Restaurants in the Windsor & Maidenhead area
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a truly tasty destination and after a busy day enjoying the local sights you will be looking for the perfect restaurant to eat, drink and relax.
Lucky for you then that the borough has a wide range of great restaurants and places to eat that cater for all budgets and all tastes!
Some offer al fresco dining in the warmer weather too – what could be nicer?
Enjoy a delicious meal at one of our local hotels in the Windsor, Maidenhead or Ascot area: many of our hotel restaurants in Windsor have AA dining rosettes so you can be assured of a fine dining experience.
Discover a village pub or an historic inn in the countryside. The Fox and Hounds is located at one of the entrances to Windsor Great Park and the Olde Bell, Hurley is a stunning 12th-century coaching inn.
As the beautiful River Thames meanders through the Royal Borough, explore the fine pubs and hotels by the water. Try the Boatman Riverside Restaurant & Gastropub, the Brasserie at Sir Christopher Wren, the Lock Bar & Kitchen at the runnymede-on-thames, the Riverside Restaurant at the Compleat Angler or the Oakley Court Hotel.
You can even enjoy lunch, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch or dinner cruise afloat on the River Thames with the newly-opened Bateaux Windsor Cruises.
Check out the town centres for a mixture of both independent restaurants in Windsor – such as Francesco’s in both Maidenhead and Windsor and the Courtyard Café – as well as familiar high street chains such as Wagamama, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Carluccio’s and Bill’s.
Your taste buds can certainly expect to be taken on a trip round the world as there are many different types of cuisine – including British, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Thai, French, Nepalese, Moroccan, Indian – just waiting to be sampled.
Fine dining in Bray
Keen foodies will have the village of Bray, near Maidenhead, on their radar. For a relatively small place, Bray is BIG on fine food; three Michelin-starred restaurants make it a culinary Mecca!
First up is the Waterside Inn (run by the Roux brothers), which has been turning out impeccable and sophisticated French dishes since 1972.
The Fat Duck is Heston Blumenthal’s outrageously experimental restaurant offering guests a truly unique dining experience. The Fat Duck is current being refurbished and reopens late 2015.
And if this wasn’t enough, Caldesi in Campagna offers the finest of Tuscan cooking on the banks of the River Thames in Bray.
Restaurants in the Maidenhead area
Maidenhead has some top Italian restaurants where you can relax and enjoy great food and drink.
Combine a trip to see the latest film release at the Odeon with a bite to eat in one of the local restaurants.
Stanley Spencer’s scenic birthplace Cookham has some good options: Malik’s is an award-winning Indian tandoori place and there’s another Bel & The Dragon located in an ancient coaching inn on the High Street.
A little further downstream in Bray, the Riverside Brasserie is set in an idyllic location in Bray Marina.
There’s another Michelin star to catch at the Royal Oak Paley Street in Littlefield Green near Maidenhead where a 17th-century pub conceals a great modern British/European dining room.
Restaurants in Windsor and Eton
Back in Windsor the following eating places offers visitors culinary and cultural diversity. Al Fassia is a small but stylish Moroccan restaurant decked out with wooden shutters and rich fabrics; they serve homemade tagines, couscous and lots of vegetarian dishes such as Zaalouk (grilled aubergines with tomato) and Mangoub (broad bean stew).
At Bel & The Dragon you’ll find fresh modern British food on the menu and a bright interior with some ancient features such as inglenook fireplaces and oak beams: food and drink has been served from this spot since the 11th century.
In the cobbled streets surrounding Windsor Guildhall discover Latino, a traditional, family-run taverna offering an authentic taste of Greece where specialities include traditional meze with over 20 different dishes to try.
With so many dining options near the Theatre Royal, Windsor, there is plenty of choice for a pre-theatre supper too before the curtain goes up.
Restaurants in Ascot
Visitors going really upmarket can check out the fabulous restaurants located within luxury country-house hotels such as Coworth Park.
So what are you waiting for? Search Food and Drink (above right) to find the perfect place to eat. Bon Appetit!
Royal Borough Highlights
The Boatman riverside restaurant and gastropub is the perfect location to soak up...
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