Crazy Bear Beaconsfield - English Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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The Crazy Bear is a decadent oasis in Old Beaconsfield offering grilled meats from our char-grill josper, fresh fish and crustacea delivered straight from the boat (not markets), and seasonal vegetarian dishes. Our smoked products are smoked in our own smokehouse using pure oak. All of our Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork and Welsh Badger Face Lamb is reared at The Crazy Bear Farm, and all of our meats are butchered at The Crazy Bear Farm Shop.

Specials

Three courses & Premium Champagne: £33

Enjoy three courses from a set menu, complimented with a glass of premium Lanson Extra Age Brut or Rosé Brut Champagne.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: July 1, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00PM-10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-5:30PM

What 562 People Are Saying
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PH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The guys at the Bear gave us a nice booth table for our daughters birthday, good food and enjoyable evening.

VS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
Would definitely recommend to everyone.

LK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I felt the portion size of the Surf and Turf was small considering its price. I was pleased we ordered enough sides to make the meal wholesome. Quality of the food was excellent just not enough meat. A lovely meal.

CW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really lovely decor and very good service. Food was good and came on time. We had the set menu so it was good value.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere. Staff are amazing very attentive and welcoming.

RJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit for the fairly unique decor, the welcome and the ettention of staff- and obviously the toilets!. Won;t maybe appeal to vegans and vegetarians but for Gods sake been to too many pallid places that do.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything

JW
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to go, I’ve been wanting to go for the last few years, well worth the wait. Amazing meal and drinks and place looks more amazing than the pictures show.

AH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Already recommended to a few friends who will be dining with you.

NR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Call me old fashioned, but i do like to have a restaurant which is light enough to read the menu without resorting to phone torch.

The whole experience of going to the loo - dark, not sure which door to open, confusing and i only had one drink!

Maybe it's better during the day.

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great Service, I loved the ambience.

My steak was a bit to chewy for me, the restaurant needs to expand on there dessert options.
Overall it was a nice Birthday meal.

LS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the crazy bear it was a real treat. Shame the morroccan lounge was too cold to enjoy though, staff are very attentive and great wine selection.

RS
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good 3 course Sunday lunch menu and the venue is something special

HE
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fab stay, quirky,fun Atmosphere, excellent food and excellent service . Room very clean would definitely recommend, will most definitely be visiting again!

C
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Been many times but this time an early lunch with friend we felt young staff not that welcoming. Didn’t offer to carry drinks from bar to table. ‘Oh you want to go through now’
Beetroot starter bland and potato curry uninspiring. The decor never ceases to amaze new customers but nothing else comes up to it. Disappointed could be spectacular sorry

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue and good service for drinks at bar . Not too noisy and food good value for what we had. Service in restaurant also v good

MF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have visited on many occasions, however this time was through a voucher for Sunday Lunch given to us as a gift (purchased directly through the CB). Shocked to find out that they present you will a bill for the cost of the meal (and an overrated price for the Champagne which coincidentally is not one that appears on their menu!) to add a service charge, then deduct the food and drink, so you are still presented with a charge to settle on a prepaid gift voucher. Dissapointing ........ I would have happily paid a service charge on any extras consumed, but when a prepaid dining experience is sold as a gift I would certainly (if I was giving this to someone as a present) not expect for them to have to pay extra just to take advantage of the gift

P
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited this restaurant many times. This time was for my birthday. Food was lovely and so we're the cocktails.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great , environment was great, wine was great - relatively expensive , but you know that when you book - vibe was really good, highly recommended

G
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, cocktails are lovely and food is decent . Service is good !

SD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as usual, cannot fault it at all - always a family favourite.
It be useful to turn the lights up just a little to make it easier to read the menu.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a strange experience. Before the meal we had a drink in the bar area which is lovely but staff were cleaning the tables during our lunchtime drink.

The restaurant really needs to be revamped. The white leather furniture is dirty and tired. On the bench I was on there was a hole through the leather. We ordered an appetiser which was lovely but before we could even finish our starters arrived. These were good. My husband enjoyed his main course but mine was a bit of a disaster. I ordered fish and chips! The first attempt at the fish was quite disgusting - crispy batter but the fish was soggy, over cooked mush. The waitress kindly took it away and organised another. Again the batter was marvellous but the fish, though at least there were flakes of fish periodically, was not the standard expected. Very disappointed with this dish and the tatty surroundings. I would not recommend this restaurant, sadly. I've been a few years ago to the English restaurant and it was of a much higher standard in all areas.

CJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I felt like we were on a conveyor belt.. They want you in and out as quick as poss. You do have a 2 hour slot but we have a baby and she was asleep and woke up 5 mins before the end of our slot and we had to move into the bar area so she could eat. I also felt it a bit patronising that when we asked for 2 glasses of champagne the person serving lent down to remind me the cost of the 2 glasses would be! Maybe i looked as though i couldnt afford them - or maybe because £25 for a glass is extortionate!!! Either way i think they have lost the draw.. more interested in filling the place up with groupon customers on offers. Disappointing.

M
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overrated but still enjoyable. Would go again but wouldn’t rush back either.

KH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely quirky restaurant with lots to look at, a bit pricey for the same menu that you can get in your local pub, but tasted lovely & presented well

K
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere lovely friendly professional staff. It was a very special and memorable lunch with my daughter. We will be returning soon. Loved it.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the way back from London and popped in, so impressed will go back again as a date night and stay over. Food was lovely as was the service.

D
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,excellent service,stunning surroundings

SM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I have been several times to this restaurant and each experience has been good. The menu is varied and good, service prompt although we did have to ask for our bread 3 times! This is a very unusal venue and definitely worth the money for the experience.

K
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary meal, we had the £33 plus fizz fixed menu, it was lovely but not the menu we had seen online so was slightly disappointed as the choices were quite different. The food was amazing, service great and they never let our wine glasses get empty, it was fairly quiet being a sunday evening so the usual buzz from a restaurant wasnt there but it was still a lovely evening. I've been to the Stadhampton one many a times so it was nice to try the Beaconsfield one this time.

E
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The real disappointment was that our mains were brought to the table before our starters.. then when they corrected this. Our meals were kept under the hear light.. making the salads warm and limp and the steaks begin to dry out... i mentioned before they were bought out again to the waitress that i wanted her to make sure the food hadn’t been kept waiting and was going to be cooked fresh. She confirmed they would. But this did not happen.. the food was good but this was disappointing when paying over £200 for a meal for two people.

AD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service , very lavish surroundings the perfect place to go with your partner , the food was absolutely scrumptious

JH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening for just two of us. Great ambiance, just had a slightly loud group nearby but what can you do!

DJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Absolutely loved the Chateaubriand - cooked to perfection.
A brilliant birthday dinner and the highlight of our stay at the hotel.

NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in everything was perfect. The welcome at the front desk. The service. The food. The drinks. No complaints at all

S
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I visited for a celebration meal with family. The food and ambience were good but the service was a little slow - we waited too long to be offered the complimentary fizz and the waiter was not confident answering questions about dairy-free dishes. However he came up with a great solution so my daughter could enjoy a dessert. The mains were substantial and tasty but there was not much for vegetarians on the fixed menu - the fish dish had chorizo in so there was only one other choice. Our desserts were lovely and the sharing Baked Alaska was a triumph!
I felt the music was a bit overbearing considering there were not many diners.

BS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Beautiful restaurant. I had the sweet potatoes curry which was amazing. Great cocktails. Good service. I recommend it.

RS
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good Sunday lunch menu with plenty of options. Took a while to get served however the waiter who then took over got everything back on track and was very attentive

LH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service and quirky place. Would highly recommend.

NY
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It's style over substance - fine if that's what you want but I was disappointed.
This is rather average gastro pub food with service that is awkward and insincere. Somewhere to see and be seen but not a culinary or enjoyable experience.
The environment is unique and quite special - a mix of Elizabethan boudoir and hunting lodge with adorned stuffed animal heads setting off the luxurious, dark, padded décor. No shortage of talking points and lots to look at!
The greeting was brusque. Three people operating front of house (one man, two women) was too many and I'm not sure they understand customer service - they just wanted us in and seated as quickly as possible. No explanation given about the menu or any dishes that were unavailable.
The waiter was pleasant but not experienced. It took fully 15 minutes for us to be asked if we wanted a drink. After another 10 minutes the wine arrived but we had to ask again for water. The dish my wife chose (cod & prawn curry) turned out to be unavailable. No alternative suggested or offered. The wine is kept away from the table and refilled by the waiter - an attempt to appear like a premium establishment but actually just a ploy to get you to drink more quickly and order some more. The waiter had clearly been schooled in what passes for customer service - "is this a special occasion?", "any big plans for tomorrow?" - but it was forced and didn't work. Not his fault, he just wasn't trained properly.
The food wasn't great. The "bruschetta" was a poorly sliced avocado with a bit of tomato on a slice of toast. King Scallops were OK but slightly overcooked and in the best restaurants the roe is removed (although I quite like it). The chicken kiev was OK and home made. Belly pork was too big, under-cooked and under seasoned but the veg were good.
Overall, a hyped-up establishment really only fit for Instagram.
The 8 tables in front room were all empty by 9.30 on a Saturday night. Says it all really.