The Hart Street Tavern

4.3
256 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
A modern British restaurant in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, Hart Street Tavern champions the best local and seasonal produce. We are focussed on quality and approachability in a comfortable and inviting setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 256 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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Alistair
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I and my family of five dined at your restaurant on Christmas Eve.
I booked the table online via OpenTable on the 18th December.The only availability was for an outdoor table at 5pm.
I was prepared to accept an outdoor table as your web site promised an under cover and heated environment.

It was not what we had expected given the several good experiences that we have had since you opened the restaurant in Henley.

Upon arrival at 5pm prompt we were escorted to the garden via an almost empty restaurant.After ordering drinks and food from the outdoor menu,I asked for the burner adjacent to our table to be turned on.Despite several attempts by a member of staff the heater could not be lit.We were then told that it had been problematic during the day.
We asked if we could be seated inside and were told that the restaurant was fully booked.Instead we were offered complementary mulled wine and that the manager would attend to the burner.
We did not see or hear from the manager.

We endured the cold however my wife and I decided to curtail our evening earlier than we had hoped for.
Upon leaving at 6.15, the restaurant was no busier than when we had arrived.
My sons who left 30 minutes after us at 6.45 confirm that there were still only four tables taken.

I am not happy with the way in which we were treated and as things stand I will not be returning to your restaurant anytime soon even after the restrictions are lifted.

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SheilaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Good choose of vegetarian and vegan options and a delicious cote de beouf to share for the carnivores, we did not have a pudding but had another cocktai which was lovely finish to our meal.
I found the noise level rather loud and it was difficult to hear our guest.

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jerm
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, good atmosphere, excellent staff and food to enjoy - a perfect night out.

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Nugget
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal with great service. Great wine list too.

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RogerH
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience with excellent staff who made the occasion special. Food and presentation was superb well done!

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vipFiggy
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, very good food and the best pineapple daquiri!

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining at its finest! Amazing pizzas with delicious toppings. Everyone is so happy to help in our unusual world. Great social distancing. lovely, warm and cosy under the tent.

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NicolaH
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a comfortable, attractive venue. Food well presented and well cooked. Service attentive and pleasant. Slightly pricey though.

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BustersHuman
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was superb, even though times are difficult. The Tavern did a great job with outdoor seating / tenting / heating.....it created a nice ambience and was perfectly warm. The service was a bit patchy though with no explanation as to how to order. Once we figured out you had to use the QR code, only one person's phone could pick up the menu so we had to pass that round to read it which defeats the point of not having a menu. The waitresses pretty much ignored us and we had to keep asking for drinks....to order....the bill etc. Considering there were only 4 occupied tables outside that was a bit poor. Finally we were a bit shocked by the bill......the drinks are VERY expensive and a 15% gratuity is automatically added.

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AnthonyN
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice friendly place. Food satisfactory but not fine dining. Good wine selection

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LYds
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and staff
Highly recommend

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LynnF
Berkshire
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcoming service and well paced. The hake and risotto dish we had was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Family Sunday dinner out after shopping. Only people in the restaurant. Staff were attentive but the food was unfortunately not very good. Shame as we had a few Sunday’s booked in for family meals which I will now cancel :(, shame.

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Jane
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Hart Street Tavern. The fish dish was top notch, absolutely delicious.

JM
JoannaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside area would highly recommend! Lovely pizza too!

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AdamW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night. Very good food and lovely cocktails as well.

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jerm
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the wide choice of menu - anything from their pizza oven is wonderful. Staff great and food delicious - a great place for a night out.

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Reynard
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, ambience and service very good, but could have done more as far as social distancing was concerned. Tables may just have been one metre apart, but it didn't feel like much had been done to be 100% sure.

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vipLouise
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was very good ! As we’re the cocktails ! Very enjoyable evening !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back in restaurants. The food was amazing and the service was like something from a Michelin star restaurant. 10/10!

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jamesq
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, good vibe, great food.
It's not cheap but you get what you pay for.

CB
CathyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic last night before lockdown. Great food and atmosphere, just what we needed!
Thank you so much.

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jerm
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff efficient and helpful; excellent menu and food superb,
Great atmosphere.
Great place to eat

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MalcolmM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to return after 6 months absence and fin d everything was as good as ever. Hart Street tavern was just what Henley lacked ,first lass provider of steaks as swell as other popular choices for those not as particular about their steaks as our grandchildren and me.

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PaigeC
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, amazing service and amazing food! Would definitely recommend.

JR
JRE1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to dine in Henley. Great menu and cracking gin collection!

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BarryJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had Sunday lunch and had the Ribeye. Seemed expensive until we saw what we got and more importantly the quality was excellent

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ST96
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great menu and the starters were lovely. The food is great, but a bit over-prized and wouldn’t recommend the cocktails. Fantastic ambiance and great staff! So overall a 3.5-4/5!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very quiet evening, the virus is taking its toll, so a bit dead atmosphere-wise. Strangely service was also a bit off from normal, the staff seemed distracted. Food however was good :-)

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vipPuggy
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfectly cooked fish with very attentive wind helpful service.

MB
MatildaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We had a really disappointing lunch at the Hart St Tavern unfortunately. The staff are nice and it has a good atmosphere. But the food was overpriced and very disappointing. The chicken In the chicken burgers was only just cooked - I contemplated sending it back - and the burger was really sloppy, with too much mayo and another sauce. My son’s kids fish and chips had the skin on the fish, which is unappetising inside batter and not child friendly. Good chips though!

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Boatingbyrd
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, great services. loads of space to social distance - would fully recommend it

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Nige01
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

They had run out of 2 main course meals by the time our table was booked. The menu was pretty average and was just like a slightly upmarket pizza restaurant. The staff were friendly and efficient but overall a disappointing experience, expensive for what we had. Unlikely to return or recommend.

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HettieW
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The chicken burger is the best I've ever had

PH
PamH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable - well organised. Enjoyed the dinner and the piano playing.

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LucyW
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super place - great service great food and great atmosphere

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Considering the current times we are in, the service was great, staff were very welcoming and friendly. Pizza's were exceptional, as was the rest of the meal infact.

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, good atmosphere - a little escape from the strange world we now live in. We will be back, especially for the ham hock croquetas!!

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Champers
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great afternoon at Hart Street. Staff always attentive and friendly. Good with great and the ambience, even during these covid times was great.

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ImogenM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, would definitely come back!

FAQs

The Hart Street Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01491 876800.

The Hart Street Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.