11:46AM, Wednesday 01 August 2012
The area of Dorney Lake, officially named as Eton Dorney for the Olympics, is alive with Olympic fever.
Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough is bustling with visitors from other parts of the country and indeed the world.
Eating out at Dorney Lake is made easy with our top four list of eateries close to the action and the river.
Most of the restaurants and pubs in the area will be serving early breakfasts during the Olympic month to cater to visiting guests.
Dorney Court Kitchen Garden (DCKG) have fully embraced the Olympic spirit, with a display of torches on site and a specially designed sculpture to mark the event. They will be showing the rowing events on Dorney Lake live on the big screens and while you might not be able to see the action from DCKG, you will be able to hear the cheering and excitement as you watch the event live on screen.
Throughout the Olympics, DCKG will be open as usual and offering their usual selection of cream teas, meals and excellent coffee for locals and visitors alike.
Court Lane, Dorney, Berkshire, SL4 6QP, 01628 669999 - www.dckg.co.uk
The Palmer Arms is only a stone's throw from the event site and is perfect for families looking for a place to rest for lunch or light meal. With a children's play area recently installed, this could be the perfect spot for a pint in the sun with the family. Along with their traditional menu, The Palmer Arms serves up seasonal food and will be dishing up their daily roast hog feast from July 28 - August 10.
The Palmer Arms Ltd, Village Road, Dorney, Windsor, Bucks SL4 6QW, 016 2866 6612 - www.thepalmerarms.com
The Pineapple is a Grade II listed 15th Century pub located in Buckinghamshire’s most southerly village, close to the Thames in Dorney, boasting the Olympic rowing lake and the Jubilee River nature reserve. Perfect for visitors looking for a historic pub, the low-beamed look of the 15th-century roadside inn owes its name to the fact that Britain’s first pineapple was grown 200 yards away in the village of Dorney and presented to King Charles II in 1661 as an alternative to Nell Gwynn’s oranges.
Most pubs these days are family friendly, but The Pineapple is also dog-friendly, so it could well be the perfect place to park mid-walk. The Pineapple is locally renowned for their sandwiches, which is the only food they serve. With an extensive range of award-winning sarnies to choose from and a plenty real ales and ciders to boot, The Pineapple would make the perfect lunch time destination.
Lake End Road, Dorney, South Bucks, SL4 6QS - www.pineappledorney.co.uk
Not quite as close to the action, but equally tempting in terms of food, Tummies is a bit of a local secret. The only neighbourhood restaurant in the area, Tummies serves up a great selection of classics as well as some serious sandwiches in the adjacent deli.
Tummies will be opening early from 8am during the Games. They are also offering picnic hampers for those looking to enjoy the excitement of the Olympics in one of the many scenic areas in the neighbourhood.
5 Station Road, Cippenham, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 6JJ - www.tummies.net
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