Restaurants & Cafes

Find the best places to eat out in Reading. Independent reviews and expertly curated lists of the best Reading restaurants, from smart dining to casual cafes for lunch.

Geo cafe

How to support Reading’s small businesses during the coronavirus

Order online, collect takeaway, buy vouchers, sign up to online events and more you can do to support our local independent business community.

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

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.


805 Restaurant & Grill review

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

German Doner Kebab

German Doner Kebab restaurant review

Have you ever really enjoyed a kebab while completely sober? Could Reading’s new German Doner Kebab on Friar Street be the place to change your mind?


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.

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.

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.


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.

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?