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Leafatthecastle - Leaf at The Castle Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire

Leaf at The Castle Hotel

4.5
4.5
37 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Situated in The Castle Hotel, Leaf is right in the heart of historic Windsor offering casual dining which combines classic British and modern European flavours. Steeped in history and with regal connections, Leaf is the perfect spot for brunch, a leisurely lunch, a delicious afternoon tea and a decadent dinner.

Executive Head Chef Suraj Lokhande works closely with independent suppliers to bring the best flavours to the dishes. The menus include comforting classics, vegan options and British artisan cheeses paired with local beers from Windsor & Eton Brewery. The alfresco terrace is a city oasis which is ideal for dining in the warmer months and enjoying a tipple or two after a day’s sightseeing.

Offering one of the best afternoon teas in Windsor, the talented team have developed a stunning Royal afternoon tea featuring freshly baked scones with clotted cream, sumptuous sandwiches and an array of delicious patisserie, paired with traditional tea blends from Darvilles of Windsor.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Weekdays Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Breakfast Weekends Sat, Sun 07:00–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01753 851577
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Amazing food makes any event even more unforgettable, our chefs adore the chance to construct the perfect menu for your special occasion. An opulent Afternoon Tea, temping canapés or a lavish fine dining menu? Our experienced team are sure to deliver an array of delightful delicacies. Contact our events team now on enquiries@castlehotelwindsor.com
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: 01753 851577

Experiences

  • Royal Afternoon Tea

    £40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Royal afternoon Tea is legendary and is a must-try when you are visiting Windsor. Served daily from midday until 5:00 pm, we are well known in town for one of the best afternoon teas in Windsor. Treat yourself to freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and British berry jam, sumptuous sandwiches, and an array of delicious, delicate patisserie. The Castle Hotel Windsor’s afternoon tea pairs perfectly with blends from Darvilles of Windsor – or a glass of bubbles. Or why not add one of our speciality cocktails?
    Royal Afternoon Tea photo
  • Sunday Roast

    £32.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Explore our mouth-watering dishes at Leaf. Sunday roast everyone's favourite with a selection of meats, seasonal vegetables, gravy and the traditional Yorkshire pudding . Showcasing the finest locally sourced produce. Where British flavours are combined with international flair. Take advantage of our free parking offer up to four hours! Simply show your bill to reception after dining to redeem.
    Sunday Roast photo
  • Set Menu

    £24.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let us tempt your taste buds with our delicious set menu, available from 2nd January. Choose from a handpicked selection of scrumptious starters, mouth-watering main dishes and decadent desserts. Two-courses £19.50 | Three-courses £24.50.
    Set Menu photo

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Windsor

    Best Food

  • Windsor

    Best Service

  • Windsor

    Best Ambience

  • Windsor

    Great for brunch

  • Windsor

    Healthy

  • Windsor

    Great for fine wines

  • Windsor

    Good for special occasions

  • Windsor

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Windsor

    Most Booked

37 Reviews
  1. WendyT

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea was delicious and service was excellent. Staff very friendly and welcoming

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  2. Rafa

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Restaurant overlooking Windsor castle, Food and service was great. Will visit again

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  3. RichardL

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, good selection for all of us. Helpful staff. A great celebration meal.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Janine was amazing as always. She explained the afternoon tea perfectly and showed us all the food options. The afternoon tea was very cute with the easter theme. It was the first time doing afternoon tea for my clients and they loved it.

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  5. DouglasH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect and with perfect timing. Very cooperative and knowledgeable staff.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded 6 days ago
    Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your kind feedback! We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  6. DianeM

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Looks nice lighting good lots of staff but service was slow needs more organisation . I think it was pricey.

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  7. JackyG

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and courteous service both in the bar area and the restaurant.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 25 March 2024
    Dear Jacky, Thank you for the amazing feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable afternoon tea as ever. Staff were helpful as we were on a time budget due to going straight off afterwards to tour Windsor Castle.

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  9. Jess

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was incredibly poor. We were seated immediately, however once seated getting anyone to take our order was a nightmare. When starters came we were left with the empty plates for 40 mins and our glasses also empty for that time. We tried to grab someone but they were paying attention to all the tables in the middle. Eventually we managed to grab someone’s attention. My mum said “we’re feeling a bit left out over here” the server just said ok and took our order. She didn’t even bother apologising. The service carried on the same. We had to ask for our starter and dinner plates to be cleared. The same person never served us more than once, it was always someone different. I think there were so many different people serving us that no one knew if we were being served. The main also came out with no gravy so was dry. The menu said it was served with family sharing gravy. We couldn’t get anyone’s attention to get it. When we were eventually asked about the dessert menu someone asked if we wanted it and then disappeared without giving us the menu. Took us ages to grab anyone’s attention for the dessert menu. In total we were there for 2hrs and 15 mins and each time has to asked to be served because we were ignored. It seemed to be our section by the window that was ignored the whole time. Other larger tables came in after us and left before us even though there were only 2 of us there. Food is ok, nothing special. Would not dine here again.

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  10. BaljS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for hen do gathering. Nice atmosphere relaxed restaurant. Staff was friendly and accommodating as asked if could dine little later. Food was delicious fish chips and winter vegetables wellington and presented nicely on the plate.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 25 March 2024
    Dear Balj, Thank you kindly for this amazing feedback. We are looking forward to having you dine with us again! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere right near the entrance of Windsor Castle. Relaxing interior that is like sitting in a fairy garden. We were there on a cool March day, so not overcrowded. Great tea setting. Quality of food was good.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 25 March 2024
    Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such an amazing feedback. We are looking forward to having you here again! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch set menu with a choice of two or three courses priced accordingly. Food was well prepared and tasty.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 25 March 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  13. JoC33

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive staff and great food. We were staying at the hotel and we wanted to try the restaurant rather than go out. We weren’t disappointed. It had a lovely atmosphere. The choice of different dishes on the a la carte menu was excellent and it had a good value set menu which we opted for. I would definitely go again.

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  14. SelEs

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for lunch on a Friday and the place was dead. We were the only table with customers.

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  15. RogerB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was disappointing. Food not as good as I was expecting.

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  16. CeceJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brekkie. We had a smashed avo on toast with bacon and eggs Benedict. The oat latte was superb.

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  17. Woodies

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and food exceptional. We shared a chateaubriand.

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  18. PhilR

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent return to dine in, especially if you staying in the hotel.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb customer service from all the team. Food was very good and set menu was great. A lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and a very friendly welcome.

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  20. Pretorius

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had afternoon tea with a friend here about a year ago. It was really special and the food really good. This visit has not been as expected. The sandwiches were unimpressive with thick slices of bread and filling so sparse one cannot taste it and some of the pastries, as beautiful as they were, being soft - I assume from standing for a while. The price and the food did not really match up for me. I expected more.

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  21. WilliamW

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff and food excellent it was valentines night so very busy but it was enjoyable
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 18 February 2024
    Dear William, I would like to truly thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear we had an excellent time on Valentine's Day. Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  22. ArberD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I had dinner at The Leaf and we had an amazing time. The food was generous and so delicious. My eldest son is a fussy eater but even he enjoyed the food. It was a really good first experience. Really good experience. Would recommend.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 18 February 2024
    Dear Arber, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are truly happy that we could please all of you, especially your eldest son. Looking forward to welcoming you, your family and friends again soon! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  23. Claire

    Cambridge

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning venue, beautiful food & brilliant service
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 18 February 2024
    Dear Claire, Thank you, thank you and thank you! We have to impress you again soon! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  24. MandyB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal from the set menu - plenty of choice and the food was excellent in both presentation, quality and flavour. The setting was lovely and a perfect location for our pre-theatre meal. We hope to visit next time we are in Windsor .. 🤩
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 18 February 2024
    Dear Mandy, Thank you very much for such a lovely review, we truly appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Leaf Team

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  25. AlexB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff made us very welcome for afternoon tea - a great place to celebrate. Overall a great experience. There would have been more 5 stars if the cakes had been a bit more varied and inspiring and if the bar staff before the tea and the evening before had been a bit more responsive.

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  26. RachaelA

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience here today. We came for an Afternoon Tea for my sisters birthday. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. The finger sandwiches were a good selection, the scones light and fluffy and the mini sweets delicious. There was a big range of teas to choose from and it was all served so beautifully on a lovely crown tier cake stand.(I loved the tea pot so much and want one at home!) They made it extra special for my sister when they brought out a chocolate brownie and candle for her birthday which was unexpected and a lovely touch. I'm already showing off pictures and recommending to friends.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent welcome and service good food and great atmosphere
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 18 January 2024
    Hi, Thank you very much for talking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy you had an excellent time and hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, The Leaf Team

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  28. HelenH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely members of staff. Really attentive. Always helpful. Had a lovely meal.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 18 March 2024
    Thank you so much. Regards, The Leaf Team.

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  29. JohnL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was disappointing. The waiter was very personable. The ambiance was very pleasant and relaxing.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 7 January 2024
    Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and the relaxing ambience. As for the food, we are sorry to hear your disappointment as this is not the standard we strive to deliver. This feedback has been passed onto the chef in order to improve for future visitors. Best regards, The Leaf Team.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress during our breakfast was awful. She barely came to our table and when she did, she made it seem like we were bothering her. My son ordered eggs and she never came back with the order, never checked on us once. We had to ask another waiter to put the order in. We wound up bothering the other waiter several other times because our waitress mostly disappeared or ignored us. The food was subpar. We spent a lot of money (€50) on New Year’s eve dinner and I thought it was terrible. My son had the lamb and thought it was good, that was the only reason for the 2 stars. But I had the mushroom pastry and most of the food lacked any seasoning or flavor. It was the most disappointing food of our entire trip. The hotel itself, along with the hotel staff, was absolutely lovely and I would stay there again. But I would skip the restaurant next time completely. 

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  31. BarbaraM

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A genuinely pleasant experience for our significant wedding anniversary. The service was exemplary and the food delicious. We can thoroughly recommend the butter chicken in particular.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 7 January 2024
    Hi Barbara, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your special day at our restaurant, and genuinely appreciate the time you have taken to write this review. We hope to see you again (maybe for another delicious bowl of butter chicken)! Cordially, The Leaf Team.

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  32. ElizabethHB

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely kids afternoon tea. We had a table in the much quieter lounge. The restaurant area was very loud. Super service including colouring books and beautifully dissolved festive tea. Will be going back.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 28 December 2023
    Thank you very much for your feedback Elizabeth. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

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  33. AmberM

    Barcelona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    slightly over priced and the gf scones were awful.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 7 January 2024
    Hi Amber, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and your thoughts will be passed onto the kitchen in order to meet the quality of service we strive to accomplish. Regards, The Leaf Team.

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  34. SaritaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a family/friend pre-Christmas meal. The venue was lovely and the decor made it even more beautiful. All the staff were friendly and our food was so tasty. Will all be coming back again.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 28 December 2023
    Thank you for your feedback Sarita. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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  35. NessR

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best afternoon teas I've ever had. Best Festive/Christmas themed menu around. Highly recommended!
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 28 December 2023
    Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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  36. AndrewS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening spent at the leaf. Fabulous food, attentive but not overbearing service. Lovely ambience. We will be back.
    Leaf at The Castle HotelResponded on 28 December 2023
    Thank you for your feedback. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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  37. Molly89

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were sat by the door to the restaurant to start with, which is close to the door of the hotel which was quite cold. We were moved when we mentioned it. I had a cola colada (mocktail) delicious and then apple and celeriac soup which was nice. I couldn’t taste any apple but it was hot and quite a big bowl. We then had the turkey dinner which was pretty bland and bits were really hot and bits were tepid. The turkey was a couple of slices from a ballotine wrapped in bland fatty skin with a tiny bit of stuffing. We got 2 roast potatoes, quite hard tasteless veg and the gravy tasted quite fatty. It wasn’t great. The service was exceptional, really attentive and genuine. Overall a mixed bag. The afternoon tea looked amazing!

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FAQs

Leaf at The Castle Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Leaf at The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel Windsor, 18 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1LJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Windsor
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Weekdays Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Breakfast Weekends Sat, Sun 07:00–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
  • Phone number
    01753 851577
  • Catering
    Amazing food makes any event even more unforgettable, our chefs adore the chance to construct the perfect menu for your special occasion. An opulent Afternoon Tea, temping canapés or a lavish fine dining menu? Our experienced team are sure to deliver an array of delightful delicacies. Contact our events team now on enquiries@castlehotelwindsor.com
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: 01753 851577
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