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WinePress at the Donnington Valley

Donnington Valley Hotel | Old Oxford Road, Newbury RG14 3AG, England
+44 (0)1635 551199
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Ranked #46 of 135 Restaurants in Newbury
Price range: $92 - $92
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Set within the award-winning four-star Donnington Valley, the WinePress is a relaxed, informal restaurant overlooking the rolling Berkshire countryside which surrounds the hotel. Vaulted beams and balustrade gallery add an airy, open feel to the well-spaced dining room, while the stylish blend of modern and traditional British cooking on the menu has won the restaurant two AA Rosettes. Food is complemented by a extensive selection of over 350 wines.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Set within the award-winning four-star Donnington Valley, the WinePress is a relaxed, informal restaurant overlooking the rolling Berkshire countryside which surrounds the hotel. Vaulted beams and balustrade gallery add an airy, open feel to the well-spaced dining room, while the stylish blend of modern and traditional British cooking on the menu has won the restaurant two AA Rosettes. Food is complemented by a extensive selection of over 350 wines.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very attentive service. Staff were very professional and very friendly. Really enjoyable and fulfilling dining experience

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your recent experience with us in the WinePress Restaurant. It's fantastic to hear you had such an enjoyable time and I hope we can welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards Sally Russell More

Chatham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

service not good the food was cooked with far to much salt did not enjoy any meals very disapointed will not use again drinks well overpriced check price of liquers

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your food. Our chefs always season the dishes, but as taste is a personal preference, if you decide to join us for lunch or dinner again in the future, please ask for your food to be unseasoned, and our chefs... More

midlands
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great little restaurant with an international range of staff which strangely made it feel more cosmopolitan. The food was very nice and the Rib eye steak was to die for. Fantastic selection of wines at reasonable prices and service is second to none.

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great feedback on your recent dining experience with us. I'm pleased you enjoyed your food, received great service and appreciated the wide range of wines we have available by the bottle and by the glass. I look forward to looking welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Sally Russell More

Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As soon as we were seated I had the impression that the staff weren't quite geared up for afternoon tea. We were asked what we'd like to drink which, given we'd ordered the afternoon tea with glass of Prosecco, I thought should have been fairly obvious. The sandwiches, scones and cakes were perfectly good, but the staff weren't at all... More

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks very much for reviewing your recent afternoon tea experience. I’m sorry that it didn’t live up to your expectations. I will certainly be looking into afternoon tea service to ensure that the level of service is improved. Please let me know if you decide to visit us again for Afternoon Tea or indeed lunch or dinner, and I will... More

Berkshire, England
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

see my review on the hotel, excellent food and great staff. Not cheap and my only negative is that there wasn't anything I liked from the 4 courses on their Market Menu (pigeon, belly pork!, rather unusual choices in my book). It therefore costs us a fair bit more to upgrade but we both had excellent steaks. Fantastic choice of... More

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for your constructive comments on our market menu, I will certainly look into what we are offering on the menu at the moment. The menu does change seasonally though so I hope that we will have something on there that whets your appetite next time you dine with us. I’m really pleased to hear though that you enjoyed your... More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Owing to our overnight stay at the hotel we decided to utilise the restaurant . Having been seated at our table and having sat patiently for ten minutes we requested some wine , as we had previously studied the highly acclaimed wine list on the internet. So far so good ! The restaurant appeared more than adequately staffed but they... More

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your dining experience on Trip Advisor. I’m sorry to hear that you were not impressed with the quality of the food and service you received. I can only apologise for this and if you do ever decide to dine with us again, please contact me directly and I will ensure you are looked after. Kind regards Sally... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We met the head chief personally. His menus cater for every need. He has worked here for many years. His passion for cooking shows through each dish that is delivered. Thank you so much Kelvin!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Had two great meals at the WinePress whilst staying at the hotel. Good value and quality. Service was good, if a little slow at times, but very friendly.

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Thatcham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had lunch . All three courses we're excellent I had the pork and crackling was excellent. It was very quite so the service was excellent. Drinks were a bit expensive the meal cost about £30 per head including drinks but the starter and the sweet were very good value of money. . . ..

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went for the champagne high tea for our Valentine's and did not have a good experience. The staff were not very helpful and service was very slow. At one point we had to ask more than 3 times for what we had ordered, although the table next to us were being served. To add insult to injury, we found... More

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