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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here today with a girlfriend and we had the most amazing lunch. The service from the moment we walked in, was attentive welcoming and warm. We both chose from the set menu and both thought it was excellent value for the quality. If you want a cool, contemporary, trendy place then this is not for you, if you... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again a great lunch to celebrate the birthday of a family member. The food and service was wonderful, staff as friendly and attentive as in previous visit. We all agreed to plan further visits when special events warrant a special location. A big thank you to everyone at The French Horn

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Thank A1Villager
Dummer, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to the French Horn, having been recommended by the general manager at the Waterside Inn who close after Christmas for a month. We will have to try to book there again, but see the fact they were closed as very fortunate as we may never have tried the French Horn. The initial welcome was warm and sincere,... More 

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Thank ChrisR200
london
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service was wonderful. We always receive a warm welcome and were looked after well. The staff were attentive and polite. It was a foggy evening which made the restaurant feel even more romantic.

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Thank natasha1985
Ascot, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the French Horn on Christmas Eve for dinner with friends and cannot fault it in anyway at all. The service food and ambience were all superb - as was the wine. My wife is vegetarian and was delighted to see a varied vegetarian menu but also appreciated the willingness of the staff to modify dishes to her taste.... More 

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Thank Patrick O
Berkshire
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madam, if you are going to be critical , get your facts right. Four of us had a wonderful lunch here, Christmas eve . My full review to follow. But I have to put this critisism right. She describes having steak and kidney pie, as ' pub food' , her complaint is ' the pastry was a soggy end under... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We have visited The French Horn at periodic intervals over the last 40 years and have enjoyed every visit immensely. Our visit this weekend, which included a nights stay in the hotel, was a family occasion and included my wife, son, daughter-in-law and 17 year old grand daughter. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable, attentive without being intrusive.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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.

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Thank manofmerc
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?