The Bull Inn at Bisham
Marlow Road, Bisham, SL7 1RR
Buckinghamshire and Berkshire are laden with gastronomic jewels; while some come and go, the standard bearers remain thanks to their remarkable consistency. Among those illustrious few is The Bull Inn at Bisham. Today The Bull Inn is a reflection of one family’s passion for culinary excellence. The Lopez family, boasting over 40 years’ experience in fine dining, works tirelessly to provide the shire’s culinary elite with a truly exceptional dining experience that revolves around a classic French menu with certain Spanish influences. This establishment offers a choice of dining options – you can choose either The Restaurant or the less formal Bisham Bar, or even enjoy a private family or business dinner in The Private Room. Those dining in The Restaurant are first led to the private cocktail lounge, where they are invited to sip a pre-meal aperitif while reading the lavish menu. Dishes feature the finest ingredients from Smithfield and Billingsgate markets. Offerings from the sea include the freshest selections of Dover sole, skate, lobster and rock sea oysters, while the vast meat selection ranges from T-bone steak to rack of lamb. In the dining room, flames from the flambées being prepared light up the room and the bouquets emitted from some of the finest vintage wines, which are decanted by expert sommeliers, really accentuate the theatre of the experience. The immaculately presented team conveys a sense of occasion while being very friendly and attentive. Once the main course is finished, the sweet trolley is steered towards the table, having resided up until this point in the centre of the dining room. The anticipation is now over and guests are free to make impulsive selections from an impressive array. Alongside the sweet trolley there is also an impressive collection of Champagne, Cognac and Port to choose from. This establishment is a rare example of a dying breed – one that upholds those time-honoured practices that are essential for a traditional fine dining experience. A simple yet focused ethos of retaining the simplicity of the food allows the ingredients to shine, and it is clear the Lopez family have a very special rapport with their clients. These unique personal touches make The Bull an exceptional dining venue, worthy of the acclaim it continues to receive.