Your guide to eating out in the town centre...
Sit down, take the weight off your feet and give yourself a treat.
You've earned it after all that shopping, so you'll be glad to hear that Swindon Town Centre has something - quite literally - for all tastes.
Whether you want to eat and/or drink indoors or outdoors, we've got it in Swindon.
For all you foodies, Regent Circus in the town centre is already home to Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Ask Italian, Coal Bar & Grill, Nando's and Prezzo. Whether it be a brunch with the girls, or a family dinner, Regent Circus offers an unrivalled range of freshly cooked options to suit all taste buds.
Nando 's – 20 years after the first test “restaurant” Nando’s opened in Camden, there is now over 300 restaurant across the UK. The succulent chicken is farmed in the UK, delivered fresh, marinated for 24 hours in the legendary PERi-PERi sauce and grilled over an open flame to improve flavour and reduce fat content – it’s addictively tasty! Telephone: 01793 480769
Prezzo brings modern Italian dining to life. We set the scene for your get-togethers, gossip, romance and reunions, with delicious food to fuel the conversation and impeccable service?to make any meal feel special. We’re here for the good times, and the everyday ones. We’re about settling in and savouring moments with the people that matter, whether it’s an evening pizza feast or a catch-up over lunch. Telephone: 01793 486477
Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Back in 2001, three Kiwi guys set up the first Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Battersea, South London, changing the UK burger scene forever. Now with over 60 restaurants across the UK, we still pride ourselves on serving up a variety of handcrafted burgers, combining 100% prime beef, hand selected and traditionally reared on independent farms across the South West counties with the freshest ingredients and sauces made from scratch, every day, in each GBK kitchen. Telephone: 01793 423063
Ask Italian – Everything they do is inspired by Italy from the authentic Italian food to the easy going atmosphere, warm service and fresh design. With the inspired help of our expert friend, Theo Randall, one of the country’s most celebrated chefs, they continually evolve their menu to bring the passion for Italy to life. Telephone: 01793 615381
Coal Grill & Bar – Founder John Gater travelled the USA and enjoyed fresh food, cooked simply and full of flavour. On his return to the UK in 2007, he opened his own restaurant, focused on fresh ingredients cooked over hot coals or served baking hot from a stone oven. Now, with comfortable booth seating, second to none service and a wide range of dishes, from spectacular sharers to the stunning signature flame-grilled firesticks, beef and fish dishes dominate and still hold true to those original beliefs. Telephone: 01793 616226
Cineworld – Swindon’s newest multiplex cinema showing the latest international blockbusters in 2D and 3D formats - visit www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/swindon-regent-circus for the latest film times.
The cafe culture is alive and well, with the perfect combination of brand names and independents we've come to rely on, such as Starbucks on Canal Walk, Café Nero on Bridge Street, Triple Two Coffee on Havelock Square and Costa Coffee in The Parade.
If it’s more of an independent feel you are after, Swindon has plenty of individual little havens such as Fillerz on Theatre Square. Havelock Street is home to many well-known little cafes catering for everyone’s needs including Blues for your traditional English food, Crunch Coffeeshop offering a widely varied menu and Casa Du Piri Piri for your Portuguese tastes.
You can also choose to sample the unique atmosphere of the cafes in The Brunel - you will find Muffin Break in the Plaza along with Boswells in The Arcade.
If you're caught up busy shopping in one of department stores and finding yourself gasping, then why not check out the cafes they have on offer! This includes Debenhams in The Parade and Marks & Spencers and House of Fraser in The Brunel.
For that sweet tooth and in need of a treat, we suggest Abe's Cakes on Market Street offering a wide selection of drinks and something extremely sweet and naughty to go with it!
If you're looking for one of your well known traditional pubs with some great offers on food then why not check out one of the two Wetherspoons. The Savoy is at the top of Regent Street, or head over to the Sir Daniel Arms, on Fleet Street. Or you can visit Yates’ on Bridge Street or the GW and Queen’s Tap on Station Road.
On the go...
With no time to stop but still in need of a quick bite, Swindon has plenty to offer. There are three Greggs in the town centre – Market Street, Havelock Square and The Parade. We have three Subway’s offering fantastic lunch deals on Havelock Street, Bridge Street and Regent Circus. We also have Roosters Piri Piri who have opened up at Fleet Square providing healthy flame grilled street food.
For a traditional pasty why not check out one of our outlets; Cornish Bakehouse in The Parade or the Cornish Kitchen on Regent Street.
If you still want to sit down to enjoy your food but still in a hurry then McDonalds on Canal Walk is the place for you. Grab a bite here and on a nice day take it out onto Wharf Green to eat. Check out our What’s On Guide for any entertainment that might be happening in and around that area.
If you fancy some fine dining from across the seas than Swindon has plenty of restaurants on offer to cater for your all your needs.
For fine Italian dining Swindon have the perfect restaurants to satisfy your taste buds…Why not try Da Vinci’s on Fleet Street or Fratello’s on Victoria Road? Both offer a wide range menu and fantastic lunch time deals.
Swindon has a wide variety of classic Indian restaurants, including Bay Leaf and Aby’s on Faringdon Road and Jack Spice on Fleet Street.
If it’s Chinese food you are looking for then why not check out a few of the Chinese restaurants available in the town. If it’s an all you can eat, help yourself type meal then try The Banquet on Regent Street or JRC at Linden Court.
Or why not indulge in some South American cuisine at Rio Brazilian Restaurant on Bridge Street? Tasty tapas and traditional meat dishes await those who like to try something a little different - plus the atmosphere will make you feel as if you've travelled across the world!
Spoilt for choice!
With plenty of outlets for eating and drinking on the move, and the pubs in Bridge Street that become the hub of Swindon's lively nightlife in the evening, the problem is not so much about finding something to give yourself a tasty treat - it's how you're going to decide when you're spoilt for choice.