Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Reading
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Reading restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 38 restaurants in Reading and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Reading restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Reading Restaurants
1. The Crown British, Modern restaurant in Playhatch
2018 Review: A large, well-equipped garden is just one highlight of this stylishly refurbished ancient inn (with accommodation), near Caversham Lakes (part of the local Tailor Made Dining Company). Reviews are still few, but praise its hearty gastropub fare, majoring in steaks (and on Sundays there’s a carvery).
2. Caprice British, Modern restaurant in Reading Wharfedale Rd, Winnersh Triangle - RG4
2017 Review: Off the M4, next to the Winnersh Triangle, this modern hotel dining room (with outside terrace) is an extremely convenient stopping-off point, serving a wide range of affordable menus.
3. Thames Lido British, Modern restaurant in Reading Napier Road - RG1
“Reading? It feels more like you’re in San Francisco” at this “fantastic” four-year-old venture, where “you can watch the swimmers” in the Edwardian lido, rescued after 40 years’ dereliction by the people behind Bristol’s Lido. “The décor, lighting, setting and service are modern, and the food Mediterranean/North African fusion, with fish and shellfish to the fore”. “We love the lido!” – “anyone with a sense of adventure will not be disappointed”.
4. London Street Brasserie British, Modern restaurant in Reading Riverside Oracle, 2 - 4 London Street - RG1
The “best thing in central Reading” (not to dismiss the city’s charms naturally) – this “unexpected gem” enjoys a “wonderful location” in an eighteenth century tollhouse, and the food is “interesting” and “well-cooked” to boot.
5. Cerise, The Roseate Reading British, Modern restaurant in Reading 26 The Forbury - RG1
The restaurant (and cocktail bar) within the hotel previously known as The Forbury.
6. The Corn Stores British, Modern restaurant in Reading 10 Forbury Road - RG1
A third venture from Rarebreed Dining, the team behind Cobham's The Plough and The Shurlock Inn in Reading; this steak restaurant, bar and members’ lounge is housed in a Victorian listed building and showcases British meats.
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