Some of the best restaurants and pubs in Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 11:37 25 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:37 25 October 2019

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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

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Gilbey's in Eton

Gilbey's is a lovely spot for lunch. Situated on the High Street in Eton, close to the River Thames, and just a stone's throw from all the shops in Windsor, the bar, restaurant and townhouse has a real buzz about it. It's both quirky yet elegant, laid-back but also sophisticated. Vibrant works of art adorn the walls, and the smart, modern furniture, sleek wine fridges and rustic bar all add to the feeling that it's somewhere you could bring family, friends or colleagues for a fantastic lunch or dinner.

Restaurant Coworth Park

The Dorchester Collection's luxury country house hotel, Coworth Park in Ascot, needs no introduction. One of England's most iconic hotels, it is renowned for its countryside charm and for being a culinary destination, having been awarded the Michelin star of excellence, and also where Prince Harry stayed the night before his wedding.


On the pretty riverside at The Oracle shopping centre, independent restaurant Lemoni has opened, bringing authentic Greek cuisine to Reading. The restaurant looked so inviting, surrounded by an abundance of pretty blooms, that I decided to meet a friend there one day on my lunch break.

Bluegrass BBQ

Driven by a passion for meats cooked the American way, Catherine and Steve Brown decided to share their love of authentic American barbecue by opening a restaurant.

The Mole & Badger

The Mole was bewitched, entranced, fascinated," penned Kenneth Grahame in The Wind in the Willows. And that is exactly how I felt as I walked into the new Mole & Badger Restaurant Bar & Wine Emporium at Sanctum on the Green in Cookham Dean. It offers English countryside luxury, yet it also feels relaxed.

The Hind's Head

Sunday: a day for worship; a day for rest; and a day for a traditional British Sunday roast. And I can't think of a better place to go than to Heston Blumenthal's Michelin-starred restaurant the Hind's Head in Bray.

The Corn Stores

Sarah Rodi went to the revamped historic landmark, The Corn Stores in Reading, to check out their steak menu.

Giggling Squid Windsor

I had never been to a Giggling Squid restaurant before. I had walked past both the one in Marlow and the one in Windsor by the Theatre Royal many a time, but I'd never got round to venturing inside. And now, after visiting the Windsor restaurant, I can't believe I left it this long to try it.

Crab & Boar

We spent a relaxed evening at the Crab & Boar in Chieveley enjoying fine wine, food and company.

The Dundas Arms in Hungerford

It was a cold, dark winter's night and the snow was just starting to fall. Anticipation built as we drove down the winding country lanes. And when we came to the bridge overlooking the river and saw the welcoming glow of lights from inside The Dundas Arms, it warmed our hearts.

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