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The Crooked Billet

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Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5PU, England
+44 1491 681048
12:00 - 21:45
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:45
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say, amazing night out yet again. Only managed to get an early booking but worth it. Best steak I have ever had by a mile. The staff are fantastic and the atmosphere of this place is amazing. Top Notch. Can't wait to go back.

Thank retrophoto
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our first Christmas party at The Crooked Billet two years ago and we loved it! Last year we did not get there on time and other bookings got ahead of us unfortunately. We learned our lesson and booked our party early this year, the last weekend of November! There were 40 of us and we all had a... More 

1 Thank VDRBO
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, great food, great staff. Worth the trip for us so need a designated driver who does mind not drinking. Need to book always busy when we have been. Also they do excellent music nights so check these out. Tend to go here for special occasions

1 Thank BeachBumReading
Wargrave, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To understand the philosophy behind the crooked billet its best to take a read of there website. Its also a good idea to look at the menu of the month like I did. I found it interesting and imaginative. I would have liked eating virtually anything they had to offer. The food really is 1st class, served by friendly but... More 

Thank Neal S
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard many good things about this place. Sister of London Street brasserie in reading which we love.. Hidden away in Oxfordshire countryside but well worth it. In winter lovely open log fires await you. Cosy pub with excellent food. Just loved the very tasty sorbets with champagne poured over. Nice friendly service. Terrific

Thank rudophUK
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to local place when we have an occasion to celebrate. This time is was my wife's birthday and we visited with a group of friends for dinner. Between us we had a wide selection of starters and mains and the overall feedback from the table was rather disappointing. Rather than the usual 'wow u must taste... More 

1 Thank markytuc
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The are well known for their Steak and Kidney pudding. So being invited out to lunch there I opted for said pudding. Very disappointing, half the steak was gristle and the rest was tough! Even the suet itself was far to thick. The starter was fine and everyone else's food was okay. I was offered a free coffee as compensation!... More 

1 Thank TonyHopkins1947
Reading, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite places to go for a treat. I have always had a great experience here with such fantastic food. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and the menu is wonderful. I highly recommend the Crooked Billet for big meals with friends or a romantic dinner, just wish it was closer to where I live!

Thank Ecjamieson
Reading, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for Sunday lunch and could not fault the staff, they were fantastic. Starters were well presented and very good so we were looking forward to the roast beef main course, however, it was a bit of a let down. Beef was served very rare which wasn't a problem but it was difficult to cut, quite chewy and... More 

Thank Eng-CJ-and-S
Amersham, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Glen Tillbrook from Squeeze in a marquee in the garden and the food was stunning. They managed to serve 200 people with am extensive menu of gourmet food. I'd never been before but I'd highly recommend this as either a venue to see live music or as a bistro pub. Warning - it is priced at the top end... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$72
British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames  >  Stoke Row
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 681048
Open all day every day - 12 until late.Food orders from 12 – 3pm and 6.30pm onwards Monday – Friday.Cooking all day Saturday and Sunday.

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