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Only one thing surpasses the sublime experience of gastronomy in its finest form: and that’s gastronomy enjoyed in idyllic surroundings.

At Bray, a quintessentially English village on the River Thames in Berkshire, the two come together quite beautifully. Now you can enjoy some of the finest food in the world, while settling in to an enchanting cottage in Bray for a long and unforgettable weekend. For any serious gastronome, and for people who simply enjoy the finer things in life, heaven on earth is at Bray.

In the UK, only four restaurants hold the coveted three Michelin stars; it’s therefore extraordinary that two of them are located in Bray.


A very different proposition is The Fat Duck, whose three stars have been won through the same attention to standards – but an altogether different take on cuisine.

Here, the owner and chef Heston Blumenthal reveals his fascination with how the brain influences our appreciation of food. Be prepared to be taken on a magical journey with lots of hidden surprises.


The Waterside Inn was founded by the brothers Michel and Albert Roux, following the success of Le Gavroche in Mayfair, London. Their spirit and vision remains very much alive: the Chef Patron is now Michel’s son, Alain. He maintains the standards that have seen the restaurant retain its three stars, without interruption, since 1985. A superb restaurant situated on the Water’s edge – romantic and very special!


There are many other restaurants and gastro pubs, all combining to re-inforce Bray’s reputation. They include The 1 Michelin Star Hinds Head, The Crown (also owned by Heston) and a stunning Italian restaurant – Caldesi in Campagna. Right on the doorstep at the water’s edge of the Thames in Bray, is the Riverside Brasserie serving delicious English cuisine.

Nearby we are also proud to have the 1 Michelin Star Royal Oak in Paley Street, owned by Sir Michael Parkinson; The Bel and Dragon, one of the oldest Coaching Inn’s in England, is just a 15 minute drive away. New additions also include the Ivy Restaurant in Marlow and for those that love something historic and stylish then the new dining room at Cliveden is wonderful.