A place that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious, Stonehenge is one of the most popular attractions in the UK. After you’ve spent your day trying to unlock the secrets of this prehistoric monument, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Here’s our list of the best restaurants near Stonehenge!
The Top 10 Places to Eat Near Stonehenge!
Stonehenge is an almost mythical site that has earned a place on the bucket list of many travelers. The history is cool and the site is impressive which makes it a must-see attraction.
Reeve the Baker
€ | Bakery Cafe | Open Early
If you want to beat the crowds on your Stonehenge visit, then you’ll want to get up early. Luckily, Reeve the Baker opens early too, serving fresh breakfast to Stonehenge visitors every day. Located in Salisbury behind a white brick façade, this cozy café is a great place to enjoy a coffee and pastry early in the morning.
Everything here is made fresh daily, and made from fresh ingredients from local farmers. By the time Reeve opens its doors, they’re ready to serve baguettes, scones, muffins and cupcakes that are still warm from the oven. We recommend keeping things simple here with a blueberry scone and a cup of coffee. If you’re a little more hungry than that, the sandwiches here are great. Try the BLT!
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:30AM–4PM, Sunday: 10AM-4PM
The Bridge Inn
€€€ | Microbrewery | Beautiful Views
For the views alone, The Bridge Inn is worth a visit. Located beside the River Avon, this gastropub offers a beautiful view of the Salisbury countryside, enjoyed at one of the rustic wooden tables spread around the shore.
Whether you head here for lunch or dinner, you’re welcome to a wide array of homestyle British cooking, along with some more creative options. The Pie of the Day is our recommendation if you’re looking for something authentically British and made with care. It comes stuffed with potatoes, veggies and a rotating selection of local meats. In every bite, you can tell the history and technique that goes into this cooking. Served with a flight of homemade beer, the offerings here are top notch.
Address: Upper Woodford, Salisbury SP4 6NU
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM, Friday-Saturday: 11 AM-10:30 PM, Sunday: 11 AM-8 PM
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Siam Smile Thai Kitchen
€€ | Thai | Hidden Gem
One of our favorite Asian restaurants near Stonehenge, Siam Smile is a welcome break from the excellent British-oriented cuisine in the area. Located inside the tucked-away Antrobus Hotel on Church Street, it’s easy to miss. Yet adventurers willing to make the effort will be greeted by an elegant interior, made only more so by the abundant Thai décor.
You may be tempted to go with Thai mainstays like Chicken Pad Thai or Green Curry. Siam Smile does a great job with them, but a deeper dive into the menu is what we recommend. The Gal Yang Chicken, for example, features grilled marinated chicken with garlic and herbs, served with a sweet chili sauce. This dish takes a bit longer to prepare (25-30 minutes) than other options on the menu, but it’s definitely worth the wait. It’s tender and bursting with flavor.
Address: 15 Church St, Amesbury, Salisbury
Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Saturday: 12–3PM, 6–10PM
€ | British | Comfort Food
Cheap, easy and authentically British, Stones Café attracts locals and visitors alike looking for simple food done right. This little spot can be located inside of a brick-lined storefront that looks right out of a Shakespeare play. And though the interior is small and sparsely decorated, the lack of pretension brings a charm of its own.
Looking to pick something up quick and easy that will keep you full for your trip to Stonehenge? You can grab a jacket potato here, filled with cheese beans, ham, coleslaw and chili, for only £4. Maybe you’re looking for something a bit more “sit down.” Stones Café is a great place to sit down for an afternoon tea. For only £8, you can get a cup of tea, two scones, three finger sandwiches and three mini cakes. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s easy to see why the locals love it!
Address: 3 High St, Amesbury, Salisbury
Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: 8AM–2:30PM, Wednesday-Sunday: 5-9PM
€€€ | Indian | Open Late
The old-school 19th century exterior and slanting brick roof may not seem the most obvious place for a fantastic Indian restaurant. Inside, however, is the fantastic Indian spot, Tandoori Nights, which is one of our favorite restaurants near Stonehenge.
The menu here is simple and inviting. Stuffed to the brim with vegetable, chicken, lamb and duck options, it can be a little overwhelming. We decided on the Lamb, cooked in the Malaya style with mild spices and pineapple, and were not disappointed. Visitors looking to take on a spicier option should try the chicken Pathia, which combines sweet and sour in a scorching hot dish.
Address: 26 High St, Amesbury, Salisbury
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 5:30–11:30PM
€€€ | Mediterranean | Romantic Ambience
In terms of restaurants near Stonehenge, Agora is our recommendation for a romantic dinner for two. Seating inside beneath the softly lit lamps, or out on the deck beneath the clear rural skies of Salisbury, it’s the perfect ambience to go with the excellent Mediterranean cuisine on offer here.
Mediterranean has got to have some of the best appetizers, and Agora does them right. By that, we mean big portions of hummus and pita, baba ganoush, and stuffed vine leaves. These are great options to share before moving on to your main course. The sharing platters here are really the main event when it comes to entrees. The special sharing platter, for instance, includes cubed chicken, lamb, and fresh bell peppers, onions and rice. For only £32, it’s more than enough to share!
Address: The Packway, Larkhill, Salisbury
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 5–10PM
€€ | Japanese | Modern Interior
A trendy Japanese spot that won’t break the bank, Wagamama is where you go when you want a meal that’s sure to hit the spot. Located behind a modern glass storefront, the welcoming atmosphere features long communal tables and a kitchen window to watch the chefs prepare every dish with care.
What makes Wagamama a stand out among other Asian restaurants near Stonehenge, is the emphasis on high-class cooking without the high-class prices. You can get a steak bulgogi, marinated for hours and served beside miso-fried aubergine on a bed of soba noodles, for only £15. The sticky pork belly is amazing too. Tender and spicy with a splash of citrus, omakase barely gets better than that.
Address: 8-10 Bridge St, Salisbury
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11AM–10PM
A Date With Thyme
€€ | Cafe | British
Visiting Stonehenge, you can really work up a sweat. A Date with Thyme provides weary travelers with the relaxed atmosphere that is just perfect after a long day of walking. The abundance of natural light and wooden décor give this lovely nook an airy atmosphere.
If you want to get a sense of everything they have on offer here, the £25 sharing boxes are your best bet. Included inside are freshly baked quiches and breads, meats, cheeses, chutneys, brownies and salad. It’s great to share with friends, especially if you’re looking for something light in the middle of the day.
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12–11PM
€€ | Lebanese | Authentic
With its tasteful décor, influenced by the Lebanese roots that form the basis of its excellent cuisine, Baroushka is one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants near Stonehenge. Emphasizing the comfort of its diners, the interior features cushioned seats and couches beneath beautiful light fixtures. It evokes a feeling of a far away land in the middle of Salisbury!
There are enough options on the menu here for two (or three) visits, but if you’re only in town for a little while, here’s what we recommend. Start off with the Red Sea Calamari, tastefully fried in a Mediterranean coating and served with sumac mayonnaise. Cooked this way, the squid remains tender without losing any of its flavor. If you’re traveling with others, then the Sharing Baroushka Grill, featuring an assortment of meat skewers and sauces, would be our pick. Though for the lonely traveler, the Lamb Meshweeh is fantastic. Featuring chargrilled lamb medallions, seasoned with zaatar and served with roated baby potatoes and harissa, it’s heaven on a plate.
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12–2PM, 5:30–11PM
€€ | Intimate | Cafe Atmosphere
It’s all in the name. This Salisbury spot takes its comfortable café atmosphere up to 11, making it one of the warmest, comfiest restaurants near Stonehenge. It has a playfully decorated interior featuring mounted elk, carefully painted cabinetry, couches and padded stools. It attracts diners young and old looking for a cozy spot for an afternoon tea.
We definitely recommend heading here for brunch. The Cosy Club Breakfast comes in at £8.50 and includes grilled smoked back bacon, Cumberland sausage, mushrooms, and a fried egg on sourdough toast. It’s filling, affordable, and most of all, delicious. The Shakshuka here is excellent too and goes great with some additional Feta and Chorizo. Next to a cup of coffee, it’s some of the best brunch around.
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 9AM–11PM
We hope you have a great time visiting Stonehenge, and hopefully this list helps you decide on a place to eat. Enjoy!