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Bel and the Dragon

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High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
+44 1628 521263
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Bel & The Dragon before AND after going to the nearby Sculpture Park. Had a delicious breakfast in very pleasant surroundings. Felt so relaxed we stayed for not one but two lattes! 2nd visit of the day when we left the Sculpture Park. Managed to find a cosy table for 4. Had a very nice meal and glass of... More 

Thank Lynn B
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 4 person party shared a meal Friday evening at Bel & Dragon which we chose after a delightful Sunday brunch a year ago. Unfortunately, the evening meal let us down a bit. The menu seems odd; lots of unrelated and limited choices and it felt as though the menu could do with a change. The fish pie ordered by... More 

Thank Blondechick2013
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a while since I lunched at Bel & the Dragon, so I must revisit. The last time I was very impressed. The food was excellent and the service friendly, but professional.

Thank Stephen Y
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Popped in for an early Saturday evening supper. We shared the steak, supposedly enough for two or three, but could actually feed a family. Lovely crunchy fat chips and we ordered a few side dishes, which were my only disappointment as the were a bit measly, tasted good though! Despite the generous steak we still had pudding, tarte tatin and... More 

Thank AnouskaBS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting friends nearby and went to the Bel and the Dragon for our friends birthday meal. The service and food was stunning, steak done to perfection! Looking forward to our next visit!

Thank Alistair C
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a coffee with a friend as she told me I would really like the decor & ambience. Staff friendly, beautiful setting. Saw that the couple next to us were eating a really tasty looking dessert, we asked the v. friendly & helpful waiter what it was & ordered one! It was a baked alaska, I'd never had... More 

Thank Daniellatrip94
James H, Marketing at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Daniellatrip94, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent visit. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed the coffee & our Baked Alaska, we look forward to welcoming you back for dinner soon. Kind Regards James Hood More 

Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It used to be a lovelly cozy old world pub, one of the oldest in Britain, then they made it into a modern 'plasticy' feel and the interior desighner really should look for another job. Fortunatly the restaurant still retains its ambiance, and still searves fantastic food, but not cheap, so I now go to the pub opposite, that has... More 

Thank garylomas
norfolk, england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great late lunch free glass of champers as it was my birthday month which was nice.....we shared lamb which was cooked to perfection and plenty for 2. Couple next to us gave us their pudding as was huge and delicious 'baked alaska' very nice of them! Great lunch only spoil was people letting their kids run around aaargh why do... More 

Thank hayley.gibbs
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When a restaurant runs a promotion it is reasonable to expect value and to have delivered the restaurant's part of the bargain.... I responded to an email... ''Order any two dishes from our Bar & Garden menu Monday – Friday from 12pm – 3pm & we will pay half your bill with our special You Pay Half, We Pay Half... More 

Thank TJA44
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Bel and Dragon in Cookham in December with friends. It was a celebration of our wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked through the door into the charming and welcoming surroundings we were enchanted. The staff could not have been kinder, more helpful and well informed. Gorgeous bedrooms, well appointed and all different, the complimentary whiskey... More 

Thank CaroTB
James H, Marketing Assistant at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear CaroTB, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay & celebrating your wedding anniversary with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards James Hood More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$41
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Cookham
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 521263
One of the oldest Coaching Inns in England, Bel & The Dragon Cookham sits on the village's picture postcard High Street, a short walk from the Thames Path and under a 30 minute drive from Central London.Following wholesale refurbishment, Bel & The Dragon combines 600 years of history with the best in modern British cuisine. The menu is created by award-winning Head Chef, Ronnie Kimbugwe, who previously spent 7 years with Gordon Ramsay and was most recently the Senior Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges. His passion for the finest seasonal fare, sourced from local & sustainable ingredients, is immediately obvious. It is also complemented by the inclusion of a rotisserie for the very best Roast Chicken, Creedy Carver Duck or the signature spit roasted Suckling Pig.And then there is the Josper Grill, which cooks at up to 600°C and is compared to an indoor barbeque- since it has transformed restaurant kitchens forever, with early converts already including Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy Grill and Heston Blumenthal at Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.Wine lovers are warmly welcome to enjoy one of the best cellars in Berkshire, stocked with only the best vintages at extraordinary prices. The special Cellar list has been created to provide amazing value for money between £55- £95 per bottle, for some of the best wines ever produced.

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