Henley’s roaming restaurant specialists are offering an intimate, boutique event this week from which to watch The Henley Royal Regatta.

Many enclosures along the all-day rowing event will host between 500 and 1,000 people, however Chateau Marmot promise an event for less than 100 people with a much more relaxed approach to the day.

Chateau Marmot owner, Henley-born Theo Cooper, says: “I’ve been coming to the Regatta for years so I know there are plenty of options out there for enjoying a day by the river - but none quite like what we have in mind.

“Our enclosure has a great view and position, but sits across the river from the main course so enjoys a different kind of atmosphere; relaxed and unpretentious but still a great place to dress up and have some fun. Myself and the team are working hard to bring a beautifully decorated space full of the finest things to eat, the best drinks to be enjoyed and some great live music.

“We’re offering visitors and locals something different, simply a perfect summer’s day by the river free from the overly commercialised crush on the other side. If you’re serious about food, drinks and having a damn good time, this is the place to be.”

Central to the event will be a four-course meal from chef Tim ‘Tonto’ Yates and a cocktail bar manned by some of London’s best bartenders.

Henley locals will know Tim as the architect of Chateau Marmot’s recent winter Hunting Lodge feast but foodies and those further afield will know him from The Mondrian Hotel, 100 Hoxton or for his event work with Ottolenghi’s Ramael Scully and Bompas & Parr.

Theo tells me: “One of our big things is using small, local suppliers like Bosley Patch where Tamsin, who runs it, has grown a lot of stuff especially for the event.”

In keeping with their food mile policy is the use of homegrown flowers which will be arranged by floral stylist Jane McFarlane Duckworth and The Flower Union whose clients include Valentino, McQueen and Chanel.

Theo is offering all readers of the Bucks Free Press 33 per cent off the ticket prices with the code BUCKS.

Culden Faw Meadows, Henley-On-Thames, RG93AG, Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1 from 10am. Details: eat@chateaumarmot.co.uk, chateaumarmot.co.uk