Situated on the banks of the River Thames, The Brasserie at The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel is a beautiful upscale dining location. Only a short walk from the centre of Windsor and close to Eton bridge it is a fantastic option for all day dining or afternoon tea after a day of exploring the nearby sights.
The hotel has a range of lounges and dining areas that make it ideal for a huge variety of occasions. I loved one of the cosy lounges that would be perfect for pre-dinner drinks, afternoon tea or reading with a fresh cup of tea in front of the open fire in the Winter!
The large courtyard area with stunning river views that would be ideal in summer and a small more private area which had a beautiful, coloured glass light feature!
Sunday lunch at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel is elevated by the addition of a local live jazz trio alongside a lovely Sunday lunch menu. You can even make the Sunday lunch ‘bottomless’ by adding unlimited bubbles for 2 hours (between 1-4pm) at a very reasonable price of only £15 per person.
As we were a large private group, we started with a small appetiser of chicken and pork terrine & blistered cherry tomato on toast that was part of the pre-ordered package. This was a miniature version of one of the starters and I would definitely order this if I came back again. Other starters included prawn & crayfish cocktail, red onion marmalade & goat’s cheese tart and soup of the day. The warm bread rolls (wholemeal & white) also came with unique mustard butter or curry butter – I may need to try making more flavoured butters at home now!
The Sunday lunch is presented as a bountiful buffet, with more choices than you could hope for! The meats and plates on offer do change regularly. On the day I visited the two roast joints were a succulent turkey breast and a delicious medium rare sirloin of beef, which is what I very quickly decided on. There was also a fish option (herb crusted salmon), pork steak and a couscous stuffed pepper as the vegetarian main option.
All the trimmings were available including Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, potato gratin, honey glazed parsnips, carrots, braised red cabbage, buttered broccoli and a selection of accompanying sauces.
Desserts are ordered from a menu and I couldn’t resist my all time favourite pudding, apple pie! This delicious version was served with a caramel sauce and a little tuille basket contained some vanilla ice-cream. They also served a classic berry ‘Eton mess’, I mean how could they not when they are so close to Eton itself! However it was a little overloaded with cream and needed a bit more meringue for my taste.
The overall lunch was lovely and the perfect way place for a family Sunday lunch out in a wonderful setting & fabulous location for exploring Windsor & Eton before or after the meal.
Nearest Train Station: Windsor & Eton Riverside or Windsor & Eton Central, approx. 55 mins from London Waterloo.
Price: 2 courses £19.95 per person, 3 courses £26.95 per person.
Website: Sir Christopher Wren Hotel
Date: October 2018