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  • Muddy eats: Monkey Island Brasserie, Bray

    A new hotel brasserie in foodie Bray with an ex-Simpson’s on the Strand head chef in the kitchen. We felt it our duty to nail three courses - *ahem* actually make that five - and report back.

  • Muddy eats: The Royal Oak

    This village pub on the outskirts of Marlow has an ex-Soho House head chef in the kitchen. So we felt it our duty to nail three courses and report back. Seriously, the things I do for you.

  • A 3AA star treat at Humphry’s, Stoke Park

    A stylish, relaxed, grown-up 3AA restaurant in one of the most luxurious hotels in Buckinghamshire - and no, you don't need to stay there to enjoy it!

  • That’ll Roux nicely

    It may have the name Roux over the door (and on the floor) but Roux at Skindles is not hunting for Michelin star status. This is modern gallic, comfort food at its best.

  • C’est magnifique!

    My french may be lousy, but The Swan restaurant in Tetsworth is brimming with gallic flair. Read my review and book in - it really is that good.

  • Giggling Squid, Henley

    Giggling Squid is that unusual thing - a restaurant chain that's going like the clappers. We had a poke around the newly refurbished Henley branch. Prawn crackers ahoy!

  • Sticks’n’Sushi, Oxford

    Chopsticks at the ready! Author Clover Stroud and her brood of five tries the much hyped Sticks'n'Sushi - but does this sleek Oxford restaurant work for kids?

  • 31 Below, Marylebone

    You can keep your Oxford, Bond and Kensington High Streets - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

  • 12 places to eat yourself slim

    Eating healthily and eating out don't have to be mutually exclusive. You can dine like a king in these Bucks and Oxon healthy hotspots... without ending up looking like Henry VIII.

  • Paris House, Woburn

    Elegance, class, sophistication...no, we're not talking about ourselves! The Michelin recommended Paris House across the border in Woburn, Bedfordshire aces fine dining.

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