inspector



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After more than a quarter of a century at the cutting edge of British cuisine The Fat Duck remains one of the country’s finest dining destinations, a true bucket-list location for anyone with the faintest inclination towards being considered a foodie. After the celebratory reminiscences of 2022’s menus, 2023 sees the introduction of the ‘Sensorium’ – less a menu, more a ‘journey through the mind’, exploring the way food becomes memories. An interesting concept for a place where so many memories have been made. You’ll find some classic Blumenthal dishes here, as well as some new developments. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on with your sense of taste and smell as you’re eating, and how that impacts your brain – and even if you haven’t – this is truly the place to consider it. Blumenthal likes to question things – how else can you learn? and he wants you to do that, too. As well as forming memories, can he spark them? Can food return you to moments in your life, precise childhood experiences, for example? The staff are here to do so much more than carry plates to your table – they’re involved in creating the experience, and their passion and enthusiasm is always part of the process. There really is nowhere like The Fat Duck.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
The Fat Duck
High Street, BRAY, SL6 2AQ


  • Seats: 42
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday, 25 December to 8 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 500
  • Wines by the glass: 12
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Berkshire

Berkshire essentially consists of two distinct parts. The western half is predominantly rural, with the Lambourn Downs spilling down to the River Lambourn and the Berkshire Downs to the majestic Thames. The eastern half of Berkshire may be more urban but here, too, there is the opportunity to get out and savour open spaces. Windsor Great Park and Maidenhead Thicket are prime examples. Threading their way through the county are two of the South’s prettiest rivers – the Lambourn and the Pang. Beyond the tranquil tow paths of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Greenham Common’s famous airbase has been transformed to delight walkers of all ages.

Reading and Newbury are the county’s major towns, and the River Kennet flows through them both. Reading is a vibrant, multicultural centre with great shopping and plenty of history. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading prison in the late 19th century, and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol about his experience. Newbury is probably best known for its race course, which opened in 1905, although the first recorded racing at Newbury was a century before that. Famous people born in the county include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Winlset and Ricky Gervais.

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