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The Fat Duck

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Contemporary, British
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High Street, Bray on Thames SL6 2AQ, England
+44 1628 580333
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 867
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect theatrical experience delivers divine food!

Yes it's expensive & incredibly difficult to get a booking (we achieved ours by accident), but this was the most wonderful restaurant experience I have ever had (& we've tried plenty). If you can, go the whole hog & try one of the matched wine options, for the full on experience. Plate after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Christine W
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Rugby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Yes it's expensive & incredibly difficult to get a booking (we achieved ours by accident), but this was the most wonderful restaurant experience I have ever had (& we've tried plenty). If you can, go the whole hog & try one of the matched wine options, for the full on experience. Plate after plate arrives of divine food combinations, presented... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Took the wife here for an anniversary a few years ago and wanted to ensure our enjoyment was shared with all. It was a fantastic restaurant, the atmosphere was personal, the service was second to none and the food was magic.

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We took friends here for a special birthday as a surprise. It was an incredible and unforgettable experience. The whole experience is amazing, the dishes are incredible and very very clever. The service was as expected in this level of restaurant, they were all extremely helpful and friendly. If ever you get the chance it's definitely a restaurant to try.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After being on the waiting list for what seems forever, we managed to secure a table for my 21st Birthday a few years ago. As a lover of what Heston does, this well and truly lived up to my expectations. The food & service were stunning. The beautifully plated dishes and complexity of flavours are something I still haven't forgotten,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Absolutely amazing, even the pub that Heston owns in front is amazing, you'll never guess as doesn't have a signal, Heston fan! Triple cooked chips not as good as they sound! Doubled cooked enough!

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Opava, Czech Republic
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

One of the best restaurants which i visited in my life i hope that i ll come again soon, sexy, professional, great work.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are expecting to visit The Fat Duck and love every dish you try then chances are you will be disappointed. Some of the flavour combinations are very complex and hard to appreciate. The experience was first class. The staff are highly trained even down to learning what way round our knives and forks should be laid. A pricey... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our second visit and for once I am struggling for words. Anything I have to say will sound so contrived and gushy but I am afraid it's all true. The Fat Duck goes beyond fine dining - I rate it as one of the top restaurants in the world. Having dined at many of those restaurants I can honestly say... More 

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cheshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Not just a meal but a whole experience, well worth the money as we were there over five hours just enjoying the whole show! The staff were so friendly and the service was impeccable! Will definitely go again but is very much a special occasion kind of place. Well done Heston! First class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well, it was every bit as good as expected and frankly better. It may be theatrical, but that is part of the unique charm and the excitement; the cleverness of the service is there to support the really excellent cuisine, not to hide it. Prepare to be amazed and you will not be disappointed; it would be churlish not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Bray on Thames SL6 2AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Bray on Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 580333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 338 - 338
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?