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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Berkshire

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Berkshire? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bombay Story - Maidenhead restaurant
4.8
4.8 (54)
£25 and under
Indian
Maidenhead
About the restaurant
Bombay Story is an informal, modern, genuine Indian kitchen; the concept is based on the highest quality Indian street and home cooked food. Salads, grills and breads feature in a short, but well thought out, versatile all-day menu.

Bombay Story perfectly designed to pivot between being a dine in, takeaway or delivery service business.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We went here just randomly with our 2 babies. Wasnt sure how the place would be, but we thoroughly enjoyed, had a lovely conversation with Aanchal and there was another guy, not sure about his name. They were superb host and help us with our selection, our kids too. Didnt felt like we went ther for the first time. Aanchal was very helpful. We had a nice chitchat and when they got to know it was my bday they gave us a surprise. Food was excellent, service was excellent, ambience was excellent. Will definitely give a second go. Thank you Bombay Story Team for making our evening a lovely one
A photo of Meat At The Parish restaurant
4.7
4.7 (825)
£41 and over
Steakhouse
Windsor
About the restaurant
We have listened to our customers & have decided to create a more "Adult Friendly" environment in our Windsor restaurant.
From 1st September 2017 we will welcome young diners over the age of 10 only. Thank you.

Meat at the Parish is a Premium Steak House and Cocktail Bar. We specialise in USDA corn fed beef & grass-fed Argentinian Pampas. We have an extensive wine list from around the world & a unique cocktail selection. Our restaurant is loved by locals and visitors alike. We go to great lengths to source the best ingredients for our guests.

Top review
LyndonJ
Dined 2 days ago
An excellent friendly and welcoming restaurant. Focussing mainly on aged old meat - we were sat next to the meat fridge which displayed the meat coming from Smithfield Market. I can highly recommend the rib eye which was cooked as asked. A really good enjoyable experience.
A photo of Patch On The Plaza restaurant
4.7
4.7 (125)
£26 to £40
British
Windsor
About the restaurant
Patch on the Plaza is Windsor's only fully alfresco restaurant & bar.

Designed to accommodate the British seasons, Patch is a cosy, fairy-lit Winter wonderland that transforms in to an open-air oasis throughout the summer months!

In partnership with Test Kitchen Food, we serve locally-sourced ingredient-led small plates, seasonal cocktails & good vibes all year round.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Another fun evening with some close friends at Patch. It is our go to place for great food, ambience and service. Millie and the team have done such a great job with this space and thoroughly deserve the recognition they are receiving. Not a cheap evening but still value for money. Highly recommended.
A photo of The Ivy Royal Windsor Brasserie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3363)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Windsor
About the restaurant
The newly opened Ivy Royal Windsor is the latest gem in our modern-day brasserie crown. Located close to Windsor Castle, it is the perfect place for locals and the visitors who flock here to see the changing of the guard ceremony, to enjoy delectable dishes and celebratory drinks.

In light of Windsor's rich royal heritage, beautifully designed interiors are brimming with elegant touches. Delicate shades of red and gold feature on sumptuous soft furnishings and in the finish of our sophisticated central bar, while pretty jewel-like colours can also be seen in stunning murals and carefully-curated artworks. The Ivy Royal Windsor's all-encompassing menu lists delicious modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics, as well as show-stopping desserts, new-season cocktails and afternoon teas fit for a queen.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Above expectation! The Ivy decor and setting previously have outperformed the quality of the menu. However the Ivy have vastly improved the menu. An excellent experience.
A photo of Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1119)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Reading
About the restaurant
Home to one of the largest music festivals in the UK, Reading is the perfect place to drum up an appetite. Luckily, there’s a Bill’s waiting for you in the centre of town. Swing on by to tuck into one of our signature dishes after a day of shopping, or perhaps re-hydrate after a gorgeous walk along the Thames. In front of our beautiful restaurant you will find the sunshine terrace and above the main restaurant we have a stunning private dining room that can suit parties from 15 to 40 seated or up to 70 standing!
Top review
Waffles
Dined on May 6, 2024
The staff were so lovely! We were a party of 3 with a pram and an injured leg and they accommodated all of our needs. They were super busy but attentive. One waitress made an error with our order but was so kind to apologise and then comped our dessert. Thank you to each and every one of you that day you really made us welcome!
A photo of Bill's Café Bar - Newbury restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1044)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Newbury
About the restaurant
Welcome to the new chapter of Bill’s! Bill’s Café & Bar in Newbury. Discover our relaxed and casual space, designed for your convenience. Whether you’re unwinding after a busy day, planning a playful date, or sparking creativity during work hours, Bill’s Café & Bar provides the perfect ambiance for every occasion.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
A great meal with very friendly staff. I had asked for a table at the front of the restaurant in the window when I booked; they didn’t manage it though. The ‘pot of tea for two’ was only about half full and the teabags must be waterproof! I’ll be asking for more water and at least 2 more teabags next time!
A photo of Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Windsor restaurant
4.4
4.4 (888)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Windsor
About the restaurant
Located just a five-minute stroll away from His Majesty’s castle, why not pop in and visit Bill’s of Windsor on your way back from seeing the King? Get acquainted with our finest dishes (minus all the confusing silverware) or share a few drinks with your own royal family. Everyone is welcome!
Top review
LisaR
Dined 5 days ago
Menu choice not the best. Very quiet for a Friday night. I had the fish pie and when it was served the waitress should have mentioned it was extremely hot as I burnt the roof of my mouth. The wine was poured and not asked if we could try beforehand. Choice of veg is only green beans, nothing else
A photo of The Poachers Gastro Pub restaurant
4.4
4.4 (88)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Wokingham
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Poachers Gastro Pub.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 21, 2024
This was the first time we have tried this place. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. My son had the burger which he really enjoyed, while I had the fish. They gave us loads of really nicely cooked chips. He had fries and I had thick cut. The chips were crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside, and not greasy at all. The fish and it's batter was really excellent, not greasy like the one I had the other side of town a few weeks ago. This one was cooked just perfect. It definitely deserves a return visit with my wife and some friends.
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Wokingham restaurant
4.3
4.3 (28)
£25 and under
French
Wokingham
About the restaurant
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.
Top review
somsinW
Dined on May 8, 2024
We had birthday celebration everything was so wonderful . Staffs are amazing. We really enjoyed food and desserts! It’s so lovely. We even got birthday banner ready for us. It was a nice touch! Very recommended. Fantastic place to celebrate. Thanks again.
A photo of Bluegrass BBQ - Reading restaurant
3.6
3.6 (605)
£25 and under
Barbecue
Reading
About the restaurant
Now taking Christmas bookings! Fantastic festive set menu including your own private 'speakeasy' private room, from only £25 per person.. See bluegrass-bbq.com/christmas for details!

Situated on bustling Gun St in the centre of Reading. With a passion for Real American BBQ, it is our quest to bring the genuine flavours of the Southern States to the UK.

For lunch & dinner we serve our smoked meats, all cooked the true American way which means our BBQ pitmasters work around the clock to ensure the 'cue we serve when our doors open is the best you will find - it takes nearly 48 hours of loving care and attention to perfect each of our smoked meat cuts.

For breakfast every weekend from 9am, we serve up freshly made-to-order American pancakes with delicious toppings, as well as fully loaded smoked breakfast plates.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Called up to say we were running a bit late for our booking and spoke to a very polite lady who offered to move our booking to a later time. We arrived and was seated straight away, the lady explained the QR code to us and our food came out in good time. The food tasted amazing as always and all the staff were very polite and attentive.
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