From Maidenhead to Park Lane

Saturday, April 22nd , 2023

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Alex Webb on Park Lane is a smartly decorated new restaurant with a chef who has worked in some high-end kitchens. However the meal that we were served was erratic, with a very good venison tartare contrasting with lacklustre Dover sole and outright disappointing mackerel. The best thing about the meal was the charming waitress.

Much more enjoyable, and at half the price, was The Dew Drop Inn near Maidenhead. This is the new home of Simon Bonwick, who cooks alone in the kitchen, conjuring up very flavourful classical French dishes. This was a joy, with the fish soup in particular a masterclass in delivering deeply flavoured, lovely food.