It’s “worth le voyage” outside London to the Roux family’s “idyllic” Bray venue for Classic French cooking so “exquisite” and staff so “attentive” (yet “surprisingly relaxed”), they’ve been voted No. 1 for Food and Service in this year’s survey; perks to mitigate the bank-account-bashing prices are a “top-drawer” sommelier and the “peacefulness” of its “romantic” setting overlooking the Thames.

Zagat London Restaurants 2014

A leading light in the world of gastronomy

An enchanting riverside setting... elegant surroundings, with a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere... effortless, yet impeccable, service... and of course, exquisite cuisine, as befits a three-star Michelin establishment...  Welcome to the Waterside Inn... and to a world-class culinary experience.

Nestling on the banks of the Thames, in the charming 16th century village of Bray, this delightful 'restaurant with rooms' has been serving inspirational French cuisine since 1972.  Its welcoming, informal ambience belies its formidable reputation: owned by the celebrated Roux père et fils, and nowadays run by Alain Roux, the Waterside is renowned across the globe as a leading light in the world of gastronomy.

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