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Sunday Lunch in Reading

We've searched high and low for the best places to enjoy Sunday Lunch in Reading. So, whether you're after fine dining and a glass of wine or roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings, you'll find a great selection of the best places in reading to go for Sunday Lunch.



Location: City Centre

About: Malmaison promises to deliver the biggest Sunday lunch in town. Conveniently located just a stone throw away from the train station, it's the perfect location to dine with family and friends. For just £19.95, you can enjoy a range of delicious Sunday Lunch meals from sirloin to pork belly, accompanied by glazed vegetables and tasty roasties!

Serving Times: 12.30pm - 4.00pm

Price Range: £19.95 for Adults, £9.95 for Children

TGtR Recommends: 

  • Roast Grain-Fed Sirloin
  • Roast British White Pork Belly
  • Vegetarian Roast of the Day

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

Telephone: 0118 334 1331



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 £13.50

TGtB Recommends: 

  • Roast Sirloin of Beef £16.95
  • Salted Pork Belly £15.95
  • Half Roast Chicken £15.50
  • Nut Roast £13.50

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 Lyndhurst

The Lyndhurst

Location: Town Centre

About: The Lyndhurst is a traditional pub based just to the east of the town centre serving real ales, great pub food and with a great atmosphere. They're renowned for their delicious, affordable Sunday Lunches, perfect for families, couples and groups!

Serving Times: 11am - 4pm

Price Range: From £4.95

TGtR Recommends:

  • Roast beef sirloin, buttered greens, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding

  • Gloucester old spot, sage & onion stuffing, buttered greens, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding

  • Half a roast chicken, sage & onion stuffing, buttered greens, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding

Address: 88 Queen's Rd, Reading RG1 4DG

Telephone Number: 0118 950 3888


The Bladebone Inn

The Bladebone Inn

Location: Bucklebury

About: The Bladebone Inn is a charming, country gastro-pub with a fantastic Sunday lunch offering, just a twenty-minute drive from central Reading. It's the perfect location to enjoy relaxed dining with loved ones in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. 

Serving Times: 12.00pm - 6.00pm

Price Range: Main meals from £14.50

TGtR Recommends: 

  • 28 Day Aged Sirloin Beef
  • Windsor Estate Pork Loin, Slow Roast Belly and Fillet
  • Banham's Chicken Breast

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: Town Centre

About: London Street Brasserie believe that Sundays are special, so you will have a choice of starter from the set menu followed by 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 £17.00

TGtB Recommends:

  • Roast Sirloin of Berkshire Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Traditional Accompaniments. 

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 the whole families' needs.

Serving Times: 12.00pm-8:00pm

Price Range: Main Meals from £11.95

TGtR Recommends: 

  • Roast Shoulder of Pork with Crackling & Stuffing £12.50
  • Roast Chicken with Bacon & Stuffing £11.95
  • Sunday Vegetarian Nut Roast £11.95
  • Fish Pie £15.50

Children's Menu: Dedicated children's Sunday Roast for £6.95.

Address: Arborfield Cross, Reading, RG2 9QD

Telephone: 01189 762244

The Shoulder of Mutton

The Shoulder of Mutton

Location: Playhatch

About: Famous for its huge portions, top-notch, reasonably priced 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: All Sunday Lunches £14.50

TGtR Recommends: 


  • 21 Day matured Topside of Beef
  • Garlic and Rosemary infused Leg of Mutton
  • Orange and Honey glazed roast Gammon
  • Aspall Cider infused Breast of Turkey
  • Aspall Cider infused Leg of Pork


Children's Menu: Children's Sunday Lunch available - two courses for £6.95

Address: Playhatch, Reading, RG4 9QU

Telephone: 0118 947 3908

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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Bel & The Dragon

Bel & The Dragon

Location: Riverside

About: The Bel & Dragon is a stunning, contemporary dining venue located on the River Kennet just a few miles from the centre. This country inn is renowned for its varied Sunday Lunch menu and offers a fantastic dining experience for all.

Serving Times: 12pm - 5pm

Price Range: From £9

TGtR Recommends: 

  • Roasted Suckling Pig £19
  • Grilled Bass & Spiced Ratatouille £17
  • Roasted Hereford Beef £19

Children's Menu: Available on request. 

Address: Blakes Lock, Gas Works Road, Reading RG1 3EQ

Telephone Number:  0118 951 5790

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