1423 China Kitchen

3.9
85 reviews
£25 and under
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.





Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 85 People Are Saying
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3.7
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Cara76
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The restaurant was freezing cold. We had to ask for the heating to be turned on. The food came out at different times. Some food was missing. It took us nearly 25 minutes to pay the bill due to their internet connection. Overall not a pleasant experience which is disappointing as we love their food when we get a takeaway

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HelD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious and pleasant service. We ate outside in this quiet side street. It was quite expensive compared to similar Chinese cuisine in London.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not have a table and I booked for 11 and the place was not ready and the staff was very rude telling us to come back in an hour

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan menu and very tasty, the only thing that spoiled it for us was very high price for morning glory dish, which was £19 for a handful of greens in soy sauce and garlic, but other than that we loved it and will def go back to try other vegan dishes. So happy to have this little gem on our doorstep

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BennM
Berkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I’m always on the hunt for good Chinese food, unfortunately my search continues. The food here was ok, noodles and dumplings were fine (although a bit stodgy) but the sczhuen beef was awful with the sauce seemingly Sweet and sour. Overall it was okay but I think the most expensive restaurant I’ve been too in Windsor and price certainly didn’t reflect quality

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Great service, overall bland food, unaccommodating on any variation of menu.
Very tasty and super think pan on toast.
Overall Nothing to write home about and no reason to return.
The good grilled chicken strips starter, it seemed more deep fried or possibly battered, deep fried, frozen and then cooked under the grill.

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Diner13
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food as always!

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Becky
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and there is a wide menu to accommodate those looking for your typical chinese meals as well as those looking for something more traditional and adventurous. We were able to book a table fairly last minute but most tables filled as the evening went on. It is on the more expensive side but in my opinion definitely worth the money for the food. All in all a great evening.

JS
JingShao
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

not very good,and it's a bit expensive,I will never come again

DL
DebbieL
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Friendly staff and looking forward to going back!

DA
DannyA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and place are great.
We felt that not enough was done to maintain social distance between tables.

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Janste90
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, polite service, will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good service and a lovely venue

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David
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food
Good service
... and an unexpected £10 discount

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vipTooLazyToCook
London
132 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time at 1423, as we were shopping nearby and fancy some Chinese food. I’m glad I chose this restaurant from OpenTable, the food is absolutely authentic (that is, those dishes with Chinese names of menu) , and although not cheap (pricing comparable to London) the portion is large and made up for it. Service is superb for Chinese restaurants, they provided high chair and plastic plate for my 2 year old without asking. Love that they provide wet wipes before we ate dishes such as lettuce wrap and prawns with shell (the latter was divine!) I’ll happily return when in this area again.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great service. The team were helpful and happy! Great little find next to the castle

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ChadB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good traditional Chinese food really enjoyed it the kids liked it.

MO
MarcO
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service here. Squid is the best there is

PB
PeterB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all agreed one of the best Chinese's we've had.

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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.

DE
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
2 reviews
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
59 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
3 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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1423 China Kitchen is rated 3.9 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.