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Places To Eat in Swindon

Whether you’re stopping off for a quick bite to eat or booking a birthday bash, Swindon offers a host of fabulous family-friendly restaurants with a vast selection of foods and flavours to satisfy even the tiniest of tots! Here’s our menu of the best bites in town..

Best For: Sit down dining…

The award-winning Fratello's, the Italian meaning for Brothers, opened in 2005 and soon became a firm favourite with residents and businesses. Perfect for the whole family, the hearty Italian dishes are made using fresh ingredients, offering well-loved classics on the menu such as Spaghetti Carbonara, Penne Amatriciana and Lasagna. As well as pizza prepared to order, served fresh from the inhouse, woodfire oven, there’s fish dishes, eclectic sides and salads on the menu from open until close. The restaurant ambience is laid back and relaxed, embracing families, dates and parties - ‘buon appetito’!

Find us: Fratello's, 12 Victoria Road, Swindon SN1 3AJ
Call us: 01793 574444
Visit us: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2pm & 6pm - 11pm | Sun: 12pm - 11pm
Book us: Fratello’s Website


Best For: A traditional pub lunch…

The Bell Inn is a quaint village pub serving fresh food cooked to order, using locally sourced ingredients where possible in every dish. From their famous Steak and Stilton Pie, to Kangaroo and King Scallops, the exciting menu also offers gluten free, vegetarian, light lunch and Sunday lunch specials. The inn may be off the beaten path but it is certainly worth the trip out and venturing to find it!

Find us: The Bell Inn, Purton Stoke Swindon SN5 4JG
Call us: 01793 770434
Visit us: Mon: Closed | Tue - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm & 6pm - 10pm | Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Book us: The Bell Inn Website


Best For: Jumping, diving, tucking in…

The Jolly Roger Adventure is the biggest play centre in Swindon, and one of the largest in the South West. A safe environment for children to explore and develop, it’s popular with families - especially children! With the option of attending one of their child-focused events, booking in for playtime on the bouncy castle, hosting a party or just stopping in to the cafe to enjoy convenient dining - it’s a winning choice. The special kids menu includes healthy, appetizing and cost-effective options sure to please, including toasties, jacket potato, fruit and juices. There’s also free Wifi, free car parking, baby changing in male and female toilets, event a customer microwave for baby food!

Find us: Jolly Roger Adventure, Greenbridge Road Swindon, SN3 3JE
Call us: 01793 522044
Visit us: Mon - Thur: 9:15am - 6:30pm | Fri: 9:15am - 6pm | Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 6pm
Book us: Jolly Rogers Website


Hall & Woodhouse's Children's Menu offers a delightful array of meals tailored specifically for children up to the age of 10. To keep the little ones engaged while the adults savor their culinary creations, the restaurant has introduced the Badger's Activity Pack, packed with engaging activities that will keep children entertained and amused. Hall & Woodhouse's Children's Menu features an abundance of classic favourites, including their delectable fish and chips and their signature H&W beef burger, sure to satisfy even the most discerning young palates. Nestled on the picturesque canalside, Hall & Woodhouse provides a tranquil setting for dining and enjoying the charming surroundings. Take a leisurely stroll along the canal before indulging in a delicious meal. For those seeking an active interlude, the restaurant's spacious terrace offers a delightful space for children to run around and engage in outdoor play while waiting for their meal.

Don't miss their dog-friendly policy, allowing you to bring your furry friends along for the delightful experience.

Find us: Peglars Way, Wichelstowe, Nr Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 7DA
Call us:  01793 209 207
Visit us: Mon - Thur: 09:30am - 10pm |Fri: 09:30am - 11:00pm |Sat: 09:30am - 11:30pm |Sun: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Book us: Hall & Woodhouse

Best For: Something sweet...

The family-run Rays Ice Cream is popular with families and those with four paws! With the delicious selection of homemade ice creams, low fat frozen yogurts, vegan options and sorbets, and over 200 flavours to choose from - it’s no wonder Rays is firmly established as Swindon’s top whippy stop! Tasty homemade Belgian waffles, milkshakes and cheesecake is also a welcome addition to the menu, as well as bubble tea, Carwardine's fairtrade coffee and Tresor hot chocolate. Rays also offers ice cream for dogs - a recipe made especially for your furry friends in mind. Rays regulars - don’t forget to request a free loyalty card for future freebies! The only question now is, one scoop or 200?!

Find us: Rays Ice Cream, 63 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4BD / 2 Potters Walk, 134 High Street, Royal, Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AY
Call us: 07590 669302
Visit us:

Opening hoursOld TownWootton Bassett
Monday - Tuesday:ClosedClosed
Wednesday - Thursday:12pm - 5:30pm11am - 5pm
Friday:12pm - 5:30pm11am - 5:30pm
Saturday:11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pm
Sunday:11am - 5pm1pm - 5pm

Book us: Rays Website


That’s all folks, if you know of a great family restaurant in Swindon that we've not mentioned let us know and we'll add it - after sampling of course! Stay tuned for more of the latest goings on in Swindon, coming soon!