Swindon Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Swindon

February 14, 2018 Ying Subia

Swindon (/ˈswɪndən/ ( listen)) is a large town in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35 miles (56 kilometres) to the west, and Reading, the same distance to the east. London is 71 miles (114 km) to the east, and Cardiff is 60 miles (97 km) to the west. At the 2011 census, Swindon's built-up area had a population of 182,441.
Things to do in Swindon

1. Fabios Italian Restaurant Swindon

15 Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4AS, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1793 615306
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 366 reviews

Fabios Italian Restaurant Swindon

Whether you are looking for a restaurant to host a large party such as a birthday party, a work night out, a hen or stag do Fabio’s excellent range of authentic, Italian cuisine will cater for all of your needs. Set menus have carefully been created to ensure a vast selection of courses at exceptional value;

Reviewed By Richard M - Swindon, United Kingdom

We loved our meal at this amazing restaruant. The staff were fast and very helpful. We had some utterly gorgeous mains and my fillet steak was amazing. The desserts were good and we found an exceptional bottle of wine. The coffee and after dinner drinks rounded off a very tasty meal and at a great price. Will be back!!

2. Los Gatos

1-3 Devizes Road | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$78 - HK$275 +44 1793 488450
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 838 reviews

Los Gatos

Who we are: We are a Spanish style TAPAS BAR. Independently owned and run, which relocated to larger premises in October 2014. This means we are a bar that serves tapas, not a restaurant. Because we are often busy and buzzing, we are not the ideal place for a quiet romantic night out, but we offer a warm welcome to all our and aim to restore you, whether you're in need of food, drink or company. What we do: All our food is prepared here from fresh, locally sourced or imported Spanish ingredients. Our extensive hot and cold tapas menu changes regularly and we list 6-8 daily specials. We have a range of Spanish wines, sherries, beers and spirits. We have some tables in the bar, which can be booked (max 8 people) at lunchtimes or evenings, except Friday and Saturday evenings, when it's first come, first served. Closed Monday lunchtime only, open 6 lunchtimes and 7 nights a week. On Sunday lunchtimes, we serve paella, as is the tradition in Spain, with a choice of mixed, seafood or vegetarian paellas. Advance booking for paella is essential.

Reviewed By Chris W - Swindon, United Kingdom

During an on-spec, mid-week visit Los Gatos was reassuringly busy. We sat at the bar rather than a table as we hadn't booked (booking not available at weekends) but it felt sociable and added to the busy continental atmosphere.
As ever the food was delicious from a good menu of regular items and specials and the staff, it has to be said, were on-the-ball and excellent throughout.
It's been a while since we popped in and we won't leave it so long next time.

3. Da Vinci Restaurant

62 Fleet Street, Swindon SN1 1RA, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1793 617896
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 448 reviews

Da Vinci Restaurant

Da Vinci Italian Restaurant Swindon offers you a relaxed, warm friendly atmosphere along with fresh, authentic italian food. Whether your looking to have a meal out with family, friends or a romantic evening, Santo and the team are ready to give you the true italian experience. You can also download our Mobile App from Google Play (Android) or App Store (iOS/Apple).

Reviewed By itsrowens - Swindon, United Kingdom

So tonight we ventured into the town centre, to try out Da Vinci after the reviews!
The venue: The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly.
The staff: Extremely pleasant and helpful.
The food: Very good and reasonably priced!
Would defiantly recommend and will be returning!

4. Casa Paolo

Common Platt | Purton, Swindon SN5 5JX, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1793 772027
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Casa Paolo

Reviewed By steve smith_123 - Swindon, United Kingdom

Over three years ago when we last visited this restaurant. Took some friends, their 1st time, they were suitably impressed. The owner gave us a warm welcome and we had drinks whilst he went to great lengths to explain the specials. All Very tempting and we ordered them instead of the comprehensive menu. They were absolutely excellent as well as the service. We certainly won't leave it too long until our next visit.

5. Eggelicious E3

Unit 37A 1st Floor Brunel Plaza, Swindon SN1 1RZ, England Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating Fast Food, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$133 +44 7943 454753
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 508 reviews

Eggelicious E3

In Swindon, Wiltshire, Eggelicious E3 and her sister E2 are independent boutique bistros. Our original restaurant was in the tented market in Swindon town centre for 8 years. Our Eggciting journey has now brought us to the Brunel Shopping Centre in Swindon, where you will find Eggelicious E3. Whilst the sister shop Eggelicious E2 can be found on Wood St, Old Town, Swindon. In both of them you’ll find our special combination of informal and communal dining with the personal touch – as embodied in our acclaimed fast and friendly service The ethos of Eggelicious is to deliver ‘slow food fast’. By which we mean delicious yet uncomplicated food that is freshly prepared each day and cooked before you. Our wraps are hearty and wholesome and each one is packed with a variety of health benefits. Don’t be deceived by the term ‘Eggelicious’. Whilst eggs feature in our food they don’t define it. Whether a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan you will be sure to find a wide choice of offerings each day.

Reviewed By MildlyShane - Swindon, United Kingdom

Fantastic healthy food served by friendly staff members with a passion for what they're serving. The variety of chicken flavours is especially impressive and makes every visit a treat. Well recommended.

6. Moshan Island Grill

33/34 Newport Street, Swindon SN1 3DP, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +44 1793 495256
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

Moshan Island Grill

Come and sit back and relax at Moshan (pronounced mo'shan) unwind with a few cocktails, listen to some chilled out reggae and of course enjoy some delicious home cooked food, which is all cooked to order. We have an exclusive reggae bar and lounge available to customers to spend the evenings (currently open Saturday nights only) Our dishes are authentic and include a fusion of flavours from around the Caribbean. We are Wiltshires best Caribbean restaurant, and if you don't have time to come in and eat we have a takeaway a few minutes away... Good music, good food, good vibes.

Reviewed By missSoniaLBailey - Swindon, United Kingdom

Myself and my partner visited Moshan Island Grill on a Saturday night, the atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming and the back ground music was a nice added touch. With it being a Saturday night it was busy but the staff were attentive with out being to pushy.
I had stamp and go for a starter which was amazing and full of flavour and my partner had the pork belly which he also enjoyed, for main I had the akee and salt fish and my partner had the Jerk Steak both were cooked to perfection & the portion sizes were just right.
Overall it was a very good night with very friendly staff and amazing food!
We will definitely be returning..

7. Ruchi

89 Victoria Road, Swindon SN1 3BD, England Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +44 1793 480264
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 812 reviews

Ruchi

Welcome to Ruchi Indian Restaurant & Takeaway. Located in Swindon, Old town. Established since 1990. We offer great service to our customers. Delivery service available, Tuesday and Sunday evening specials for dining in and we also cater for large parties in our V.I.P room. Booking are strongly recommended. For more information please call us or visit our website.

Reviewed By Ahmad B - Toulouse, France

The restaurant offers a great variety of Indian dishes, along with excellent nans and spicy dipping sauce. I tried the Ujalla, the house special: a very good choice. There is also a good variety of drinks: I had a good cup of wine at a fair price.

8. Jicsaw Thai Restaurant

32 High Street | Behind Vale Hotel, Cricklade, Swindon SN6 6AY, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +44 1793 752838
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Jicsaw Thai Restaurant

Although it's address is High Street, it's actually off a side road from the High Street.

Reviewed By Prue143 - Swindon, United Kingdom

Always enjoy coming here, staff are really sweet and friendly.
The food is always good, freshly cooked and the flavours delicious.
The food is garnished beautifully too.
The menu has enough choice but after eating here many times, it would be nice to see a bigger menu choice.
Overall, a lovely meal out.

9. Rios Brazil Churrascaria

16 Bridge Street, Swindon SN1 1BU, England Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$228 +44 1793 514527
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

Rios Brazil Churrascaria

Rios Brazil Churrascaria is an authentic brazilian restaurant where we follow the famous RODIZIO style service, serving you the best quality meats, roasted in the barbecue, together with a large selection of salads and hot dishes.

Reviewed By jwatt1975 - Swindon, United Kingdom

Rios is a fantastic restaurant. The staff are really friendly and attentive and the food is delicious. It's a great experience eating here and the atmosphere is great. We went on Valentine's day as a couple but will be making a return visit with our children.

10. New Calley Arms

2 Ham Road | Wanborough, Swindon, Swindon SN4 0DF, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1793 790615
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

New Calley Arms

Reviewed By drusillabyrne - Swindon, United Kingdom




I booked a table well in advance on
three separate occasions and we were not disappointed!! The food was excellent and the portions were very large - so if you are not a large eater - it would be sensible to choose a small platter!! We could not fault the meal and the price was not excessive!! All you could ask for was provided!!

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