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.

Blue Collar bring three food festivals to Reading in 2019

Three food festivals to try in Reading in 2019: Cheese Feast and Feastival return along with a street food Firework Night from Blue Collar Street Food.

Persia House

Hot new Reading restaurant and bar openings for 2019

Discover all the new restaurants, cafes and bars opening in Reading in 2019, including The Pantry, Lemoni Grill House, Gardens of Caversham, Persia House, Miami Burger and more

Who are Double-Barrelled Brewery?

West Reading microbrewery Double-Barelled Brewery is the first brewery to produce independent craft beers in Reading town. Discover their beers and their tap room.

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.