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Bel & The Dragon, Cookham

Type:Restaurant

Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9SQ

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Bel and the Dragon Cookham

About

One of the oldest Coaching Inns in England, Bel & The Dragon Cookham sits on the village's picture postcard High Street, a short walk from the Thames Path and under a 30 minute drive from Central London.

Following wholesale refurbishment, Bel & The Dragon combines 600 years of history with the best in modern British cuisine. The menu is created by award-winning Head Chef, Ronnie Kimbugwe, who previously spent 7 years with Gordon Ramsay and was most recently the Senior Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges. His passion for the finest seasonal fare, sourced from local & sustainable ingredients, is immediately obvious. It is also complemented by the inclusion of a rotisserie for the very best Roast Chicken, Creedy Carver Duck or the signature spit roasted Suckling Pig.

And then there is the Josper Grill, which cooks at up to 600°C and is compared to an indoor barbeque- since it has transformed restaurant kitchens forever, with early converts already including Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy Grill and Heston Blumenthal at Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.

Wine lovers are warmly welcome to enjoy one of the best cellars in Berkshire, stocked with only the best vintages at extraordinary prices. The special Cellar list has been created to provide amazing value for money between £55- £95 per bottle, for some of the best wines ever produced.

Bel & the Dragon has five beautifully cosy and comfortable guest bedrooms available. Expect to see period features throughout this 15th-century building that lend all rooms their exquisite charm.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    418
  • Very Good
    235
  • Average
    92
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    38

Recent Reviews:

  • JaneV207
    Reading
    Overpriced poor quality food
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th September 2020
    Restaurants really need to deliver on all fronts just now. Apart from the tasty nibbles to start, the food was very poor. If chips are described as 'thrice cooked' they need to be really special... Read full review
  • Chaz_Gahley
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Not as good is it used to be
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
    I used to come regularly and I went for the first time after a few years and the standard of quality has slipped a little. The food was good but not as good as it used to be and they were a little... Read full review
  • a_jonas_v
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Don't book a table for any later than 7.30pm (even as a couple)!! Extremely disappointed!
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th September 2020
    After reading many reviews, we thought this would be a perfect place for our anniversary. How wrong were we! We booked a table at 7.45pm and were asked what we wanted to drink before we even had a... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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