Review on The Vineyard at Stockcross

Named in honour of owner Sir Peter Michael's elite Californian winery, the Vineyard at Stockcross is a suitably lavish expression of the hospitality industry in top gear. The setting is a splendidly dramatic, Californian-style villa with ostentatious opulence in large measure. The split-level Art Deco restaurant is at the centre of things, with its elegant floral displays and subtle lighting that changes colour throughout the course of the evening.

Leading the kitchen is Executive Chef Tom Scade, who joined The Vineyard from The Ritz hotel in Mayfair where he held the position of sous chef to John Williams. The cooking is sharp, complex and full of dazzling touches. Carpaccio of milk-fed veal with basil, orange and grapefruit dressing with veal sweetbread is a typically wow starter, ahead of steamed filled of John Dory with honey and chilli glaze and Jerusalem artichokes or roasted Balmoral venison with salsify, pumpkin purée, prunes and chestnuts. To conclude, perhaps blueberry soufflé with blueberry sorbet. Check the brilliantly priced lunch menu if you're watching the pennies.

The astonishing 2000-bin wine list is so weighty it has to be split into two volumes: one is devoted to what is surely the UK's finest selection of 'handcrafted' Californian wines (including Sir Michael's own); the other homes in on gold-standard stuff from France, Italy and beyond.

The Vineyard at Stockcross is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern French


Tom Scade

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 1.45pm Tue-Fri (12.30 - 1.45pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Vineyard at Stockcross

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 100 covers


Accomodation is available, (49 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Vineyard at Stockcross
RG20 8JU

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