On the banks of the River Thames, right beside the Bell Weir Lock, you’ll find the Lock Bar and Kitchen, housed within The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa. Offering a sense of occasion without pretension, The Lock is a stylish, contemporary eatery. It has held an AA rosette for culinary excellence since 2016. The kitchen team believes in letting the ingredients speak for themselves, so simple, quality produce can be found at the core of this delightfully unfussy bill of modern fare.
Enjoy fresh seasonal dishes that allow fresh local ingredients to speak for themselves – nothing too intricate or over-complicated, all freshly prepared on a daily basis and presented in a relaxed setting. Expect the likes of smoked salmon with soda bread and chive crème fraîche, and burrata with heirloom tomatoes and aged balsamic to start. Mains may include market-fresh fish of the day, and Dingley Dell pork chop served with black pudding and apple croquette, and grain mustard jus. Favourites such as cod and chips with homemade ketchup, beefburger with chips and relish, and the chef’s homemade pasta are popular staples. Changing regularly to refl ect the best of the season’s produce, the selection also includes daily specials from the blackboard.
Desserts offer a tempting array of choice, with delights such as lemon meringue and elderflower tart with Chantilly cream and decadent berry cheesecake with fruit coulis on offer. If you’re not of the sweet-toothed persuasion, why not plump for a selection of British farmhouse cheese with homemade fruit chutney, walnut and raisin bread.
During the summer months, The Lock Bar and Kitchen makes the most of its beautiful location, with tables spilling out onto a charming riverside terrace where you can enjoy an indulgent dessert. Watch the world go by with a drink from the great selection of wine on offer, sourced from independent producers. The kitchen team here is as passionate about providing a great dining experience as the waiting staff, and you’re guaranteed a memorable meal whenever you visit. The fantastic Sunday roast offering is incredibly popular; sample your choice of the best of local meat with all the traditional trimmings.
If wining and dining in a genuinely welcoming environment is what you seek, look no further than The Lock Bar and Kitchen.