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Fat Duck-Bray

I just read an article about Fat Duck in my US Vogue issue for July. Pretty cool. Someday I'll make it there.

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  1. Start saving up your £££. :-)

    1. I love that place, been there 3 times and it never dissapoints but always cleans out your wallet. Just finished an excellent book on Heston Blumenthal (Chef at the Fat Duck) and was amazed that he has no formal training. I still think fondly of the The Duck confit/pea shooter presented to me in a test tube a few years back.

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      1. re: Moz

        What was the name of the book? It sounds interesting.

        1. re: Withnail42

          Wasn't The Fat Duck named "Best Restaurant in the World" last year by some mag?

          TT

          1. re: Withnail42

            Its called Tough Cookies by Simon Wright and its a book in 4 parts, each about a chef: Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing and Saun Hill. Its not particularly well written but interesting nontheless.

        2. My father and I ate there this Spring. Bray is gorgeous and very romantic. Food was very interesting~ would I return? Not necessarily~ it was hardly the best food I've eaten~ especially for those prices. However, it was definitely the most unique food I had ever tasted, and the palate cleanser that stood out was a sorbet dipped in liquid nitrogen. Without wine we spent more than $400. I would try the tasters menu~ "when in Rome..." and all that. Bon Appetit!

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          1. re: Kerstin

            How did you manage to spend more than $400 without wine? The tasting menu costs £97 each.The carte is less. You must be big tippers.

            1. re: Tony Finch

              Maybe there were two more people with them?

              TT

              1. re: Tony Finch

                The exchange rate is really bad right now, about $1.9 = 1 pound. So a 97 pound tasting menu is almost $200 per person, not including tax and tip.

                1. re: PekoePeony

                  Jesus.I didn't realise.I stand corrected.