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.
Find aromatic Vietnamese noodle soups, a warm and cheery restaurant and an unbalanced menu at Pho, the latest small London chain to open in Reading.
This month James Moore visits one of Reading’s best loved back street locals. A cosy, two bar, heritage pub The Retreat is much treasured by East Reading’s residents for its friendly community, charming landlord and its famous pickled onion competition!
Pull up a stool for the excellent beer range, cosy covered garden and cracking roast dinners at Caversham’s award-winning pub The Fox & Hounds.
Explore Reading finds a buzzing atmosphere and some hot grilling action at Soju, the independent Korean barbecue restaurant in new King’s Walk development The Village.
Fun, beach-vibe cocktails are two for £8 at Caffeine and Cocktails’ stylish daily happy hour. Squint at the palm trees and you could almost be on holiday.
James Moore finds quality beers, a community spirit and pub games at Reading’s charming Hop Back Brewery pub, The Hop Leaf, on Southampton Street.
The newest Reading restaurants and the hottest-anticipated places to eat in 2017, including Franco Manca, Honest Burgers & Thames Lido.
Explore Reading samples a big range of draught beers and a good value gin and tonic at The Greyfriar’s classic after-work pub happy hour.
Explore Reading’s new pub reviewer James Moore samples one of the biggest draught beer selections in town at much-loved Reading pub, The Nag’s Head.
Your guide to the best food markets in Reading including street food festivals, farmers’ markets and community food fairs.