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Why Berkshire is the ideal Staycation spot for foodies

Why Berkshire is the ideal Staycation spot for foodies

When it comes to great food there aren’t many counties that can beat Berkshire to the top spot. The region is littered with amazing and famous eateries. The county currently has 7 Michelin star restaurants and two of them are 3 star, very fancy.

There are even more pubs and restaurants that have made the Michelin list or received rosettes from the AA Best Restaurant List. Outside of the fine dining scene there is umpteem country pubs, roadside cafés and quaint village restaurants that are serving amazing, locally sourced, homemade food.

With so much choice on offer for lovers of food (and who doesn’t love food) it’s clear to see why Berkshire is on so many food lovers’ bucket lists. This makes it the ideal staycation spot for anyone looking for a foodie weekend or fortnight with friends or a loved one.

If you’re planning a foodie trip to Berkshire we’ve listed our favourite restaurants below. This list spans world renowned, 3 Michelin star establishments right through to hidden countryside gems and lunchtime hotspots. Check out the list below.

If you’re planning a foodie trip to Berkshire and you need somewhere to stay, our Berkshire holiday park is the perfect home away from home. We have Berkshire holiday rentals to suit everyone’s budget and we even have luxury holiday lodges for sale. If you’d like to stay in one of our holiday lodges during your trip to Berkshire contact us here to find out more.

Our top picks of the best restaurants in Berkshire

Whether you want Michelin fine dining or just a nice, relaxed meal with your family Berkshire is sure to deliver on the good. Check out our restaurant recommendations below:

The Fat Duck

One of Berkshire two 3 star Michelin restaurants, The Fat Duck was founded in 2006 by celebrity chef and Gastronomy extraordinaire Heston Blumenthal. A reservation for this restaurant is an absolute must and you might find you’ll be planning your entire trip to Berkshire around it but it’s 100% worth it.

The Fat Duck is a destination restaurant and one that stays in the minds of its patrons for a long time. You should expect the unexpected when you walk through the doors of The Fat Duck and be prepared for a lot of courses.

The Waterside Inn

Berkshire’s other 3 Michelin star restaurant. Whereas the Fat Duck prides itself on innovative, experimental cooking The Waterside Inn pays homage to the classics. It’s menu consists of traditional French recipes and The Waterside Inn offers a taster menu along with a smaller Á la carte menu. If you’re looking for a traditional, delicate dining experience then The Waterside Inn is the restaurant for you.

The Pot Kiln

The Pot Kiln is your quintessential English Country pub. It sources the vast majority of its produce from the local woodlands surrounding it and offers a budget friendly menu for hungry patrons looking for everything from Sunday roasts to light bites to enjoy in the beer garden.

Bluebells Restaurant

Bluebells sits at the intersection of modern contemporary dining and chic 21st century style. It’s competitively priced menu is perfect for a midweek treat or for a big special occasion on the weekend.

Are you ready for a foodie odyssey in Berkshire

If you’re planning a foodie trip to Berkshire the best place to stay is with us at Encore Parcs. We have Berkshire holiday homes to rent and buy at competitive prices and you can relax in a lodge all on your own, free from the stresses of a hotel or Airbnb let. Contact us here to arrange a booking or viewing.