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The food outlets below are listed by category, good reviews and by location. You therefore can see at a glance which are the best, which are the nearest to Penhill and which are the best value. The aim is that you will be able to plan your evening eating out with confidence and at speed!

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Enjoy eating out around Penhill!
The Jewel In The Crown

14-16 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3AL, UK – 01793 522687

The staff were very friendly and helpful, they made sure that we knew of any extra costs (on top of the voucher) before we ordered which made them seem really honest and respectable. I had the chicken tandoori and it was delicious! Honestly the food was some of the best Indian food I have had in a restaurant. It was also really lovely decor and the staff were wearing traditional dress which made it feel like a real experience. I loved it, would highly recommend, and I would definitely go again!

A fantastic restaurant, amazing staff and service. The food is absolutely out of this world. We went for my daughters birthday and they surprised us by decorating the table and put up birthday banner for her. I can't thank them or praise them enough . Thank you xx

Los Gatos

1-3 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ, UK – 01793 488450

It's a cosy place with good choice of food and drinks. Lots of Spanish specialties to try. Food is sized for eating at least one starter and one main. Service is fast. Playing Spanish music would make the place more authentic.

This place is special, the food and service are truly exceptional, best in Swindon by a long long way. Other reviews say it all, no one leaves disappointed. Very very very good indeed.


12 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3AJ, UK – 01793 574444

Excellent food. We went for my fiance's Birthday meal and they treated her very well. Recommend you book in advance as it gets busy but there's plenty of room and I'm a big guy. I'm a huge fan of Italian food almost to the point I'd rather stay at home and make my own as opposed to paying for it out as the experience can be hit or miss. I've been there twice and We'll be going back again in the bear future. Dennis

Always excellent, their calamari is the best in town (they do it 'properly' cutting julienne strips down the line of body so it's always tender, instead of making rings cutting across the muscle so it can go rubbery if cooked for 2secs too long). Lunch time deal is fantastic and they even do it at the weekend! (£7.95 for /any/ pizza or pasta on the menu, how can you go wrong?!)

Best Reviewed Indian Restaurants and Takeaways in Penhill or in Swindon area

The Biplob

Wood House, 12-14 Wood St, Swindon SN1 4AL, UK – 01793 490265

Professional class Indian Bangla restaurant in the center of old town. Amazing tandoori cooked food with a natural blend of spices. Amazing Indian and Asian staff member. With a perfection quality of service.

Good food. Friendly staff which were very accommodating! Would visit again

Jack Spice - Indian Restaurant

61 Fleet St, Swindon SN1 1RA, UK – 01793 488098

Used this place for while now always good quality

Probably the best Indian cuisine in Jacksonville, but the only area of concern was the slow service.


1, Empire House, Groundwell Road, Swindon SN1 2LT, UK – 01793 488333

This is an edited post. Since I wrote the first post I've visited this restaurant a number of times. My opinion on this place has really changed. Based on what? The answer is the biriyani served here. It is without a doubt the best I think I've ever tried. Coupled with a mixed vegetable curry on the side you have a truly delicious meal. The starters I still think could be better. The service is also pretty good.

Consistently good food at great prices in an easy to find location near the centre of town. Great for quick working lunches. The lunchtime menu is an absolute steal: a starter, a main (both chosen from a short list of four or five dishes) plus a rice and a naan for a couple of quid short of a tenner, with a scoop of ice cream to finish off. All of it is tasty but the naan is particularly good: soft and fluffy where it should be, crispy where it should be. And if you ring your order ahead, you can be in and out as quickly as you want (for those on short lunch hours). The buffets are also good, again great value tasty food. With lots of parking options nearby, and bus stops too, this is a great place with lovely food in an ideal location.

Best Reviewed Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

ASK Italian

Unit 3, Regent Circus, Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3DF, UK – 01793 954842

My wife and I arrived late in the evening and we was treated like royalty. I was immediately impressed and when I explained that it was my first time in an Italian restaurant The manager took the time to explain the dishes. We had the prawns and the lobster dishes and WOW! It was gorgeous and satisfying. Thank you guys for a great experience and as a wheelchair user I felt valued and happy. My wife enjoyed herself as much as I did. See you guys again soon

I don't think I've ever had a bad meal here. Food is good. Staff are friendly. Service is quick. The restaurant has a chilled atmosphere. Prices are reasonable, and if you can get vouchers (usually you signing up and getting emails from them) then you can get a really good meal for cheap as you can often get mains for free, among other special offers.

La Carbonara

62 Westcott Pl, Swindon SN1 5HW, UK – 01793 527944

Lovely, family run business. Great service and lovely food. Very accommodating and offered to cook a pasta dish hotter/not so hot as required. Great choice for lunch too 😁

Only one lager on tap, but it was nice. My food order was good but others in party has some minor quibbles. Little things and nothing that was a deal breaker. Things like the cheesecake used a soft Sponge base and On personal note would have liked to have seen some real Neapolitan ice-cream. Nonetheless ... Overall great food, friendly staff and great night.


131 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3BU, UK – 01793 611265

Fabulous food as usual. We always go here for our wedding anniversary and as children our parents used to get pizza take away. Wonderful atmosphere and amazing service. Thank you so much for another wonderful meal.

A great return visit to a real Italian restaurant. Walking in, felt like being in Italy with the sound of lovely romantic Italian music and a warm greeting. The food was excellent - we had fresh mussels and mushrooms in blue cheese sauce for starter, pizza de mare and escalope with mushroom sauce for main and chocolate fudge cake - which was the lightest I have ever tasted. We had wine with our meal and finished off with a limoncelo and real espresso and cappuccino coffees. Loved it.

Find the best reviewed Wine Bars and Nightclubs

The Bank

18 Wood St, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4AB, UK – 01793 527798

Always a good night here! Great atmosphere!

Nice but a tad pricey


21 Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1PR, UK – 01793 523892

Decent place to drink a beer or coke, fast service so no waiting here the downside would be you'll have to get the order yourself no one's coming to serve you, overall I recommend this place.

Really nice place, but the bar man couldn't pull a pint of real ale properly. I had more head on my pint than beer!

Byron's Wine Bar

39 Byron Street, Swindon SN1 3DQ, UK – 01793 533717

Byrons is the best pub in Swindon, always a fun night. I have been going there for twenty years and have always had a great time. I love this pub, one of the few proper pubs left and a great atmosphere.

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Swindon Chinese Restaurants


169 Faringdon Rd, Swindon SN1 5DL, UK – 01793 616880

This is by far the best Chinese I've ever tasted we use to absolutely love going to the restaurant the whole family round one table amazing decor the beautiful ambiance and the lovely staff that would do anything for you. I would love to see the restaurant 'reopen it's such a lovely place and we miss it a lot x

Absolutely lovely food. Staff friendly and happy to explain what are in the dishes. My boyfriends says it's the best duck he's ever had (he's had a lot). I love the prawn satay I always order extra. We go there that often they know my order!

Rice & Noodles

34 Cricklade Rd, Swindon SN2 8AA, UK – 01793 421042

Very nice food right on time as well.

Excellent food allways on time and you can't beat the roast duck curry you sure get your moneys worth

North Star Fish and Chips

200 Ferndale Rd, Swindon SN2 1HB, UK – 01793 524064

Nice food but really small portions for noodles. Nice meat and ingredients. *** updated review from 3* to 4* as the food quality and the size of noodles seemed much better over recent weeks

Chinese food always excellent. Avoid fish-&-chip menu as sausages, chips, etc, just sit in the warmer for hours waiting for people to buy them until they are stale, stodgy, dry, wrinkly... Sausages are sometimes not cooked properly.

Swindon Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

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Swindon designer outlet, Kemble Dr, Swindon SN2 2DY, UK – 01793 847894

The service was incredible and the food was stunning. The prices are very high but definitely worth it. The portions were very large, so large to the point I couldn’t finish. It was a great way to end a day out. Will certainly going back soon.

Very busy and crowded. Food is reliably good. Service is OK., but when the time came to pay the bill the server strongly emphasised the screen on the card payment machine that relates to leaving tips, pointing to the button to agree to leave a tip. Thus I felt forced to do so. This may not have been "tip mugging", but it sure felt like it.

The Weighbridge Brewhouse

Penzance Dr, Swindon SN5 7JL, UK – 01793 881500

No starters or fillet steak available due to “suppliers”. Has changed hands since visited last year. 1 hour wait for main course. Couldn’t risk waiting for dessert. Food was tasty but for the price it can’t be justified. All other previous visits exceeded expectations. A big shame for The Weighbridge.

Thai Orchid

133-134 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3BU, UK – 01793 480800

The perfect evening for those looking for an authentic thai cuisine. The delicious food throughout my dinner. Fantastic customer service which brightened up my experience. Overall a delightful experience.

We haven't been in years, but went back when we had visitors. Their curries are really nice, I like the jungle curry. Their vegetable dishes are also very good, I'd recommend them.

If you are looking for a either a meal or a drink this Penhill Food and Drink page will show virtually all the Public Houses in Penhill or near Swindon. Choose either the best reviewed pubs or the ones nearest to you. We list the best reviewed Pubs first. If you would like to see all the hospitality venues us click more. This also displays their a Penhill street map with the location of all public houses. Enjoy!

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49-50 Bridge St, Swindon SN1 1BL, UK – 01793 484924

Not classy, not terrible. Great if you want to watch sport. I did have one unfortunate experience with the food several months ago, but I am told they have since improved. Some good deals on beers at weekends.

Really friendly team, great food, good drink selection, and a buzzing atmosphere.

Sir Daniel Arms

Fleet St, Swindon SN1 1RQ, UK – 01793 509270

Great value for money but you get what you pay for here. The food is getting better but the drinks are incredibly cheap

Nice food, good outside area (weather providing). Has music on Friday and Saturday nights. Cheap and cheerful for a night's start

The Tap & Barrel

115 Manchester Rd, Swindon SN1 2AJ, UK – 01793 321213

Been here a few times now and it's great. Everyone is really lovely. They make you feel very welcome and involve you in dancing, talking and yes....drinking too!

Very friendly pub. Full of interesting people. Will go back

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