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Windmill Restaurant, Burford, Oxfordshire

Windmill Restaurant

4.1
4.1
273 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Lunch Wed 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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.

What 273 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Scenic View

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  1. JA

    JacquiA

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We booked for Sunday lunch, just myself and my fiancé. We booked the Windmill as we were considering it as our wedding venue, so glad we went to see how well it was run. The food was fairly good and the kitchen kept up well but the service was absolute chaos! It ruined the ambiance as staff were rushing around not clear on what they should be doing and so you just couldn’t relax. Service was very slow and inconsistent, although we booked we were left stood for 10 minutes at the door without even being acknowledged, the front of house guy appeared stressed and they didn’t even have a table sorted for us, we wandered round the restaurant with him while he picked a table! Not impressed and we won’t be back. Such a shame as it’s a lovely place, needs a bit of a clean and tidy up and properly managed would be fantastic.
  2. H

    Helend

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was really hopeful - slightly disappointed I would say it was good but not great. Service was good too although a bit fantic - there was a lot of rushing around so not very relaxing to eat your meal in. However the people are nice and friendly. Food wise - we just wanted a good old fashioned roast. The food was ok a little on the small side - two people shared the same vegetables as three, the cauliflower cheese was the best thing , and a good Yorkshire but the meat was over cooked for beef and sandwich thin slices. So all in all I’m not great not bad but ok.
  3. DW

    DivaW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Easy to find location, plenty of parking, nice food. Family run with good atmosphere. Lovely views, should be really lovely in spring/summer, but too cold to go outside when we visited.
  4. GB

    GaryB

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the Windmill for our anniversary lunch, superb food, good menu. Brilliant views and the owners were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Windmill
  5. F

    Fabi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Went to The Windmill Restaurant for a Sunday lunch, I was most disappointed with the quality of the beef, was absolutely not worth £17.
  6. RE

    RachelE

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely roast dinner promptly served. Thought plain courgettes chopped up and presumably steamed were not particularly tasty and found the ends left on the whole carrots a bit annoying. The cauliflower cheese was delicious and the meat, roasties and Yorkshire pudding first rate. American cheesecake for dessert was lovely.
  7. M

    Miss

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    It was very quiet when we arrived and by end of meal we were only ones there - no atmosphere - so different to busy place of 3 years ago
  8. MV

    MandyV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Not values for money Soggy roast potatoes, lamb was thin slivers and no taste at all Child’s meal was not cooked and she had to wait while adults all eating, not good for a five year old Very disappointed has really gone down hill as previous visits were really great
  9. HW

    HelenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Nice restaurant, pretty building in a lovely setting. Well located as a central point for meeting from a variety of different areas. Friendly service.
  10. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely building, beautiful scenery. Menu had lots of choice, and our order was delicious, and good value for money. We will make this our first stop when back in the area.
  11. LW

    LesW

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    good food, good service. The staff were attentive and pleasant
  12. F

    Festivallad

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The setting and the views from the terrace are great. The food and service was fine but the one issue concerned the lack of any table based nibbles such as nachos, olives, crisps, cheese chunks and other small food sharing items was surprising. As a restaurant, rather than a pub, this might be a good addition to the menu. It was our second visit and we will come back with these friends and others.
  13. JP

    JonathanP

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Good excellent and the staff were lovely.
  14. M

    Mike

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely lunch in lovely surroundings. The view is stunning.
  15. b

    bella

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    the starter my husband had was mushrooms in garlic - that apparently was delicious the vegetables for the main beef roast were well cooked and presented but the beef was terrible like eating leather if it hadn't have been sliced thin i couldn't have eaten it the atmosphere is lacking - i think they need to look at other places in the area and get some more cotswold decor ideas its a beautiful setting - make the most of it !!! i don't normally moan but i was sadly rather disappointed
  16. BS

    BevS

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Met with friends for lunch at this restaurant yesterday. Pleasure surroundings fantastic views. Excellent food and good service although a bit hit and miss considering only a handful of diners in the afternoon. Still recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with welcoming freindly staff would definately be visiting again
  18. M

    Misha

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming staff, lovely views and great food!
  19. AJ

    AJJMartin72

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were off to Oxford for the weekend so decided that we needed somewhere quiet with beautiful views on the way home from a nice Sunday lunch .We we’re not disappointed with the lunch or the view and the service was second to none my wife had some questions on how the vegetables were prepared and the young lady answered all . would highly recommend 👍
  20. IO

    IanO

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service as always from Matt and a lovely atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.
  21. HR

    HonestReviews

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Left a voicemail 3 hours before the reservation to tell me that they decided they couldn’t open today! Left me with a few hours to scramble and make alternative arrangements. Highly dissatisfied

    Windmill RestaurantResponded on July 17, 2022Our deepest apologies but we had no option but to close as we have been constantly suffering from staff absences due to Covid-19. I assure you that we are highly dissatisfied with not only losing all revenue because of this but then being left reviews from people with zero understanding of the issues this industry is coping with.

  22. DF

    DawnF

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We used to come here many years ago.. it was very popular. We thought we’d visit again with a view to making it one of our regulars again. Sadly the food was very under par. We absolutely appreciate and accept prices have gone up since the pandemic has allowed us out again but does that also mean the quality of the food must also drop? The roast dinners were bland, the meat tough and tasteless.. the falsely advertised rosemary roast potatoes were boiled and at best shown the oven for 10 minutes with no evidence of the rosemary. The vegetables were hard.. really hard. The Yorkshire pudding was possibly the best item on the plate. The gravy watery and tasteless. And even the horseradish sauce watery. I thought the dessert might redeem the situation as once upon a time there would be a trolley of dessert delights to choose from back in the day that were always so delicious . Sadly more disappointment .. claggy sticky toffee pudding and bland cheese cake .. both desserts served with a synthetic sugary vanilla ice cream.. with no taste of real vanilla pod. We were all disappointed and really wanted it to be different.. we want this eatery to make it but the whole experience gave us all reminders of school dinners. Such a shame .. I really hope you can pull this back … a lot rides on the passion of the chef and I’m afraid it was lacking
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Windmill Sunday lunch was one of the best ones I have eaten. It was so tasty. There was plenty of room between the tables and it was well ventilated, especially as Covid cases are rising again. The views at the back of the restaurant are beautiful.
  24. JB

    1JB1

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Would have given a 5 overall, but the roast beef was very overcooked - excellent veggies though. Would come back.
  25. BD

    BrianD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Staff very friendly, service was good and not too long to wait for our food which was very good.
  26. B

    Bossybootsbossyboots

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Had heard lovely things about this place So thought we would try it for Father’s Day the food was good , the ambiance was good just the service let it down , we had to keep asking for drinks , wasn’t very well looked after bit disappointing!
  27. JB

    JonB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very impressed with the food and decor. The view is stunning. Enjoyed it so much, we’re planning on coming back next week!
  28. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This was a very disorganised service with poorly trained and rude.staff. the whole experience was awful and the food was mediocre.
  29. JJ

    JulieJ

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The welcome and service was excellent and the location is good. Sadly the food was not great. Overcooked meat, limited vegetables and not great quality. I was disappointed. The menu dishes are basic with no flourish or attention to creativity which is not what you’d expect for £16-£22 for a main course. A latte is £3.90 and not a speciality coffee blend. The overpricing for basic pub food was disappointing and such a shame as the service was exceptional. A restaurant needing to re inspire its menu and get creative with flavours and increase vegetable accompaniments to embellish the dish rather than as a minimal contribution. Only one vegetarian dish. Lovely place but the menu needs to become more sophisticated and flavoursome to justify these prices. I really hope you can revitalise your menu and provenance the abundant local produce in the beautiful Windrush valley west of Oxford. Thank you to the very kind waiting staff. Your welcome was appreciated very much.
  30. LC

    LynneC

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good venue, attentive staff and great food. Good value and highly recommended.
  31. MG

    MatthewG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Very disappointed that there was no choice for vegetarian diners, only one veggie option - vegetarian curry, and this on a Sunday when you would expect to have a roast dinner option available for vegetarian diners . Very surprising given the huge interest and uptake in veggie and vegan food preferences in recent years.
  32. k

    kazbag

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    All in all, a nice meal to celebrate grandmas birthday. Only reason I can’t give 5 stars - didn’t give us enough veg to start with. One bowl for 10. Seems like they didn’t want to give us any more? A few kids asked for Yorkshires with their kids meals - were told no as there wouldn’t be enough? (Milk/flour/eggs?) would have happily paid. Seemed a bit odd for the price paid.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon at The Windmill restaurant, the service was outstanding, and the food & wine was delicious- highly recommend the Steak & Guinness Pie.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very friendly staff - the venue is in a lovely location with fantastic views. Food was really good, although the children’s pizza could have been better as it was more like soft bread than a crusty pizza base. Would definitely recommend and go again if we revisit the area.
  35. CE

    ClaireE

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch out with mum when visiting her from Wales , will definitely be back to sample more of the menu x
  36. JS

    JulietS

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I thought the service was poor, because we weren’t even asked if we wanted anymore drinks only when we arrived, also we do have many vegetables between 7 people, I had to ask for some more, not as good as the last time we went.
  37. H

    Hungryoxon

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, the food wasn't great, which is a real shame as the staff were lovely and the venue's views were beautiful. We went there for Sunday carvery lunch and while the meat itself was good, the rest was pretty inedible. The vegetables (carrots and broccoli) had been cooked until they were mush). The cauliflower cheese was completely raw cauliflower in a cheese sauce - really disappointing for me as I love this usually. The roast potatoes had been in the oven way too long, and they were chewy and hard on the outside and like powder in the middle. The starters, though, were nice, and the kids had no complaints about their meals (in fact, their chips were very tasty!). We decided not to stay for dessert as the food made us feel a bit depressed. We were going to complain, but as we are quite a large family and the kids were getting tired, we just paid and left. I do not recommend going here for Sunday lunch until they sort out making all of the roast dinner tastier.
  38. S

    S17819

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every sense. Would recommend to everyone
  39. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Great food choice, incredible views, perfect on the sunny day we had! Food was delicious! Highly recommend!
  40. SF

    ShellF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, good sized portions and piping hot. Service was excellent and the building and grounds were beautiful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

FAQs

Windmill Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Windmill Restaurant

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Burford

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Lunch Wed 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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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