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Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends for an evening meal to celebrate my wife's birthday and to chat before I go away. Fabulous old fashioned place and great location. Welcome was very formal and actually made a change. Food and service was outstanding and although very expensive worth it. In total with drinks costing £100 a head for two courses with wine and... More 

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Thank Rodkoi
Reading, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The plate of whitebait is enormous, warm and freshly cooked with a wonderful tartare sauce. There were so many that I couldn't eat them all. The 8oz Rib Eye steak was tasty (albeit medium rare was really very rare) with a fragrant soya based sauce over the steak and vegetables. Very good. The Earl Grey Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and... More 

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Thank Alan W
Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice big restaurant with great cuisine! We had the set menus and surprisingly the portion size was quite large. Overall quality of food was high and service was very detailed.

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Thank Lucell
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff. Great location. Wonderful little cottage with two double rooms. Excellent breakfast. Thank you, French Horn. Hugely appreciated.

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Thank Hockney100
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The French Horn has a fabulous location on the Thames, in the pretty village of Sonning. The traffic waiting to cross the bridge can be problematic. The bar is snug with an open fire where they cook the duck on a spit. Great views of the garden and river from the restaurant table. The set lunch time menu seems reasonable... More 

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1 Thank 69trisha
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283 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great afternoon , drinks the terrace prior. We had the private room. Service first class . We preordered our meals from there party menu. The Duck and Lamb were both excellent. The wine as usual very good. Look forward to the next time!

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2 Thank Barneyq101
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to have mother's day lunch. The food was beautiful, the French horn is a spectacular venue and the service made us feel special. We finished the afternoon with a nice stroll in the garden along the banks of the Thames

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2 Thank oliviers817
Henley on Thames, null, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The vue of this good restaurant is amazing still with grey sky ! The service by young girls give some pleasure to visit this place . We go to French horn for the duck cooked in fire p,ace is unic!. We can be tented by the large book of wine list ! I recommend the restaurant in spring for lunch... More 

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2 Thank Genevieve W
Berkshire, UK
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Not sure why some peop,e don't like it's quite unique service is impeccable and discreet. As for the food simply outstanding really enjoyed it. Also had the cheese cake with passion fruit and salted caramel thought l died and gone to heaven. Selection of wines superb of course it's pricey you get what you pay for. Wonderful staff and love... More 

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2 Thank tbritpak
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We love this place and are frequent visitors on special family occasions. The hotel is located in a superb setting beside the Thames and the restaurant is well laid out with space between tables and a light airy feel to the room. The service is superb from arrival to departure without ever being overbearing; possibly the best balance I've ever... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?