The Moonraker

4.5
22 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Xavier Picquenot and his kitchen team have put The Brasserie firmly on the culinary map, offering guests local ingredients to showcase some old fashioned classics. With our onsite smokery and extensive kitchen garden, both have become central to the menus developed for the restaurant. There is a olde worlde bar and a large lounge area for pre and post dinner drinks. There is no strict dress code.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Fri 6:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Sat 6:00PM - 6:30PM

What 22 people are saying
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LaLa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, beautifully cooked, and attractively presented.

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Ammiemum
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing-very well presented and full of flavour. The staff were lovely, polite and friendly
My daughter and I really enjoyed our meals and would highly recommend this restaurant
Thank you everyone for making our evening wonderful

MM
MaggieM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was very good but the lighting in the restaurant was too bright which didn’t help with the ambience.
It really needs some attention. More subdued lighting definitely needed in my opinion.

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AnneC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Restaurant almost empty, table wobbled needed wedge had to ask several times,
Young waitresses inexperienced but friendly and helpful, not their fault.
Liver almost raw sea bream cremated and very small portion , food tepid soup (pea soup) very boring
All in all not a good experience

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PeterD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were staying at hotel and ate in on our first night. Small choice on menu but food excellent although a little pricey. Fish and chips plus calves liver were chosen. All staff very pleasant and helpful. Background music was a radio programme which we thought a little odd. DJ's voice between tracks was irritating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely weekend great food, such a nice venue

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Mart
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, at a great price. Very enjoyable.

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ElaineC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve eaten here before and it was the normal high standard we expect.

MG
MarkG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table for my sons' birthday. Unfortunately one of our party could not make it, but lucky for us the Restaurant was very quiet so the chef kindly prepared a takeaway dish for us. The boys deserts both came out with "Happy Birthday" beautifully written in icing on their plates. Always good food and service at the Moonraker. Will visit again.

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NatashaS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Our dog too had a wonderful time she was very welcome and catered for.
Staff were patient, polite and helpful.
Looking forward to the next time we can visit.

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markw
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautifully presented , good food
Attentive staff , best calves liver my wife has eaten.

RG
RobynG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great service as always. I highly recommended this venue. The rooms are beautiful, the staff very friendly and helpful and the food is 10/10!!

MG
MarkG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Still lovely food at The Moonraker. Limited menu but has a variety to suit most tastes. Service is very good and appropriate COVID safety measures appear to be in place.

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Stacey
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately I think we stayed at the wrong time as they had their first wedding on . Staff were lovely and friendly however they were under pressure as lack of staff, food was bland and the steak wasn’t great it wasn’t browned off too it was rubbery. The pork starter was tasteless and the pork main was also bland. Chocolate pudding was lovely however the sticky toffee pudding was too dense and flavourless. Such a shame but perhaps we were just unlucky as I know some of the waiters were helping in the kitchen which might have explained why.

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SheilaW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The leek and potato soup was a good starter, followed by pork shoulder with tasty lentils and then crème brûlée with fresh raspberries...a delicious combination. The helpings were just right, not too much and well presented.
The milking parlour is a very relaxed venue with an authentic rustic atmosphere although I gather the beams and fireplace were not original but it all works really well.
Staff were very helpful, friendly and well informed on the history of the Moonraker.
Altogether an excellent evening.

DF
DancingFool
Hertfordshire
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We booked this for a quiet meal for my father-in-law's 90th birthday, just for four as Covid 19 had scuppered any big celebrations. Anyway, I cannot fault the food in any way, the menu was a mixture of pub favourites and some more special dishes which we leapt at. The star was our main course which we all went for, the slow roast pork shoulder on puy lentils with kale and crackling was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. I commented to our server how refreshing it was not to have a plate loaded with potato, and he agreed. Though some diners ask for some mash on the side, which in my opinion is not needed at all. Both starter and desert were also excellent and I particularly liked the 'wine of the month' suggestion, a medium bodied Rioja which went so well with the pork shoulder. Covid safety measures were observed but not obtrusive. The ambience could be improved with a better background music choice which seemed to be BBC radio 2, but that is just a small gripe. The only fly in the soup was that it took way too long to get the bill. After 20 minutes I resorted to putting on our coats, waving my arms and loudly saying 'BILL PLEASE!' which broke the already fragile ambience. Overall though, I would return, the great food does override all that.

MG
MikeG
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The room is a bit Spartan, the food was generally quite good, the fish particularly bit the gnocchi was awful, more like a snack

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The evening meal was Delius, the room was ok, burn marks and stains in a few places on the carpets.
Breakfast offering was average; continental breakfast of an apple, very small croissant, a blueberry muffin, Alpen bar & concentrated orange, for my Husband.
I rang ahead and explained about my diabetes, and allergies, my offering; concentrated orange with high sugar, 2 grapefruit, 2 apples & orange. ( If all fruit eaten would have needed a loo frequently!) one apple was bad, as was the orange, so I ate, 1 grapefruit and a cup of tea, hardly satisfactory for the price overall.
Would have liked a natural yogurt, but not offered, neither were any cereals gluten free.
Will not recommend. If under the current conditions I feel a better offer, given thought, could be offered.

MG
MarkG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited during the Eat Out To Help Out (COVID recovery) scheme. Didn't expect The Moonraker to be offering the £10 per head discount, so was surprised when the bill arrived complete with £40 reduction. Very limited menu on offer - no starters and small choice of options for mains and desserts, but all four of us had different mains and were all pleased with our choices. The vegetarian curry was lovely and tasty, but was too dry with very little sauce - this was the only disappointment. Service was good. Will definitely return - especially if you BRING BACK THE FIVE COURSE TASTER MENU ... PLEASE !

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JSims
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was great and the staff were friendly. They could do with sorting out the lighting as the bright lights don't help the ambience.

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KarenD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First experience eating out during Covid. Felt safe, food and service good.

KH
KarenH
Bath
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was tasty and in generous portions. The service was excellent. We had a lovely evening and will go back.

FAQs

The Moonraker is rated 4.5 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.