"It was this old English pub by the banks of the River Thames that first put Bray on the culinary map; over 40 years later, it is still a Roux family affair, and the place remains a benchmark experience for anyone who wants to know just how sublime refined French cooking can be.....under Diego Masciaga's orchestration the front-of-house performance is as polished as you'll find anywhere...Alain Roux trades in pitch-perfect classical French gastronomy, but there are modern touches threaded seamlessly through...Alain is a master pâtissier, so this is absolutely not the place to skip exquisite desserts."

AA Guides 2018

Private Dining

Opulent, elegant and exclusive; private dining is taken to a new level. When the occasion calls for a more intimate setting, River Cottage is simply perfect. 

Immediately adjacent to the restaurant, with its own discreet entrance, the private drawing room, dining room and enclosed landscaped courtyard at River Cottage can be adapted for a variety of uses. Surrounded by rich velvets, fine silks and beautiful antique furniture – which, along with the paintings and Lalique crystal, are part of Michel Roux’ s personal collection – guests can celebrate birthdays, christenings and weddings, hold confidential business meetings, or simply host private dinner parties. 


Licensed for weddings and civil partnerships, River Cottage is a memorable venue for private ceremonies. Following the nuptials, guests can either dine in the restaurant or remain in the same setting.

Private Parties

Drinks in the courtyard, a sumptuous meal around the expansive dining table, after-dinner coffee in the drawing room: whatever the celebrations, River Cottage will exceed all expectations.

Exclusive Use

Private dining on an even more impressive scale.