For a foodie experience without the stuffiness that often comes with fine dining, brand new Crockers Henley is just the ticket. The sister outpost to Crockers in Tring has a modern, relaxed restaurant with an unpretentious vibe and a team of exceptional chefs at the helm.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Grill is headed up by former National Chef of Wales Tom Westerland and offers a seasonal menu based around the restaurant’s bespoke robatayaki charcoal grill (we’re talking Hereford and Angus beef, fresh fish, top notch seafood). Eat inside in the informal restaurant or Nook, complete with chandeliers and inglenook fireplace, or if you fancy dining alfresco, there’s a terrace overlooking Market Place or a secluded, verdant mirrored courtyard.
Thirsty? Head Mixologist Ryan Osnowski, previously bar manager at Michelin starred Hinds Head in Bray, will sort you out with a selection of classic cocktails and unique concoctions (you can also have Crockers’ cocktails delivered straight to your door with Crockers at Home). There’s a big focus on wine here too with Head of Wine Gemma Aldridge working with winemakers and importers to curate excellent wine lists.
Crockers’ ethos is all about giving diners an immersive experience with two Chefs Tables, each seating 16. For modern British with a creative flair book a pew at the Thames Table overseen by Dean Westcar (CV: Michelin starred Restaurant Hywel Jones at Lucknam Park, National Chef of the Year (runner-up), MasterChef: The Professionals finalist). Or take your tastebuds on a journey to southeast Asia with the Gardiner Table where chef Iain Dixon whips up dishes inspired by his travels in Japan, Malaysia, Korea and China. Each menu also comes with a specially curated flight of wine.
Too full to get home? The venue also has seven boutique bedrooms decked out with king size beds, roll top baths and elegant furnishings that compliment the building’s Georgian heritage.