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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Dorney Lake is excellent for a longer run, bike ride or walk. Accessible on foot through the village and across the Thames footbridge.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“One of the world's best Restaurants. 3 Michelin Stars. Heston Blumenthal's Flagship restaurant is an experience like no other. Must be booked 3 months in advance.”
  • 18 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Founded by the brothers Michel Roux, and currently run by his son, Alain. The restaurant has three Michelin stars, and in 2010 it became the first restaurant outside France to retain all three stars for twenty-five years.”
  • 15 locals recommend
“The Hind's head is a Gastro Pub with one Michelin Star. Absolutely delicious and should probably be booked in advance.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Dorney Court is one of England’s finest stately homes. It is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its architectural importance and historical significance, and any visit is a fascinating and unique experience.Dorney Court Kitchen Garden offers a delightful cafe and gift shop too. Check online for tour times.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“The village pub owned by Heston Blumenthal. Absolutely delicious and more affordable than the village's other restaurants. During the summer months The Crown's Garden is a great place to spend any part of the day. They serve Coffee and pastries in the mornings, and have an outdoor kitchen cooking a different menu over hot coals for guests sitting in the garden.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“At The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal and his team have advanced the craft of cooking at all levels, from basic technique to the most elaborate dishes. The experience at The Fat Duck sparks playful memories, filled with curiosity, discovery and adventure. Awarded 3 Michelin Stars”
  • 5 locals recommend
“The Palmer Arms is a very short drive or approximate 10 minute walk through the village from Appletree Cottage. The Palmer Arms is a dual purpose pub, with a child friendly atmosphere with a big garden, kids play area and a range of simple but excellent food. Simultaneously the restaurant area offers high quality restaurant food for romantic candlelit dinners.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“One of my favourite restaurants in the area. Situated in the exquisite village of Bray, a destination village for fine dining, this is a glorious Italian. Slightly more expensive than the other options I’ve listed but well worth a visit for a special Occasion ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“This was the Olympic venue for rowing. Totally flat with a crisscross of walks and lanes. A bit windy but well worth it! Also try Dorney Court Garden Centre (you pass it on Court Lane) for a well deserved coffee, cake (or meal) afterwards… REALLY nice with an outside area that dogs are welcome in. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Not a restaurant that you just 'pop in to' but always a good one to have your photo taken outside!”
  • 4 locals recommend
“A quaint little cafe attached to a garden centre in the grounds of the spectacular Dorney Court. The cafe offers a range of delicious breakfast and lunch options. A approximate 10 minute walk from Appletree Cottage either along the road of a more scenic route via the Jubilee River.”
  • 4 locals recommend
“A 10 minute drive away but worth it for the best breakfast! Also do lunch and a farm shop onsite.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Water Park
“Bray Lake is one of the largest water sports clubs in country. With over 30 years experience, their enthusiastic instructors will get you out on the water sailing, windsurfing or paddling in the shortest time possible. With on site facilities including Battlefield Live, Bungee jumping, Segway Rally and fishing, and courses for all levels to aid development, teambuilding days, and summer holiday activities, there really is something for everyone!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful local park - great for walking, running, small play area for children and Saturday morning Maidenhead park run.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 1 local recommends