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 Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms pub review

The Foresters Arms is a welcoming back-street West Reading local and one of the last true two bar pubs in town, it’s featured in the good beer guide and is worth a visit.

Casa Bacardi Bar Reading

A first look at Reading’s pop up Casa Bacardi Bar

It’s big, it’s brash, it’s backed by Bacardi. Get a look inside Casa Bacardi the new pop up cocktail bar in the former Jamie’s Italian at the Oracle.

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Vibes Caribbean restaurant review

Checking out the jerk chicken and the rice and peas at new Jamaican restaurant Vibes Caribbean to see if could encourage more Reading diners to try Caribbean cuisine.

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Ribeye Salad Broad Street Bar and Kitchen

Broad Street Bar & Kitchen review

Check out the menu and the new identity at Broad Street Bar & Kitchen, an independent day to night cafe, bar and restaurant which has taken over from Artigiano on Broad Street.

Fox and Hounds pub Caversham

The World Cup of Reading Pubs

The Fox & Hounds in Caversham was voted Reading’s favourite pub in our World Cup of Reading Pubs. See how Reading voted for its best pub in our recap.

A first look at Anonymous Coffee Co

See inside Anonymous Coffee Co, the new speciality coffee bar inside Tasting House. Find out about the quality coffee, the new decor and the tasty pastries on offer at Reading’s new cafe from Phil Carter.

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Clay's-lamb-biryani

Eight dishes to try at Clay’s Hyderabadi Kitchen

Get a sneak peek at the menu and discover what to eat at the exciting regional Indian restaurant set to open on London Street in June, including clay pot biryiani, stone grilled lamb and more.

The Fox and Hounds beer garden

The best beer gardens in Reading

Get your al fresco drinking on with Reading’s best beer gardens, pub terraces, and riverside bars, including The Fox and Hounds, The Allied Arms, The Purple Turtle and more.

Blue Collar Street Food’s Glen Dinning interview

Glen Dinning, the man behind Blue Collar Street Food, talks about Feastival 2018, our growing street food scene, the search for the Reading identity and his plans for a permanent indoor street food market.

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Brewdog bar

BrewDog Reading review

Hip craft beer colossus BrewDog has finally come to Reading with a large new beer and burgers pub on Castle Street. Can the Scottish brewers resurrect the dead former Public space? Is the beer really worth London prices? Are their burgers banging? James Moore and Claire Slobodian review the beer, the bar and the menu at the new BrewDog Reading to find out.