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The French Horn

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Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. Any time I go there the greeting, service and good is magnificent and hosted by two fantastic owners. We didn't even have to look at the menu as we simply relied on advice from Michael; and he didn't let us down. Simply put, it was first rate.

Thank manofmerc
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a night here with dinner, bed and breakfast after having won the evening in a raffle. It was well worth it. The room was stunning overlooking the water with a balcony. We enjoyed drinking cocktails on the patio before dinner and breakfast served in our room the next morning was a lovely touch. Would definitely... More 

Thank Kim B
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a chill damp day we went for lunch in this restaurant, The whole place was pleasantly warm and the service attentive. Having arrived early, we had a drink by an open fire in the reception area until our friends arrived. Our table was by a window looking out to a stream and garden. The food was good and plentiful... More 

Thank Pauline B
Hertford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of nights on a DBB basis. Our fourth visit. The management both male and female are excellent. Even in a crowded bar area they pick you up very quickly. And it was warm with a cheering fire - important mid November. The range of a la carte food and attentive service at table are also excellent.... More 

Thank Hugh1942
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Having visited the French Horn regularly over the past five years the food,service and staff always deliver. One of the few real fine dining experiences you can get in the area without it being stuffy or pretentious. Have a drink on the terrace before lunch or dinner in the summer and just take it all in.

Thank mikewatsonhome
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food, service and ambience. Slightly dated decor (very beige!) and rather a lot of waiters/waitresses - this was possibly noted as we were seated in a corner by the door, so a constant stream of waiters passing by. Excellent customer service and overall, a very pleasing experience

Thank VivienRowe
Danville, California
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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

First of all let me say that this is one of the most BEAUTIFUL restaurants in which I have ever eaten. Looking out on the beautiful river Thames is such a joy. One can see why so many landscape painters have enjoyed such views. The services was just okay, which was a surprise. Water was not replenished. Coffee ordered was... More 

Thank marjorie v
Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have eaten here many times but not had a party lunch. We were celebrating my wife’s big “0” birthday and with a party of 15 decide that the wonderful location of the French Horn would be perfect. The weather played its part and we had a nice day so Champagne on the patio was a lovely start. The private... More 

1 Thank Michael R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I’m writing this review at 07:20am on our third and final morning at the French Horn. Why? Well, despite the system of pre-ordering breakfast the night before, which you would think couldn’t possibly lead to any errors, it arrived at the door between 1.5 – 2hrs before we requested it. However, it did reappear at the requested time, what a... More 

1 Thank PocketExplorer
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have driven past a few times, always fancy going in and when my friend suggested meeting for lunch, I thought it would be lovely. As soon as we walked in the door we were approached by 3 members of staff, bit too much, we asked if they had a snack menu, they looked horrified. We decided we would have... More 

2 Thank Julie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Sonning-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 118 969 2204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?