The Windmill Bar & Restaurant

4.4
68 reviews
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Conveniently situated on the A40 between Burford and Witney, nestled in six glorious acres enjoying stunning panoramic views across the Windrush Valley. The Windmill is a delightfully renovated vaulted barn restaurant & bar, boasting a panoramic heated deck.

Head chefs Richard Lenik & Thomas Curtis have earned an enviable reputation plus over a thousand 5 Star reviews for their delightful cuisine.

A beautiful Cathedral Marquee in our gardens completes the perfect picture.
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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I put on website when I booked on line that it was my husbands birthday as it asked was it a special occasion , but there was no acknowledgment of this on the night , it was lovely food and venue but lacked atmosphere , could do with soft music maybe in Back ground, the food was excellent but just lacked ambiance , not that we wanted a fuss but maybe just an acknowledgement would have been lovely, would go again on a different night we went Saturday maybe try Friday next time , and maybe Sunday lunch as heard it is nice

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service was very good but the menu could be improved by having a wider selection.The atmosphere and location are exceptional and our guests from America enjoyed there Cotswolds experience.

L
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

This place has the potential to be great with better staff and management

LW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Timely attentive friendly service high quality food within a relax atmosphere, topped off with subtle live music.

TW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

A very disappointing visit compared to previous excellent lunches. No tablecloths on tables, food was bland apart from the beef and side salads were wilting and dry . I really wish they change the limited menu occasionally. Maybe it was just a bad day, but even the toilets were grubby with empty toilet rolls everywhere. We will try again another day and see if the joy returns!

DA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good restaurant for a meal of good quality and good service

s
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful food - beautiful presentation. staff were very helpful. sat on the terrace, very comfortable chairs, which makes a difference and a very pleasant view. we didn't ask if we could take our dog next time if we sat on the terrace, but we will definitely be returning.
Amazing value for money.
Have been for their sunday lunch but this is for the first time we have been mid-week.

JD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food as always was excellent, however on this occasion the service was poor compared to what we’ve come to expect at The Windmill. We will certainly return but will stick to evenings instead of Sunday lunch.

P
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I was disappointed on our visit this time , as previously the food was better quality and the service was more professional than this visit unfortunately. I had been promising to take my son and his partner and my partner there for a few months now and having finally arranged it we all thought it was disappointing quite frankly . It will
Not put me off visiting again and I am putting it down to an off day .

JF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A warm and welcoming place. Extremely good value for money and super service

S
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service in a lovely location.

AF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stunning place. Gorgeous food and service to match. I will be back again and again.

B
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted..
The carvery on Sunday was excellent. It was presented on a large plate, to help yourself. Lovely selection on 3 meats, lamb, beef and pork. Vegetables cooked to perfection, sometimes hard. All the condiments. Desert selection lovely choice. Definitely be returning. We’ve been on a Saturday evening, that was also excellent.

k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

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H
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic beautiful setting wonderful atmosphere and fabulous food impeccable service very welcoming and friendly absolutely love this place this was our second visit would definitely recommend

AL
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Wonderful place and came recommended. However, service by waitresses was slow and seemed uncoordinated or directed. Starter was good but main course of expensive streak was not the best cut of meat and lacked real flavour. Although ordered medium rear as advised on the menu I felt it was over cooked and rather chewy! Waited over 15 minutes for main course to be cleared and offered dessert menu. For the cost of a meal for two at almost £100 I did not feel it was value for money.

JS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely food, good value, lovely view. The piano was lovely but a bit difficult for deaf people as it sort of dominated the noise space so made talking harder.
Would recommend this venue ( and have done), but would really like to keep it quiet so I can get a seat on the deck and enjoy the view!

LA
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, service are superb. Great value for money and a fantastic seeing

JD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Once again the food was excellent with the only downside being my own decision to try something different which wasn’t quite to my taste, however the fact they still provided me with my usual dessert when it wasn’t on the menu made up for my own error! The atmosphere was superb with an excellent pianist providing entertainment whilst we ate. To top the food & entertainment is the service, it truly is exceptional & we look forward to going back again...& again!

CM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My steak was cold so I didn't get the taste that I wanted.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal on Fathers Day for our family of four. Excellent service from the staff,who are always really good with our young Daughters. This and of course the setting and delicious food are one of the many reasons we love key to eat here. 5⭐️

SB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to the windmill for a father's Day lunch, my dad was absolutely thrilled with the restaurant. Beautiful scenery, beautiful food and beautiful service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice place all very friendly food was amazing and got an extra as well and view was lovely definitely go again if going to the area

WD
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend having a meal here, it's been many years since I came here when it was the old carvery, but the work the new owners have done has really improved the place, now an awful lot airier and brighter, and of course the views from the restaurant are just great. The service and friendliness of staff could not be faulted.

LF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a fantastic way to serve a Sunday Roast on the Platter together with a wonderful selection of vegetables. The vegetables were cooked perfectly - slightly al dente. The service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. We also had a table by the window looking out over the wonderful countryside. Although they had been busy we ate at 3pm we didn't feel we were given just what was left - all nicely presented and not rushed.

JW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was second to none. Will definitely be back.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very attentive waitress. More pudding options please

ET
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally recommend The Windmill for any meal but today’s lunch was superb and such amazing value for money. As ever the staff were attentive and friendly x

MD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Friendly welcome, served very quickly. Three meat on the roast platter was chewy potatoes looked and tasted like frozen packet brand, the veg was over done. Was honest with the waitress when she asked if it was ok. After that the mood changed as if we had insulted the restaurant.

RF
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. Good vegan options for me and helpful staff. Great other dishes for my boyfriend to enjoy too.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Hot, and good portion size. Service was friendly, but not intrusive. Plenty of staff to ensure no delays.

A
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the Windmill restaurant. The staff are super, meal was good and the outside areas are great. Food is a bit pricey but would go there for a special occasion. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant and outside.

JC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Previous meals with Windmill have been very good. Last one unfortunately was not overall good in view of a wedding party on patio leaving patio door open when a strong cold draught made us very cold. I complained twice and eventually we were moved to another table.
Although we still enjoyed our day it was a shame it was stressful initially. The food was very enjoyable. Staff were very pleasant.

TM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We have never been to a steak night & hate to say that we were disappointed! The restaurant was quite chilly & though we sat with a lovely view it spoilt the ambience. It was an earlier reservation so not busy but we did not think the waiter was really helpful or very attentive. We had the platter, there were 3 of us so we had 2 steaks, which was fine. The one steak was supposed to be medium & although the flavour was lovely it was over done, the other was med/rare & was spot on. The sides were mostly good except the spinach which was just sat in cream ! I think for the price we expected it to be all lovely. We will try again as we do love your restaurant. Also the Cider was not cold enough, mans opinion.

SC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Very friendly welcome. Service was great. Staff very efficient.
Had a really good meal and felt very welcome.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

If you are looking for excellent food, stunning location and attentive service then look no further, we shall certainly be back!!

LA
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Great food, outstanding service, good value, great atmosphere, great location and a really lovely place to enjoy a meal.
The good is superb but it's the service that puts this place on a level above all else.
Formal but friendly and relaxed.

LA
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Great food. Great service. Great setting. Great ambiance. Great value

LB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with a friend for the steak night. We shared a steak platter and it was amazing! Steak was cooked to perfection and the staff were very attentive. The price was great and included a glass of wine of your choice. Will definitely go again! Thank you.

MA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Excellent friendly service with plenty of food cooked to your requirements. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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