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The Octagon Restaurant

4 New Bridge Square, Swindon SN1 1EA, England
+44 1793 693359
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
9 Jun 2017
“Good place for a drink and breakfast”
1 May 2017
“Regular Friday breakfast”
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British, Cafe
4 New Bridge Square, Swindon SN1 1EA, England
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Always call in here whilst waiting for bus changes at nearby Swindon bus station. Always found the staff friendly and the tea and coffee very good at a reasonable price Situated at the back of the bus station they do...More

Thank John B
Daisy8666, Manager at The Octagon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for such a favourable review! For future reference we do have outdoor seating! This is usually reserved for sunny days only however our staff can set up a table outside at your request any time :)

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Always good food and great service , good menu range , but my mate and I always have the same each week , which is cooked fresh each time , spot on 👍

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

a very nice cafe almost right by the bus stn with friendly staff and a lovely unrushed atmosphere! Plenty of nice food too inc scones and cakes! A nice menu too with plenty of big windows (though not quite all 8!) around to look out...More

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Haven't been in for a while as I had been off work for a few months , glad to see my regular Friday breakfast of scrambled eggs and tomatoes on toast with tea is still as good as ever 👍

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The place is designed so customers can see everything going on, so cleanliness is on view. After 33 years of the same owners, the building will be demolished with the bus station at some point. I don't know of any other café in the town...More

Thank Dennis O
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place used to be great, so when I returned to Swindon for work I popped in to get a bacon butty. The chap eventually served me after chatting to another member of staff, and once I'd ordered he wiped his mouth and nose in...More

2  Thank MikeHibbert
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This to me is a great working mans lunch spot, a real classic cafe. Staff are fantastic people always very friendly and know the regulars by name and usual order. Food is good size and of classic British cafe quality. Value for money is good...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a regular spot to have a cup of tea or coffee close to the bus station. It serves typical cafe food such as sandwiches, cakes and hot food. There's always a seat to be had and the staff are always pleasant and friendly.

Thank Daisy21Duke
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Came in briefly. Not a bad place at all. Am in Swindon a lot so should really give this place a visit more often. Real handy being in the bus station and not too far from the train station so handy enough for travellers

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Been coming here most fridays throughout the year with an industry coleague for Breakfast, we either have the 'full monty' english breakfast or the healthy tomatoes and scrambled eggs on toast option, both choices are always served nice and hot and with a smile. A...More

Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 New Bridge Square, Swindon SN1 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 693359
The Octagon Restaurant is a family-run business that has been proudly serving the people of Swindon for over 30 years. Customers have a wide variety of meals, snacks and beverages to choose from as The Octagon champion homemade products. As the only remaining members of the Craft Bakers Association left in Swindon, artisan baking is the heart and soul of the business. The chefs continue to make their own bread rolls, scones, quiche, pie, soup, cakes and biscuits as they have since the day of opening.

Our location is less than one minute’s walk from Swindon town centre. Attached to the bus station and just around the corner from Swindon train station, the octagon is the perfect pit stop for travellers and locals alike.

The building itself is unique; seven sides of the premises are glazed, making The Octagon the perfect place to watch the world go by over a coffee. Another architectural delight is the suspended ceiling, supported entirely by six huge pillars within the restaurant itself.

Proprietor Dennis Offer has followed in family footsteps, risking everything to open an independent business in the spring of 1985. Over 65 years his family have employed and trained hundreds of people in Swindon and raised thousands of pounds for charity.
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