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“Excellent Judgement Tasting Menu” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Vineyard at Stockcross

The Vineyard at Stockcross
The Vineyard at Stockcross | Stockross, Newbury RG20 8JU, England
163-552-8770
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Ranked #8 of 146 Restaurants in Newbury
Price range: $46 - $158
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to The Vineyard, aka ‘food heaven’ for those in the knowChoose from our new 18 dish menu that changes regularly and have fun creating your own tasting menu and selecting wines. Or choose the 5 or 7 course tasting menu with wines matched by our wine coaches.Our French chef, Daniel Galmiche regularly appears on Saturday Kitchen and draws upon his unique experience and passion to share his love of food and authentic French/Mediterranean cooking. In addition, many seasonal dishes are locally sourced from sustainable stocks - a triumphant blending of Old World taste and New World values you might say.Whether you're here on a romantic weekend, celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a family reunion or just getting together over a light supper and a few glasses of delicious wine, you're guaranteed to enjoy a very special gastronomic experience at The Vineyard, Berkshire
Southampton, England
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45 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Judgement Tasting Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed here to celebrate a big Birthday, whilst the hotel let us down (see separate review of the Hotel) the restaurant was its saving grace! The Judgement Tasting Menu was a pure delight tickling the taste buds with every dish. Our evening took us to the painting and history of the Judgement and I don't wish to spoil it for others so won't give too much away. But with two different wines matched to each course our wine waiter Mattius made the evening fun, informative and a real pleasure. At the end of the evening Chef visited the table and answered questions on some of the dishes making it the perfect end to an exquisite meal. Would highly recommend doing this Menu is certainly one to remember!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VineyardStockcross, General Manager at The Vineyard at Stockcross, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
poroger

"Excellent Judgement Tasting Menu"

Thank you for your review, the easier of the two to read as you mention. Agreed, the Judgement Tasting Menu is excellent, and I am pleased to read that your "wine waiter Mattius made the evening fun, informative and a real pleasure" - he is a star and was truly elated at being mentioned online again.

Thanks to your recommendations, here's hoping we will be "tickling the taste buds" of many more. I certainly look forward to welcoming you back again.

Kindest regards

Hayden C Bowl
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Fine dining in Newbury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We went to the vineyard for our wedding anniversary recently and although we heard that it was a fine restaurant we were still pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and especially by the service. From the moment we stepped in we were made to feel special as well as welcome. The cosy lounge where we had drinks before dinner had a lovely ambience and gave us time to peruse the (impressively thick) wine list. They have some lovely wines from France as well as the Napa valley. Luckily for the less-informed like me, the sommelier was very good in his recommedation. We chose the 5 course meal - the standard one for me and the vegetarian menu for my wife. She was very pleased with the menu as it most vegetarians need to make some compromises, not so at the vineyard!

Each of the courses was a delight - from scallops to scottish steak fillet and the deserts and cheese - all were faultlessly prepared and beautifully presented. Our waittees was engaging and was able to explain the dishes well. I believe the chef, Daniel Galmiche, has aspirations to win a Michelin star back for the restaurant... I think he's well on his way!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VineyardStockcross, General Manager at The Vineyard at Stockcross, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
dekockn

"Fine dining in Newbury"

Thank you for the very kind words and I am pleased your anniversary was a memorable one. We certainly hope you find an excuse to come time and again, you are always more than welcome.

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Hayden C Bowl
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Lambourn, Berks
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“Exquisite food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Enjoyed the most exquisite meal here to celebrate my wife`s birthday recently, a quite delightful evening

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VineyardStockcross, General Manager at The Vineyard at Stockcross, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Lambourntraveller

"Exquisite food"

Glad to read your wife's birthday was "delightful", and hope to see you see you again soon, if not for the next special occasion, then for a passing visit.

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Hayden C Bowl
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“Top drawer restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We (my girlfriend and I) visited the Vineyard for her birthday tonight and it was fantastic. The staff are professional, courteous and knowledgable. They were more than happy to explain each course to you and their knowledge of wines was second to none. The quality of the food is first class. We opted for the 5 course option and we smiled 3 times at each course. The first time at the presentation, the 2nd time as we explored the dish and finally as we sat there satisfied after the course. Really well thought out and perfectly executed. Beautiful decor throughout the building and very impressive wine collection. We are already plannig our next visit. Thank you to all @ The Vineyard.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VineyardStockcross, General Manager at The Vineyard at Stockcross, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Chris55_UK

"Top drawer restaurant"

Thank you for the very kind words and I am pleased the birthday was one to remember and that you are "already plannig our next visit".

Look forward to welcoming you back, not only for the special occasions, but every occasion.

Kindest regards

Hayden C Bowl
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A restaurant with a see thru cellar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

As you enter the lobby of The Vineyard hotel your eyes are drawn to the floor to ceiling wine cellar behind glass and under it , as the floor is also glass and allows views of the cellar below. They have a huge inventory of bottles from reasonably priced to stratospheric. The impressive and elegant restaurant is set on two levels. We recently had the degustation menu with wines chosen by a young looking sommelier. Despite his youth he appeared to be very knowledgeable and he helped to make our evening more enjoyable. So ask for Matisse if you go. All the dishes were superb and the accompanying wines well matched.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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VineyardStockcross, General Manager at The Vineyard at Stockcross, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
aRocaFan

"... see thru cellar"

I am pelased you liked the new wine vault and that you enjoyed your recent visit. Indeed Mathias, one of the sommeliers has knowledge beyoned his years; I have shared your thanks with him too.

We do hope to welcome you back when you are next in the UK.

Kindest

Hayden C Bowl
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