Best restaurants in Maidenhead

Where the Thames travels into the Royal County of Berkshire, it meets the beautiful, historic market town of Maidenhead. It’s home to the oldest football stadium in the country, has a history that dates back to the Stone Age and offers commuters a direct route into London from the West Country. But why you’ll be here today, is because this town is home to some incredible restaurants – so many in fact, that we’ve pulled together a list of the best restaurants in Maidenhead. Whenever you’re looking for somewhere pretty exceptional to dine, simply consult this list and you know you’ll have the perfect meal.

Updated on 16 May 2024

There are a great number of places to dine in Maidenhead, including cafes, gastropubs, and chain restaurants, along with those serving Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and French cuisine. So everybody can be pleased with a meal out in Maidenhead. In the area, you’ll find several excellent Turkish restaurants that are well worth your time. Considering this town isn’t one on the larger end, but also isn’t that small, there are a surprisingly great number of brilliant restaurants worth experiencing.

You'll find options that are on the pricier end with fine dining menus, right through to good old fashioned pubs and chains that run special deals. In fact, the town and surrounding area seem to be a hotspot for Michelin-starred chefs: the Roux brothers, Heston Blumenthal, and the gastronomically inclined Caldesi family. But there’s much more going on in Maidenhead restaurants than starched tablecloths. So if you don’t find one here that ticks your boxes, you can head over to our ultimate collection of restaurants in Maidenhead where you can make use of the handy filters to narrow down the results.

Coppa Club Maidenhead

Coppa Club Maidenhead

The Picturehouse, Bridge Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1RR

A well-positioned refuge from the town centre, Coppa Club is open all day for those looking to breakfast on the terrace, dine in comfort, or graze on late-night snacks. The best part? There’s no need to book!

£30 - £49
Pizza
Modern European
British
Monkey Island Brasserie & Bar

Monkey Island Brasserie & Bar

Bray-On-Thames, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2EE

Refined but informal, with vaulted ceilings and an open kitchen, the Monkey Island Brasserie is an ideal location for British cuisine. Think afternoon tea, leisurely lunches, and alfresco dining with picture-perfect views of the River Thames.

£30 - £49
Roux at Skindles

Roux at Skindles

Taplow Riverside, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6

A modern brasserie and cocktail bar from the mind of Alain Roux, Roux at Skindles offers confidently traditional French and European fare - along with a ‘bubbles and brioche’ menu - with terrace views of the Thames.

Modern European
The Waterside Inn

The Waterside Inn

Ferry Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2AT

A French menu, three Michelin stars, and riverside views. What more could you ask for from renowned celebrity chefs Michel and Alain Roux? Picture elegant plates with rich sauces, intense flavours, and exceptional service.

Over £80
French
Three Michelin stars
The Dining Room at Cliveden

The Dining Room at Cliveden

Cliveden House, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JF

Very few restaurants have earned enviable star status. The Dining Room at Cliveden House is definitely one of them. It’s a classically elegant restaurant with innovative menus inspired by modern British cuisine and guided by provenance.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Cheese
Fish
Hinds Head

Hinds Head

High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2AB

Don’t be fooled by the demure exteriors of this 15th-century pub. Although specialising in more informal traditional British fare, this is the Michelin-starred restaurant of Heston Blumenthal, so expect modern playful flair and vivacious flavour.

£50 - £79
British
Gastropub
One Michelin star
Seasonality

Seasonality

26 Queen Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1HZ

With this small but bright restaurant, it’s all in the name. The menu at Seasonality is guided by ingredients so that flavour and experience take centre stage unconstrained by any one cuisine or style.

£30 - £49
British
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Fat Duck

The Fat Duck

1 High Street, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AQ

In characteristic Heston Blumenthal style, the thrice Michelin-starred menu at The Fat Duck is eccentric but brilliant. Dubbed ‘sensorium’, diners can expect an experimental sensory journey through the mind, with playful flavour combinations and immaculate plates.

Over £80
British
Three Michelin stars

From afternoon teas and gastropub lunches to tasting menus and wine flights, Maidenhead has a lot to offer. But if you’re searching for an endpoint after a long walk or simply willing to travel a little further, you’ll find that our collection of restaurants in Berkshire has much more to offer in every department. And while you’re at it, why not get the planning for that important upcoming event out of the way? We’ve done our research and come up with a wealth of private dining rooms in Berkshire that are truly remarkable.

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