Best Restaurants In Reading

Home to Michelin-starred meals and messy burger joints, there's something for every night out on the Reading dining scene. We've rounded up our top picks for places to eat in town, so whether you're on the hunt for pan-Asian plates, Greek mezze or Italian classics, you'll find them all here in our guide to the best restaurants in Reading.

Last updated on 1st July 2021

Three Guineas

50 user reviews 4

When it comes to getting your fill of classic comfort eats, there's no better spot than the Three Guineas. Home to pies, burgers, all-day breakfasts and fish and chips, they're doing all those traditional dishes with finesse, and pairing them with a slap-up selection of ales and ciders to boot.

Veeno Reading

545 user reviews 4

A fun and classy wine bar near the station, Veeno is one of the best places to eat in Reading. Inspired by all things Italian, the food menu at this Valpy Street venue fronts a range of authentic spuntini, perfect for pairing with any and all bottles.

One of the best places to eat in Reading, Market House is much more than just a restaurant. The multi-level venue houses numerous street food outlets in a communal dining space, as well as tasty cocktails and a stunning roof terrace.

Hope and Bear

9 user reviews 4

The best places to eat outside in Reading? The Hope and Bear fronts not one, but two charming beer gardens for you to chow down in. Alongside a menu of pub classics, the Newtown bar also offers a cracking Sunday roast and bottomless brunch every Saturday.

Sitting right on the river, this chic and relaxed brasserie is an excellent shout if you're looking for a restaurant in Reading town centre. Fronting a hearty selection of classic British dishes, Browns bring diners a menu bustling with fresh seafood plates, tasty brunch dishes and much more.

Honest Burgers Reading

39 user reviews 5

One of the best restaurants in Reading, Honest Burgers promises nothing but the finest patties in town. The King Street haunt specialises in juicy stacks of beef, chicken and meat-free morsels and offers a regularly changing menu of specials.

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Slug and Lettuce Reading

361 user reviews 4

Offering everything from hearty burgers to twee afternoon teas, the Slug & Lettuce is a city mainstay that serves up delicious plates of food every day of the week. Head in for their seasonal salads, vegan curries and classic British dishes, but stay for the two-for-one cocktails.

Pho Reading

241 user reviews 5

Specialising in Vietnamese pho, this King's Walk eatery is catering for all diets with a hefty selection of vegan and gluten free fare. Dig into some moreish plates of delicious curry, salads and noodle soups, washed down with signature cocktails or a fresh fruit juice at this excellent Reading restaurant.

One of the coolest rooftop restaurants in Reading, Thirsty Bear is sure to be packed when the sun is out. Their dinky terrace space is the perfect place to pitch up for pints and steaming slices on a summer's day, or spend an evening sipping cocktails on.

An fun and friendly Greek restaurant in Reading, Spitiko is a must if you're looking for a casual date night spot or somewhere to stuff your face with friends. Tuck into plates of mezze, grilled meats and moreish veggie meals at this excellent Caversham spot.

If you're looking for one of the best restaurants in Reading, this Michelin-starred eatery in Shinfield should do the trick. Offering a sublime selection of fine French fare, L'Ortolan has scooped acclaim for its innovative dishes and biodynamic wine list.