The 6 Best Reading Restaurants To Visit After Work

It’s time. It’s time for YOU to organise that meal with your colleagues which you’ve been dying to have!

The UK lockdowns are finally coming to an end and we’re encouraging you to get out and make the most of it. Long gone are the days we were all working from home and having little social interaction!

Especially with your work colleagues, you’re probably so used to seeing their avatar on Microsoft Teams that we’re here to remind you, they are real people!

So, why not book one of the best Reading restaurants as an after work treat? We’ve comprised a list of our firm faves you NEED to visit.

Take your time, grab a cuppa and let’s dive right in…

1. Cote

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Cote Brasserie is the name of a restaurant on everyone’s lips in Reading town centre. 

Inspired by the bistros in Paris, this eatery ticks all the boxes you need for your next work trip out.

To start with, why not treat yourself to Calamari for £6.95? You could then opt for a Salmon Ratatouille, consisting of pan-fried vegetables with grilled salmon fillet…mmmm! How delicious does that sound?

No matter what day you’re working, this eatery is open seven days a week so make sure to book as soon as possible.

Customer Reviews

Amazing staff, amazing food, amazing atmosphere. The Calamari and Roasted Sea Bass was the best tasting starter/main I’ve ever had. Cooked to perfection, full on flavour. Will definitely be back!’

‘We have just had a lovely breakfast, tasty salmon and scrambled eggs. Friendly and efficient staff and great coffee.’

2. Honest Burgers

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There’s no lying when it comes to the best burger restaurant in Reading…Honest Burgers tops them all!

Located on King Street, you’re right in the heart of the city centre when visiting here for dinner after work.

Its interior boasts wooden floors and clean, crisp surfaces. There’s seating for small and big groups, so don’t be put off if your entire workforce decides to come on board.

When it comes to the menu, they’re known for serving delicious food with a smile. 

If you’re a vegan, you have to get the plant based burger! It’s honestly (pardon the pun) one of the most realistic burgers you’ll ever taste…we promise!

For the meat lovers, the Tribute burger is a dish you don’t want to miss. Topped with beef, bacon, American cheese, burger sauce and lots more, you’re in for a treat if you pick this!

Customer Reviews

‘I really do enjoy their burgers. It always comes as you want it to be and I’ve ordered in and out a bunch of times. The rosemary fries are great too, can be quite rich if that’s the right word to use for it, but still really tasty!’

‘Most of our table had the halloumi special and all agreed it was the best burger we’ve had in such a long time. We will definitely be back!! Amazing staff and really accessible with a wheelchair!’

3. Coconut Bar and Kitchen

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If you’re looking for a restaurant to get your taste buds watering, then Coconut bar is the place for it!

Not only is it in a perfect location in Reading, it also offers great food and a friendly service you don’t want to miss.

Your work colleagues will be super impressed if you book a table here, so don’t miss out and organise a day ASAP!

Some of the food options you could be treating yourself to include Japanese katsu curry or the Indonesian nasi goreng. 

For drinks, there’s a wide range of fruity cocktails calling your name! Some firm faves are the giant strawbs and fizz wizz!

Customer Reviews

‘One place where you can never go wrong with any dishes… slight modifications in menu would give wide range of choice to the customers like with green a red Thai curry on menu would look equally great… when it comes to taste is just perfect. Beautiful ambiance and lively atmosphere’

‘This was my first visit to Coconut Bar but honestly I loved it! Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to meet up with family or friends for a meal and a drink. Food was incredible, atmosphere was great, and the staff team were exceptional. Will definitely be returning again at some point!’

4. London Street Brasserie

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Located in Reading town centre, London Street Brasserie is one of the top restaurants around. 

It has won both critical acclaim and Michelin recognition and has also been voted restaurant of the year.

So really, what’s stopping you from booking a trip here?!

After a warm welcome inside, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of options on their á la carte menu. 

We suggest getting the cured pork belly, chorizo, broccoli and apple purée crackling! You won’t regret it.

Customer Reviews

‘Always lovely food here, the set menu is good value and there’s a great selection of drinks as well. I love sitting outside on the balcony by the river, it’s hidden away from the rest of the city centre so it is a nice place to have a chilled lunch or dinner.’

‘Amazing food beautifully presented. Lovely ambience and good service. Not cheap but a real treat’

5. Cozze

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Expect a relaxed atmosphere and tasty Italian food at Cozze, one of Reading’s most loved restaurant. 

The vibe is just perfect for socialising with colleagues after work, so make sure to take this into account when looking to book.

It has a typical menu which can be found from most Italian restaurants, but Cozze is different. They put their heart and soul into everything they cook to provide a taste you won’t want to forget.

Fave dishes include spaghetti carbonara and chicken and pepperoni risotto!

They even have a delicious dessert menu including profiteroles and tiramisu! What more could you want?!

Customer Reviews

‘Excellent food and such lovely service. Extremely Covid secure. Would highly recommend it! Thank you!’

‘We loved king prawn spaghetti and creamy chicken at Cozze. The staff are nice and friendly. The restaurant is very spacious and social distancing can be maintained.’

6. Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse

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Last but certainly not least, Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse is one of the best Reading restaurants you need to visit.

With a unique combination of top quality beef from grass-fed cattle and superb world-famous Argentinian wine, this eatery provides customers with an experience unlike any other.

It’s located in The Oracle Bridge Street, a great location to wow your colleagues after work!

Some dishes you need to try include the steak milanesa napolitana and the plant based ‘beyond meat’ burger…mmmm our taste buds are watering, are yours?!

For drinks, if you like wine then you may feel like you’re in heaven! However they do have an array of other drinks including non-alcoholic drinks to be inclusive of everyone.

Customer Reviews

‘Very nice and tender, certainly sorted the steak craving I had for the last few months’

‘Very impressed with the food (steaks were juicy and great wines) and customer service. They asked if it was a special occasion (it was) and gave us a lovely dessert with a candle and singing! A fantastic experience and would highly recommend’

We hope you enjoyed this simple, yet powerful list of the best reading restaurants you need to go after work! We’re ready to book our tables now…are you? If you’re looking to live here, make sure to check out our Reading accommodation. You might even love it as much as we do!

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