Describing itself as an 'art hotel', Fredrick's is set in attractive grounds on the fringes of…
The Waterside Inn
“Renowned destination for refined dining.” - AA Inspector
Floor-to-ceiling windows give views on to the little jetty and its moored boats, and here in the placid upper reaches of the Thames everything really is idyllic. The cooking, too, is all you could wish for, with Alain Roux maintaining the formidable standards of the legendary late Michel Roux. Flaked Devon crab comes lightly scented with curry, marinated apple and fennel, followed by a sublime main course of braised fillet of turbot with lightly smoked mussels, hispi cabbage and button mushrooms millefeuille and a silky champagne sauce. The car park is a squeeze, so accept the valet parking.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 75
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 26 December to 30 January
- Wines under £30: 1
- Wines over £30: 1000
- Wines by the glass: 25
- Cuisine style: French
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
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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