Review on The Crown
The county of Berkshire is well known for its Michelin star restaurants, and its latest addition is a fine dining gastro pub located in the heart of the picturesque village of Burchetts Green, just west of Maidenhead. Chef patron Simon Bonwick and his family took over the pub in the Autumn of 2013, a handsome building that can trace its roots back to 1847. The small bar is still the hub of the community where locals pop in for a drink, but it's the food served in the two small low ceiling, oak beamed dining rooms with cosy open log fires and quirky little nic nacs, that's hitting the headlines.
Simon is a gifted chef who comes from a good lineage, having worked his way through some of the UK's best gastronomic kitchens, including the three Michelin star The Waterside Inn and Bernard Loiseau. Menus change daily to reflect the very best seasonal ingredients sourced from France and local British suppliers. Working single-handedly in the kitchen, he sends out dishes such as as chicken liver and Armagnac paté with pickles or Cromer crab, apple and cashews amongst the starters. When it comes to main courses you might see Highland beef pie with it's own chipolata and gravy or from the sea there's Hope Cove cod. There's some lovely choices when it comes to desserts with banana cake, rum and raison and milk caramel or praline and white chocolate.
Eldest son Paul whose own CV includes working at acclaimed restaurants such as The Waterside Inn and the Hand and Flowers, ensures that front of house is run smoothly, with a warmth and friendliness to proceedings.
The Crown is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Anglo French
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.00pm Thu-Sun
Dinner: From 6.30pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card