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The French Horn

Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“duck” (56 reviews)
“crepe suzette” (21 reviews)
“dover sole” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The location is out of a film set, the hosts likewise play their part perfectly. I was expecting great things. My Fresh Crab salad starter at £21 was setting the bar high. You get a whole Devon Crab at J Sheekey for that money, so...More

Thank 928JohnF
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed overnight at this Hotel / Restaurant so that we could sample some of their more affordable wines. It had been many years since my last visit but I was not disappointed. The area used for pre dinner drinks still featured a blazing inglenook...More

Thank b0bgee
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I have just spent a night. We arrived at lunchtime where we were warmly greeted and shown to the terrace overlooking the well manicured grounds and beautiful views for drinks whilst making our choice of food. The ala carte menu drew our...More

Thank dhingston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very classical French cuisine. Service is 5* and the food and wine are exactly the same quality too. Wine is ridiculously expensive but the food makes up for this. They often offer a very reasonable set menu, which is just as good as the a...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing treasure... and my new favourite special place! My boyfriend booked my special Birthday dinner at The French Horn and I have fallen in love with this beautiful place. A friendly welcome as soon as we arrived and the food was absolutely delicious. We...More

Thank Eveningstar19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Title says it all really. Good crab starter with a lovely honey and orange sauce. Good calves liver and bacon. A memorable raspberry soufflé.

Thank TopkapiSofia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3rd time to The French Horn. The restaurant, grounds, ambiance are impeccable. Greetings upon entering are warm and friendly. The owners and staff cannot do enough. I've seen them accommodate very request with a smile. Near the bar is a fire place and they often...More

Thank JoeEatWell
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We went to The French Horn for the weekend. We were given a cottage. Upon opening the door, it seemed as if the cottage had not been used for about 30 years. It was dusty, there were ants crawling everywhere. The whole place had a...More

Thank dee l
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Everything about our recent visit to the French horn was perfect. The greeting, the services, the food and the scenery.

Thank LJD1306
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing! The food, the service, the views, the food :) Seriously we share all our dishes and loved every dish. The Filet was incredible, the asparagus with the sauce is a must, and the soufflé was to die for. We will be...More

1  Thank Holtsinlondon
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29 March 2016|
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Response from Feff35 | Reviewed this property |
Smart Casual. No jeans, preferably.
13 May 2015|
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Response from johneil | Reviewed this property |
Our experience is that there are not many real vegetarian options. But you should contact the restaurant directly and we are certain that they will respond positively to your requirements.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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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