Food and drink

Explore the best places to dine out or go for a drink in Reading. Know where to eat out in Reading, including independent restaurants, new openings and cafes. Find the best pubs, bars and places to drink, get the perfect cocktail or enjoy happy hours in Reading.

The Nag's Head bar

Your guide to the 2019 Reading Ale Trail

Take part in the Reading Ale Trail 2019 from Reading and Mid-Berks CAMRA. Visit 24 fantastic local pubs, collect stickers for every half pint you try and earn free drinks at the Reading Beer Fest.

Miami Burger

First look at Miami Burger Reading

I taste test plant-based burgers, baked fries and soy shakes at Miami Burger, the UK’s first dedicated vegan fast food joint in Reading’s Oracle.

The Allied Arms pub review

Reading’s much-loved, historic town centre boozer The Allied Arms has one of the town’s best beer gardens, a snug of a front room and 10 quality real ales on tap.

Explore Reading Food & Drink Awards 2018 winners

Discover the best restaurants in Reading as the winners are revealed in the inaugural Explore Reading Food & Drink Awards 2018.

Bench Rest

Introducing Bench Rest Reading

Former Nomad Bakery founder, Laura Mariel Gonzalez talks about her new all day brunch and tapas concept popping up every weekend at Tasting House.

Vote for the People’s Choice Food Award

Vote now for the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Explore Reading Food & Drink Awards. Have your say in deciding Reading’s Favourite Restaurant.

Explore Reading Food & Drink Awards 2018

Presenting the shortlist for the inaugural Explore Reading Food & Drink Awards – celebrating the best restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in Reading.

Taste-tested: The ‘bleeding’ vegan Plant Burger at Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers have introduced a ‘bleeding’ plant-based vegan burger from Beyond Meat to their menu. What on earth does that mean? What does it taste like? Is it enough to convert meat eaters to the vegan cause? I find out.


805 Restaurant & Grill review

Sample the unfamiliar flavours and gigantic portions at 805 Restaurant & Grill, Reading’s only West African fine dining restaurant.

Blue Collar Street Food Wednesday Market

What to eat at Meat Feast Reading 2018

Get the first look at the full food line up for Blue Collar Street Food’s Meat Feast in Reading Abbey on Oct 11-13. Get planning what to eat at the Reading food festival in Abbey Ruins.