It's been a long old winter and the chance to sit outside our favourite pub, cafe or restaurant and enjoy a meal we haven't had to cook, is a welcome treat for many. Here are some local options.
The Nags Head, Great Missenden, is a 4 star hotel and restaurant with a lovely garden and fun tippee in which to dine outside. The Anglo-French menu is a cut above and the large garden is the perfect place to unwind with a glass of your favourite tipple. It's recently been voted number 1 in The Telegraph's Top 50 Best Pubs with Gardens too!
The Royal Oak, Marlow, is also included in The Telegraph's Top 50 Best Pubs with Gardens, and have heated tables and seats for you to enjoy a slap up meal just under a mile from the centre of Marlow.
The Full Moon, Hawridge, has done a sterling job with its bakery counter throughout lockdown and it will continue to open from 9am. There is a large garden with 2 marquees in which to enjoy their food and drinks and with its location on the common, is great for walkers and cyclists.
The Three Oaks, Gerrards Cross, is an award-winning pub with a Michelin Bib Gourmand. They have a large terrace and selection of weather proof pods which you can book with a deposit, in case it looks like rain.
The Pointer, Brill, has a dine-in bar, restaurant and rooms but for now, only the terrace is open which has covered areas in case of bad weather. This stylish country pub has really good food and great walks nearby in the idyllic hill top village of Brill, famous for its windmill and stunning view.
The Chequers Inn, Wooburn Common, is opening on April 30th for outdoor eating. This family-run 17th century inn has loads of outdoor space and a great brasserie-style menu.
Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar, Amersham, is a fine dining Indian restaurant with twice Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar at the helm. From Monday 12th April, you can dine on their terrace with a selection of Indian inspired BBQ dishes and their a la carte menu to tempt you.
The Grange, Saunderton, is the restaurant for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and our four legged friends are very welcome. Enjoy a great selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch option on their terrace in the heart of The Chilterns.
Rumsey's Chocolaterie, Wendover and Thame, has redesigned its menu to focus on chocolates and sweet treats. Their signature espresso-sized hot chocolate drinks now come in more varieties - dark chilli, hazelnut and orange & ginger - plus they've added ice cream baskets to their menu. Pop along to their outdoor spaces from Monday and find out what else is new in their relaunch.
Taplow House Hotel is a classic country house hotel with quality food and drinks. Enjoy a fabulous meal on their terrace overlooking stunning parkland.