Henley-on-Thames /ˈhɛnliː ɒn ˈtɛmz/ ( listen) is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Reading, 7 miles (11 km) west of Maidenhead and 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Oxford, near the tripoint of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. The population at the 2011 Census was 11,619.
Things to do in Henley-on-Thames
4 based on 416 reviews
We're bringing a touch of France to Henley's oldest street - Hart Street. With a fantastic menu filled with delicious innovative takes on the classics and dishes inspired by different regions of France, there's something to suit everyone. The town of Henley is renowned in the world of sport for rowing, with the Royal Regatta taking place every summer. The local train station, Henley-on-Thames, provides a direct service into London Paddington at peak times and the town is well connected by road networks - with links to the M4 and M40 motorways.
Visiting my parents in Henley we had lunch at cafe rouge
The service was excellent
Fatima the waitress never fails to be brilliant with the customers
She looked after us so well and so friendly
Chicken dish was really good
Thank you Fatima once again !
I also noticed the manager go to the door and assist an elderly lady to her table guiding her and reassuring her
Such a lovely gesture
This cafe rouge is well worth a visit purely for the staff !
4.5 based on 629 reviews
We arrived early on the off chance that we could get a table without booking first and they kindly obliged us. The restaurant is spacious and elegant, the tables a reasonable size. The menu is interesting and not too long and there were several delicious sounding specials, all of which were far more expensive than any menu items(can’t imagine why!!) but you don’t get to know this until the bill arrives, so beware! The service was faultless - not overly attentive but we never felt like we’d been kept waiting for anything. The wine list is ok and I’d say mid-priced so don’t come here if you’re on a budget - Pouilly Fume £38 and Barolo £47 both of which were excellent.
We had a selection of delicious starters but now we come to the bad bit - both my friend and I wanted the calves liver but the idiot maitre-d informed us that it is illegal to serve under-cooked offal so we could only have it medium or well done! I mean seriously??? What a twit! My friend opted for lobster linguine which was by all accounts fab and I had a T-bone in some nice sounding sauce, ordered rare because again he couldn't do it blue by law, which arrived, needless-to-say, over cooked and with so much salt in the sauce that I left half of it. The accompanying side order of fried zucchini’s were surprisingly under cooked given the restaurants obsession with over cooked food lol. The cheese board was a few measly thin slices of a Dutch hard cheese, Camembert and Gorgonzola (Hooray for an Italian cheese in an Italian restaurant!) so not great. £365 for the four of us although that did include four large gins @£12 ea. Overall, really quite average food, apart from the brilliant pasta, at a premium, served up with a healthy dose of misinformation!!! Not recommended - wish I’d gone to Loch Fyne up the road.
4 based on 318 reviews
At Zizzi we like to do things a little differently. We don’t do over-complicated recipes or scrimpy portion sizes. We’re all about the well-chosen ingredients, simply put together to make exceptional Italian food.Home of the Regatta, an event that attract thousands of people, and smack dab in the middle of all that action is our Henley restaurant. Our restaurant is an old coach house dating back to the 17th Century, a perfect place to hold private parties, with 3 separate rooms including a bar on the first floor and outside Seating space during spring and summer. It has a warm and relaxing atmosphere and is close to all shops and amenities as well as being a short walk to the river. Dine al fresco with an outdoor dining area for sunny weather. And if you’re celebrating something special, see if our private dining area is right for you.
Tried Zizzi for an early evening meal and found it quite nice. I had a lovely spicy pizza, started with butterfly king prawns and ended with ice cream. All of my meal was well presented, the starter and main cooked to perfection. Service was good and the restaurant is clean, tidy and well laid out. Will definitely be back.
4.5 based on 548 reviews
Opened by Mark and Sandra Duggan in May 2011 what once was a run down and unloved pub has now become a charming and popular drinking and dining spot for locals and visitors alike. The front bar is charming with wood panelled walls and old brewery photos of a bygone era and has a roaring open fire during the winter months. The intimate dining room is classic and cosy and the newly refurbished Terrace offers the perfect spot for outdoor dining with rattan furniture and large parasols in a tranquil setting. There is also the Stable Bar at the rear of the property which offers a private dining space for up to 32 people. The food itself is all freshly prepared by chef Mark and his team and offers the best of pub classics along with more modern dishes using seasonal and where possible local produce. That teamed with friendly, informative and efficient service has got The Three Tuns recommended in the 2013 Michelin Guide. The Tuns certainly has something to offer everyone...
A small and warming pub on the square in Henley-on-Thames. Not visited for a while the previous menu was exciting and classic top end pub food. Now they’ve gone pie tastic which is excellent really,delicious, no pieminster in this place! Served with properly cooked lovely veg, all very good. Only a bit cramped, but will be back.
4.5 based on 865 reviews
Open all day every day - 12 until late.Food orders from 12 – 3pm and 6.30pm onwards Monday – Friday.Cooking all day Saturday and Sunday.
Superb food and a terrific atmosphere as usual. Only slight minus was 2 large parties that distracted staff and service. One party so large I would expect the CB to contact other diners in advance to manage expectations. Still our favourite!!
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Antony & Jay Worrall Thompson describe The Greyhound, their restaurant and freehouse in Rotherfield Peppard near Henley on Thames, as their ‘perfect local’. Seasonal food is key and Antony goes out of his way to support local producers. Described as AWTs ‘playground’, The Greyhound is not only known for its succulent Steaks and Burgers but also home to a vast amount of other dishes inspired by countries from all around the world. Take a step inside and be greeted with a warm welcome from Jay’s attentive front of house team and the quirky interior of the Barn and Parlour.
We visited the Greyhound for a friend's birthday. It was a perfect an experience as you can enjoy. On a snowy night, the candlelit interiors and old world decor created an almost Dickensian ambience, full of the sounds of people enjoying themselves. But the food is anything but old fashioned. The main menu and daily selection are full of creativity. I started with trio of mushrooms, that included a lovely light soup and crunchy arancini. The haggis cake and trio of crab also received rave reviews. Mains included great pies, burgers, a selection of fish, a top drawer nut roast and superb iberico pork. There was a good selection of desserts, mainly calorific but with a few sorbets as well. All of the food was beautifully presented, piping hot and very efficiently by the front of house team. AWT himself was a visible presence through the evening, which cannot always be said of celebrity chefs.
We last visited a couple of years ago when the vibe was very much of it being a grill. But it has gone up a notch or two now and for me rivalled the foodie pub buzz that the Hand and Flowers creates.
4 based on 544 reviews
The Little Angel is all things to all people. It is a historic, perfectly placed pub and eating house at the foot of Remenham Lane, just before you go over Henley bridge into Henley on Thames. With a large car park, a reputation for great service, food and ambience, this pub is the busiest in the area and deservedly is on most itineraries of anyone visiting Henley on Thames. From the outside, it looks a quaint little pub but enter its hallowed doorway and you will find the most unique, beautifully designed space, with space being a key word. They can seat over 100 without a problem and can hold private functions for over 350 standing. Weddings, corporate functions, you name it, they can do it. They have a superb, professional and friendly team that can assist with most requests. Food is seasonal, fresh, cooked to order and with quarterly changing A la Carte and daily delicious specials, this pub is patronised all year round for lunch, dinner, drinks at their large and buzzy bar or when weather shows some joy, in their large, patioed garden that looks onto the quintessential Henley Cricket Club playing grounds. Jugs of Pimms, Pitchers of beer sit comfortably alongside ice buckets full of champagne and provence rose. If you haven't been to Henley or to The Little Angel, it is well worth a visit. The historic River Thames is just 100 yards away. Walk to it, from it or drive, as you wish but do GO!
Good place to eat, be aware parking can be difficult when busy so allow a little time for a short walk. But it's worth it. Good choices on the menu, comes well presented, and always busy so book.
4.5 based on 580 reviews
Located in Binfield Heath, near Henley on Thames, Orwells' Kitchen is headed up by Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman. The aim is to source the best produce available locally and prepare memorable dishes with no fuss to let the quality of the produce shine. Our Rural Cooking with a Modern Approach has established Orwells as a 4AA Rosette Restaurant, number 31 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018 and Editors Restauarnt of the Year 2017. Orwells caters for everyone, offering an extensive choice from the A La carte menu, Lunch, Dinner menu and the Taste of Orwells menu. On Sundays Orwells is very popular for families and couples who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good food, in Summertime in the Garden overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. We look forward to seeing you very soon
My husband booked this restaurant because we live locally and I saw the chefs on Saturday Kitchen. We are both foodies and travel all over the world and eat in too restaurants with our work. The food was faultless however the tables and the cutlery and the wall paintings were no match for the cuisine; they let the beautiful food down. Overall the atmosphere was good but it didn’t seem very sophisticated or thought through.
4.5 based on 463 reviews
Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year 2016. The Baskerville Lower Shiplake remains a traditional village inn with a 'proper' bar, a delightful restaurant, four star accommodation, a beautiful garden and ambitions beyond its AA rosette. With Kevin Hannah and head chef Jamie Herridge at the helm, its outstanding customer service is matched only by its creative, seasonally changing menus. Fresh, ethically and locally sourced produce lie at the heart of its modern but classically based dishes which offer a memorable experience.
24th February 2018 - Lunch for 5. Nice menu - not too long so everything is freshly cooked. Fishcake with quail's egg starter was mouthwateringly good. 2 medium rare and 1 rare fillet steak - all cooked perfectly and very tasty I'm told (my kids had them - expensive tastes!) - and they are experts on steaks...unfortunately for me! My fish and chips was delicious, and my wife's duck was one of the best she had ever had. As another reviewer has commented the triple cooked chips are gorgeous. Proper creme brulee pud (as in crusty top - not one of those ghastly wobbly offerings you sometimes get). Warm and cosy pub; comfortable seating; quite a few tables, but all nicely spaced. Very friendly and professional service. We all really loved this place (and we have ages ranging from 20 to 63 - it suited us all). Highly recommended.
4.5 based on 165 reviews
The pub is well located with a large car park. We visited for dinner and our party of 6, 4 adults 2 children, were warmly welcomed and experienced great service. The food choice was good and the quality excellent. We had a great evening.
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