Restaurants in Windsor and Eton
There are a number of restaurants in Windsor but quite a few are chain restaurants. We wanted some hearty grub so chose The Flaming Cow just over the bridge on Eton High Street. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were friendly which is always a good sign!
There are over 12 burgers to choose from as well as a large selection of sharing fries and sides. The Buffalo Wings with blue cheese dip and celery sticks (8 for £6.60) were delicious. You just can’t go wrong with the hot sauce combined with the blue cheese.
We were really impressed with the Vintage Blue burger (£10) with dry aged beef patty, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, shoestring onions and ranch dressing. The burger was flavoursome and the mixture of dressings produced a messy but delicious burger. The Parmy (£10) with free range buttermilk chicken was coated in homemade paprika flour topped with mozzarella, homemade mariana sauce, lettuce, red onion, tomato and house mayo. The chicken did not feel too heavy so we had room for some Cajun Sweet Potato Fries with chipotle mayo (£3.7).
We washed this all down with a Brooklyn Lager and a Passionfruit Margarita.
As mentioned in my post on things to do in Windsor, we stayed at The Eton Mess Boutique Bar Restaurant and Rooms.
We had spied some great cocktails during the day so decided to sample some in the evening. I love it when a cocktail menu is inventive (not just the classics) but also not overly complicated and obscure. Andrea and Daniel are talented bartenders and place a lot of emphasis on quality and presentation.
We absolutely LOVED the Rhubarb Sour (£9): Rhubarb gin, Rosehip and Rhubarb cordial, lemon juice, egg white, Peychaud`s bitters. I could have drunk this all night but wanted to try a variety! The Amalfi (£9) with Sloe Gin, Sour Cherry and Hibiscus cordial, lemon juice, Prosecco tasted like a cherry sour. Probably too sweet for some but perfect for me.
The Eton Mess gin and tonic menu is similarly impressive. Served in large gin balloons (how else) there are a variety to choose from. We loved the Cucumber and Rose (£8.80) with Hendrick`s Gin, Fever-Tree Premium Tonic Water, cucumber & dried rose petals and the Rhubarb and Ginger with Warner Edwards Victoria`s Rhubarb Gin, Fever-Tree Ginger Ale, fresh orange (£9.50).
To accompany our cocktails we had some Halloumi Popcorn, Pomegrante & Yoghurt Dip (£6) which were bite sized chunks of delicious goodness! The Grilled Padron Peppers, Miso & Sesame (£5.7) were fantastic and we loved the sweetness of the miso.
Last (but certainly not least!) we had to sample the Festive Eton Mess (£8.50). With Meringue, Chocolate & Brandy Chantilly, Macerated Cherries, Mincemeat Ice cream, Cherry Coulis & Toasted Hazelnuts the dessert was so beautifully presented. The meringue was melt in the mouth delicious and this is a must order. Oh and was washed down nicely with an Espresso Martini!
The Eton Mess is a fantastic restaurant in Windsor and Eton with amazing cocktails, a friendly atmosphere and lovely staff.
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