The best restaurants in Windsor

Whether you’re looking for a traditional tea shop, riverside brasserie or sophisticated dining venue, you’ll find it in Windsor.

1) The Brasserie at Sir Christopher Wren

With glorious river views and a stunning bar and terrace, The Brasserie at Sir Christopher Wren offers upscale dining in the heart of Windsor. Large windows let you watch boats and swans glide down the Thames as you enjoy the delicious all day menu and fine wines from around the world. Go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, whether you are in Windsor on a weekend break or living nearby.
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2) Giggling Squid

It’s been 20 years since co-founders and owners, Andy and Pranee first dreamt up their Thai tapas menu that’s still so popular on the Giggling Squid menu today. In 2002 they huddled together in the basement of a little fisherman’s cottage (now the Giggling Squid Brighton restaurant!) and devised a plan to bring the true Thai mealtime buzz to the UK. 

Giggling Squid's quirky restaurants are as much a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, with bold and vibrant interiors, full of florals and colour celebrating Thailand’s rich landscape, and the Windsor restaurant is no exception. 

The restaurant has the most famous neighbour of all, facing the Queen’s residence, Windsor Palace! Giggling Squid is just a three minute walk to the River, with boutique shops nearby and the Theatre Royal next door.

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Interior of the Giggling Squid, Windsor.
Pad Thai at the Giggling Squid, Windsor.

3) The Fox & Hounds

The award-winning Fox and Hounds is a haven. Food is fit for royalty, with meat arriving directly from The Crowne Estate next door and fresh fish coming straight from the Cornish coast to diners’ plates. Whilst the menu epitomises sterling pub grub, the food is far from the usual imaginings of standard fare. The Fox and Hounds kitchen takes classics and elevates them to the status of their blue-blooded suppliers.


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4) Honest Burgers

With over 10 years experience, Honest Burgers would like to think that they are now pretty good at burgers and chips. Good enough just isn’t good enough at Honest Burger. They are all about top quality beef, the best potatoes and good times. 

A great burger starts with great beef – Honest Burgers beef comes from small farms in Gloucestershire. The burgers are made from chuck and rib cap (the bit that’s skimmed off a rib eye steak). It’s more expensive, but it makes their burgers juicier, with a ‘good bite’. It means you can actually taste the beef – really great beef – not just meat. And that’s exactly how it should be.


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Burger at Honest Burger, Windsor
Burger at Honest Burger, Windsor

5) À la Russe

Modern French & World cuisine in the heart of Windsor, just 200 meters from Windsor Castle. Food is always freshly prepared & cooked by the team at À la Russe under the guidance of Chef-patron Andre.

Originally opened in 1995 as "Cornucopia Bistro", this restaurant established a strong reputation for good quality freshly prepared homemade food & with recent updates & improvements, “A la Russe” is taking it to the next level.

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6) The Crown and Cushion Inn

The Crown and Cushion is a delightful pub with 8 en-suite rooms. Situated in the picturesque setting of Eton High Street, just a stones throw from Windsor, the pub is surrounded by history. Dating back to the 1600's, The Crown and Cushion has been an Inn since 1753. Just minutes walk from Windsor Castle and Eton College and a short drive away from various attractions including Legoland, Royal Ascot Racecourse and Cliveden House. Having recently been refurbished, The Crown and Cushion offers you good food and good accommodation at reasonable prices.

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Fish & Chips at the Crown & Cushion Inn, Windsor.

7 ) The Real Greek

The food served at The Real Greek comes from the delicious and healthy diet of the Eastern Mediterranean, where people have a passion for food, family and life. The wonderful flavours and the variety found in Greek food can be traced back to ancient times – and on this diet Ancient Greeks, like Alexander the Great, conquered the world!

The dishes that have been created are inspired by those epic journeys and benefit from the many different cultures and influences that now shape modern Greek cuisine. the menu and the atmosphere in The Real Greek restaurants bring back the memories and the spirit of Greece. Eating in Greece is never rushed. The Real Greek take their time, engage in discussion and love to share their food with friends and family.

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8) The Greene Oak

The Greene Oak is a charming neighbourhood pub with a market-fresh daily changing menu. Disenchanted with the big city, James Lyon Shaw and Jamie Dobbin – who met working in the kitchen at the world famous Ivy restaurant – traded in London’s sooty tube and concrete vistas in favour of Windsor’s leafy scenery and community spirit.

The Greene Oak prides itself on offering a diverse selection of wines, beers, cask ales and ciders. The carefully selected wine list offers an accessible range of bottles to suit all tastes and dishes. While the solid oak bar houses three rotating cask ales, premium lagers and ciders available on tap as well as a classic collection of bottled beers. The talented bar team can even turn their hand to cocktails if a post-dinner Old Fashioned takes your fancy. For those taking it easy, our range of Fenteman soft drinks, Fevertree tonics and juices have got you covered.

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The Greene Oak, Windsor

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