The Waterside Inn

“Gracious fine dining by the upper Thames” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BRAY, BERKSHIRE

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Our Inspector's view

Prepare to do everything with grace at The Waterside. With views on to the little jetty and moored boats along the peaceful upper reaches of the Thames the setting is certainly idyllic, and the cooking plays its part, Alain Roux maintaining the formidable standards of the legendary late Michel Roux. A starter might be pan fried lobster medallions with a white port sauce and ginger flavoured vegetable julienne. Main courses are finely calibrated to the rest of the menu, witness the celebrated grilled rabbit on celeriac fondant, glazed chestnuts and Armagnac sauce. For dessert choose between apricot iced parfait served with caramelised honey ice cream or a warm raspberry soufflé.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
The Waterside Inn
Ferry Road,BRAY,SL6 2AT
Phone : 01628 620691

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: false
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 1
  • Wines over £30: 1000
  • Wines by the glass: 25
  • Cuisine style: French
  • 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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