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Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Have been going to the French Horn for many years and its always been a pleasure to dine there be it for a fixed price lunch or an a la carte dinner. Enjoying a drink by the roaring fire while watching the ducks cooking is a unique experience and adds to a feeling of well being. On our last visit... More 

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2 Thank nightjar9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2015

As a family we have been to The French Horn many celebrations and it never fails as a venue. Service, food, drinks and ambience is 100% The staff are courteous and knowledge and the front of house always charming and works to ensure everything is perfect

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1 Thank Bethan W
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2015

The restaurant seating overlooks the Thames; and the tables are reasonable spaced out so that you aren't overheard by others. The food was well presented, on warmed plated, and the service was superb.

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2 Thank TTyTyson
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283 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding night. First class food and wine. I had the duck beautifully cooked. My wife had their traditional dishes Dover sole followed by crepe Suzette. Fantastic. Very nice wine also. Great to see an original Chaine sign.

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2 Thank Barneyq101
Whistler, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015

The French Horn has been a family favourite restaurant for years now and we go on every visit to the UK. It is a timeless classic with beautiful service in a wonderfully traditional environment. The traditional menu is always a treat and the wine list is very good. Always delivers.

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2 Thank Alex E
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

The greeting that you receive on arrival here is second to none, everyone is made to feel as though they are extra special. It was a grey Saturday Lunchtime when we visited, and the log fire was lit with ducks roasting on the spit - very cosy. The food was delicious, and the autumn selection menu very reasonable for this... More 

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2 Thank Barbara G
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were taken here by a friend as a treat and it certainly was that!! After being greeted by the gorgeous Elaine everything went wonderfully drinks and classy nibbles the main course and the rasberry soufle were exceptional. It was so good we returned for the next day lunch Any little niggles? well maybe lets face it even pubs have... More 

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3 Thank Toni B
Shasta Lake, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We came here for my daughter and her cousin's 30th birthdays. We had champagne by the river and our meal in a private room. The food was excellent. The wine list was a bit scary- pages and pages and with lots of wine you could open at your own risk. We went back again for a family Christmas meal- great... More 

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2 Thank Tricia P
Berkshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015

From the very start, the Maitre D' was trying to be over familiar by trying to make jokes that always fell flat to the point of being insulting. Some of the meals were not up to the standard we have come to expect and we were charged for vegetables that no-one ordered. There were ten of us and visited on... More 

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2 Thank alanw100
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Good choice offered for a reasonable price. Food was excellent and the staff polite and efficient, Drinks very expensive thus subsidising set price menu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?