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.

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.

Thames Lido Swimming pool

The Thames Lido pool and restaurant review

Test the waters and the menu on a spa day at Thames Lido. Is Reading’s gloriously restored luxury outdoor swimming pool and restaurant worth the price tag?

Castle Tap interior

The Castle Tap pub review

James Moore visits The Castle Tap, a light and airy west Reading community pub with good beer selection, lots of events and a friendly crowd.

Brewdog beer reading

A first look at BrewDog Reading

Craft brewing giants BrewDog have finally opened their first bar in Reading at the foot…

Shed Saucy Friday lunch

The best places to eat lunch in Reading

Skip the sad sandwich at your desk and discover Reading’s vibrant lunch time scene. Edible Reading picks five of the best cafes, restaurants and street food markets for lunch in Reading.

Park house bar outside

Park House Bar review

Park House Bar is a hidden, historic gem of a pub, on the University of Reading Campus. A beautiful space, with quirky atmosphere, interesting beer menu and excellent whiskey selection.

Honest Burgers Reading The Tribute

Honest Burgers Reading review

Honest Burgers, Reading’s latest burger joint serves up quality British produce and pink patties from an impressive, buzzing Market Place restaurant.

Clay's Hyderabadi

Hot new Reading restaurant and bar openings in 2018

Get the scoop on the hottest and the newest restaurants, cafes and bars set to open in Reading in 2018, including Brewdog, Byron Burger, Broad Street Bar & Kitchen, Fidget & Bob, Ceviche and more.

King Street Pale Reading collaboration beer review

We sample the exclusive Reading beer King Street Pale, a light and tropical ale brewed by Wild Weather Ales for Honest Burgers.

Tom and Phil Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers Tom Barton interview

As they prepare to open the latest Honest Burgers in Reading, co-founder Tom Barton talks about the new opening, their exclusive Reading burger, what he thinks of Reading’s food scene and the dirtiest burger he’s ever eaten.