The hotel restaurant is fit for a king (or queen) too, being one of Marco Pierre White’s high-quality Steakhouses.
Like the rest of the hotel, the restaurant design and its menu provide subtle nods to the past but with the tastes of today’s traveller in mind.
The menu features old favourites like prawn cocktail, posh fish and chips, chicken Kiev and a sticky toffee pudding. Steak is the showstopper here, though, with cuts sourced from famous butchers Campbell Brothers, who provide meat and poultry to the royal household.
The service deserves a special mention – our waitress was on hand for whatever we needed, whenever we needed it.
For a mere £10, breakfast is probably the most filling you’ll find in Windsor. There’s a buffet of fresh pastries, cereal, juice, yoghurt, fruit and cheeses. Plus, a generous selection of hot breakfast items to order, so you can enjoy a full English or a healthier salmon and eggs.
History buffs and royal family fans (in fact everyone) should visit Windsor Castle.
It’s the world’s largest occupied castle and the Queen’s official residence where she often stays at the weekend (you can tell if she’s staying as her flag will be flying).
We spent about three hours wandering the castle and marvelling at its grounds so it’s worth blocking out a morning or afternoon for your visit. Pre-book tickets to avoid lengthy queues.
Your ticket includes a handy audio guide but if you’re in a larger group you might want to book a private tour for a VIP experience.
While you’re there, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is a must-see and worth the small queue. Be sure to visit the State Apartments too, which includes an impressive china museum, steel armour and antique weaponry room, plus the opportunity to admire original paintings and tapestries. There are also several regal spaces including the Grand Reception Room, and drawing and dining rooms.
Book your tickets at www.royalcollection.org.uk