Swindon is an exemplary Wiltshire market town, steeped in history and well-preserved despite being a target for air raids during WWII. You’ve got the Old Town up the hill and the newer parts of town that sprung up in the wake of the industrial revolution. Few know, but Swindon is also home to a sizeable Polish community, many of whom trace their roots to refugees taken in at the end of the war. No wonder then that Swindon is home to a Polish community centre, a couple of Polish delis, and Eurofood Kitchen, a restaurant along Commercial Road in the (new) town centre that specialises in European and Polish cuisine.
To drive home just how strong Swindon’s Polish community is, you only have to pay a visit to Eurofood Kitchen in the town centre, where a lot of the barking of orders in the kitchen and banter between staff is carried out in Polish. An even better measure of the restaurant’s Eastern European energies is to book a table at Eurofood’s Commercial Road premises and simply head straight for the authentic, eclectic and mouth-watering food on offer. Keep in mind that Thursdays are Eurofood’s dumpling days, with our favourite type being the rustic Ruskie.
Start off your meal at Eurofood Kitchen with a soup – chicken, tomato, or, for the Polish and Eastern European cuisine purists, beef tripe soup. From there it’s simple to choose – chicken (livers with onion), pork (roasted knuckle) or beef (classic goulash with potato pancakes). Polish cuisine is not known for its sensitivity to vegetarianism or veganism. Order a side serve of Silesian noodles, potatoes baked or mashed, hooves and chips and this restaurant’s great location in the town centre is set to become a dining destination you’ll return to time and again.