In Marlow we are blessed with some great restaurants in town and close by. One of these in nearby Bray is Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head restaurant which is closing for 3 weeks from Mon 27th March to undergo a major transformation.
This interior of the Michelin starred restaurant will reflect the building’s long history with design references to its origins as a hunting lodge and coaching inn.
On the ground floor, the space will be remodeled to create a larger dining area. The existing Grade II listed oak paneling, antique beams and open fireplaces will remain and be enhanced with deep leather banquettes, heavy wooden tables and eccentric curiosities. The wine collection will be housed in its own private cellar with a glass wall overlooking the dining room.
The upstairs area was previously used for dining, but will be transformed into the Royal Lounge. With its own bar, the space will be an opulent retreat filled with comfortable sofas, armchairs, rugs, with dim-glow candle light, providing a backdrop to indulge in a drinks list of cocktails, gins, champagnes and wine. A smaller menu of bar snacks will also be available from the kitchen.
The private dining room, The Vicars Room, will remain but will also undergo a redesign, including a huge dining table hewn from a single trunk of oak which will dominate the room.
When reopened on the 20th April , there will be a choice of 3, 4 and 6 course menus that will change and evolve on a monthly basis, celebrating British cooking and the eclectic style that it has become known for over the past 11 years.