Whether it’s a spicy curry, a well-done steak, sandwich on the go or an all-day breakfast, the town has a wide and varied restaurant and café scene. Here are just some of the best places to eat in Slough.
Places to eat in Slough
While Indian food might get most of the headlines, Pakistani food is just as spicy, rich and tasty – and Kashmiri Karahi is one of Slough’s favourites. Opposite the Ice Arena and a short walk from our Slough Central South hotel, Kashmiri Karahi is a stylish and modern restaurant that overlooks Salt Hill Park. The menu is split into fish, chicken, lamb and vegetable dishes, including a wide range of specials that will get your taste buds tingling.
Alternatively, take a taxi or a 10-minute drive towards Heathrow and try Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen which serves everything from Indian street food through to fine dining set menus. Using traditional recipes and imaginative ingredients, the food isn’t cheap – you’re looking at around £20 for a curry – but the food is excellent, and the low-impact restaurant uses sustainable food, low-energy appliances and creates as little waste as possible, appealing to your inner ecologist.
Spanning Thai and Chinese food, Kai’s Restaurant is a popular takeaway and eat in option close to our Slough West hotel and Maidenhead Town Centre hotel. A local mainstay since 1989, the bright and airy restaurant also has a sister bar next door where you can enjoy a pre-meal cocktail before you decide whether to opt for the set menus, an express lunch or work your way through more than 100 options on the main menu.
On the other side of Bath Road is Tummies, a brilliant all-rounder of a restaurant that’s even older, having opened in 1988. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the bustling restaurant also puts on a wide range of live music, offers up cooking lessons, has a lively bar that gets busy at the weekend, and are as adept at knocking out breakfast eggs and waffles as they are perfecting a medium rare steak and a sticky toffee pudding.
If steak is your thing, then make sure to try Steakout Slough on the High Street. The cool and welcoming restaurant opened in 2008, and has been serving up stacked burgers, sizzling steaks and calorific comfort food ever since, with a huge range of meat cuts, sauces, dips and side orders. And no restaurant roundup would be complete without a nod to the best Italian in the region, La Bettola. Located east of Slough in Poyle and very close to Heathrow, the authentic Italian restaurant is known for its wood-fired pizzas, freshly baked bread and homemade pasta, with all the recipes passed down through the generations.
Restaurants in Slough
Cafés in Slough
If you’re on a roll, need to ‘baguette’ a move on or if you thought those bread puns were particularly stale, then Gaudio’s Sandwich Bar is the answer to all your Slough-based lunch questions. Their main cabinet is home to every sandwich conceivable, with over 30 variations, plus a variety of samosas, pastries, filled croissant and a wide range of Italian coffees, cakes, biscuits and more.
On the other side of Slough near the Queensmere Observatory and within walking distance of our Slough Central South hotel is SKVP, an Indian street food outlet that knocks out amazing vegetarian food, including a wide range of dosas, curries, rotis and more.
Heading east out of Slough towards Heathrow, you’ll find two very unpretentious, cheap and cheerful cafés. The Riverside Café is ostensibly a trucker’s café, but don’t let that put you off. The portions are huge, the tea is strong enough to put hairs on your chest and the prices are friendly enough that you can feed two with plenty of change from a tenner.
Nearby in Poyle is Fat Boys Café, which is open for breakfast and lunch. This is a traditional English café all the way down to the laminated menus, monstrous portions and their popular Fat Boys Special.