The Student Guide: Top Restaurants In High Wycombe

Buckingham’s largest town, High Wycombe, is famous for its stunning Georgian architecture and its furniture making history, but it’s also home to many delicious restaurants, offering cuisine from every corner of the globe. 

Whether it’s a post-lecture lunch, a dinner time meal or even a special occasion, you’ll have no shortage of options when it comes to eating out. 

For those living in our student accommodation, we’ve tried and tested the top restaurants in High Wycombe so you can find your new favourite foodie destination! 

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1. Kappad Restaurant

So you’re wanting to get a taste of the food scene in High Wycombe?

If so, you must take a visit to Kappad Restaurant.

Situated on the High Street, Kappad is the place to be for authentic Kerala cuisine, with an extensive menu of mouth-watering South Indian food. 

Ditch the cooking for a night and eat out with friends at this much-loved eatery, with dishes like Masala Dosa, Malabar Fish Curry and Mutter Paneer on the menu.

For those wanting to wet their whistle, there’s a range of aperitifs, beers, ciders, spirits and wines to choose between – dining out can’t get much better! 

They’re open 6 days a week from lunch through to the late evening, so if a flavourful journey is what you’re after, pop in. 



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Address: 21A High St, High Wycombe HP11 2BE

2. Bluegrass BBQ

Smoked cuts of meat paired with craft beers is the name of the game over at Bluegrass BBQ.

This independent casual-dining restaurant specialises in the tastes of Southern America, with the ultimate comfort foods on offer. 

From smoked chicken wings to smoked brisket chilli to pulled pork to bourbon BBQ n bacon burgers, you’ll never go hungry when eating out at this place. 

That’s not all either, they also serve tasty American breakfasts, fluffy pancakes, and bottomless tea and coffee. 

There’s special deals on every day of the week here too, like Wing Wednesdays and Dirty Mac Mondays so you’ll certainly get good value for money. 

You can find them over on St Paul’s Row – it’ll only be a matter of time before you become a regular! 



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Address: 12-13 Paul’s Row, High Wycombe HP11 2HQ

3. The Works

No, we’re not talking about the place that you buy stationery from, The Works is a family-run restaurant which offers all the sweet and savoury plates you could want. 

Whether you’re craving an all day brunch, a club sandwich, a hot dog, a sweet crepe, a loaded waffle or even an ice cream sundae, The Works has it all. 

Located on the High Street, this independent food hub has lots of options for you to customise your order, and friendly service you’ll struggle to find anywhere else. 

With over 20k on Instagram, we’d say this is a pretty popular haunt for eating out!

Don’t fancy eating in? Not to worry, they’re also on Uber Eats so you can order straight to your student flat – you’ve no excuse not to try it now…



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Address: 11 High St, High Wycombe HP11 2AZ

4. Cafe Roberto

So you’re searching around for the top restaurants in High Wycombe?

Cafe Roberto needs to be added to your list, pronto. 

This charming Italian restaurant opened back in 2021, and despite being a newcomer to the restaurant scene in High Wycombe, it’s a favourite amongst students and locals. 

The authentic Italian cuisine at Cafe Roberto is cooked to perfection by Italian Chef Lello.

With stoned baked pizzas, home made burgers, pasta and rice dishes as well as side orders for you to sink your teeth into.

A must-try for your main course is their Penne Salsiccia E Piselli, made with Italian pork sausage meat, peas, shallots and a dash of cream.

For those with a sweet tooth, try their Double Chocolate Gateau for dessert – you won’t be disappointed! 

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Address: 26-28 White Hart St, High Wycombe HP11 2HL

5. Historia Meze Grill

Historia Meze Grill brings traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine to High Wycombe. 

From the moment you step into this Oxford Street restaurant, you’ll have a dining experience that is nothing short of fantastic.

With high quality food, friendly service and relaxed surroundings. 

Whilst eating out with your friends for dinner, you should try their Baba Ganoush for starters, and their Ali Nazik Lamb Shish for your main course. 

When it comes to an evening treat, this place is a firm choice and they’re open from 12pm until 10pm 6 days a week! 


Address: 40 Oxford St, High Wycombe HP11 2DJ

6. The Squirrel 

If you’re in need of traditional British pub grub, The Squirrel is a haunt worth visiting. 

From Bubble and Squeak to full English breakfasts to Ribeye Steak to Seafood Linguine to Slow Roasted Lamb Shank, it’s no wonder why this is one of the most popular eating spots in the town. 

Boasting a range of drink choices like beers, cocktails, spirits, wines, ciders and more, this place is a top choice for students in High Wycombe. 

Fancy some entertainment after tantalising your taste-buds? There’s theme nights, live music and quiz nights to get involved with! 


Address: Squirrel Ln, High Wycombe HP12 4RZ

7. Heidrun

Keeping your eyes peeled for great tasting food and quality craft beers? Heidrun is the place for you. 

Opening back in 2016 on Paul’s Row, Heidrun has an amazing selection of beers and tasty food, which is served within laid-back surroundings. 

Focusing on a simple bar menu, Heidrun serves sizzling burgers, delicious chicken wings, cheesy pizzas and appetising nibbles. 

Whilst munching on Caribbean Jerk chicken wings, you can also sip on a flight of beer with their deal costing just £15.

There’s beers and ciders from some of the worlds finest breweries available for you to try, so why not take a visit?



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Address: 14 Paul’s Row, High Wycombe HP11 2HQ

8. Grounded Kitchen 

When you’re in need of a casual dining experience, Grounded Kitchen should be your first port of call. 

Situated inside Eden Shopping Centre, Grounded Kitchen brings the vibrant and flavourful cuisine of Korea to High Wycombe. 

Feast on feel good plates including Korean nourish bowls, udon and ramen noodles, Bao buns, chicken wings, and Ssambaps, the list is endless. 

To quench your thirst, they have quenchers, frappes, superfood lattes, ginger beer, rose lemonade and more. 

Open from 11am until 11pm, you can always count on this venue when you’re not in the mood to cook! 


Address: 4 Paul’s Row, High Wycombe HP11 2XL

9. Blidano’s 

Is Mexican food on your mind? Then Blidano’s is where you need to head to. 

Another Eden Shopping Centre highlight, Blidano’s brings authentic Mexican street food to the people of High Wycombe.

Whether you’re munching on chicken fajitas, nachos and chilli beef, cheesy enchiladas, or tangy quesadillas, you’ll be in foodie heaven. 

If you’re hungry but aren’t up for leaving your cosy student flat, we don’t blame you.

Thankfully, Blidano’s is also on JustEat so you can order to your home! 



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Address: Newland Street, High Wycombe HP11 2BY

10. James William Diners 

Our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning James William Diners, your go-to spot for authentic Caribbean cuisine. 

Since opening in 2021, this tasty mini-diner has been drawing in customers from all around High Wycombe with their dishes like curried goat, oxtail, jerk chicken, and jackfruit curry – mmm. 

While the drink menu promises Caribbean punches like carrot juice, pineapple punch and sea moss. 

If this sounds like a bit of you, you can collect from their Crendon Street restaurant or order through Deliveroo.



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Address: 20 Crendon St, High Wycombe HP13 6LS

No matter what you’re in the mood for, the restaurant options in High Wycombe do not disappoint! 

Where is your favourite place to eat out in this lovely town? Let us know @_homesforstudents.

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