8 quirky restaurants in Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 16:31 03 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:31 03 February 2017

The Fat Duck by Jessica Spengler (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via flic.kr/p/bVKWU8

The Fat Duck by Jessica Spengler (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via flic.kr/p/bVKWU8


There are plenty of options when it comes to dining out in Berkshire. Here’s where you should head when you fancy something different…

The Fat Duck

This quirky, modern and vibrant restaurant owned by Heston Blumenthal is praised for its unusual, mouth-watering dishes. The food reflects Heston’s eccentric style, with succulent meats and ravishing deserts all provided in bright and colourful presentation. Bookings are snapped up as soon as available, so keep an eye out if it’s on your bucket list.

High Street, Bray

Sweeney & Todd

This brilliantly named restaurant is one of the longest standing restaurants in Berkshire and some say it’s the home of the best pies in the country. Sweeney & Todd doesn’t just boast amazing pies but also a friendly and relaxed atmosphere – it’s almost like your friendly local pub, only packing an extra punch.

10 Castle Street, Reading

Bel & The Dragon

The first thing you will notice about the Bel & Dragon is the stunning historic building the restaurant is housed in. A stark contrast of red brick walls and black panelling you just can’t miss. Not only does the restaurant look the part but it also offers a large variety of amazing foods. With its friendly ambience, this restaurant caters to many and all, whether a couple hoping for a romantic meal or a family celebrating a special occasion.

High Street, Cookham

Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen

With a quirky yet homely feel, this restaurant is considered one of the best in Berkshire for traditional Indian food with a spicy twist. Fabulously elegant with gourmet Indian dishes, you shouldn’t be disappointed by Mr Todiwala’s food and first class service. The quirkiness of the place doesn’t just come from its amazing name but its vibrant yet somehow relaxing ambience.

Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5, Poyle Road, Colnbrook

GOGOS Waterfront

Somewhat off the beaten track, its location would make it easy to miss this restaurant; however its quirky interior and amazing selection of foods commands the attention this place deserves and keeps bringing fans back. Overlooking the marina and Thames, not only will you get amazing food but also a breath-taking view and peaceful atmosphere.

Windsor Racecourse Marina

The Crown

A traditional country pub with a modern twist, The Crown serves pub grub in a whole new way. Whilst the restaurant is quaint, the food is packing a zesty fresh punch and enriching taste. It’s hard to be disappointed with traditional English food made with extra care, nor can you be disappointed by the relaxed vibe of this beautiful building.

The Moor, Cookham

The Chequers Brasserie

Quirky, unique, yet somehow still utterly British, The Chequers Brasserie is known for giving customers one of the best steaks in the country. This restaurant is the full package, with food that will explode with taste on your tongue and a simple, family friendly atmosphere.

Dean Lane, Cookham Dean

The Town Hall Courtyard

Great food and great service - what more could one expect from a great restaurant. Quiet and homely during the week but buzzing and vibrant during their well talked about Friday nights, The Courtyard serves both traditional English food with a gourmet twist as well as a selection of Italian options.

Town Hall Market Place, Wokingham

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