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The French Horn

Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
French, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was amazing! The food, the service, the views, the food :) Seriously we share all our dishes and loved every dish. The Filet was incredible, the asparagus with the sauce is a must, and the soufflé was to die for. We will be...More

Thank Holtsinlondon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super evening at The French Horn. Food and staff impeccable as always. Garden looks wonderful this time of year. Highly recommended.

Thank RedHinton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my wife to treat ourselves on a bank holiday. The place is lovely and cosy with nice staff and great service. Having said that, the amuse bouche were just olives and puff pastry, a bit simple for a restaurant like this one....More

1  Thank Olivier S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent, service very good.My husband very impressed by the wine list! All this comes at a price but for a special occasion the location and restaurant is worth it. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. Unfortunately we were not as...More

2  Thank hayleybell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon and a night in this lovely hotel which we first visited around 3o + years ago. It was a favourite for Sunday lunch (Coming from London) especially with overseas visitors to show them some beautiful English charm in a picturesque setting....More

1  Thank dianajc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife booked this as part of 5 fine dining restaurants to represent 5 years. It was a lovely evening. We started with Laurent Perrier Champagne sat out on the terrace overlooking the Thames (but could equally have sat opposite the open fire in the...More

2  Thank Cassiepaws
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a very special, gentle restaurant that we always go to for special occasions. The setting is perfect - on the rive so lovely in the summer and alewys has a roaring fire in winter. Have enjoyed meals thre as a couple, as a family...More

1  Thank Leapinglizard57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great lunch with great service and great wine. Very knowledgeable sommelier with some great tips. Looking forwards to visiting this restaurant again in the near future.

1  Thank simon1con
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Have dined several times here when visiting a clergy friend locally. The place is most attractive, the staff and service top-notch and the food delicious. Rather than a large menu there are fewer items - still providing a good selection - that the place concentrates...More

1  Thank Marcus S
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Returned again with friends for a Sunday Lunch birthday celebration, these events started over 30 years ago. Firstly for their wedding reception. This is a beautiful venue, with lawns going down to the river. Nothing changes, always made welcome, good food, very good service, with...More

2  Thank Ricketywood
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code? What do guests at the restaurant usually wear??
March 29, 2016|
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Response from Feff35 | Reviewed this property |
Smart Casual. No jeans, preferably.
Hello, do you have several vegetarian options?
May 13, 2015|
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Response from johneil | Reviewed this property |
Our experience is that there are not many real vegetarian options. But you should contact the restaurant directly and we are certain that they will respond positively to your requirements.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Sonning on Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 118 969 2204
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