For 2023 we've partnered with local Henley food and drink businesses to guide you to some of the best places to grab a bite to eat or a quick drink in between events.
Opened in December 2021, Pavilion is an award-winning, independent delicatessen, fine food store and cookery school. Located in a beautiful grade II listed building dating back to the 1400’s, Pavilion has a prominent location in the centre of Henley’s historic Market Place, also home to the annual Henley Royal Regatta. With a team of talented chefs creating deli dishes with the best local ingredients and producers in our open plan kitchen, Pavilion is more than just a shop, it is a sensory celebration of the delicious flavours and aromas of wonderful food. We aim to create restaurant quality food, but not at restaurant prices. We are incredibly proud to have won a number of awards for our products, such as being awarded the highest 3-Star accolade at the 2022 Great Taste Awards as well as Gold at the Global Spirits for our Pavilion gins, and also having our fish pie rated as the best in the country.
Our role in the community is hugely important to us, and in addition to being a hub of all thing’s foodie – including a wide range of cookery classes, catering and events – we also love to guide budding chefs of the future through our work with local school children. At Pavilion, we aim to build bonds through a love of food.
Giggling Squid is all about food with personality, cooked with expertise and shared with generosity. At its heart is the spirit of Thai mealtimes – plentiful dishes, bold flavours and authentic ingredients – to be shared and enjoyed together.
Founded by husband-and-wife team, Andy and Pranee, Giggling Squid was inspired by Pranee’s childhood food memories and a shared determination to bring the Thai mealtime ethos to the UK food scene – informal, adventurous, and truly welcoming. Together they created a unique Thai Tapas menu – lots of small dishes to enjoy together, which is still a favourite amongst guests today.
The menu offers something for everyone from luscious curries, spicy Thai salads, noodles and stir fries and delicious vegan dishes. Giggling Squid also offers a range of cocktails from classics to signature Thai twist tipples alongside a selection of alcohol-free sips. There’s also a special kids’ menu.
Located in the centre of town, not far from the various venues hosting the Henley Literary Festival, the décor at Giggling Squid Henley is bright, bold and botanical offering guests a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, something Pranee is passionate about as she adds her own personal touch to every restaurant.
MODERN FRENCH FOOD IN HENLEY
Discover our modern French food in Henley, right at the heart of this quaint market town.
Just five minutes walk from Henley train station, Côte Brasserie Henley sits proudly at the crossroads of some of the town’s most historic streets. Amongst the quirky shops and independent galleries of the town centre, we simply couldn’t be better placed – whether for delicious breakfast and brunch fare, a lunchtime treat or an elegant dinner.
Take a riverside stroll along the Thames and then stop by our bright modern space to sample contemporary French cooking at its finest. Or discover our secret garden, where you can hide away from the bustling streets in a courtyard oasis.
Book a table online at cote.co.uk/restaurant/henley-on-thames
Where the River Thames meets the historic market town of Henley discover the perfect waterside retreat, a 16th-century coaching inn now reimagined for a life well lived today. Enjoy the easy familiarity of spending time in one of the 40 individually designed rooms at The Relais Henley, inspired by the liveliness of the Thames as it flows through the surrounding English countryside. Live our centuries of stories, as you discover dining at the Clipper Restaurant, cocktails at the Quarterdeck bar or al fresco meals in our inner courtyard. Dip into our meeting and workspace in the Palm Court, Petit Palm or Clip Bar while watching the rowers on the river. Fully renovated in 2020/2021
Coppa Club Henley sits in the heart of Henley, neighbouring the cinema and the theatre. The venue is designed for you to settle in and use for the day, and offers a variety of spaces, with all-day dining, co-working, drinking, and socialising all under one roof. Walk in’s welcome.
Coppa Club Henley are so pleased to be sponsoring Henley Literary Festival this year! Guests will be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco at Coppa Club Henley for every ticketholder*
*T&Cs: One complimentary 125ml glass of Prosecco per Henley Literary Festival ticket, maximum one glass per person. Only valid at Coppa Club Henley between 30/9/23 – 8/10/23. Not valid with any other offers.
Nestled in the picturesque town of Henley-on-Thames, The Henley Larder is a delicatessen and food store. Owner & Henley native Zoe Ferreira shares her enthusiasm and knowledge to create a place to showcase local and small food & beverage producers.