In the past, we’ve shared a few of the world’s best culinary scenes, and today we have something extra special for you. Nestled along the bank of the River Thames in Berkshire, England, Bray is home to two of the most prestigious restaurants in the world and a truly inspired third. These exquisite dining experiences alone make this village worth paying a visit to. For those who have yet to experience the destination, Bray is often overlooked as a mere speck on the map. Most incredibly, however, it has managed to cultivate a gastronomy scene that puts most of the more talked about foodie destinations to shame. Now, without further ado, lets dive right in to some of best eateries in the this UK destination!
- The Waterside Inn
- The Roux Family’s Waterside Inn has earned 3 Michelin Stars by refining their excellent French cuisine over the past half-century. From its humble beginnings of a local pub, the Waterside Inn has grown into one of the finest restaurants in the world. It offers one of the best wine menus we’ve encountered, which are paired perfectly with the finest cheeses and a seasonally rotating menu that keeps the dishes fresh throughout the year. The menu is known to feature exceptional seafood, everything from fish to lobster, and stellar cuts of Angus beef and seasonal game, such as duck and rabbit.
- The Fat Duck
- If you’re feeling adventurous and in need of a holiday, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck is the perfect place for a gastronomical odyssey. The 16-course tasting menu leads you on a spectacular journey instilled with a sense of childlike wonder and discovery inspired by the chef’s childhood memories. This 3 Michelin-Starred restaurant is famous the world over for not only the impeccable and varied cuisine, but the entire dining experience that comes with it. While it would be a great injustice to spoil all of the surprises that unfold throughout the many courses, it’s worth noting The Fat Duck does offer vegetarian options and takes inspiration from some famous literature that many of us will remember from our childhood.
- The Hind’s Head
- Another of Heston Blumenthal’s properties, The Hind’s Head was acquired by the famous chef in 2014 but has a storied history dating back to the 1400’s . Where Blumenthal is known for his innovative and creative dishes, The Hind’s Head is all about traditional British cuisine. You can expect shepherd’s pies, tarts, plus all of the meats and fish dishes the Brits are known for, accompanied by a world-class wine list and, of course, impeccable service. We wouldn’t be surprised to see The Hind’s Head following in the footsteps of the other two Bray powerhouses and earning additional Michelin Stars in the future.