Restaurant Review: Cattle Grid, Windsor

Today was my first day in my new job. It’s based in the historic town of Windsor. Short few steps away from Windsor Castle where the Queen and Prince Philip stay at. The town is busy and filled with tourists. I’ve been to Windsor a few times, with family wandering around the centre. Stayed there and witnessed my Dad and his wife Michelle marry.

Entering my new job I was told I was heading out to lunch. One of the girls had booked a restaurant called Cattle Grid Steak House. Walking inside the restaurant, it had metal chairs and  two cow heads on the wall. I chose to sit on the booth, which was not fat girl friendly and felt very claustrophobic. The service was quick taking orders but slow when producing the food or drink.

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For my drink I chose Fentimans Dandelion and Burdock. Originally made in Hexham, Northumberland I felt like it was being home. A colleague mentioned that it was a fancy cocktail. I love the taste.

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With plenty on offer to choose from for my main lunch meal. I actually found it to be a hard decision. Choices included burgers, with caramelised onions, brie or Welsh Rarebit, ribs in BBQ sauce, salads and sandwiches. Sitting and pondering my decision I finally gave in and ordered a philly cheese steak sandwich and chips. Not aware of the burger deal. I was slightly disappointed not to be informed. It came with home cooked chips.

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The food was delicious and filled me up completely. Others around me had the burgers, some of them couldn’t finish their meals. I think going again I would try the ribs. Seeing them come out, I’m glad I didn’t choose as they looked sticky.

I would go back again, as I thought the restaurant was quirky. Having around 25 covers in the restaurant, it meant the service was slow producing the food and drinks. Being in a busy tourist attraction, I guess this is something I’m going to have to get used to.

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