Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal and other celebrity restaurants in Berkshire and what people think of them

It’s safe to say that Berkshire is gifted with its wide selection of well-known restaurants and gastropubs – and there is even a handful owned by celebrities.

Despite being owned by some of the top chef’s in the UK, the restaurants aren’t always a huge hit with the public.

Some restaurants come with Michelin stars, while others have left customers feeling disappointed after they entered the doors with high expectations.

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Berkshire is home to restaurants owned by pro chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Alain Roux and Tom Kerridge, just to name a few.

Here is a list of the celebrity restaurants in Berkshire and what customers think of them.

The Waterside Inn

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The Waterside Inn, Bray

Address: Ferry Road, Bray, Maidenhead, SL6 2AT

Owner: Alain Roux (former owner is his mother, Michel Roux)

TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

The venue has three Michelin stars and, in 2010, it became the first restaurant outside France to retain all three stars for 25 years.

The restaurant specialises in French cuisine and also caters for vegans and vegetarians.

Customers who attended The Waterside Inn were full of praise and frequently referred to it as “fantastic” and “excellent”.

One customer wrote: “Fantastic restaurant and worth every penny”.

Another added: “Still the best restaurant in the UK”.

While most reviews were full of praise, there were a few customers who had high expectations of the famous and well-credited restaurant, which didn’t reach their expectations.

This was possibly due to service and value for money.

Gordon Ramsay Street Burger

A burger at a Gordon Ramsay Street Burger branch.
There are several Gordon Ramsay Street Burger branches
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Address: The Oracle, Riverside, Reading, RG1 2AG

Owner: Gordon Ramsay

Google: 3.8/5

British television personality and professional chef Gordon Ramsay has several restaurants worldwide, and one lies in the heart of Riverside, Reading.

Gordon Ramsay Street Burger is most commonly found in London, but there are branches in other parts of the UK.

The restaurant specialises in burgers and is known for its graphic and vibrant art interior.

Street Burger has several mixed reviews from customers, a lot of whom described the restaurant as an expensive fast-food chain, or providing drinks that were too small.

However, many were highly complimentary of the restaurant and thought it was a great experience.

One customer wrote: “Really enjoyed our experience today! Josh explained we could double up and add a cheese skirt!! We love a good burger and this was definitely the best! Amazing service, thank you to the team today!”

The Hand and Flowers

The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
(Image: Google Maps)

Address: 126 West Street, Marlow, SL7 2BP

Owner: Tom Kerridge

Google: 4.5/5

The Hands and Flowers pub in Marlow is the only pub in the UK to be awarded two Michelin stars.

The gastropub is owned and operated by Tom Kerridge and his wife Beth Cullen-Kerridge.

Within a year of opening, the restaurant gained its first Michelin star and earned its second a few years later.

The restaurant is highly favoured with customers and is reviewed highly for its service, atmosphere and food.

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One customer wrote: “What a place! Amazing! Absolutely love the little cottage feel about the place, gorgeous building! Interior doesn’t disappoint with wooden beams and an old fashion feel about the place! Felt very warm and welcoming!”

The food was described by many as faultless, perfect and delicious.

The Coach

The Coach restaurant, Marlow.
The Coach restaurant, Marlow
(Image: Google Maps)

Address: 3 West Street, Marlow, SL7 2LS

Owner: Tom Kerridge

TripAdvisor: 4/5

Situated in the heart of Marlow, The Coach is a one Michelin-starred pub that’s brought to you by the team behind Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers.

The restaurant has a wide selection of food, and although it specialises in meat dishes, it has a wide menu choice for non-meat eaters.

The Coach is Tom Kerridge’s second Marlow pub in the town centre that serves British food and local beer.

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Described as a cosy restaurant by many customers, it is a huge hit and frequently described as a “hidden gem”.

However, The Coach isn’t a hit with all, as a few customers took to TripAdvisor to share their thoughts on the restaurant.

One customer wrote: “All plates are small starter size portions although they charge a main course price for everything. Food tasted ok (really liked the mushroom risotto) but salt content was unhealthily high.”

The Fat Duck

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The Fat Duck, in Bray

Address: High Street, Bray, Maidenhead, SL6 2AQ

Owner: Heston Blumenthal

Google: 4.7/5

The Fat Duck is owned by Heston Blumenthal and has been awarded three Michelin stars, restaurant of the year, Best Restaurant in the World, and Highest New Entry Award.

On Google, the restaurant has an impressive rating of 4.7/5, and on TripAdvisor, it has a rating of 4.5/5.

The Fat Duck offers European, British and Contemporary food.

This iconic restaurant has been operating for more than 25 years and has an Anthology Menu with a selection of classic dishes.

The restaurant is very rarely ever rated anything lower than 4.5 stars due to its service, food and atmosphere.

One customer’s review received much attention and is described as perfectly accurate for the restaurant.

It said: “What a truly amazing and mind-blowing experience! This sets the level for all further fine dining experiences to come. The service is absolutely second to none, with the attention to detail amazing. The food was absolutely delicious and such a mind-blowing sensory experience. Definitely worth going to visit!”

The Hind’s Head

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The Hind’s Head Pub in Bray, Berkshire
(Image: Berkshire Live – Grahame Larter)

Address: High Street, Bray, SL6 2AB

Owner: Heston Blumenthal

Google: 4.5/5

Professional chef Heston Blumenthal has a high reputation for producing top-quality restaurants, especially ones in Berkshire, and The Hind’s Head doesn’t disappoint.

The restaurant has been operating since the 1400s, and the building is placed in the picturesque village of Bray.

The modern gastropub is decorated with traditional decor and offers standout English dishes, with a twist designed by Heston himself.

Heston’s restaurant is highly favoured by many and specialises in a la carte dishes.

Although the dishes are described by many as “delicious”, a few said they left the restaurant hungry due to the size of the portions.

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