1423 China Kitchen

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66 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese
1423 China Kitchen is an exciting Chinese restaurant – ranked No 1 in Windsor – centrally located in Church Lane, one of the cobbled streets adjacent to the world-famous Windsor Guildhall.
Our Grade 2 listed building, believed to be the second oldest in Windsor, dates all the way back to 1423. Centuries of clutter and old decoration was stripped away to reveal many original features including a very rare Dragon Beam, thought to be one of only ten still existing in England.
Using only the very best local produce along with many seasonings, spices and other fresh ingredients imported directly from Szechuan. We are also pleased to offer a very comprehensive menu for both vegetarians and vegans.
The restaurant is set over three floors enabling us to comfortably cater for up to 90 guests. As such it is ideal for providing separate spaces for individual large family get-togethers, parties or even corporate functions.





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Dine Local: 50% off food & soft drinks

Aug 24, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Daily 12:00-22:00

up to £5.00 per head Monday to Sunday.

What 66 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was good, but one member of staff’s attitude was disgraceful. We asked for a finger bowl, to be tersely told no finger bowl, you’ll have to have hand wipes. These were more or less thrown at us. We then tried to attract his attention to ask for something else, but he did his best to ignore us. I finally said excuse me in a loud voice to which he’s reply was simply what?

Other members of staff were better, but there were only the two of us in the restaurant.

It’s a shame as it was a nice restaurant. We won’t return.

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DEBORAHL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A wonderful little restaurant hidden away on the cobbled streets of Windsor, wonderful attentive staff, wonderful food a great place.

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gareths
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for a Saturday night and chose to sit inside. Not too many ate in and tables spaced well apart. Chose a set buffet and food and service was excellent. Would recommend .

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AjayS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food wasn't great - duck was overcooked and dumplings weren't very tasty. Whilst the vibe was nice, history of the place was interesting and service was good, it doesn't make up for the lacklustre food.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, the service is fast and friendly.

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Vegamore
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Staff rude & impatient waited 1 hour for service items of food came at later intervals eg. Mains without side dishes which came much later. Thevrestsurant had dinning outside as well as upstairs to many customers which kutchen & staff couldnt handle. Staff appeared stressed at times shouting at each other.
I wont be going back neither will i recommend.

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pavelr
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent traditional dishes, good selection, high quality ingredients. Recommended!

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Jonhenry
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food from an extensive and traditional menu! Usual gripe about the take away drivers in and out and the style of the table legs Restricting leg room and making it uncomfortable to sit properly made our decision to eat out side the right one! Staff were very helpful and the service excellent ! The presentation and quality of the food was excellent !

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RichardG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is wonderful, outside is very nice especially on off peak times. The food is very good quality and very delicious, costumer service is efficient and pleasant enough. Not a cheap eat, but still well worth it, especially if your craving decent dim sum.

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JaneK
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic really tasty and well presented enjoyed all the dishes we choose I would highly recommend this restaurent for value for money quality of service and ambience

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StaceyJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and excellent service. The family all enjoyed the dim sum platter and char sui buns and the kung pao chicken was so good.

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JonathanH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Paper napkins, a pretty generic menu and the overall level of decor, cleanliness and tableware make the owner's profession that he would like to have the first Michelin starred restaurant in Windsor something of a pipe dream. Fairly uncomfortable chairs, tables that you simply can't get your legs under and, worst of all, sticky banisters and floors bring this restaurant down, hence the overall rating.

On the positive side: decent food, friendly and efficient staff and a nice atmosphere, coupled with the history of the building and the overall setting, make this definitely worth a visit. I would certainly go back for a decent and well-priced meal, but this would certainly not be the choice for fine dining.

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AndrewH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Chinese food you’ll probably eat. So good we went back the next day! The food was fresh and tasty and the house white was lovely! The chicken noodles were amaze! The sweet and sour chicken was amazing, the chicken satay was......... yep you guessed it amazing! Easy choice this one! Enjoy!!!

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Tom85
London
56 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice to sit and eat outside. Good crispy duck. Portion sizes decent but mains lacked a kick/flavour. Expensive relative to other Chinese restaurants

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LauraM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and friendly service.
100% best Chinese meal I’ve had.
Would reccomend for anyone in Windsor.

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Lewok
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th visit to 1423 china kitchen and yet again it exceeded my expectations. The covid precautions were fine and not too intrusive. The menu has changed since my last visit but still has plenty of authentic options. The food is simply amazing!

If you want a normal westernised Chinese meal that you can get from many many takeaway shops then this maybe isn't the place for you but if you fancy something different and very tasty then this is the place to book.

it was so good i was back the next night!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very Good service and ambience. Worth visiting again. Parking can be difficult to find.

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CharlesB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and traditional Chinese food and a great place to celebrate the year of the rat

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mpr1973
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, busy restaurant which is always a good sign. My wife's vegan and she really enjoyed her food. If we're in the area we'd definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, the food was really excellent and miles better than any other Chinese Restaurant in the Windsor area. The service was good too and not intrusive. We will return...

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ElaineL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Food over priced and lacked flavour.
Delivery people in and out constantly,
Need to have a back entrance!
Won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Chinese food. Delicious. Chris was a great waiter and explained the traditional food and nDe recommendations. Will be going back.

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Mazz
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Restaurant in Windsor great tasting food friendly staff reasonably priced recommend booking first

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and great food. Will go again next time in Windsor. Thanks to everyone at the 1423 Kitchen.

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vipBill
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

After two weeks abroad, we were looking for a good Chinese restaurant. This one had great reviews and was close to our hotel. We stopped in and checked it out. We should have picked up on the manager's blase attitude, but we made a reservation and came back at 6 for dinner. We were the only diners the entire time, but they do a very brisk take-out business, and everyone's focus - one hundred percent - was on that side of the business. We had to ask for everything, even refills of water and wine, and nobody gave us a glance to see if we needed anything, even though we were twenty feet away from the frenzy of preparing orders, dealing with a steady stream of delivery guys, etc.
This may be the only Chinese restaurant in Windsor. If it is, and if you need a fix like we did, then it'll do. Otherwise, I suggest finding someplace where they care more about their dine-in customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always, probably our 5th visit, great service and food , lovely restaurant especially upstairs. Best Chinese food in Windsor. Would highly recommend.

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Mazz
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place good food great taste would recommend trying this restaurant. My only fault is the way they do the service for there take aways it should not be on the next table where someone is trying to eat there food this is not very professional

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GeraldineL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was swimming in oil.
Ridiculously high price for a small starter soup

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Love2eat
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I booked a table of 2 for a special birthday treat and especially requested for upstairs seating. Upon arrival we were told upstairs were closed and we were seated next to the cash register. In the next hour or so the takeaway delivery drivers were in and out right next to our table. I understand that on a Monday night it is probably not so busy so they have closed the upstairs but then they let a whole family to dine upstairs literally few minutes after they refused us for the same request. I can’t say it was a pleasant experience but the food was better than every other Chinese restaurant that are in the similar vicinity. Food is a little bit pricy but considering it’s Windsor and we didn’t wanna go to an all you can eat Chinese restaurant, it was satisfactory food wise. Service was fair apart from the seating option.

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VictoriaPlum
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food. Incredible location. Fantastic service ... a little on the slow side when busy but nothing to moan over. Defintly recommend the sweet and sour chicken

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Blair
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and the food was fantastic as always

PC
PhilipC
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely and fresh. Two of us had the set menu, plenty of food and very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th visit and we enjoyed everything about it, This time we were granted our request to be seated upstairs, what a big difference, totally made the night much enjoyable, as Is a totally better experience and atmosphere, and more spacious, food and service was excellent, we sat upstairs the 1st time and knew from that night we would definitely return as the 2 previous occasions we were put off as it is too smaller downstairs and a lot of interruptions such as front door keep opening and bins being brought passed you as eating and also being sat next to kitchen door where food comes out. If we are lucky to be sat upstairs again we will definitely return. Thankyou China Kitchen for an lovely evening.

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MG72
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been to 1423 China Kitchen a couple of times and have felt the same both times - it is lovely food, and the authentic dishes in particular are a real treat - but it is over-priced by about £5 a dish. Having one chicken dish cost £18 is really over-the-top, even in Windsor. Sadly that means we can't come as often as we would like. Sitting downstairs is also not ideal as there is lots of takeaway traffic and people stand around the tables while waiting - it isn't a great ambience in such a tiny space. Overall I would say great food, but overpriced.

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Foodie
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty and beautiful place

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vipGlissando
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, and very amiable, warm service. Really extensive menu, and everything tried was exemplary. Well worth coming to again and again, to try everything! Food was on a level with the finest Chinese restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York or London. Place has a cozy, rustic feel - all very clean and comfortable!!

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AlisonS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Food is excellent quality but the dining experience is very poor, sitting downstairs there is a constant noise from the fan in the kitchen and an endless stream of Deliveroo people coming in to collect orders. It makes it impossible to have a decent, relaxing evening talking as you can’t hear each other over the noise. If you go to the restaurant, request a seat upstairs.

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VernaN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very poor service, food passable.
Would not be returning or recomm ding anyone, poor service , cold dark restaurant.. staff couldn’t be bothered to even speak was an effort

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charlie1903
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our second visit. Whilst the food was good it is quite pricey. We made the mistake of sitting downstairs this time which is a bit cramped and was busy processing takeaway orders. Unlike previously, service lacked charm and they made a mistake with our order.This was apologised for and the extra dish arrived promptly. The waiter had taken our order whilst doing other things which was a bit distracting. Decent bottle of Shiraz Viognier. I am rather tall so the intricate carved brackets on the table legs didn't give me enough space to be comfortable.. The place was full on the Saturday evening we visited so food delivery slowed down somewhat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience1

This was our 3rd visit as food is amazing. We normally dine late and request a table upstairs, The first time we dinned at 1423 China Kitchen this was the best experience, Great Service, Delicious food and to make this a more enjoyable experience our request for a table upstairs was no problem at all by the manager, therefore we decided we would definitely be returning as this was one of our best Chinese meals we have had with such a lovely setting. However the 2nd visit in December, although we requested same time for table upstairs we were turned down , told they were cleaning upstairs! Even though we saw customers leave as we nearly completed our meal that were dining upstairs. We witnessed eating downstairs bin bags passing us through the restaurant, front door left open so we kept getting cold! The staff kept coming in and out of the door which kept banging which was right next to my seat, also they started cashing up and staff were very noisy,and it was all a bit much, This ruined the night and the atmosphere, we thought maybe it was a one off! Oh no last night was exactly the same as again refused to dine upstairs! And still a couple came down from upstairs. It is not nice having rubish bags passing you whilst eating and having the door left open with the cold coming in! This is totally unacceptable! We will not be dining there again if we have to experience this again! Such a shame this is the best Chinese food we have tasted in Windsor.This Is very disappointing!

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1423 China Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

1423 China Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

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