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Top ten restaurants in Swindon

Are you looking for somewhere different to dine? Swindon has an abundance of restaurants offering a selection of cuisines.

To help you navigate the pitfalls of choice we have collated our top ten restaurant choices in the Swindon area, sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

1/ Moshan Island Grill

Caribbean cooking at its best, Moshan Island Grill is in the heart of Old Town. This family run restaurant serves freshly prepared Caribbean cuisine cooked to order.

The menu incorporates specific fresh ingredients and spices plus old family recipes that have been passed down through generations to provide a versatile offering for all its customers.

They aim to provide customers with enjoyment and relaxation through their menu, mellow reggae music and modern decor.

TGt Swindon recommends a glass of rum punch and Ackee and Saltfish.

2/ Helen Brownings Chophouse

With a menu based around the produce from their organic farm in Bishopstone, the Chophouse is an excellent choice for locally sourced food offerings.

All meat on the menu is from the restaurant’s farm, Eastbrook, at Bishopstone, 8 miles away and organic since 1986.

The restaurant’s ethos is simple, fresh, nutritious and fun food. Do not be deceived by the name Chophouse; this restaurant offers a varied menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes alongside carnivore options.

TGt recommends Helen's Hot Dogs 3 smoky hotdogs with slaw & fries or Supersalad - Helen’s choice of what’s great for you today – ask for details and vegan options.

3/ Mela – Contemporary Indian cuisine

Although under new management, Mela continues to retain its founding fundamental philosophies of premium contemporary Indian cuisine.

New Head Chef Ravi Yedhati, who previously honed his culinary skills at the nearby Palm in Marlborough, has developed a menu of innovative Indian cuisine from Indian-style tapas to the famous Hyderabadi Dum Biryani.

TGt recommends: The Cloves five course menu

`4/ Smile Thai restaurant

A small, perfectly formed restaurant nestled on a corner of Eastcott Hill. This authentically Thai eaterie serves up a slice of Thailand in every dish it serves. The Smile Thai Café offers BYO alcohol at a corkage fee of £1 per person.

TGt recommends Green prawn curry with coconut rice.

5/ Sally Pussey Restaurant

Sally’s offers fresh, wholesome food made from the finest locally sourced ingredients. This restaurant is a modern pub specialising in traditional cooking situated off junction 16 of the M4. Portions are generous at this restaurant. Therefore, we welcome its offering of a small or large dish option.

Sally Pussey’s is a firm favourite with many locals, therefore, ensure you book in advance.

TGt recommends the carvery a winning combination of meats and side dishes at a reasonable price.

6/ Greek Olive

This family run eatery provides traditional, authentic Mediterranean cuisine in an inviting, friendly environment. As Swindon’s only Greek restaurant The Greek Olive is an excellent choice for diners seeking a different evening out.

TGt recommends: The Mix Grill, a selection of chicken, lamb, pork souvlaki, village sausage, served with tzatziki, pitta and salad, choice of rice or roasted potatoes or chips.

7/ Los Gatos

Los Gatos has been Swindon's only Spanish tapas bar since 2006. Founded from a love of Spanish food by novice restaurateurs. This once small restaurant has now grown both in size and strength as its owners honed its menu and the customer base expanded.

Los Gatos is an authentic Spanish experience, both in its food and ambience.

TGt recommends: Spanish Sunday Lunch – Selection of Paella’s

8/ Miller and Carter

A premium steakhouse, Miller and Carter is centrally located offering a fine dining experience with its expertly cooked 30-day aged steak in opulently decorated surroundings.

TGt recommends Black angus sirloin 10OZ with onion loaf, seasoned fries and lettuce wedge.

9/ Rio’s Brazilian

An authentic Brazilian Steakhouse, Rio’s Brazil Churrascaria follows the traditional rodizio (rotation) style service allowing you to enjoy a variety of cuts of meat from the skewer direct to your table at a fixed price, dispensing with the need for pre-ordering.

A salad bar, rice and pasta, is available buffet style to accompany your meat.

TGt recommends everything because it is all on offer!

10/ Fabio’s Italian Restaurant

Fabio’s has been offering authentic Italian food and a friendly welcome to the people of Swindon for over twenty years.

TGt recommends: Fettuccine al Salmone

Happy dining!

Written by Emma Smith

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