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Looking for a great restaurant/hotel...Windsor area. Can anyone help?

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SeaSalty Sat 07-Jul-07 18:37:55

I've spent hours trawling the internet trying to find the right place and so far no joy

What I really need is someone to say "Oi try this place it's fantastic.."

Meeting up with a couple of girlfriends in September.
maybe a Hotel du Vin/Malmaison type place?
or a really good pub with rooms?

Have never been to Windsor so no idea what's there.

Any help would be much appreciated

TutterJane Sat 07-Jul-07 18:40:02

windsor itself, or environs?

SeaSalty Sat 07-Jul-07 19:10:29

oo sorry Tutter..multi-tasking!

Winsor and surrounding area too I guess

Came up with Winsor as it's pretty much central for us

SeaSalty Sat 07-Jul-07 20:28:52

bump anyone?

SeaSalty Sun 08-Jul-07 12:11:05


Stargazing Sun 08-Jul-07 12:35:49

I can recommend [ this place]] but not sure if this is what you meant by hotel/ restaurant - is it a girly weekend thingy that you're doing? If so, perfect - lovely setting, great spa, great restaurant, nice rooms.

Stargazing Sun 08-Jul-07 12:36:12

sorry this place

SeaSalty Sun 08-Jul-07 12:55:05

Stargazing - Yes girly thing but we only have 1 night and 1 day so we really want to make the most of it

Like the look of Oakley Court though

<<heads off to look at the website>>

Thank you

BBBee Sun 08-Jul-07 13:02:25

dp works near there and goes out a lot. He is out at the mo but can ask him later if you need more suggestions.

SeaSalty Sun 08-Jul-07 13:06:09

BBBee - that would be great, thank you

People with local knowledge, without fail, seem to be able to point you in the right direction

ZZMum Sun 08-Jul-07 13:47:34

I have stayed at oakley -- was fab -- not far away is Bray -- the Fat duck and the Hind Head pub, which does fab food -- totally recommend it...

SeaSalty Sun 08-Jul-07 16:16:59

The Fat Duck certainly has a great reputation. Anyone eaten there?

Thanks ZZMum - Have had a peep at the Oakley's website too and looks great. Good to get positive feedback from people who have stayed there

BBBee Sun 08-Jul-07 20:34:42

I asked DH and he has been to loads but can't remember any named - sorry.

here is a thread about fat duck

SeaSalty Mon 09-Jul-07 11:38:11

Ok thanks for asking anyway BBBee

I reckon we'll go for the Oakley unless anyone leaps in quickly and yells ...DON'T!

...lunch at the Fat Duck sounds very appealing too so think I better getting booking

Many thanks guys

zubb Mon 09-Jul-07 11:43:14

There's a hotel du Vin in Henley which isn't that far from Windsor

Ditzymumofone Mon 09-Jul-07 11:50:30

Try its in Bray and and walkable from the Fat Duck. Its lovely. Had my 30'th birthday there, great fun.

SeaSalty Mon 09-Jul-07 14:15:50

Thanks for that Zubb I had no idea there was a Hotel du Vin in Henley. I'm sure there were only about half a dozen last time I looked??

DH & I went to the H du V in Bristol for dinner last night. We spent a very pleasant evening dining and then lounging on the big comfy sofas listening to the live jazz band who were gently strumming away in the corner making beautiful music...

aaaaahhhh bliss

SeaSalty Mon 09-Jul-07 14:17:31

Ditzymumofone - will have a look at monkey island too, great name!

Have you eaten at the Fat Duck?

TutterJane Mon 09-Jul-07 17:09:19

hotel du vin in henley

plus lunch at fat duck, if you can get a table

sounds great

CountessDracula Mon 09-Jul-07 17:10:45

how about Heston Blumenthal's pub the Hinds Head in Bray, much cheaper, great food.

CountessDracula Mon 09-Jul-07 17:10:57

or the waterside inn of course

CountessDracula Mon 09-Jul-07 17:12:26


TutterJane Mon 09-Jul-07 17:14:38

yup, cd, had thought of his pub too

assumed there's be a lunch menu at fat duck but can't see anything online

i wouldn't have the full month tasting menu at lunchtime - nor would i pay for the a la carte

SeaSalty Mon 09-Jul-07 19:23:06

CountessD The Hind's Head looks absolutely perfect!


I have just tried their online reservations and it will only take me up until the end of November and there doesn't appear to be a single availability between now and then

What a shame

I'm going to check out the Riverside Inn now - pretty sure I saw a great review for it the Guardian travel section

CountessDracula Mon 09-Jul-07 19:25:43

waterside v old fashionedy has had 3 stars since 1972 or somenting!

I would call the Hindshead

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