Fora Recommends: Best restaurants in Reading

October 2019

  Just a half-hour train journey from central London, Reading is also a commercial hub in itself. As businesses flock to the area, its restaurant scene is fast becoming a big draw.

  In Reading, you’ll find restaurants serving everything from quick eats to fine dining. Here are some of the best we’ve found.   Thames Lido Thames Lido is close to Reading Station. As well as a spa and open-air swimming pool, it offers luxurious poolside dining with its restaurant and tapas bar. It’s an impressive spot for a meeting with a client. You’ll find Spanish and Mediterranean dishes to suit every appetite. If you can’t resist trying out the lido for yourself, why not book a ‘Swim and Eat’ packagefor a relaxing way to end a busy week. The Roseate Reading Whether you’re after a quick drink, small lunch plate, three-course meal or afternoon tea, The Roseate has you covered. With its opulent décor, this hotel creates a striking first impression, making it great for formal meetings. If you have time afterwards, take a stroll in Forbury Gardens opposite. Buenasado When only a steak will do, Buenasado is a failsafe. It’s an Argentinian steakhouse, so expect slabs of beautifully cooked meat alongside fries. Wash it down with a glass of Malbec for the real experience – and make sure you go with an empty stomach if you want to try some tapas first. It’s about a 10-minute walk from Reading Stationso you’ll be able to walk off your food before the train home. The Corn Stores For the perfect combination of fine food and convenient location, try The Corn Stores. About 100m from Reading Station, it’s a great place to go for a quick bite to eat before catching a train. The Corn Stores is all about British food, so it partners with local farmers, fishermen, cheesemakers and wineries. It dry ages its own steaks and home smokes its salmon, which are both well worth a try. Valpy Street Bar & Bistro For a sophisticated dining experience, look no further than Valpy Street. It’s just a two-minute walk from Reading Stationand a three-minute walk from our Thames Toweroffice. Valpy Street’s menu is very French, with dishes like Duck Confit, Beef Bourguignon and Cod á la Français. Expect high-quality food made with local ingredients.   With so much delicious food on offer in the surrounding area, you’ll never have to go hungry at our Reading workspace. If you’re passing by, pop in and pay us a visit.