The Tower Brasserie at The Harte & Garter Hotel

2 reviews

The Harte & Garter Hotel, High Street, Windsor , Windsor, SL4 1PH

The Tower Brasserie at The Harte and Garter Hotel

SquareMeal Review of The Tower Brasserie at The Harte & Garter Hotel

As you might expect of a hotel in tourist-rich Windsor, menus at The Tower Brasserie are stoutly British, flying the flag for native dishes. Soups include brown Windsor, there are oysters, crabs & lobsters, fish pie or fish & chips, while dedicated meat lovers are offered a choice of steaks & weekend roasts. Similarly, puddings are in the trifle, crumble, steamed sponge comfort zone. But there’s more modern cooking too, such as corn-fed chicken, sauteed spinach & wild mushroom ragout or sea bass with leeks, mussels & red wine reduction. Striking views of Windsor Castle make a great backdrop.

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The Tower Brasserie at The Harte & Garter Hotel Location

The Harte & Garter Hotel, High Street, Windsor , Windsor SL4 1PH

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-10pm

The Tower Brasserie at The Harte & Garter Hotel's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.0

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Service: 6.0

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Atmosphere: 6.5

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Value: 6.0

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

15 November 2011

I found the tower very good value for money and great fresh food they seem to have service guys that care about the punters and the place 12 hour lamb is a must will return

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Food + drink: 1

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 1

05 May 2009

If ‘indifference’ was a quality whereby overseas travellers could rate a service industry, then Britain's eating establishments would by and large overwhelm the charts. For a four star hotel, the Harte and Garter is well below expectations. On a global standard I would rate it 2, if that. Location, it seems, is everything – sadly the management know this, and seem to be relying on that fact alone to secure custom. I had thought that in my suit and tie (sans jacket) I might be slightly under-dressed for dinner. I was disappointed – a yob in trainers and a hoodie came and sat at the table beside us to drink a beer. The meal itself was a disaster from the inception: my first order was out of stock, as was my second. I settled on a third choice, and was informed twenty minutes later that the last one had just been sold. Eventually I went for probably the only thing left on the menu: a steak, mushroom and ale pie. I really should have gone for the steak at £25 a pop, because all I got as the ‘steak’ portion of my pie was the offcuts of the aforementioned steak: fat and gristle. Now really, I don't expect that a steak pie should contain only the finest cuts of meat. However, when I'm paying 14 pounds for it, I would have liked to see at least one identifiable piece of meat. When I mentioned this to the chap clearing the table afterwards he (to his credit) showed the leftovers to the restaurant manager, who seemed remarkably unmoved. I didn't expect a refund, but an apology would have been welcome. This restaurant is a sad reflection of British dining: the prices are extortionate and the food is terrible. It wasn't all bad though – the breakfast was nice, and there's a lovely fudge shop just down the road.

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