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Windmill Restaurant

4.2
4.2
193 Reviews
£25 and under
International

The Windmill is a stunning 15th century vaulted barn with breathtaking panoramic views across the Windrush valley and rolling Cotswolds countryside. Delicious, unpretentious dining coupled with relaxed, friendly service is offered either outdoors on the deck or inside the historic building. Our incredible views can be enjoyed from either location.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–20:30
    Sun 12:00–17:00
    Lunch
    Wed 12:00–14:30
    Dinner
    Wed 17:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    01993 822594

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Delicious, unpretentious dining.

  • Private party facilities

    We love hosting weddings and private parties. Please contact us to chat about your next event.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Child Friendly

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Scenic View

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. LS

    LeanneS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We were bit disappointed to be honest as the venue looked amazing. However, the table was very sticky and we viewed the menu online before arriving and there was no option for burger last night, which we were both looking forward to eating. To be honest I wouldn't eat there again as I have better experiences at cheaper restaurants.

  2. S

    Suzie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We were the only people in the dining room, sat near the fire but a patio door was unable to close hence draughty, the staff did put a heater on below it .why not fix the door ? Food was good as was the service as it was only just us! Nice decor but would not rush to return!

  3. J

    Jgfh

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Meal not value for money very small portions suitable for a child not adult

  4. T

    Toby123

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Freezing cold, raw food, service was dreadful. Will not go again.

  5. M

    Mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. Good service. Probably a good view as well - sadly, foggy outside.

  6. G

    Guest1

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The location was easy to find, service and food were good. Only one issue with our desserts which reduced our experience.

  7. PD

    PaulD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Nice staff, good food (except for poppadom put on top of curry so it went soft), decent value and even managed a little dance (or six). Easy parking and a lovely old barn.

  8. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Plenty of parking. Friendly staff. Not much atmosphere but put this down to covid as not as many people around. I felt cold the whole time I has my meal,maybe more heating would be better. Had crumble for pudding only ice-cream was on offer no custard and when asked if custard could be done it wasn't possible. Custurd goes with crumble much better than ice-cream.

  9. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Poor service, food not as ordered and rushed back, just removed cranberry sauce and turned the chicken burger upside down so it was soggy. Staff not wearing masks, and quite rude. I would not recommend going here sadly. We wanted the Festive menu and were told we have to pre book on the website, but there is nowhere on the website to do this.

    Windmill RestaurantResponded on 18 December 2021

    We are very sorry you had a bad experience, we do go to every effort to offer delicious food along with great service. It does stipulate on our website that you need to pre-book and pre-order for the festive menu, such a shame as we would have loved to have served this to you. Masks are not a legal requirement in restaurants at the moment but it is a very difficult time for the hospitality industry in terms of the publics confidence and cancellations.

  10. VR

    VivianR

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Very average, the website makes the windmill look much better than it is. Boring, tasteless food, sticky table.

  11. RD

    RuthD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a great family meal, the food was good and the staff really helpful and cheerful. Thank you.

  12. SS

    SaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I arrived at midday and were invited to choose a table. We selected one by the window for the beautiful scenic views, despite the wet and grey weather. The waitress was very patient as we had been chatting and not decided what we would eat at first, so we ordered some drinks, which arrived in good time. After eventually choosing and ordering our food, we did not have long to wait before it was brought out to us. We both had the Ribeye Steak, with chips and mushrooms. It was all very hot and tasty. We chatted for a little while after finishing and subsequently decided to have a dessert of Bread & Butter Pudding with Creme Anglaise. It was delicious!! The service was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The food was well-priced and cooked nicely. We felt very relaxed at The Windmill and would definitely recommend to others.

  13. MW

    MartinW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    SPACIOUS RESTAURANT, PLEASANT BACKGROUD MUSIC. TABLES AND CHAIRS ARRANGEMENT RATHER LIKE A CANTEEN, FURNITURE BASIC, PERHAPS A FEW COMFY CHAIRS IN THE BAR AREA AND SCREENS TO SEPARATE A FEW TABLES AS THE ROOM IS QUITE BARONIAL.

  14. D

    Dobber

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We came during a very quiet period and were the only people dining. Its a lovely place, I imagine in the summer sitting outside with those views would be perfect. The food was wonderfully prepared and very tasty. I had communicated earlier re my food intolerances and all was good so highly recommend

  15. KS

    KarenS

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely Sunday lunch with plenty of food and good range of vegetables provided.

  16. HS

    HelenS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a table for four for Sunday lunch. It was delicious. The staff were very attentive , friendly and attentive. Lovely atmosphere with a varied clientele Would definitely recommend Windmill Restaurant to friends

  17. AL

    AdrienneL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was lovely as was the Sunday Roasts. Only issue which was resolved was the open table booking was not on their book!

  18. S

    Samc

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Very good food and service from our lady. Maybe the restaurant was a bit too crammed with tables. The outside decking and garden could do with a clean and tidy to improve the look of the place but inside was immaculate

  19. GM

    GordonM

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food attentive staff nice venue value for money definitely recommend to others

  20. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked for Sunday lunch, it was a superb meal. Our drinks and food order were taken quickly by lovely, friendly staff. And our food quickly followed and was plentiful, tasty and piping hot. Great Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes and lots of variety of veg, which was served separately. We also got jugs of delicious gravy for both the vegetarians and meat eaters. The puddings were also delicious and finished off a great meal perfectly! Great atmosphere, would highly recommend!!!

  21. TD

    TonyD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Sat in a cold small room of the main restaurant, Sunday roast just ok, Service was shocking all staff just stood around talking with the manager, Had to get 3 times to get any service. And each time 5 or 6 staff standing together. Made me quite angry

  22. AF

    AlisonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We would highly recommend this restaurant. Fantastic welcome, excellent service and beautiful location.

  23. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    lovely restaurant love eating here with my husband the food is amazing and the staff are friendly

  24. PB

    PaulB

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely Sunday lunch,good portions and service very good,will definitely be going again

  25. BP

    BarbaraP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another terrific Sunday lunch here. Delicious food, well presented, with good, friendly service. Real value for money too.

  26. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday Lunch Food was served piping hot and great sized portions with extra gravy

  27. J

    Joanne

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting for Sunday dinner and just wowed by the whole experience. The food and service matched the stunning location! We will definitely be back!

  28. A

    Argy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A birthday outing for a family member. Although travelling about 50 miles to meet up, it was worth it. The Sunday menu was limited to mainly roasts for meat eaters but there were vegetarian options. The food was plentiful (about right for us), well-cooked and the Yorkshire puds were excellent. We have eaten there a couple of times before the pandemic and standards have not fallen.

  29. SG

    SherryG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Delicious Sunday roast as always. Waitresses seemed new and untrained. Good value, large portions. We’ll definitely be back.

  30. BE

    BarryE

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Most enjoyable evening meal in a great setting. Service and food were very good.

  31. T

    Tish90

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were very welcoming and accommodating. There was no fuss over one of the party selecting the gluten free dinner option. Service was quick and polite and the food was incredible!!

  32. BJ

    BridgetJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Windmill was very easy to find, a lovely drive through trees and an outstanding view from the dining room. We were warmly welcomed, a drinks order promptly taken as was the food order. A simple food menu but all sounded delicious. When the food arrived it looked delicious, the vegetables were full of flavour. All plates were finished and we went onto dessert. The desserts were outstanding all full of calories. The bill was brought promptly. If we lived in the area it would be our go to place for Sunday lunch.

  33. JM

    JuliaM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time at The Windmill for sons 16th birthday warm cosy atmosphere and fabulous food. Owner came over for a chat super friendly gorgeous views and food will definitely call again.

  34. KL

    KarenL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The best Sunday roast we’ve eaten since pre COVID times. Amazing vegetables x 5 varieties Only slightly marked down on service as we had to wait over 30 minutes for a pre booked table.

  35. N

    Nickh

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday roast, very good portions, plentiful, really good meat, and generous portions of very good vegetables, good service, nice place, lovely setting. Very impressed.

  36. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, great service, fantastic food.. what more can you ask for…

  37. GA

    GraemeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service and lovely views. Background music not intrusive allowing conversation. Look forward to future visits.

  38. T

    Tiger

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Welcoming good meal in pleasant surroundings,staff very friendly.

  39. m

    marys

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We. Did not realise that they let dogs in the restaurant we thought that we could have been told that people were going to be seated next to us with a dog when the food arrived we had to ask staff for vegetable serving spoons we were not offered any sauces apple sauce etc. The very small amount of meat was not very warm the only thing that was hot was the gravy .We paid bill but we were not very happy

  40. m

    martync

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Lovely setting and excellent food and service. Pity we were the only customers after about 7.45 pm on a Friday evening so not a lot of atmosphere. Put it down to Covid, otherwise very nice and we will pass on our experience and certainly recommend it.

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Windmill Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Windmill Restaurant

The Windmill Venue & Restaurant Asthall Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4HJ

  • Area

    Burford

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–20:30
    Sun 12:00–17:00
    Lunch
    Wed 12:00–14:30
    Dinner
    Wed 17:30–20:30

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01993 822594

  • Catering

    Delicious, unpretentious dining.

  • Private party facilities

    We love hosting weddings and private parties. Please contact us to chat about your next event.

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