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The Hart Street Tavern, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The Hart Street Tavern

4.3
4.3
387 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
A modern British restaurant in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, Hart Street Tavern champions the best local and seasonal produce. We are focussed on quality and approachability in a comfortable and inviting setting.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Bistro, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01491 876800
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel Woodhouse
  • Neighbourhood
    Rochford
  • Cross Street
    A4130 Thameside
  • Parking Details
    Grey's Road carpark is a short 5 minute walk through Henley's beautiful town centre. It is well lit and very secure.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

387 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleased all round with no issues and will come back .

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  2. HelenS

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was cold in the restaurant which wasn’t pleasant to eat in. We asked for the air conditioning to be turned up but it made no difference. I can’t say the food was thrilling I didn’t enjoy at all my sea bass which was very dry

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  3. Cook

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our booking was for 3 people, one of whom was celebrating her 89th birthday. The restaurant had given us the opportunity to offer this information, so we were surprised to be placed in a dark, unoccupied far end of the restaurant, only to be joined almost immediately by 4 very loud young women, celebrating a reunion and seated right next to us! Thankfully, we were moved, but our guest was surprised (as I was, being of a similar 'vintage') to be addressed as 'my love' by the waiter! Sherry was not among the aperitifs (the first time we've ever come come across that) and the food was interesting but without much choice. My husband left to get the car while our relative and I negotiated our way unsteadily to the exit without any helping hand to open the heavy door and step out into the night. One last thing! Why were we told so clearly when we booked that our table had a time limit on it? I kept looking at my watch but when out time was up, the waiter seems totally unconcerned. How do the diners know if there's a time limit or not?

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  4. LucyZ

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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  5. CeliaB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Sadly the food was very poor - really tough meat - not really edible. We were seated right at the back of the restaurant against the windows despite booking around 5 weeks ago on a table that was too large for 3 of us - so no ambience at all hidden away at the very back. The waiting staff were lovely.

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  6. LesleyC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere,friendly staff and the food is delicious, reasonable prices, overall a fab night

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  7. Pennym

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely to have live music and great to get an entire vegan menu. A real treat! Who knew battered gherkins were even a thing….delicious!! (But naughty)! A really nice atmosphere throughout. Good service…we’ll be back.

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  8. Alex

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Great service, nice food, especially the steak and chips. Only slight criticism was the peppercorn sauce was too thin. Other than that, amazing

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  9. KatherineR

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service great Til the end.

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  10. MichaelB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner out with a friend

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  11. Amyl

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked this table for my parents 60th birthdays, and they said that the staff were friendly and went above and beyond to make it an evening to remember! Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making it a special evening for them. They loved the food and recommended the pizzas!!

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  12. SoniaC

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and cocktails, brilliant friendly service, relaxed atmosphere. Really enjoyable evening out.

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  13. ClareF

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed by the food! I had a chicken burger and the slither of chicken was really really thin and there was too much coating on it. The chips were half cooked, the salad was a bit of iceberg salad chopped. Really uninspiring and I was hungry at the end. The waitress and staff were welcoming and very helpful. Would not go there again.

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  14. NShe

    East Sussex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, presented beautifully. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful staff. Would definitely recommend!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, fantastic meal…

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  16. GayleC

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and first class service. Definitely recommend and will return whenever I am in Henley.

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  17. JoyF

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Have been here a lot recently and the menu has not changed for a while so have had the, forced, opportunity to try quite a selection. Meat, fish, beef, pork, venison and pizzas. Overall the dishes have been 'ok' not great, pork chop dry and small, chicken burger again a bit dry with only chips to go with it. Coppa pizzas tasteless. The Little Gem side salad is a quarter of gem lettuce (ours was not washed and had grit in it) with some sort of orange dressing squirted over it and a few croutons chuck on, very poor. The back of the restaurant, when they like to push everyone together is dark or atmospheric (you decide which), and very noisy lots of hard surfaces bouncing the noise around. The front bar area is great and relaxing with a nice vibe, but the food and the drinks are expensive especially given the poor standard of the food. We are giving up on the place now and will not be back.

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  18. CCCC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was way over priced - bill was a total shocker. Great service. Food was average. Cocktails were good/strong.

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  19. ChrisS

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very much enjoyed the whole experience - the food, the service and the ambience.

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  20. anonymous

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience amazing. Head water (guy) in main part of restaurant has great service skills and attendance to customers. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for some of the other waitresses and particularly one that served us on couple occasions now and both times seemed completely uninterested with poor attendance !! Overall will still return, but hope to be served by someone else!

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  21. jerm

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, good menu, great staff and well cooked food

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  22. AnthonyW

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Hart Street Tavern and this was a special occasion for my birthday and they were so kind to open up the beautiful garden at the back of the restaurant s owe could be outside. Lovely food and atmosphere as always and excellent friendly service. Thank you! Anthony Wrigley

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  23. jubilee

    Oxford

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed in the calzone pizza. The meat inside was predominantly ’ham’ which had a sweet taste - not pleasant. Not enough mozzarella and the ricotta hadn’t melted in - maybe undercooked? We ate at the Tavern pre COVID and had a super lunch - apparently three chefs ago! My fault for not checking menu before booking.

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  24. RyanT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, locally sourced food with a helpful waiter. Highly recommend this place.

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  25. Woody

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Took ages to be seated. Offered complimentary water which never arrived. Took ages for drinks order to be taken and to arrive. Food order wasn’t then taken for ages. Once starter arrived the meal then flowed ok. Will not be returning.

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  26. BenH

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the live jazz…

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  27. JamesA

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service extremely slow Water poured by waiter into table After missing glass not cleared up just left Starter arrived having waited ages all burnt -sent it back New starter wasn’t cooked fully but ate it as was starving Main course was warm not hot Finished food had to get up and find waitress to get and pay bill ! Not returning In A hurry !!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Most expensive on the menu cote du boeuf was virtually raw and the side salad was lettuce leaves with croutons and squirts of dressing and covered in paprika. Loads of competition in Henley and surrounding area. Won’t be going there again

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  29. jerm

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, atmosphere and well cooked food - everything needed for a good night out

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  30. PrincessN

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place, great staff, nice atmosphere. A little bit loud at the start but we asked to move to a better table and the staff were very accommodating.

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  31. JaneP

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was slightly limited compared to previous visit 2 years ago. Food was good but not special. Calzone had no tomato sauce in it and pork chops were dry. Overpriced. On the other hand the service was excellent snd the ambiance very pleasant

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  32. GabrielleH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely day and we sat in the garden of The Hart Street Tavern. The food was good and we particularly liked the steak tartare. Gay Haskins

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  33. SharonA

    Lancashire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a table at The Hart Street Tavern yesterday as it looks so inviting from the outside. Although the food was very good, the service was terrible. we were a table of 4 and 3 of us ordered a started. I got mine and had finished it before anyone came to the table again to clear my plate, which was when I told them that the other 2 had still not received theirs. Then after another 20 minutes they brought them. The noise level was very loud and we had problems hearing what we were saying. Pretty outside, good food (when you finally get it). Lousy service and very noisy.

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  34. Loz1970

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    average food and service. Ok but nothing special.

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  35. AnitaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the beef for two which was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic.

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  36. CDCDCD

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely looking restaurant but the food was very average for the price.

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  37. SuePW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoying the new menu, lovely set up and great service - thank you!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply a lovely place - fab food and cocktails

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  39. ZoeL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizza, good wine and fabulous atmosphere. What’s not to like

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  40. Rx68

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and cocktails. Short but interesting menu. Everything was delicious.

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The Hart Street Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01491 876800.

The Hart Street Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Hart Street Tavern

Eversley House, 38 Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AU

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    A4130 Thameside
  • Neighbourhood
    Rochford
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Bistro, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Grey's Road carpark is a short 5 minute walk through Henley's beautiful town centre. It is well lit and very secure.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel Woodhouse
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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