A top-class restaurant with rooms - indeed one of Britain's finest offering French cuisine - nestling beside the Thames. There are even moorings, if you wish to arrive by boat. Although the dining room is smart, service is professional and un-intimidating.
As mentioned, the French haute cuisine is of the top level, with the likes of 'Pike Quenelle with Langoustine tails', 'Terrine of Foie Gras with a truffle vinaigrette'; 'Tartare of Scallops in Granny Smith Velouté with Truffle Shavings' or more simply 'Smoked Salmon with a douillet of Aubergines' among the starters.
With perhaps 'Milk-fed Lamb with Saue Paloise'; 'Cocotte of Oxtail and Beef Cheek in Beaujolais'; 'Poached Fillets of Sole with Smoked Salmon Mousse, Brown Shrimps and Champagne Sauce' or 'Lobster poached in Bouillon, flavoured with Lemongrass and Thyme' to follow.
As well as delicious desserts - such as 'Rhubarb Soufflé' or 'Pistachio Crème Brûlée with Vanilla Ice Cream', while the cheeseboard - covering both France and Britain - should satisfy any enthusiast.
Try to book a table alongside the picture windows to enjoy the best views.
No jeans or trainers are allowed; nor mobile phones or children of under 8 years of age.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Weds-Sun, 12.00-14.00 (Sun 14.30); Set weekday L £52 (2 courses) to £63.50; set L Sat & Sun £79.50; mains about £54 to £67
- Dinner: Weds-Sun (plus Tues April to 31st Aug) 19.00-22.00; Set D from £52 (2 courses) to £167.50; mains about £54 to £67
- Seats: 70
- Wine: An enormous wine list concentrates on France, be warned - you'll need deep pockets once you leave the basics, which start at around £30
- Children's portions: No, and no children under 9 years of age
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Maidenhead Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or leave the M4 at junction 8/9, taking the A308 (signposted as Windsor), then take the B3028 to Bray - the restaurant is then clearly signed
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: All Mon, most D Tues (see above), 26th Dec - end of Jan
- Rooms available