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The French Horn

Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (63 reviews)
“crepe suzette” (16 reviews)
“dover sole” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
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1 - 10 of 428 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderfully warm and personal welcome; lovely to have waiter service in the bar; excellent menu, incredible food, exceptional service. Fabulous!

Thank RobinB1232013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is very difficult to fault the food and the duck is certainly their feature main dish, and it goes without saying the location is fab. However the service is very poor, the ridiculously dressed waiters in suits that are in appropriate are poorly trained...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lunch for 9; menu was pre-ordered. The food was very good, as expected, although the steak was slightly overdone for my liking (med-rare and not rare!). The ambience is good for an adult event - and the service is excellent. Have used this restaurant...More

1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The French Horn at Sonning is the ideal Christmas restaurant. The atmosphere is full of the old fashioned Christmas of times gone by. It is so cosy with lovely wood fire roasting the ducks near the bar which invites you to be merry. I’m sure...More

Thank Ivoryslee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This exquisite riverside setting with its calming and romantic views across a lush lawn and onto decorative and spectacular willow trees draped over the reflective Thames water is a truly fabulous experience. That's the restaurant's outlook as, in great comfort, you dine on excellent and...More

Thank 130tedm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a weekend lunch for a special occasion with family. None of us had been to the French Horn but had heard good comments and thought we would book a table for a special day. First impression of the building, interior and grounds was fantastic....More

Thank Constantinos C
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place for a special celebration. Great location, wonderful service and delicious food. Very helpful staff for recommendations of food suitable for non dairy. I can’t wait to return and try more of the menu options!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The setting is superb by the river and there is a lovely ambiance on arrival with the ducks roasting on the fire. The welcome was friendly and genuine and we enjoyed our pre dinner drink. The initial impression we had was traditional, in a good...More

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 31 October 2017

On a weekend break in the area with my husband, we booked in for dinner on a Saturday night. We were excited for a special meal in a pretty setting, and it was made all the more meaningful by the fact that my mother used...More

1  Thank Rosa P
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Firstly, location and ambience continue to excite, and end up papering over the more general inadequacies. Eaten here before and were looking forward to return (and had moved out of Central London especially to be here for dinner). The bar, blazing fire and ducks roasting...More

1  Thank Alex B
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Response from Ricketywood | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for delay in getting back to you. I do believe you can. David
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Response from Feff35 | Reviewed this property |
Smart Casual. No jeans, preferably.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning-on-Thames, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Sonning-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 118 969 2204
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