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Restaurants in Reading

Although Reading might not be considered the ultimate ‘foodie’ destination, there are more than a few restaurants that have helped earn the city a spot on the gastronomic map.

Choosing where to dine can be a never-ending task, so based on their own experiences, the TGtR food critics have compiled a list of their Top 10 Restaurants to visit in Reading. 

Caprice Restaurant

Location: Winnersh Triangle

Cuisine: British

Price: Main meals from £16.50

About: This bright and modern 2 AA Rosette Restaurant offers a warm welcome and exceptional service. For breakfast, you can enjoy a hearty cooked selection from the extensive hot buffet and a range of continental items including fresh fruit and pastries. Also open for lunch and dinner, Caprice serves good value Table dhote menus as well as seasonal A la Carte menus reflecting the best produce and cooking. 

Address: Wharfedale Road, Reading, RG41 5TS

Telephone: 0871 423 4847

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London Street Brasserie

Location: City Centre

Cuisine: British

Price: Main meals from £12.80

About: Since opening its doors in 2000, the London Street Brasserie has become a firm favourite with locals and a must visit for foodies. Situated beside the river Kennet in the heart of Reading, the brasserie has won both critical acclaim and Michelin recognition for its high quality British cuisine.

Address: 2-4 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PN

Telephone: 0118 950 5036

Island Bar and Restaurant

Location: Caversham

Cuisine: European

Price: Main meals from £8.90

About: Situated on a purpose-built island in the middle of the Thames,  Island Bar and Restaurant provides spectacular views of the riverside. Popular for its modern, relaxed and comfortable ambience the restaurant creates the perfect settings for dinner and drinks with friends.

Address: Address: Pipers Island, Reading, RG4 8AH

Telephone: 0118 947 9530


Location: Caversham

Cuisine: Italian

Price: Main meals from £7.95

About: Quattro is an authentic Italian restaurant offering an excellent range of Mediterranean classics. The menu includes freshly made pasta, gourmet pizza and speciality meat and fish dishes. Regarded as one of Reading's best restaurants, Quattro boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere, excellent food and first class service. 

Address: 14 Prospect Sreet, Reading, RG4 8JG

Telephone: 0118 948 3070

Coconut Bar & Kitchen

Location: City Centre

Cuisine: South East Asian

Price: Main meals from £8.50

About: Coconut Bar & Kitchen serve up some of the finest cuisine from South East Asia, China and Japan. Vibrant and atmospheric, the restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for unwinding over fantastic food and sumptuous cocktails. The signature charcoal grilled ‘Yakitori’ skewers menu features a number of dishes that reflect authentic Japanese cooking.  

Address: 63 St Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG

Telephone: 0118 959 8877


Location: City Centre

Cuisine: Greek Cypriot

Price: Main meals from £10.95

About: Kyrenia believe that dinner should be a relaxed affair, enjoyed in a friendly atmosphere with great company. The restaurant reflects the genuine warmth and hospitality of Cyprus, serving up the very best of Greek and Cypriot cuisine. From a big celebration to a quiet meal for two, you're guranteed to have a truly enjoyable time.

Address: 6 Prospect Street, Reading, RG4 8JG

Telephone: 0118 947 6444

Bel & The Dragon

Location: Blakes Lock

Cuisine: British

Price: Main meals from £9.00

About: Housed in a former biscuit factory, Bel & The Dragon neatly sits on the waterfront of the Kennet & Avon Canal. Beautifully crafted by Head Chef Ronnie Kimbugwe, the menu boasts a fantastic selection of modern British cuisine. Having previously worked as the Senior Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, Kimbugwe's dishes certainly won't disappoint. 

Address: Gas Works Road, Reading, RG1 3EQ

Telephone: 0118 951 5790

The Bladebone Inn

Location: Bucklebury

Cuisine: British

Price: Main meals from £14.95

About: The Bladebone Inn is a traditional, local pub offering freshly cooked food, hand pulled beers and friendly service. Only the finest ingredients are used to create simple, hearty dishes. Seafood is delivered daily from the Dorset coast, beef is carefully reared in the West Country, and fresh vegetables are handpicked from the pub gardens. 

Address: Chapel Row, Reading, RG7 6PD

Telephone: 0118 971 2326


Location: Caversham

Cuisine: Spanish

Price: Main meals from £17.00

About: Picasso is family run restaurant offering a warm, friendly atmosphere. The menu boasts a large selection of homemade tapas alongside a comprehensive a la carte menu. Diners can sample a wide range of meat, poultry and fresh fish dishes and of course traditional Spanish Paella.

Address: Bridge Street, Reading, RG4 8AA

Telephone: 0118 948 4141

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