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Bel and the Dragon

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High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
+44 1628 521263
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a very good lunch with four old friends. We were seated in the bar area which was very "hygge" (word of the moment!); open fires, warm surroundings. The young ladies who served us were excellent as was the food and wine! Would certainly return.

Thank Admiralpeter
Marlow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again I write with disappointment of a Sunday family late lunch. Warning. Do not go to the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon Staff are out of puff and want to go home, the chef has checked out and food is way off the pace. Our waitress spent the majority of time doing decorations. I had to ask for absolutely... More 

Thank jonty1999
Surrey, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited with friends for a Xmas night out. Lovely festive feel to the pub / restaurant. Service very good to match the food. The fillet steak the best I have ever tasted and cooked to perfection. To finish off we had the Baked Alaska which was absolutely superb. My only gripe as with many restaurants you pay a hefty price... More 

Thank isotilly
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Child friendly and very accommodating staff. The food was delicious came in good time and well cooked. Nice space, light in the restaurant although can be a little loud if busy.

Thank Maya W
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening, with delicious food, perfect service and atmosphere. We dined here with friends, like the round table which is good for conversation. Staff were attentive, helpful but not intrusive Food quality was superb. Are main course took a while to arrive, not that we'd noticed but the staff apologised a couple of times and offered us compensation! We were... More 

Thank MadMaxi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often go down the bel for brunch and take our toddler and infant along. Firstly the brunch is first rate & served till late morning, with great quality of ingredients and although a little more ££ than one of the local cafes, is worth the value because of it. Then for the kids there's a little play desk/ toys/... More 

Thank Dan O
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food and the sommelier is to be complimented but on a Saturday evening we had two main problems. On arrival at our table we were presented with two tumblers per person. One for water and one for wine as they'd run out of wine glasses. The wine selected was worthy of better and so we retainer our glasses from... More 

Thank Karen W
James H, Marketing Assistant at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your recent visit. I’m pleased to read you enjoyed our selection of wine & found the food fantastic. I’m sorry to read that you did not enjoy our wine glasses. Although our standard glasses for wine are the tumblers, we understand that this is not to everyone's liking... More 

Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch in October 2016 at Bel and the Dragon. Good food, reasonable price , very good service and a nice view of the street life. This is the good recipe for a pleasant, informal lunch.

Thank Rene D
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here a few times in recent months and it is a wonderful place. Gorgeous building, casual but very stylish decor complimented with excellent, friendly and attentive service. The menu has something for everyone and everything we have ordered has been very good indeed. It is cozy in winter, and the garden is a lovely place to sit and ear/drink... More 

Thank Karen F
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a perfect cosy little English pub nestled in the heart of Cookham, that is very cosy, the staff are attentive, chatty and nothing is too much trouble. The food is superb, the dining room is comfortable and cosy and nicely spaced out for added privacy. Would highly recommend, but best to book as it's popular!

Thank Georgina L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 42
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Cookham
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 521263
One of the oldest Coaching Inns in England, Bel & The Dragon Cookham sits on the village's picture postcard High Street, a short walk from the Thames Path and under a 30 minute drive from Central London.Following wholesale refurbishment, Bel & The Dragon combines 600 years of history with the best in modern British cuisine. The menu is created by award-winning Head Chef, Ronnie Kimbugwe, who previously spent 7 years with Gordon Ramsay and was most recently the Senior Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges. His passion for the finest seasonal fare, sourced from local & sustainable ingredients, is immediately obvious. It is also complemented by the inclusion of a rotisserie for the very best Roast Chicken, Creedy Carver Duck or the signature spit roasted Suckling Pig.And then there is the Josper Grill, which cooks at up to 600°C and is compared to an indoor barbeque- since it has transformed restaurant kitchens forever, with early converts already including Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy Grill and Heston Blumenthal at Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.Wine lovers are warmly welcome to enjoy one of the best cellars in Berkshire, stocked with only the best vintages at extraordinary prices. The special Cellar list has been created to provide amazing value for money between £55- £95 per bottle, for some of the best wines ever produced.

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