Windsor high street is a metropolis of retail shops and eateries and it seems more restaurants will be joining the high street this year. As a popular tourist destination, the town offers up a wide variety of different retailers.
In the past couple of years, the town has lost some of these businesses due to the pandemic. However, in recent months vacant stores have become populated with new companies.
Some of the stores that have been lost include Revital Health Food Store, Royal House of Windsor, and Warhammer. With the high street beginning to make a recovery, there are four new cafes and restaurants that have either recently opened or will be opening this year in Windsor.
These eateries are set to change the face of Windsor high street as we know it today. The four new restaurants are Love Brownies Windsor, Five Guys, The Ivy, and Franco Manca.
Whilst Love Brownies opened to customers in December, the other eateries are set to open up on the high street later on in the year. All offering different cuisines and dining experiences, these new venues will be sure to make their mark on the high street.
Love Brownies Windsor
In December 2021 Love Brownies Windsor officially opened to the public. Located at 13 Peascod Street, the eatery offers customers a delectable range of different brownies alongside other sweet and savoury snacks.
Breakfast and lunch menus are available and these detail items that include porridge, crumpets, sourdough toasts, sandwiches, soups, and smoothies. Brownie flavours on the menu include double chocolate, caramel fudge, salted caramel, fresh raspberry, espresso, and more. The cafe is open seven days a week the brownies that are sold are also available for purchase online.
The empty White Stuff retail unit on 135-136 Peascod Street, Windsor, will see a new lease of life as a sourdough pizza chain restaurant called Franco Manca. Before the Grade II listed building reopens there will be repairs made to the shopfront doors and a ventilation and extraction system will be installed.
Internal alterations and upgrades to the walls and timber floor are also to be made. On the impact on the Grade II listed building, it states: “The proposed works will have minimal impact on the original listed building and will enhance the character and appearance of the Windsor town centre conservation area.”
Franco Manca, which has been operating in the UK since 2008, has also submitted a new premises license, which includes serving alcohol on and off the premises and playing recorded indoor music from 10am until midnight. The restaurant is set to offer locals and tourists a strongly influenced Neapolitan cuisine with gluten-free and vegan offerings available.
Five Guys is an American burger chain well-loved for its offerings of juicy burgers that come with plenty of different toppings. It was announced in January this year that a new Five Guys would be coming to the town when Windsor town manager Paul Roach broached the subject at a Windsor town forum.
It’s not known exactly when the new restaurant will open but when it does it will be set to rival burger giants Honest Burgers and the Flaming Cow. There’s already a Five Guys in Reading and this new venue will house Berkshire’s second-ever Five Guys.
Lovers of afternoon tea will rejoice as the Ivy should be opening up in Windsor sometime this spring. The brasserie has locations all over the UK and it seems that its next spot is on Windsor’s high street.
The new eatery will be located opposite Windsor Castle at 31 High Street, Windsor. Manager, James Chard said: “We are thrilled to be bringing The Ivy Collection to Windsor. The town is internationally renowned for its historic castle, culture, and beautiful scenery, and the team and I are excited to welcome residents and visitors of Windsor this spring once we open our doors.”
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