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The Eton Mess, Eton, Berkshire

The Eton Mess

4.2
4.2
168 reviews
£41 and over
British
Our delightful boutique bar and restaurant is in one of the original buildings in the heart of Eton High Street.
We have put together a great British menu with locally sourced ingredients are famed for our cocktails, G&Ts and craft beer selection.
We also have stylish guest bedrooms available for the discerning traveller.
Come and enjoy a warm welcome and quality of food that is perfectly matched to the casual elegance of this historic town.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01753 865516

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mihai Bratu

  • Catering

    Eton Mess offers takeaway and can prepare some of your favourite meals such as a Beef Wellington to cook at home. Enquire within or email us info@theetonmess.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    Our venue is available for exclusive hire, please email us on info@theetonmess.co.uk for details.

  • Area

    Eton

  • Cross Street

    From Windsor, cross over the bridge & walk 100m down the high street.

  • Parking Details

    There is parking on the high street as well as two public car parks minutes from the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    4 minutes walk from Windsor and Eton Riverside Station. 8 minutes walk from Windsor Central Station.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

What 168 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
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. G

    Gibbsey

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If eating a mediocre steak with catering sauce and chips at a dirty table, in a draughty, ambiance-free restaurant is your thing, you’ll love it here. Sit back and relax as the hired DJ sets up and the waiter hoovers the floor. Tuck into average olives (£5!) and reheated bread rolls with catering packets of butter while you wait. Afterwards, look briefly at the dessert menu, realising quite quickly that if things so far are anything to go by, the £18 chocolate pudding you fancy if likely to have been brought from Budgens freezer section and defrosted in the microwave. You’re then offered the ‘receipt’ by a very sweet waitress who clearly hasn’t been trained but knows roughly what to do, before you’re finally charged £120 for a one course meal for 2. Trying to be something it clearly isn’t… and failing. Has potential though. The young staff seem keen but if your prices are this high, you need to impress. This is nothing more than a half- decent Harvester with better decor.
  2. l

    lovefoodfoodlove

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    No cutlery Staff member was rather wiffy and was serving our food. Burnt fish arrived with chips flying onto the table. Fish and chips was replaced after we complained. Very apologetic at first. No Yorkshire puds but cauliflower cheese was promised as a replacement but never arrived. Carrots and parsnips were hard- needed more time in the oven. Nobody asks if we were enjoying our food. No drinks were offered until after our meal. We didn’t order pudding.
  3. h

    helenm

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for the first time on a recommendation,the staff couldn't do enough for us,really friendly and helpful. Cocktails and food were great too and looking forward to coming back and trying their curry menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Disappointing experience. Pork was raw. Stuffing arrived late and was raw in the middle. Not much was said or done when we mentioned it. Unfortunate as a nice venue with a good bar. Not what I’d expected from pictures online.
  5. M

    Margarita

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good looking and tasty food, delicious cocktails, friendly and kind service
  6. IG

    IanG

    Berkshire

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasent staff and service . Food was excellent, no complaints . Would recommend .
  7. S

    Sakis

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere with good food tastes and nice cocktails. selection on the menu is limited on food, cocktails and desserts but everything is made in good taste and quality. Prices are on the high side.
  8. DS

    DawnS

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely recommend The Eton Mess. This is our favourite place to go for cocktails or to eat. Everything is delicious and the service is fantastic.
  9. B

    Blake

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The name of the place describes the venue perfectly, a mess. The only upside is after complaining about the food it was taken from the bill. But would not return again.
  10. NT

    NickT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved the octopus and the tomahawk steak, great music, a bit loud when sitting under the speakers
  11. KB

    KerrieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night here celebrating my friends birthday. Service was great and cocktails and food were so delicious ! Made it extra special ! Topped off with a lemon cello free ! Thank you so much The Eton Mess team !
  12. JT

    JeanT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wine served by attentive staff. Even the coffee was really good.
  13. E

    Ezr07

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic venue !! Cocktails fresh and taste amazing !! The singer ! Wow , really felt her voice and really gave that atmosphere. We were greeted by the general manager at the front and he made sure we were all looked after throughout the evening. The promotor informed us that live music is every Wednesday ! So we will be back again ! Finally somewhere that feels different in windsor. Thank you to all the staff , FANTASTIC
  14. W

    Windsor

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food was excellent however on a Friday evening we were one of only five tables served. We arrived just before 6 and left just after they turned people away saying the kitchen was closed at 9:30pm. Despite being so quiet the service was poor, staff didn’t seem knowledgeable on what they were serving and weren’t very attentive. They added a bottle of wine and chips to our bill and when we pointed this out they didn’t even apologise. They just took the bill away and rectified it. The table next to us were not happy with their food and the manager was very argumentative with them when they complained and wanted money off the bill which seemed highly unprofessional. The manager was also lurking around the restaurant, peering at tables but not doing much the whole evening. It has a very weird atmosphere as it serves great and unique cocktails which should draw in lots of people on a Friday night as a cocktail bar but when you look through the window you see white clothed (and empty) dinner tables so it comes across as more of a formal dining venue.

    The Eton MessResponded on 31 March 2022Thank you for your review - we are pleased that you enjoyed the food. We are disappointed by your experience and after reviewing we have identified training needs with new staff and the manager is committed to ensure that the experience alongside our food surpass expectations. We have different areas providing cosy informal seating near the fireplace and high tables to enjoy a cocktail but we will certainly consider your feedback. We would love to discuss further - gm@theetonmess.co.uk

  15. AB

    AndyB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Sent my boss and two clients here last night - they were appalled with the food they received! Chicken starter was rock hard and steak main course was full of fat and gristle. Not what you expect for a restaurant of this kind in such a prestigious location. There was also a musician on, and whilst this created a good ambience for drinks and socialising, meant that their business discussions were hard to undertake due to noise and disruption.

    The Eton MessResponded on 31 March 2022Thank you for your review, we are exceptionally disappointed and this does not represent our usual high standards of food that we strive to provide. We can assure you that we are constantly reviewing our produce suppliers to ensure that we are providing consistently high quality dishes. The music is new on a Wednesday, we shall try to learn more about our guests before arrival to ensure suitable seating is provided. We would love to discuss further, please contact our GM, gm@theetonmess.co.uk

  16. SI

    SamanthaI

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous food was amazing we have Sunday lunch was delish
  17. J

    Jejbab

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice ambiance, decent food. Really propped up by the good customer service received from all who attended to us.
  18. JJ

    JoJS

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Booked a bar table for 8.30. Read the small print which said we could have the table for 1 hr 30. When we arrived the lady told us we were booked for the sofa. Within half an hour of being there we were asked to move and someone else was seated there. What is the point of booking?
  19. AS

    AmanSingh

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was really nice, full of flavour and with good pairings. The setting and decor were nice too and gave a good atmosphere to the place. Service speed was very varied. Initial seating was quick, food was a bit too slow and then billing was quick but it didn't harm the overall experience and would definitely go again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a different Eton Mess now to the one we know from sometimes ago. Amazing food, great wine and fantastic service. We loved it.
  21. DS

    DawnS

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out. Amazing cocktails. Attentive and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing end to end
  23. J

    Joss

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely warm greeting. Service was spot on Fab cocktails Main meal was amazing. Slightly disappointed with dessert
  24. D

    Dave

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Sunday lunch was delicious one of the best o have had in a long time perfect potatoes parsnip beef pipping hot and great portion
  25. RK

    RonK

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food
  26. JS

    JamesS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a place, very warm welcome, friendly staff and great service. Brilliant food and very creative cocktails. Well done Eton Mess Team we had a great afternoon
  27. DN

    DebbieN

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great afternoon, gorgeous food, cocktails and great service.
  28. CB

    CharlieB

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was average.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Sunday Roast dinner , Best ever had .
  30. P

    Poozer07

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic Sunday lunch and amazing, must have cocktails! The theatre around the cocktails was v impressive! Would recommend!
  31. V

    Vicky

    Essex

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was friendly and the food was nice enough. But nothing really stood out about it, we felt the meal was quite expensive for what it was. The options were limited but that in itself was not an issue, but there was only 1 potato option of chips, which didn’t go with the lamb that we had. It feels like this could be a really lovely place but there are some tweaks needed.
  32. R

    Roza

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and stunning cocktails at a great price. What an absolute find this place is. I just wish we lived closer. If you are in Eton or Windsor, this place is a must.
  33. BP

    BirthdayP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great and staff were friendly. Chicken supreme was particularly good.
  34. IL

    ItalianinLondon

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The place has nice decor, great location and the staff is very nice. Happy with the cocktails. The food is not up to scratch, quality of ingredients is acceptable, menu is basic, presentation is basic if not poor, the dishes did not look at all like the photos. I had high expectation and was sadly disappointed.
  35. SI

    SIMPSON

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The cocktails and food were good but service is poor. We waited for ages for to get our food and drinks.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Lovely food, charming and attentive staff but simply not enough of them to provide anything without a long wait. We would like to have been seated in the restaurant but had to be squeezed in to the bar area due to overbooking.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food and service!
  38. CK

    CKSL

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A delightful little gem! The staff are very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food is terrific. Between us, my husband and I had the Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Salad and King Scallops as starters, followed by Miso Cod and Chicken as our mains along with Wild Mushrooms and Chips as sides. Everything was excellent (save for the slightly underripe tomatoes - understandably fair for October). This was too much food for us, but I enjoyed all of it! They have a comprehensive and novel cocktail selection that I will try next time.
  39. GH

    GerardH

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly approachable staff. Exceptional food and service. We found the decor a little dark but that's purely individual taste. We will definitely go back.
  40. AM

    AnnetteM

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nicely decorated and staff though some obviously new were very attentive and friendly. We were given an appetiser of falafel with a chutney, gorgeous, I had the cod which was ok but not sure the miso worked or it was too much. Friends chicken was nice. A nice venue. i

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Eton Mess does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Eton Mess also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01753 865516.

The Eton Mess is rated 4.2 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Eton Mess

55 High Street, Eton, Berkshire SL4 6BL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    From Windsor, cross over the bridge & walk 100m down the high street.

  • Area

    Eton

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is parking on the high street as well as two public car parks minutes from the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    4 minutes walk from Windsor and Eton Riverside Station. 8 minutes walk from Windsor Central Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mihai Bratu

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

  • Phone number

    01753 865516

  • Catering

    Eton Mess offers takeaway and can prepare some of your favourite meals such as a Beef Wellington to cook at home. Enquire within or email us info@theetonmess.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    Our venue is available for exclusive hire, please email us on info@theetonmess.co.uk for details.

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