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Sunday Lunch in Reading

Whether you're after fine dining and a glass of wine or roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, we've searched high and low for the best places to enjoy Sunday Lunch in Reading.

Malmaison

Malmaison

Location: City Centre

About: Malmaison promises to deliver the biggest sunday lunch in town. For just £19.95 diners can enjoy unlimited hors d'oeurves from The Chef's Table, pastries, crepes, plus a large selection of tantalizing main courses and desserts. 

Serving Times: 12.00pm-5.00pm

Price Range: £19.95

TGtB Recommends: 

  • Prime Rib of Black Angus Beef and Yorkshire Puddings
  • Roast Corn-Fed Chicken with Chipolata, Stuffing & Cranberry Jus
  • Beef Steak Stroganoff
  • Smoked Haddock Fishcake

Children's Menu: £7.95 for children. 

Address: 18-20 Station Road, Reading, RG1 1JX

Telephone: 0844 693 0660

Caprice Restaurant

Caprice Restaurant

Location: Winnersh Triangle

About: Caprice serves up a selection of sumptuous, piled-high plates of meat and trimmings each week, as well as a fish course for the less carne-inclined. 

Serving Times: 12.00pm-5.00pm

Price Range: Two courses £22.95

TGtB Recommends: 

  • Fillet of Salmon, Buttered Spinach, Curly Kale, New Potatoes, Dill Cream
  • Breast of Chicken stuffed with Mushroom, Herb Crushed Potato, Ratatouille
  • Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Seasonal Vegetables, Roast Potatoes
  • Baked Polenta, Courgette and Aubergine Mille Feuille, Sun-dried Tomato Jus

Children's Menu: Dedicated children's menu. 

Address: Wharfedale Road, Reading, RG41 5TS

Telephone: 0871 423 4847

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Browns

Browns

Location: City Centre

About: Kick back with a cocktail and a classic roast at Browns this Sunday. All of Browns' Sunday lunches are served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese and a selection of seasonal vegetables. Or if you'd prefer one of your favourite Browns dishes, meals from the main menu can be ordered instead. 

Serving Times: 12.00pm-6.00pm

Price Range: Main meals from £14.50

TGtB Recommends: 

  • Roast Sirloin of Beef £15.95
  • Salted Pork Belly £14.95
  • Half Roast Chicken £14.50
  • Nut Roast

Children's Menu: Dedicated children's menu, two courses for £7.95

Address: 5 Riverside, Oracle Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG

Telephone: 0118 950 3137

The Bladebone Inn

The Bladebone Inn

Location: Bucklebury

About: The Bladebone Inn is a charming, gastro pub with a fantastic Sunday lunch offering. From roast Bucklebury pigeon to roasted bream with a lemongrass sauce, The Bladebone has one of the most adventurous and extensive menu's in Berkshire.

Serving Times: 12.00pm-5.00pm

Price Range: Main meals from £14.50

TGtB Recommends: 

  • Braised Blade of Beef £18.50
  • 10oz Rib Eye-Steak £25.50
  • Slow Cooked Belly & Fillet of Orchard Pig £18.50
  • Pink Buttered Roasted Breast £19.00

Children's Menu: Smaller portions available on request.

Address: Chapel Row, Reading, RG7 6PD

Telephone: 0118 971 2326

London Street Brasserie

London Street Brasserie

Location: City Centre

About: London Street Brasserie believe that Sundays are special. For just £18.90 you get your choice of starter from the set menu, succulent local roast beef, crisp yet fluffy roast potatoes, proper Yorkshire puddings and steamed vegetables.

Serving Times: 12.00pm-7.00pm

Price Range: Starter and main from £16.50

TGtB Recommends:

  • Roast Sirloin of Berkshire Beef
  • Herb Grilled Free Range Chicken Breast

Children's Menu: Smaller portions available on request.

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

Telephone: 0118 950 5036

The Bull Inn Arborfield

The Bull Inn Arborfield

Location: Arborfield

About: Whether you're planning a leisurely lunch with loved ones or celebrating with friends and family – The Bull Inn Arborfield's Sunday Lunch menu has something to suit everybody's gastronomical needs.

Serving Times: 12.00pm-8:00pm

Price Range: Main Meals from £9.95

TGtR Recommends: 

  • Roast Shoulder of Pork with Crackling & Stuffing £ 10.50
  • Roast Chicken with Bacon & Stuffing £10.95
  • Sunday Vegetarian Nut Roast £9.95
  • Fish Pie £13.50

Children's Menu: Dedicated children's menu. 

Address: Arborfield Cross, Reading, RG2 9QD

Telephone: 01189 762244

Pincents Manor

Pincents Manor

Location: Calcot

About: Renowned for its modern British cuisine, real ales and extensive wine list, Pincents Manor is a firm Sunday lunch favourite.

Serving Times: 12.00pm-3:00pm

Price Range: 2 courses £15.95

TGtR Recommends: 

  • Roast Sirloin of Beef
  • Pork Shoulder Slow Roasted in Cider and Sage 
  • Roast Leg of English Lamb 
  • Pan fried Sea Bass

Children's Menu: Dedicated children's menu

Address: Pincents Lane, Calcot, Reading RG31 4UQ

Telephone: 0118 932 3511

The Shoulder of Mutton

The Shoulder of Mutton

Location: Playhatch

About: Famous for its huge portions, top-notch roasts and unpretentious interior. Sundays at the Shoulder are always very popular, so we recommend that you book in advance.

Serving Times: 12.00pm-2:00pm

Price Range: Main meals from £11.50

TGtR Recommends: 

  • Precision Cooked 30 Hour Leg of Mutton
  • Orange and Honey Roast Gammon
  • Aspall Cider Infused Breast of Turkey
  • Aspall Cider Infused Loin of Pork

Children's Menu: Child friendly portions available on request.

Address: Playhatch, Reading, RG4 9QU

Telephone: 0118 947 3908

The Dickens

The Dickens

Location: City Centre

About: Popular for their hearty yet contemporary style of cooking, The Dickens is a smart dining room and bar within the Mercure George Hotel. On the menu you'll find traditional fare such as faggots, steak and roasted partridge. The venue also doubles as lively bar serving cocktails, wine and ales.

Serving Times: 12.00pm-5.00pm

Price Range: From £12.50

TGtB Recommends: 

  • Roasted Pink Barbary Duck Breast £14.95
  • Honey Roast Pork Belly £14.50
  • Roasted Partridge £15.95
  • Spinach, Butternut and Feta Pie £12.50

Children's Menu: Smaller portions available on request. 

Address: 10-12 King Street, Reading, RG1 2HE

Telephone: 0118 957 3445

Out for Sunday lunch?

Out for Sunday lunch?

Go in style with an aperitif

Before going off for a big Sunday lunch, we like to have a few friends or family round for a glass of bubbly. It's the perfect aperitif and start to a Sunday lunch that makes it all feel like much more of an occasion. There's a huge buzz for Prosecco and also home-grown English wines so we've gone down the middle and recommend Bolney Estate Bubbly NV, an off-dry sparkling wine from Sussex that will please Prosecco and Champagne fans alike!

Wine pairings for a home-cooked Sunday lunch

Of course if you're planning Sunday lunch at home the most important thing after the food is getting the wine right. In partnership with Novel Wines, we've selected a range of wine pairings for every style of Sunday lunch! 

Roast chicken is one of the most popular options and it's often hard to decide between a red or a white wine. Fab middle ground is to go with a lightly oaked, zingy white like the Painted Wolf Paarl Roussanne from South Africa. This is a multi-award winning wine bursting with peaches, lime and cream. If you prefer turkey to chicken, which can be slightly meatier, then go for a bigger Chardonnay or try a Hungarian white wine like the excellent Kardos Furmint, full of ripe red apples and butter notes.

Going for classic roast beef? For us it's got to be a red wine and something that's rich and juicy but not overly so. Nero d'Avola, an Italian variety from Sicily, is our best bet. Packed with blackberry and plum fruits, the silkiest tannin in the Mediterranean and a juicy finish to cut through your beef and yorkshires make it a top match. Try the organic Colomba Bianca 'Kore' Nero d'Avola for a great example.

Lamb can be a great wine partner because of its fats and full flavour. A medium bodied red like the plummy Kayra Kalecik Karasi from Turkey is bound to impress, or you could go for a curveball and try a spicy Gewurztraminer like this Ilocki Podrumi Traminac Premium from Croatia.

If you're not a meat person, then those trading Sunday lunch for a fish dish can't go wrong by pairing fish with one of our favourite white wines: Kyperounda Petritis. Originating from Europe's highest altitude vineyards in the Cyprus' Troodos Mountains, this white is choc-a-bloc with ripe gooseberry and lime fruits, perfect with white fish or oily fish dishes. Vegetarian nut roast instead? Go for the nutty, creamy Chateau Ksara Blanc de Blancs from Lebanon - there's nothing like it.

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