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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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Westbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were invited by friends for dinner. It is in a beautiful location by the Thames with pristine gardens and lovey views. On entry, the welcome was over-enthusiastic and very false, along with the smiles. The staff were well-presented in terms of their dress code and the restaurant was very clean indeed. So to the reason for... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked The French Horn for a night out during Valentine's week and it was really special. Wasn't sure if we'd feel comfortable in such a premium venue but the staff were so welcoming. We were extremely well looked after, the food (dinner and breakfast) was delicious and the cottage was gorgeous. Between us we had scallops and a crab salad,... More 

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Thank Lucy P
Finchampstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable visit - I was little concerned that restaurant would be a little stuffy and pretentious - but after recommendation from friends booked for Sunday. On arrival given nice greeting followed by pre dinner drinks in bar area - comfortable - busy - but not oppressive - approx. 30 mins pre meal. I really like layout of dining area over... More 

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Thank russvjones
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for Sunday lunch. Great service from the time we arrived..Nice open log fire, with Chicken being roasted in front of it.. The food was second to none, three of us had the Beef, with two also asking for it well-done, usually this causes problems, but not here. Nothing is to much for the staff , a bit old world... More 

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Thank Garth100
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited The French Horn for a family Birthday for their Sunday Lunch service. Having had dinner here previously the Sunday Lunch was as excellent as their evening meal. The food was excellent and the service was as previously experienced brilliant. There is something special about this place in the way they approach the way they do things. All in... More 

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Reading
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time my husband and I have eaten here and we love it. We had a meal Saturday evening, arrived a little early so we could sit in the bar and have a drink while watching the beautiful fire. We then sat down for dinner. We had three courses, for main I had the lamb and my... More 

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Thank CornishTrekker
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Kedwad
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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Dummer, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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london
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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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
Lunch, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?