Maidenhead cooks up sunshine this summer.

Maidenhead and its surrounding villages have always been synonymous as a foodie haven offering no shortage of Michelin star restaurants and riverside pubs.

Maidenhead offers the best of suburban life and boasts an array of charming and exclusive hangouts including the newly developed Waterside Quarter positioned on the banks of Maidenhead’s rejuvenated waterways. The tranquil location has seen new cafes, bars and restaurants opening up giving residents great new dining experiences to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to drink cocktails overlooking the river, a delicious dinner, a place for afternoon tea, or a cultural day out, Maidenhead has plenty to offer. Here’s Lantern’s selection of the best places to eat, drink and play this Summer:


The Fat Budda – Indian

Storia – Authentic Italian

The Hoppy Place – Mircopub

Bakked – Artisan bakery and coffee house

Boulters Boat House – Restaurant with stunning river views

Roux at Skindles – Restaurant and cocktails with river views

The Coppa Club – Great for Canal-side cocktails

Cliveden House Restaurant and Spa – 5* hotel


The Waterside Inn – Roux Brothers 3 Michelin stars

Monkey Island Hotel and Spa – 5* hotel

The Hinds Head – restaurant with one Michelin star by Heston Blumental

The Fat Duck – restaurant with three Michelin stars by Heston Blumental

The Crown – Heston’s gastro pub


The Hand and Flowers – restaurant with two Michelin stars by Tom Kerridge

The Ivy Brasserie – part of the famous Ivy brand of restaurants

The Butchers Tap and Grill – Jamie May’s pub (previously Head Chef at the Hand & Flowers) famed for it’s knowledge of meat cuts and how to cook them to perfection

The Coach – Tom Kerridge’s pub with one Michelin star