8 of the best places for a spot of Sunday lunch in Berkshire
PUBLISHED: 14:10 10 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:10 10 December 2018
We rounds up a selection of Berkshire pubs and restaurants perfect for a Sunday lunch
The Crown & Horns, East Ilsley
We have to start with our 2016 Food & Drink Awards Pub of the Year. It’s set in beautiful West Berkshire countryside so you might want to enjoy an appetite-inducing walk before making your way here. Served between 12pm and 6pm on Sunday’s, their lunch is simply delicious. Also enjoy pub classics, stone-baked pizzas and seasonal specials.
The Horns, Crazies Hill
We’re always fans of those places which make little changes to the Sunday lunch menu each week by choosing the best of what’s available seasonally. That’s definitely the story here and it was no surprise when The Horns near Reading took top spot for Best Family Dining at our 2016 Food & Drink Awards. It’s the perfect place to take the family from senior members to the little ones. The starters shine as brightly as the mains and you might find local ingredients such as Barkham Blue cheese in the desserts.
The Shurlock Inn, Shurlock Row
You can build the ultimate Sunday lunch here with mains including rump of beef roast, pork roast, chicken roast and a vegetarian roast featuring squash, mushroom, spinach and goats cheese wellington. All roasts are served with duck fat roast potatoes (or vegetarian roast potatoes), Yorkshire pudding, gravy, cabbage, carrots and white onion.
Hinds Head, Bray
The three course Sunday roast menu includes a delightful pea & ham soup with mustard mayonnaise to start; a choice of roast Norfolk black turkey or roast sirloin of dry aged Aberdeen Angus for your main; and quaking pudding to finish. There is also an extensive a la carte menu every Sunday.
The Vineyard, Stockcross
A fine dining ‘must do’, where you can makes choices from a Sunday lunch menu which changes with the seasons and always comes up trumps. The three course lunch made by head chef Robby Jenks could include roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish confit, or roast pork with seasonal vegetables and apple sauce.
Oakley Court, Windsor
Sunday lunch in The Dining Room restaurant is a relaxed affair suitable for families of all ages so it’s a chance to enjoy Oakley Court’s splendour alongside some fine food. Beef or pork belly is served with all the trimmings and we’ve heard excellent reports of the Veggie Roast featuring carrot, cashew and tahini.
The Woodspeen, Newbury
This restaurant overlooking the countryside makes the most of seasonal and locally grown produce – indeed much comes from their garden across the road. On Sundays a very tempting lunch menu expands to include the likes of roast rib of red Sussex beef with Yorkshire pudding and roast loin of Gloucester pork.
Coworth Park, Ascot
Spoil yourself with a splendid Sunday lunch here featuring a feast of flavours which celebrate the best of British with dishes such as Waterford Farm beef and Yorkshire grouse. Restaurant at Coworth Park is also renowned for its exceptional desserts which could include sticky toffee pudding, coconut mouse and Kentish strawberry.
• Eating out in Berkshire - best restaurants - Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Berkshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs