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WinePress at the Donnington Valley

Oxford Road, Donnington, Newbury, RG14 3AG +44 1635246088

((()* British

Excellent Afternoon Tea

Lesley Skeavington 14 February 2017
from Newbury

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Awarded 2 AA Rosettes, The WinePress restaurant at Donnington Valley Hotel serves a diverse range of seasonal British cuisine complemented by over 400 wines by the glass. Amongst Berkshire’s green hills, Donnington Valley’s landscaped gardens are a delightful setting for al fresco dining, afternoon tea, or enjoying after-dinner cocktails.

At the heart of the kitchen is Head Chef Kevin Barrett. Having spent 4 years at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons under Raymond Blanc, Kevin has created some exciting seasonal menus. Dishes include mouth-watering venison with smoked potato, red cabbage and almond crumble, and Newlyn plaice with Devon crab and potato risotto. To finish you can enjoy bitter chocolate pave with salted almond caramel and clotted cream.

WinePress dining takes place in an informal, bright space with vaulted beams straddling the spacious balcony-lined dining room.

A country location not far from town, WinePress Restaurant at Donnington Valley Hotel is a 7-minute drive from Newbury Train Station.

WinePress at the Donnington Valley

Oxford Road, Donnington, Newbury, RG14 3AG

Contact +44 1635551199
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Customer reviews for WinePress at the Donnington Valley

3.4 ((()* (based on 40 reviews)
75% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (20)
  • dinner (10)
  • romantic (7)
  • lunch (6)
  • luxury (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • value (4)
  • views (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((*** 21 March 2017 by Claire Meaden from Andover

    Disappointing. A belated birthday afternoon tea with two friends, fourth visit, won't be back.

  • (((** 10 March 2017 by Sue Brain from Thatcham

    We went for a champagne tea. The cakes were fabulous. Sandwiches a bit dry but ok. The waitress we first approached was about to go home and frazzled. It showed but we all had a laugh about it! Others may not have been so accommodating . More than anything though, the venue lacked atmosphere. Some background music would really help in that vast space to prevent it feeling sterile. We really enjoyed the time spent but music would have improved the moment!

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Lesley Skeavington from Newbury

    Excellent Afternoon Tea

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Terry Hand from Tadley

    Excellent welcoming service.
    Good large selection of wines
    Great menu and superb value for money

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Grazyna Monaghan from London

    Very nice food and service. Impressive wine selection, wine list was at least 30-40 page thick.

  • ((*** 6 February 2017 by Dave Elson from Maidenhead

    The service was ok . The steaks we had were so fatty we could only eat half . The chips were burnt. Then we had the 5 cheeses and port the cheeses had no taste. So over all not good .

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Lisa May from Weymouth

    Lovely ambience, nothing is too much trouble, very knowledgeable staff. Haddock fish cake starter was out of this world.

  • ((*** 25 January 2017 by Rebecca Hobbs from Newbury

    Really poor customer service from start to finish. Rearranging the number of people did not go well and was messed up. When we arrived no one knew where we were having the tea and was sent to the wrong place. The food was not fresh and not up to he standard we had previously there also was not enough for one each of everything. The tea and food was slow to come out and then once it was served all the members of staff left and we were not able to order more tea when needed. When it came to getting the bill we had to go to reception to get the bill as there was no one in the restaurant.

  • (**** 5 January 2017 by Rachel Morgan from Newbury

    Organised Afternoon tea for my boyfriends birthday and when we arrived a table had not been set up. No acknowledgement of the booking was made by them. Very unprofessional and disappointing. Would not return or recommend them to anyone.

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Gary George from Wimborne Minster

    Excellent knowledgeable staff, especially the sommelier.
    As previous visits the breakfast buffet is by far the best I have had within the UK.

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