There’s nothing quite like the feeling of realising you’ve conveniently not got anything for dinner and have to get a cheeky takeaway instead. 

But decisions, decisions, decisions… Do you go for an Indian, a pizza or Thai? 

With the introduction of delivery apps the possibilities are endless as to what to choose. 

You can go for a classic take-out, get something a bit healthy or go wild and try something completely new. 

But sometimes all of this can be a bit overwhelming when you’re hungry and you just want to know where the best place is. 

So to make it a bit easier for you we’ve compiled a list of Tripadvisor’s top five independent restaurant deliveries in Swindon: 


Opening times:

Daily - 5.30pm to 11pm

Located in Swindon's Old Town, the Indian restaurant Ruchi was established in 1990. 

The restaurant has over 850 'excellent' review on Tripadvisor, with many raving comments.

One customer said: "We had fantastic starters and the chef’s specials were amazing with greats flavours." 

Some have heralded Ruchi the "best Indian takeway in Swindon".


Opening times: 

Monday to Saturday - 5pm to 9.30pm

Smile is a thai cafe and takeaway located on Eastcott Hill. 

The menu offers a full range of Thai dishes from green curry to pad thai and stir-frys. 

With hundreds of shining reviews one customer said: "I've been to this place a couple of times and the food is the best Thai food I have ever tasted. The food is all freshly cooked and so so tasty." 

They also allow you to bring your own alcohol to the restaurant for £1 per bottle if you dine in.

Diners have recommeneded the special fried rice and the Panang curry. 


Opening times:

Sunday to Thursday - 6pm to 10.30pm

Friday and Saturday - 6pm to 11.30pm

Gaetano's Italian restaurant has recently been awarded the Travellers' Choice 2020 award by Trip Advisor. 

Owner, Gaetano, came to the UK in 1981 as a pizza chef at Pasha's nightclub, in 1982 he opened a coffee shop which one year later became Gaetano's restaurant. 

35 years later Gaetano's is still 'going strong' and using recipes that have been passed down through the family in Sicily. 

Serving classic Italian cuisine from pizza and pasta to fresh seafood the menu is varied with a wide selection of deserts too. 

The Winterbourne

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday - 11am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday - 11am to 10pm

Sunday - 11am to 7pm

Purchased by the local community in March 2018, the premises has been substantially refurbished and was re-opened in September 2018 as a Freehouse run by tenants Roger and Emie Hawkshaw.

Roger runs the kitchen and cooks fresh, seasonal produce and is described as uncompromising on flavour and quality ingredients. His menus change regularly (often more than once a week).

The pub offer a takeaway service, including of their Sunday roasts which are highly acclaimed by customers.

One happy customer said: "It was one of the best roasts we can remember from anywhere in the area! We had plenty of everything, cooked perfectly and it arrived home warm after the 15 minute drive."

The Zaika Valley

Opening times: 

The Zaika Valley is a south Indian restaurant and takeaway on Victoria Road. 

The restaurant was established in 2010 by a family run group of restauranteurs who have decades of experience in hospitality. 

One happy customer on Google said: "It's not your normal Indian restaurant.

"The menu had plenty of choice including a nice range of starters, plenty of fish choices and all the food was exceptionally presented."