10 reviews of crazy bear in English
An amazing place fantastic attention to detail by who ever carried out the refurbished it is a fantasy land even down to the w.c's the room we stayed in across the road was very comfortable and again refurbished to a very high standard. we dined at the Thai which was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
the crowning glory came after we left arrived home in London and realized that I had left the I-pad in the room the night staff at 23.00 went and check our room and found it for us! which meant we had an excuse to return the next day for Lunch at the pool on a perfect sunny day.
We will return
Lets start with the good things. There are two restaurants here, English and Thai and we went to the Thai and I must say the food was excellent.
However, they only book for two sittings on a Saturday night (not sure if its the same during the week) and we went for the later one. On arriving the bar was packed and the service for a drink was very slow indeed. We were told three times that our table was ready even before all our party had arrived, i guess to clear the bar area. The Thai dining area is actaully in another building so you have to walk down the road to take your seat. The service was slow in the restaurant in general and our bill at the end was wrong. So to sum up good food spoilt by poor/average service
I love the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton so when they opened up a new hotel, bar and restaurant in Beaconsfield, just 10 mins up the road, I was first in line to go and experience it!
The decor didn't disappoint but the first meal there at the English restaurant didn't hit the mark at all - our food was cold, the wrong order and the service was slow, slow, slow.
However, we then opted to try the Thai restaurant next and were completely blown away. The food was divine and the service was so much better than the other side. We've tried the take-away Thai and the quality was superb, so would highly recommend.
I've had lunch there a few times and a couple of girlie evenings out (mid week as you can't get into the bar at weekends without a food reservation).
It's expensive, but it's fun and it's always great to take someone who hasn't been before and take them to the toilets!!!
It's Crazy - go visit :-)
I recently went to Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield, which is local to where I live, and as expected I loved the atmosphere and environment much lovelier than the original Crazy Bear in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire although I have frequent this establishment many times. I had a superb meal in the English restaurant (there is the Thai option as an alternative) I opted for the lobster and a very nice Sav Blanc, followed by a tart tartin with amazing ice cream. The waiters and waitresses were incredibly attentive and made you feel very welcomed. Don't expect a cheap night out here, our bill came to £126.56 for 2 people. I would definitely go again and recommend that you go if you get a chance.
One of the coolest places I have ever been to, pure Miami / Ibiza eccentricity and it certainly attracts some appropriate people too. Going at the busier times just for a drink is unfortunately not as easy as the Oxford one, we were greeted at the door with “Do you have a reservation” which luckily we did (they give priority at the bar to diners and hotel guests) which is fair enough. The food is excellent in both Thai and English restaurants and whilst it is expensive when you have wine and / or cocktails, it’s an experience that is made special by the excellent service and amazing decor + great music.
If you are in the area you just have to call in…......THE DECOR…WELL, I’m not sure 'funky’ does it justice, the bar is Bizarre, and good fun, and the Toilets are unusual ,with some very confusing mirrors and open space between the ladies/gents.. you’ve been warned.
I went for lunch, drinks in the bar were served by the waiter, and my tomato juice was superbly presented with a celery tree in it.
At lunch we opted for the £10 ,2 course Farm Shop menu, certainly available on weekday lunches, not sure about Saturday.
The food was really good, and tasty.
It wasn’t very busy on the Friday lunch we went to, we were told this is unusual, I’d imagine Friday and saturday nights would have a real buzz.
I’m keepimg the details secret from some friends and just take them trhere and wait to see their jaws drop.
Just to confuse you there are no signs outside, so be sure you have the exact location befre you go.
The Crazy Bear group have added a hotel and restaurant in Old Beaconsfield. They already have the hotel & restaurant in Oxford and restaruant in London and now this one!
It is excellent - we went this week for my birthday and it was a unique experience! Definitely a “wow ” factor!
As you walk in, it is like being in Alice in Wonderland - a very funky bar and restaurant. we ate in the english restaurant ( they also have a thai one just afew doors down) and the food , ambience and service was excellent.
It is also not that expensive…the bedrooms ( we didn’t stay!) are quite pricey at almost £ 300.00 a night at weekends, however the restaurant is averagely priced which makes it accessible for most special occasions or weekend treats.
Something different and unique for this area….they even have an outdoor swimming pool!!
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