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The Crown Signature Burger - The Crown at Bray, Bray, Berkshire

The Crown at Bray

4.5
4.5
1222 Reviews
£25 and under
British
At The Crown, we have set out to create a local hub and community. A country pub that the locals are proud to welcome all.
The Crown serves simple yet perfectly executed traditional pub food and a crowd-pleasing selection of drinks.

At the head of the helm is an Executive Chef Scott Smith, who oversees operations of kitchen at The Crown as well as sister site The Oarsman, Marlow. Scott is an award winning Chef, who gained his extensive cooking skills by working at Michelin starred venues such as Arbutus, Wild Honey in London by Anthony Dimitri and Sugar Boat Scotland.
The dishes Scott creates are focused on seasonality, flavour and most importantly ingredients are sourced from local sustainable suppliers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Grill, Beer Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Pub Opening Hours Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Food Served Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–8:45 pm Sat 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01628 621936
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Scott Smith
  • Catering
    We currently hold 2AA Rosettes and are featured in Michelin Guide 2022
  • Private party facilities
    We have semi-private area in the pub for up to 10 guests
  • Private party contact
    Events Co-ordinator: 01628 621936
  • Neighborhood
    Bray
  • Parking details
    Our car park is located to the side of the pub.
  • Public transit
    BY RAIL FROM LONDONThe journey from Paddington station to Maidenhead station is between 40-50 minutes. The Crown at Bray is only a five minute taxi ride from the station and taxis are readily available at the front of the station. If you prefer to book a taxi please ask a member of our reservations team.
  • Entertainment
    Quiz Nights Wine Club Whiske/y Wednesday Sunday Classics BBQ
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,222 Reviews
  1. TonyDS

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food - one of the best Sunday lunches i have had in a while!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from the start, food was excellent and enjoyable.

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  3. MeHere

    West Sussex

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Did what it said on the tin, would happily go again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely venue. Great atmosphere and service always good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food, service and value!

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  6. PalK

    London

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went out for Christmas Eve lunch and having been here many times in the past were expecting a pleasant meal. However we both ended up not eating all the food. We ordered the pheasant which was overcooked and lacked flavour. Whereas my sea bass was basically served on what tasted like a tin of chick peas. Not even crooked properly and bland. Ended up not eating anything and going elsewhere. Not what we had hoped for on Christmas Eve…! In fairness they did not charge for the meals, but then I would have refused to pay in any case. Maybe stick to burgers and chips…! You can’t get that wrong now can you?

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  7. Charlie

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Local gem with great new menu. Open garden is lovely but tent less so.

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  8. JulienMaidenhead

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and food, we went for a birthday Tuesday lunch, thank you

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  9. AshM

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mains fish n chips was xclnt, starter and desert average and overpriced. Marquee was like a camping site tent. We liked the place but 3 star.

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  10. RichardM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food served beautifully in a great outdoor, covered garden area. The Crown never disappoints.

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  11. Delmondo

    Berkshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service, nice surroundings in the marquee, food average, value for money below average. The pud has a good reputation for obvious reasons but is living on its name not service, value or quality. It says a lot when they can burn the fish in fish& chips!!!

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  12. Globaltraveller

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was, at best, an average meal and I was surprised with how expensive The Crown is. My cod main was very small yet it cost almost £30 and the potato side was also expensive. My daughter had the burger which she said was good. The Eton Mess was described as lime and raspberry but it was mainly cream and completely devoid of lime. The service was excellent but the marquee was lacking in the ambience which which pub itself has. The Crown needs to either reduce their prices or increase their portion sizes. There are much better gastro pubs in the area.

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  13. KarynM

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely evening

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  14. vcallikan

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. We were very well taken care of. One small note is that the portion sizes are smaller than when I was last here - which granted is about 2-3 years ago. An example is the haddock in the fish and chips is much thinner than before. While the prices have remained pretty much the same the portions have gone down. I would rather pay more and retain the size and quality than have something which is much less. Please stop shrinking the sizes - just increase the price and keep the quality and quantity the same.

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  15. DavidB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal with friends over from Oz. The marquee is a great addition and the service and food was superb as usual.

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  16. Felthamfoodie

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent. We had a very nice lunch and the staff were very attentive

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  17. Hamishhhh

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing- shame this used to be a nice pub. Charging Gastro pub prices but it is not! There are many better competitors in the surrounding villages. Poor Veggie options

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  18. CorrineC

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner in the marquee was just very festive! Nice and warm with all the new heaters, friendly happy service and very good food. So nice to have the quality and warmth back in our village pub! First of many regular visits I am sure!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Birthday dinner for my daughter sadly very quiet that night Food and service great

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  20. Anton

    Alabama

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very pricey for not well cooked food. Duck confit so over cooked it was mostly hard meat and the mash was so sticky would have made good wallpaper paste. Atmosphere in the tent is sort of canteen like. Only saving Grace was the service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The wigwam setting is lovely and the staff were really friendly - but the food was pretty poor and expensive. The tabbouleh was weird; more like arborio rice, than bulgar wheat - and the proportion of grain to herb was way off, so it wasn’t fragrant at all; like eating a like warm, dry, risotto. The courgette fritti were not the crisp matchsticks we had hoped for, instead they were basically fat, soft, courgette chips. We ordered five small plates and shared a bottle of wine for £100. Definitely feels like a high premium has been applied, but it’s pretty audacious to assume people are satisfied to pay it because of a name above the door. There are so many better local pubs to eat in, where the food fulfils the basic requirement of resembling what is detailed on the menu and tastes good.

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  23. MusingsonEating

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Typically the service is warm and hospitable but on this occasion it was very disappointing. The Crown is the children’s favourite place and burgers and they were not up to the usual standard.

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  24. SophieS

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Good value. Lovely atmosphere.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff Lovely food Great night

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very disappointing

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  27. Rhysie

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, I had the burger, cooked to perfection. Delightful outdoor space. Will definitely come back!

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  28. Tonks

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, loved the marquee and enjoyed the burger.

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  29. Maza

    London

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    ensure to get a table far from the kitchen otherwise can be a bit smelly. food not as good as I remembered. pricey.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Rushed, average food and over priced. Won't be going again

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  31. Dandan100

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    VFM poor I’m afraid Reasonable pub food but nothing special

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  32. StephenW

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day. Nice food. Not such an interesting wine selection and the fire wasn’t on.

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  33. EventsManager

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a lovely pub with gorgeous food. We love going there when we have a chance and always had an amazing service and food.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service

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  35. AVK11

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening at the Crown. The welcome from the lovely bar manager and knowledgeable advice regarding wine was very well received. Lovely service and delicious quality food. Well worth the extra few pounds for a ‘pub’ dinner. Would definitely return.

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  36. markilluminati

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent upmarket pub, very nice very simple

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  37. ParisLondoner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best beef carpaccio ever and wild mushroom risotto rich in flavours and textures - it keeps on getting better each time we return!

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  38. ParisLondoner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son who attends school nearby and I always enjoy our Saturday lunches at this gastro pub. We love the food of course - from delicious classics like hamburgers to seasonal specialities like wild mushroom risotto - but also the typical decor and great company.

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  39. Mysore

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wrong wine served Watery chicken and mushroom pie, thin crust Oil dripping fish and chips Linguine overly oily Ordered sourdough bread and served brown .. no explanation Bloody awful and overly priced, disappointing as we were entertaining guests from overseas. Regrettably mislead by the Heston name. Never again.

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  40. KathyT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night of our vacation in England!

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You can order delivery directly from The Crown at Bray using the Order Online button. The Crown at Bray also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01628 621936.

The Crown at Bray is rated 4.5 stars by 1222 OpenTable diners.

The Crown at Bray does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Crown at Bray

High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AH

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bray
  • Hours of operation
    Pub Opening Hours Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Food Served Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–8:45 pm Sat 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Grill, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Our car park is located to the side of the pub.
  • Public transit
    BY RAIL FROM LONDONThe journey from Paddington station to Maidenhead station is between 40-50 minutes. The Crown at Bray is only a five minute taxi ride from the station and taxis are readily available at the front of the station. If you prefer to book a taxi please ask a member of our reservations team.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Smith
  • Entertainment
    Quiz Nights Wine Club Whiske/y Wednesday Sunday Classics BBQ
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01628 621936
  • Catering
    We currently hold 2AA Rosettes and are featured in Michelin Guide 2022
  • Private party facilities
    We have semi-private area in the pub for up to 10 guests
  • Private party contact
    Events Co-ordinator: 01628 621936
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