The Hart Street Tavern

4.4
273 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 273 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmmaB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere, would return. Excellent service

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HettieW
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love it here! The new chef has added much more vegetarian options which is fantastic - keep up the great work team!!

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TomB
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good to see the garden being used properly- they should make more of it. Food was good too

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CarlosT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Great food and great staff -see you soon!

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AnitaR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service & lovely food. Highly recommend

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sallyr
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails -great outdoor area and can’t wait to use the indoors! highly recommend

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OliviaB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

A nice walled garden feel out from the hustle and bustle of the street. Yummy pizza and lovely people.

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AndreaG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been looking forward to our visit for some months and despite the adjustments made in view of the pandemic you have done an amazing job! We felt at ease right from the moment we stepped in the door. Staff were very friendly. Good choice of menu. In fact, I’d welcome the recipe for the herb Mayo and the Lemon and Raspberry Creme Brûlée?!
Very clean too. I have recommended the restaurant on Facebook and Instagram 😊

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DeniseH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal and great service at lunchtime. We were chilly and moved after we had eaten to a table in the sun. Surprised no outdoor heaters.

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Jodeacon
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant in the heart of Henley. Our children enjoyed their meals as much as we did.

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Nettie29
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and wine as always. Great efficient and friendly service too.
Never fails to deliver !

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Karen
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Didn’t appreciate prices for Prosecco and wine, and being charged for comedy bowl of capers. Sort it out , lots of competition and alternative places to go.
Karen Yuholes, Henley on Thames.

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ELET128
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely selection of food, great taste and great service. We’ll be coming back!

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CarolineR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sunday Roast was excellent, as was the starter and the service.

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Somebody
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Caters for everyone’s needs. Shame it shuts at 10pm.

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NicolaH
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for lunch and sat in patio area at the back. Service extremely welcoming and friendly. Varied menu and we enjoyed all our courses which were well cooked and presented. Quite pricey but would recommend for a tasty lunch and pleasant ambience.

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HannahH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, the chocolate and passion fruit dessert was very special. We will definitely be returning soon.

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Alistair
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

I and my family of five dined at your restaurant on Christmas Eve.
I booked the table online via OpenTable on the 18th December.The only availability was for an outdoor table at 5pm.
I was prepared to accept an outdoor table as your web site promised an under cover and heated environment.

It was not what we had expected given the several good experiences that we have had since you opened the restaurant in Henley.

Upon arrival at 5pm prompt we were escorted to the garden via an almost empty restaurant.After ordering drinks and food from the outdoor menu,I asked for the burner adjacent to our table to be turned on.Despite several attempts by a member of staff the heater could not be lit.We were then told that it had been problematic during the day.
We asked if we could be seated inside and were told that the restaurant was fully booked.Instead we were offered complementary mulled wine and that the manager would attend to the burner.
We did not see or hear from the manager.

We endured the cold however my wife and I decided to curtail our evening earlier than we had hoped for.
Upon leaving at 6.15, the restaurant was no busier than when we had arrived.
My sons who left 30 minutes after us at 6.45 confirm that there were still only four tables taken.

I am not happy with the way in which we were treated and as things stand I will not be returning to your restaurant anytime soon even after the restrictions are lifted.

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SheilaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience3

Good choose of vegetarian and vegan options and a delicious cote de beouf to share for the carnivores, we did not have a pudding but had another cocktai which was lovely finish to our meal.
I found the noise level rather loud and it was difficult to hear our guest.

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jerm
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, good atmosphere, excellent staff and food to enjoy - a perfect night out.

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Nugget
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious meal with great service. Great wine list too.

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RogerH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant experience with excellent staff who made the occasion special. Food and presentation was superb well done!

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vipFiggy
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, very good food and the best pineapple daquiri!

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside dining at its finest! Amazing pizzas with delicious toppings. Everyone is so happy to help in our unusual world. Great social distancing. lovely, warm and cosy under the tent.

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NicolaH
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a comfortable, attractive venue. Food well presented and well cooked. Service attentive and pleasant. Slightly pricey though.

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BustersHuman
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was superb, even though times are difficult. The Tavern did a great job with outdoor seating / tenting / heating.....it created a nice ambience and was perfectly warm. The service was a bit patchy though with no explanation as to how to order. Once we figured out you had to use the QR code, only one person's phone could pick up the menu so we had to pass that round to read it which defeats the point of not having a menu. The waitresses pretty much ignored us and we had to keep asking for drinks....to order....the bill etc. Considering there were only 4 occupied tables outside that was a bit poor. Finally we were a bit shocked by the bill......the drinks are VERY expensive and a 15% gratuity is automatically added.

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AnthonyN
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice friendly place. Food satisfactory but not fine dining. Good wine selection

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LYds
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and staff
Highly recommend

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LynnF
Berkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly welcoming service and well paced. The hake and risotto dish we had was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

Family Sunday dinner out after shopping. Only people in the restaurant. Staff were attentive but the food was unfortunately not very good. Shame as we had a few Sunday’s booked in for family meals which I will now cancel :(, shame.

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Jane
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend Hart Street Tavern. The fish dish was top notch, absolutely delicious.

JM
JoannaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outside area would highly recommend! Lovely pizza too!

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AdamW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night. Very good food and lovely cocktails as well.

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jerm
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Like the wide choice of menu - anything from their pizza oven is wonderful. Staff great and food delicious - a great place for a night out.

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Reynard
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food, ambience and service very good, but could have done more as far as social distancing was concerned. Tables may just have been one metre apart, but it didn't feel like much had been done to be 100% sure.

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vipLouise
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time and the food was very good ! As we’re the cocktails ! Very enjoyable evening !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to be back in restaurants. The food was amazing and the service was like something from a Michelin star restaurant. 10/10!

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jamesq
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, good vibe, great food.
It's not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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CathyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic last night before lockdown. Great food and atmosphere, just what we needed!
Thank you so much.

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jerm
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff efficient and helpful; excellent menu and food superb,
Great atmosphere.
Great place to eat

FAQs

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

The Hart Street Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 273 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.