We are lucky enough to visit many eateries in the south Bucks area to review them for our hungry readers. Every now and then, however, we come across somewhere truly special.

This is what we found at 15 Queen Street, Maidenhead. A charming and friendly pub which is also a high quality restaurant, a warm atmosphere and a unique place to visit.

I had a beautiful cocktail to start and we both indulged in the Paso Doble Argentinian Malbec to accompany our courses. Both perfectly fit the ambience of the historic venue with a roaring fire, and yet there is nothing pretentious about 15 Queen Street.

Sat beside our extremely romantic table was a group of local lads planning a stag do and tucking into hearty burgers – highlighting the venue’s aim to be ‘the place to be every night of the week’, and importantly – for every group of people. It feels as though a gentleman’s club has opened its doors to a cocktail hideaway to which everyone is welcome!

We definitely felt like we were being let in on a well-kept secret as we shared our starter of Crispy Ox Cheek with Cured Beef, Beer Pickled Onion & Onion Ketchup (£7.50).

Little touches such as the inclusion of garlic and dill in the butter and freshly baked bread rolls and the beautiful presentation of the courses draw you into the dishes served in cosy surroundings.

As it is National Pie Week – my husband was delighted to opt for the Cotswold Chicken, Ham Hock & Leek ‘Pie’, Mustard Creamed Potatoes (£16.00).

Even though the steaks are 15 Queens Street's signature serving, this has clearly made them pay even closer attention to the alternatives on the menu. My husband’s ‘Pie’, was served spectacularly in a dome of pastry, absolutely packed with succulent ingredients.

If we return, I would happily order a pie – there is no fear of an excess of flavourless, stodgy pastry here. The flavour is so light and has been treated to a sizeable amount of the signature garlic and dill butter, if your mouth isn’t watering already it should be!

I was spoilt rotten with my 8oz Fillet (£29.00), served with Skinny Fries and Stilton sauce, we also opted for a side of Creamed Spinach and Truffled Mac & Cheese (£3.50 each).

Every single flavour is unctuous and earthy in equal measure – truly decadent food made from such high quality ingredients that make these dishes so moreish.

My husband had Crème Brulee (£5.50) to finish a truly outstanding meal.

When to go? Any day of the week. Loyal clientele visit throughout the week which includes work types and families.

What is special? The premier venue for Bottomless Brunch in Maidenhead, amazing staff such as Kat and her team, who hold themselves to the highest standards.

What can we expect? Great music, excellent food and a huge variety of real ales, cocktails and boutique wines.