Wonky Teapot: Great for a Coffee Break
After I had finished the tour at the RAF and feeling a bit peckish I have decided to stop for something to eat and as I like the name and the look of this place I have decided to give it a try.
The cafe its a small family run business in a very old building as I could see the wooden timber frames in the walls which it has made this small cafe different from the others.
A few tables were occupied but as soon as I have stepped through the door I'm was shown to a table. I have ordered a toasting bacon and tomato sandwich which it was delicious. The bacon it was nice and crispy and the coffee tasted much better than the chain owned coffee shops in the main street.
The place it was clean and the service superb. The cafe only takes cash.
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The Fig Tree: A saturday afternoon pub lunch
I made a more recent visit to The Fig Tree and sadly the food was not so good, the service was good and the cost was reasonable. I tried to use my Greene King gift card, sadly their tills said it was empty!
I called in to The Fig Tree for lunch on a Saturday afternoon - it was busy outside, and inside there were a few people eating, however most of the customers inside were standing at the bar. The word "regulars" seems to be the best description.
The staff were freindly and the service was good. It was also reasonably cheap - less than £7.00 for my lunch and a drink!
Favorite Dish: I had a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding wrap with chips - filling and very enjoyable.
Auberge: That touch of France you always need
The food is a mix, but basically French. There are quite a diverse range of items on the menu from mussels to kangaroo. Good service, excellent food and they even take Amex!
There are a number of areas in Auberge to eat and drink - there is a bar, a restaurant, an upstairs function area and the outside seating area well frequented in from easter onwards through the summer.
Favorite Dish: I like the steak and the desserts.
Pizza Express: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza
I enjoy having a light lunch here, the staff are friendly and the service is fast. They even sell Coke, chilled in the glass bottle. Located next door to the entrance of the cinema is an added benefit.
They have split the restaurant into smoking and non smoking areas. There is even an oustide area in the summer.
Favorite Dish: Pizza oddly enough!
The Waters Edge: By the canal....
Interesting bar, eatery and function room. The establishment is located on the waterside and is well frequented by locals and others.
For a number of years, our office has held an annual quiz night at The Waters Edge. These have been good fun and always very entertaining.
However, after having operated a tab as part of the evening I discovered that they do not accept American Express cards as a form of payment. Luckily we had an alternative card available.
Coffee Break: Where I used to get my hair cut!
I called in for a coffee and cake after a lunch in a nearby pub. This was in fact where I used to get my hair cut. I even sat in the spot where I used to be attended to by my barber, Mark (who now works across the street in another barber's shop).
It is a apleasant enough place, staff are good and coffee is also as good.
Favorite Dish: I had an Americano and an apple pie
The Metropolitan: Sunday Lunch
This was an impromptu stop for something to eat one May Bank Holiday weekend. It was a reasonably good menu. the staff were quite professional, students I think. It was a fairly young crowd of customers.
Favorite Dish: the burgers and enchiladas were good.
Tiger Cubs: Give everything a try - the most consistent Indian
A converted timber-framed pub on the Oxford Road (No 74), it has absolutely everything for a great dining experience.
Decor is wonderful (in a contemporary sense) and the food significantly different from the mainstream fare. Just as importantly, the management and staff are incredibly friendly and since our first visit some 6 years ago, the quality in terms of food and pricing have remained pretty consistent.
Everone gets treated like a long lost relative and the poppadum relishes are to die for!
Whether it be vegetarian or carnivore, please believe me when I say this our personal favourite in Middlesex/Bucks.
Favorite Dish: Anything from the Exotic Selection - Sali Chicken is grand, or Fish Tikka and Vegetable Tandoori from the Oven Delicacies.
The Quayside Bistro: Down by the Willowtree Marina
This is a pleasant place to visit and have lunch. The staff are professional and there is a good menu too! Again I should say it is not strcitly speaking in Uxbridge, but in Yeading which is another location within the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Favorite Dish: try the duck and chicken breast on leaves as a starter.
The Riverside: All the way from China
I have both eaten in the restaurant and have also had a takeaway meal. The atmosphere in the restaurant is good, and the staff very friendly. The restaurant opened earlier this year, but sadly does not seem to be at all busy - I and some friends visited it last night and discovered that our small number (3 plus baby) increased the number of customers to 9 plus baby.
The food is good and we had an enjoyable time eating there.
Favorite Dish: try the sizzling beef and the noodles and bean sprouts. Both are excellent.
Edwinns Brasserie: The wilds of Harefield
This was recommended by several of my colleagues. It was an excellent place to visit for lunch (or dinner) it is always busy, so reservations are necessary.
The staff are friendly and the menu is excellent.
It is still within the London Borough of Hillingdon, though not quite Uxbridge. The views from the car park and restaurant are stunning.
Favorite Dish: Sticky Toffee Pudding
Rucola: One of many good restaurants
This is an excellent restaurant located near to the town centre but at the same time not so close as to be used by everyone. In fact the restaurant is not in Uxbridge but in Denham, however it seems to be located right on the border of the London Borough of Hillingdon and Buckinghamshire.
The food is excellent and the staff are professional and friendly. There are daily specials and the staff are in fact Italian and they do all speak Italian to each other. The food is good, and always ask to hear what the specials are.
They are open every day, and it always seems to be busy. Making a reservation it is advisable.
Favorite Dish: chick and steaks - the crespella is well worth sampling.
Spice Merchant: A better class of Indian
The restaurant is elegant and is not the run of the mill Indian restauarnt. Do not expect to go there after 10 pints of lager, it is most definitely and up market establishment.
The food is excellent and the menu is diverse. The onion bhajis are the size of a small football!
Favorite Dish: For me, my favourite dishes are chicken tikka starter, chicken byriani and a nan bread. The desserts seem a little over priced.
Pizza express: A reliable choice
One of the more reliable choices in the UK for reasonable pizza is the 'pizza express' chain of restaurants. You will pay three or four quid more a pizza than the bigger chains, but at least it will taste of things that have actually been grown rather than cardboard, grease and processed junky fatty muck.
This fairly attractive corner of Uxbridge behind the shopping centre at least made the visit bearable. The outdoor tables outside belong to the next-door restaurant, which also looked quite agreeable.
The Slug and Lettuce: A may bank holiday lunch stop
A pleasant enough visit - I had a burger, which was fine, but not what I would opt for next time.
pleasant surroundings and quite busy.