The Piper, Peascod Street, Windsor


I walked into this new establishment, The Piper on a sunny Monday lunchtime in my home town Windsor .  I had been curious as the previous business, known as the Junction, had sold and the place was vacant for months.

The interior had been very tastefully refurbished and the bar was impressive. Beautiful artwork adorned the walls and there were interesting books for sale, the proceeds of which went to charity.   I was with a friend and, as it was such a lovely afternoon, we decided to sit outside on the terrace where they have neatly laid out tables and chairs with beautiful plants and flowering pot plants on each table.  We were so pleased to find such a pleasant restaurant and bar right in the middle of Peascod Street, a busy and popular street in the centre of town.  We ordered two gasses of Pinot Grigio rose and glanced through the menu.  We were delighted to find a small selection of tapas on the menu which is always welcome at lunchtime.  There were also fresh vegetables, salads and chips on the lunchtime menu.  We didn’t want anything heavy and decided to order tapas and a bowl of chunky cut chips.  While we were chatting and sipping our perfectly chilled rose, the food arrived, stunningly presented which was immediately appealing to the eye.  We tucked into spiced chicken skewers and crispy fish cakes which were both delicious with just the right amount of seasoning and spices.  The fish cakes were light and crispy and unlike in many other restaurants, they was 100% fish and no sign of mashed potato to bulk up!  The chicken skewers were tender ad juicy and perfectly complemented the accompanying chilli sauce.  The chunky chips were crispy and there was no sign of excess oil.  It was a delicious and perfect lunch and the whole experience was enhanced by the very friendly waiter who served us.  I will definitely go back with more friends!