Michelin Star Restaurants in West Berkshire

The Vineyard @ Stockcross

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Smart hotel restaurant split over two levels. Accomplished dishes are attractively presented; choose between a set and two tasting menus. They offer over 100 wines by the glass – some from their own Californian vineyard.

The Woodspeen @ Newbury 

MICHELIN GUIDE’S POINT OF VIEW

Despite being set in an old pub, this neighbourhood eatery has a contemporary feel, courtesy of its bright wood and glass extension which comes with a thatched roof, a vaulted larch ceiling and modern Scandic styling. Sit by the open-plan kitchen to watch the smooth efficiency of the chefs or book the chef’s table in the smart cookery school opposite to observe close-up the precision and accuracy with which the dishes are prepared.

Mouth-watering menus centre on the seasons and bring together ingredients from their garden and the local area. Flavour is paramount and dishes have a comforting, modern classic style; there are even some dishes for two to share. Experienced chef-owner John Campbell leads the confident kitchen team and the service is charming and structured.

The Blackbird @ Bagnor

MICHELIN GUIDE’S POINT OF VIEW

This delightful inn sits in an equally charming hamlet and is the backbone of the local community. The experienced chef-owner Dom Robinson spent time working in London and Dubai before fulfilling his lifelong ambition of opening a place of his own, but he’s keen to keep this a proper pub that the locals can be proud of. Freshly baked loaves sit on the bar, the staff are amiable and music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s plays in the background.

Top-notch ingredients feature in dishes with a classical French base and their unfussy, back-to-basics style belies the precise, well-honed techniques involved in their preparation. The various elements of each dish blend together seamlessly and the flavours are superb. Start with maybe a cheese soufflé, followed by poached halibut Veronique or Spring lamb Provençal, and finish off with rhum baba or prune and Armagnac tart.

Henry & Joe’s

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

What started as a pop-up and a dream is now an appealing modern bistro that’s winning everyone’s hearts. Joe is a charmer and works the room with aplomb, while Henry conjures up interesting, adventurous dishes. The lunch and early evening menu is great value; don’t miss the freshly baked bread.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak @ Yattendon

MICHELIN GUIDE’S POINT OF VIEW

A red-brick pub bursting with country charm, set in a picture postcard village; you’ll find a heavily beamed bar with a roaring fire at its hub and plenty of local ales on offer. Menus offer honest British dishes and traditional puddings. Country house style bedrooms come with their own gun cabinets.

The Pot Kiln @ Frilsham

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The Pot Kiln is a characterful little country pub owned by the Yattendon Estate. Head for the cosy bar and order a pint, then follow the delicious aromas through to the dining area, where flavoursome British dishes arrive in gutsy portions. Game is a speciality – they even have a game cookery school.

The Miller of Mansfield @ Goring

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

According to the poem, the Miller of Mansfield provided a lost Henry VIII with food and a bed for the night; in keeping with this tale, this pub’s cheery team provide great hospitality. Unfussy lunches are followed by more ambitious dinners and the homemade bread is a highlight. Bedrooms are bright and cosy.

Greyhound Inn @ Letcombe Regis

Two villagers stepped in to save this 18C pub from redevelopment and the locals are clearly thankful. Its original character is still visible through its beams and lovely inglenook fireplace but it’s also been subtly modernised. Menus range from pub favourites to more sophisticated dishes. Bedrooms are cosy.

The Dewpond @ Old Burghclere

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
 

A part-16C farmhouse with well-tended gardens leading down to a dew pond. The longstanding restaurant is family owned and run and serves classic French cooking; enjoy an aperitif on the terrace, overlooking the real Watership Down.

Crown Inn @ Upton

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
 

Set amidst narrow lanes and lush farmland is this truly welcoming pub. It has an open-fired bar with comfy sofas, an antique chess table and a farm shop, and an airy conservatory restaurant. Flavour-packed menus champion the county’s produce, following the ethos of ‘what grows together, goes together’.

Bottle & Glass Inn @ Binfield Heath

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
 

This pretty thatched pub sits in a lovely rural spot. The original part is the most characterful, while the restaurant is more up-to-date. Modern British cooking is refined but unfussy and has an appealing simplicity.