Bar 1 - Ascot Berkshire

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Part of the One Venue , comprising of both Bar 1 and Club 1, located on Ascot High Street, Ascot, Berkshire. Bar 1 prides itself on its range of cuisine and a relaxed and friendly bar atmosphere. Bar 1 for either that quiet meal or as the ideal starter for your whole evening's entertainment. Live major sports on our big screens all year round. Our bar and restaurant is also available for hire for your special occasion. Work away from the office, Free WiFi connectivity in the bar and restaurant and fresh coffee available

Special Offers

50% Off food

From the main menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 18:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Fri 7:45PM - 10:00PM

What 56 People Are Saying
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JB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have seen scampî s on another table and there were big so I ordered the same. The guy came with small ones. I told him why small when I have seen big on another table. The guy said we put more when they are small. I told him I want big because they taste better and than he started to argue. My friend had spare ribs that were full of ketchup. Really nothing special there and no wonder the place was empty with 5 clients where it was a 40 people place...

c
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Mon-Friday early birds get a 50% discount and I can see why.... restaurant was virtually empty, food very expensive for what is was so 50% discount actually brought it down to the value it probably should have been.... not very tasty meal. Not much choice for wine by the glass.

Last time I came I had tapas, now that was nice !.

AS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a table with you a few weeks back for 3 people on 22/06/2019 it was for my friends birthday. Our Plan was to come to Bar 1 for a meal and then venture onto Club 1 for more drinks and dancing. At The time of the booking I was unaware that it was Ascot Races. On route to the restaurant there was heavy traffic so I rang the restaurant to explain our booking was at 8:00 but we would be delayed by 30 mins. I was told it was fine get here when you can.

We arrived at Bar1 and we were greeted by a waitress who questioned me several times about my booking and when I booked which unnerved me slightly and I actually found very unprofessional as she was extremely negative. I could see a table laid up for 3 I pointed out the table she then asked me again about my booking.

I explained that I emailed ages ago didn't hear so I went to bar 1 website and it tells you to book through Open Table which I did I had a confirmation email so was happy that my reservation was confirmed. She then told me you had lots of problems with open table. I politely pointed out that really wasn't my concern. She eventually sat down and gave us a set menu .....This confused me as I had viewed the menu online and it stated nothing about a set menu or in fact about early closure due to Ascot races. The waitress then came back and declared that everything would be shutting down at 10pm by this point it was now 9:00pm. It became very clear we could not stay I was not prepared to pay £30 for a meal that I would have to eat within the hour and leave. I was so disappointed I had planned the whole evening for my friend so she could relax and enjoy her birthday.

It also proved to be a very costly evening as we had paid £38.00 to get a Taxi there to have to abandon our night with no food and left stranded in Ascot. By this point it ws too late to get food and we ended up having to return home. We should of been contacted in advance to be told about ascot and the changes that would affect us.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thought I’d give this place a go.... been a few times when the races are on and it does get busy
Shown to our table... service was good... had to wait a bit, but it was busy so it’s expected
Food was nice when it came and served with a smile
If planing a meal here, worth checking if the footies on cause it gets a bit loud
Definitely worth a try and shall be returning

BG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely surroundings, courteous staff and good choices on the menu. food well cooked, compliments to the chef. Have visited before and will definitely be back

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

They had a group of 30 people arrive. Once the group arrived the staff forgot about us. The manager did come and ask after 20 mins if we are being looked after but by this time we just wanted the bill.

KJ
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

We were the only diners are lunch. It was horrid weather outside which may have had a bearing.

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service as always. Food is always great and the menu is constantly changing with some great vegetarian options available too.

C
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely surprise after Ascot races - everyone enjoyed their meals immensely and was very impressed by the food served

CL
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious. Good variety of choices at a reasonable price--especially with the 50% off for early dining.

AS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Venu, food and staff were all amazing. Food well presented and cooked pefectly. Will definitly be returning.

AP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Royal ascot, everything was amazing, food, service and a great table for people watching . Would highly recommend.

BA
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Most people go for the bar, but the dining experience was excellent. Even right after the Royal Ascot day of races, there were plenty of available tables. We had made a reservation, but there was room at 6:15pm.

Food was superb, the servers were all very personable, and the location was less than 1/4 mile from Ascot’s main gate. A wonderful end to a great day.

BH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Awful food, sea bass was totally overcooked and my ultimate chicken cesear salad had to be brought out 3 times as ther forgot items. 3rd time was inedible......

c
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were an office team of 12 who had come to have lunch prior to visiting Ascot Racecourse. We had limited time and so sent through the menu beforehand. All of our food was served on the dot and was hot and delicious and plenty of it - certainly no scrimping on portions here! Everyeone in the group commented on how lovely their meal was and felt it was a shame that it wasn't closer to our home town. I had mushrooms in a garlic sauce to start followed by chef's special pasta with chicken and bacon. Both were delicious. My colleague who had the steak was raving about it hours later and those that had salads were almost unable to get through them - so generous. The service from Mary Kay and her colleagues was first class. We were made to feel very special and if the boss takes us all to the races again we will be back to Bar One without a second thought. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

The service was good but sometimes hard to get waitresses attention. My wife ordered fish and chips and left half her meal as it was full of bones.

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal as always, I am never disappointed with the level of service, the quality of food or the amnbience. Truly great find.

m
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They had lost or cancelled our reservation. Clearly written in their book but someone had drawn a line through it. No table available and so we left and went elsewhere

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, never a disapppointment in Bar One, even with three screens of football on! Great value for money, cannot fault it.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous ambience, food and service with easy access to the club. Definitely visit again

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a table at bar one ascot but when we arrived the restaurant told us they had no booking for us. It was ridiculously busy anyway and we didn't fancy eating there within the crowds anyway. We could have argued the toss but there was a group of 9 of us so we would have struggled to get a table there anyway, but we did struggle to find dinner anywhere else. It was a disappointment as this was an occasion to celebrate my 30th birthday. I'm not sure what happened to our booking as I had email confirmation to say we had a table.

OT
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we've had in the 7 days we have been in England.

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless as usual. Great and extensive menu, I never find a problem finding something fabulous to eat. Service was great, not too much, not too litle.

Highly recommend.

f
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lunch for four on the second day of Royal Ascot week. The staff and kitchen did an excellent job on the day, everything arrived hot to the table. The staff were very pleasant in spite of the number of diners they had to serve in a very short space of time.

M
Hampshire
25 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for Lunch just prior to Racing. Waitress worked very hard in a busy restaurant. Pricey for what we ate but food good and plentiful.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

we celebrated my husband bday n the food wss very good. We had early dinning n we got 25% off the bill. However, the service n ambiebce was average.

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambience, service is excellant. I have never been disappointed in Bar One and would recommend for any kind of meal.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Booked a table for a Saturday evening birthday celebration with another couple. Restaurant area was at one end of a crowded pub which was playing extremely loud music, which made conversation difficult.

Food was very good as was wine selection. However overall I feel this venue is let down given the distracting nature of the venue.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friendly atmospheric restaurant. Food was good, service attentive and quick.

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We normally enjoy Bar One hugely, but for some reason on this date, the service was not quite the same. The service was a bit slow and the new guy was a bit grumpy!

Food as always was excellent. Although I do need to say as is the time of year. the desserts were hugely limiting and quite expensive (£6.95).

Still enjoy going there overall.

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

accommodated a large group with short notice. food and service were very good. would definitely go there again when visiting for work or holiday.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the seabass and my friend the lamd stew and we both enjoyed it. It was tasty and good portions. The desserts: apple crumble and lemon pie were delicious .
The service was very good and the gils were very friendly.
I hihgly recomment it.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been several times but this time not so good. Some of the food was overcooked. Service was great even remembering who ordered what.

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue, great location. The food is really nice, quick and attentive service. Always like dining at Bar One!

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was busy due to race day but the service was still great. Lovely food and atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went early before 7.30pm to take advantage of 50% 0ff food . The food was very good

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food is excellent and the service is according to what I was expecting. Not outstanding but correct which is what I thought it would be. The prices are good in relation to the quality you get.

IW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My partner has an allergy to wheat and bar 1 was very good in advising what meals she could have from their menu...very well informed

S
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue in a nice spot. A big open window facilitates bird's eye view out towards the high street or great air flow. Food is excellent with a good variety of dishes. Really good service, they know how to be attentive, but not overbearing. Always polite. Would highly recommend.

JD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Really good value if you eat before 7.30 Monday to Thursday as 50% off the food bill. Love this place .

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