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The Fat Duck

High Street, Bray on Thames SL6 2AQ, England
44 1628 580 333
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $317 - $317
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The expectation were high and the fat duck did not disappoint! 5h full of taste experiences, sensations and impressions. A night to remember. Is it worth the money? Of course, the fat duck sized hole in the wallet hurts (quite a lot) but I believe the magic we experienced justifies the price tag. I don't see how you can top... More

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Mansfield, England
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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If like us, a trip to The Fat Duck would be an extravagant treat, that you're wondering 'will it be worth it?' or 'is it all hype?' My answer to the first question is - it most definitely is worth it. To the second I'd say - it will surpass your expectations. My partner was lucky to secure a table... More

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england
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

very much wanted to enjoy the fat duck, but didn't. service was good, but overly polished - there was no real engagement from staff. it was like being in a theatre. the dining room was too tightly packed. we were about 75cms from the adjacent table, which was full of arch, city expenses account plonkers. very uncomfortable. regarding the food:... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well… I expected this experience to be perfect, and I think as an experience it really was. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived, and throughout the whole meal we felt very comfortable. Some restaurants seem to have staff who think that they are better than the customers, but not so here. Everyone was friendly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Three friends were kind enough to take me there for my 60th and it was the best dining experience ever. The ambiance excellent as it is like your own dining room at home with staff who were friendly and courteous and very knowledgeable about all of the 12 dishes we were served. No point in saying which was best as... More

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Hertford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I have never respected food critics as everyone's taste is individual so I do write this review with this in mind! However, after trying for weeks to book a table for my husbands 40th, it was such a let down and waste of money. We had one regular menu (no foie gras!) and one vegetarian with each vegetarian course having... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited with a friend visiting from NZ and it meets its reputation as being a fun, interesting meal. Firstly, to get a booking the easiest way is to be on the Top Table booking system at 10am on the day 2 months before your intended visit. You can get on a waiting list but obviously you need to be... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I could write pages on this.... we travelled for 1.5 hours to get there...(this was back in 2010) The whole experience was spoilt a little by watching Heston on TV... so nothing was a surprise.... We were not offered the wine list or told about the accompanying wine picked for the courses... I would have loved to have had that... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have tried to book this restaurant 2 weeks in a row now, and on both occasions, at 10.00am exactly (which is the time they say the online booking opens) I have clicked on "find a table" and both times I have had the same message. The first one says "unfortunately no tables available for this date", and then if... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hidden away in a very unassuming building and very minimalist, as you'd expect. I'm not generally a fan of experimental cuisine, and I didn't fancy anything on the menu. But then, when each course arrived, it was simply stunning. The flavours, textures and experiences are extraordinary. But then so are the prices!!!

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