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The Crown Signature Burger - The Crown at Bray, Bray, Berkshire

The Crown at Bray

4.5
4.5
1232 reviews
£25 and under
British
At The Crown, we have set out to create a local hub and community. A country pub that the locals are proud to welcome all.

The Crown serves simple yet perfectly executed traditional pub food and a crowd-pleasing selection of drinks.

Please note:

As summer draws to a close and the Autumn nights draw in, we will be returning to the heart of our historic 16th Century Inn for all reservations from for the winter season.

The garden will be open for drinks weather permitting, and inside the fire will be on. We can’t wait to give you a warm welcome at The Crown.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Grill, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Pub Opening Hours Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Food Served Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01628 621936

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Shannon Pay-White

  • Catering

    We currently hold 2AA Rosettes and are featured in Michelin Guide 2022

  • Private party facilities

    We have semi-private area in the pub for up to 10 guests

  • Private party contact

    Events Co-ordinator: 01628 621936

  • Area

    Bray

  • Parking Details

    Our car park is located to the side of the pub.

  • Public Transit

    BY RAIL FROM LONDONThe journey from Paddington station to Maidenhead station is between 40-50 minutes. The Crown at Bray is only a five minute taxi ride from the station and taxis are readily available at the front of the station. If you prefer to book a taxi please ask a member of our reservations team.

  • Entertainment

    Quiz Nights Wine Club Whiske/y Wednesday Sunday Classics BBQ

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 1,232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. AM

    AshM

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Mains fish n chips was xclnt, starter and desert average and overpriced. Marquee was like a camping site tent. We liked the place but 3 star.
  2. RM

    RichardM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food served beautifully in a great outdoor, covered garden area. The Crown never disappoints.
  3. D

    Delmondo

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Poor service, nice surroundings in the marquee, food average, value for money below average. The pud has a good reputation for obvious reasons but is living on its name not service, value or quality. It says a lot when they can burn the fish in fish& chips!!!
  4. G

    Globaltraveller

    London

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    This was, at best, an average meal and I was surprised with how expensive The Crown is. My cod main was very small yet it cost almost £30 and the potato side was also expensive. My daughter had the burger which she said was good. The Eton Mess was described as lime and raspberry but it was mainly cream and completely devoid of lime. The service was excellent but the marquee was lacking in the ambience which which pub itself has. The Crown needs to either reduce their prices or increase their portion sizes. There are much better gastro pubs in the area.
  5. KM

    KarynM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely evening
  6. v

    vcallikan

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. We were very well taken care of. One small note is that the portion sizes are smaller than when I was last here - which granted is about 2-3 years ago. An example is the haddock in the fish and chips is much thinner than before. While the prices have remained pretty much the same the portions have gone down. I would rather pay more and retain the size and quality than have something which is much less. Please stop shrinking the sizes - just increase the price and keep the quality and quantity the same.
  7. DB

    DavidB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with friends over from Oz. The marquee is a great addition and the service and food was superb as usual.
  8. F

    Felthamfoodie

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. We had a very nice lunch and the staff were very attentive
  9. H

    Hamishhhh

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointing- shame this used to be a nice pub. Charging Gastro pub prices but it is not! There are many better competitors in the surrounding villages. Poor Veggie options
  10. CC

    CorrineC

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner in the marquee was just very festive! Nice and warm with all the new heaters, friendly happy service and very good food. So nice to have the quality and warmth back in our village pub! First of many regular visits I am sure!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Birthday dinner for my daughter sadly very quiet that night Food and service great
  12. A

    Anton

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Very pricey for not well cooked food. Duck confit so over cooked it was mostly hard meat and the mash was so sticky would have made good wallpaper paste. Atmosphere in the tent is sort of canteen like. Only saving Grace was the service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The wigwam setting is lovely and the staff were really friendly - but the food was pretty poor and expensive. The tabbouleh was weird; more like arborio rice, than bulgar wheat - and the proportion of grain to herb was way off, so it wasn’t fragrant at all; like eating a like warm, dry, risotto. The courgette fritti were not the crisp matchsticks we had hoped for, instead they were basically fat, soft, courgette chips. We ordered five small plates and shared a bottle of wine for £100. Definitely feels like a high premium has been applied, but it’s pretty audacious to assume people are satisfied to pay it because of a name above the door. There are so many better local pubs to eat in, where the food fulfils the basic requirement of resembling what is detailed on the menu and tastes good.
  15. ME

    MusingsonEating

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Typically the service is warm and hospitable but on this occasion it was very disappointing. The Crown is the children’s favourite place and burgers and they were not up to the usual standard.
  16. SS

    SophieS

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Good value. Lovely atmosphere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff Lovely food Great night
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food very disappointing
  19. R

    Rhysie

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, I had the burger, cooked to perfection. Delightful outdoor space. Will definitely come back!
  20. T

    Tonks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, loved the marquee and enjoyed the burger.
  21. M

    Maza

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    ensure to get a table far from the kitchen otherwise can be a bit smelly. food not as good as I remembered. pricey.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Rushed, average food and over priced. Won't be going again
  23. D

    Dandan100

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    VFM poor I’m afraid Reasonable pub food but nothing special
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Valentine’s Day. Nice food. Not such an interesting wine selection and the fire wasn’t on.
  25. c

    casualdinner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a lovely pub with gorgeous food. We love going there when we have a chance and always had an amazing service and food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  27. AV

    AVK11

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at the Crown. The welcome from the lovely bar manager and knowledgeable advice regarding wine was very well received. Lovely service and delicious quality food. Well worth the extra few pounds for a ‘pub’ dinner. Would definitely return.
  28. m

    markilluminati

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent upmarket pub, very nice very simple
  29. PL

    ParisLondoner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best beef carpaccio ever and wild mushroom risotto rich in flavours and textures - it keeps on getting better each time we return!
  30. PL

    ParisLondoner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son who attends school nearby and I always enjoy our Saturday lunches at this gastro pub. We love the food of course - from delicious classics like hamburgers to seasonal specialities like wild mushroom risotto - but also the typical decor and great company.
  31. M

    Mysore

    Berkshire

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Wrong wine served Watery chicken and mushroom pie, thin crust Oil dripping fish and chips Linguine overly oily Ordered sourdough bread and served brown .. no explanation Bloody awful and overly priced, disappointing as we were entertaining guests from overseas. Regrettably mislead by the Heston name. Never again.
  32. KT

    KathyT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night of our vacation in England!
  33. R

    Roxy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    We had the turkey lunch, and although what we had was delicious, we only had 4 sprout leaves and no carrots at all. The pub had 2 open fires which were not lit, hence it was quite chilly.
  34. SW

    SamW

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Met with friends for food and drinks in the garden really good atmosphere lovely day and great service
  35. W

    Wildcat51

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Over the last few years we have eaten at The Crown a half dozen times and always been happy with the quality and service. Last Friday was unfortunately not up to the previous visits. A side dish was missed off the order and so delivered late, the food was not great and when the bill came it was wrong. Didn't get a great response from our server when we raised any of these points!! As I say, its been very good before but not this time.
  36. s

    simonr

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great please for lunch or dinner. The food is always amazing.
  37. LR

    LocalResident

    Oxford

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Sadly, the menu for this pub doesn't change often enough and it has been brought to the attention of the owner and head chef on many occasions by numerous people. The pub is no longer affiliated with Heston Blumenthal, yet they still give the impression it is and charge the same prices. This is a pub that has no celebrity chef and is very misleading. The service can be hit and miss but generally ok. The food is generally good, however with a menu that has been the same for years and is boring.
  38. PA

    PaulA

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality Sunday lunch. Loved it and would definitely recommend
  39. AP

    AmandaP

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simple food but done exceptionally well! My steak was the best steak I have had to date, perfectly cooked and the sauce was beautiful. Service was also very good, we had a very attentive waiter, all dishes and finished glasses were quickly cleared away. Al staff we encountered were very polite and friendly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good ambiance super staff attitude a credit to the establishment .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Crown at Bray is rated 4.5 stars by 1232 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Crown at Bray

High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AH

Additional information

  • Area

    Bray

  • Hours of Operation

    Pub Opening Hours Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Food Served Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Grill, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Our car park is located to the side of the pub.

  • Public Transit

    BY RAIL FROM LONDONThe journey from Paddington station to Maidenhead station is between 40-50 minutes. The Crown at Bray is only a five minute taxi ride from the station and taxis are readily available at the front of the station. If you prefer to book a taxi please ask a member of our reservations team.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Shannon Pay-White

  • Entertainment

    Quiz Nights Wine Club Whiske/y Wednesday Sunday Classics BBQ

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    01628 621936

  • Catering

    We currently hold 2AA Rosettes and are featured in Michelin Guide 2022

  • Private party facilities

    We have semi-private area in the pub for up to 10 guests

  • Private party contact

    Events Co-ordinator: 01628 621936

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