The buzzing metropolitan town of Reading is home to a rich history and a dynamic mix of high-quality cuisine. Its ever-evolving restaurant scene is a cultural hotspot of the Thames Valley, boasting a growing number of independently run eateries.
But that’s not all Reading has to offer — you’ll also find a classic set of chain takeaways to appeal to the bustling student population, as well as the flocks of festival-goers that descend upon the town every August.
So, that begs the question, which is the best Reading takeaway? Let’s explore some of the finest food the town can provide for your perfect night in.
Best Italian Takeaway
Our homemade pasta is the cream of the crop for Italian takeaways in Reading. Be transported to Italy on your work lunch break, over wine with friends, or just on a lazy Saturday night in, with restaurant-quality dishes delivered straight to your door.
We deliver all across Reading so that when you’re in the mood for fresh, delicious pasta, we’re only a few taps away.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to wine and dine that special someone, we can even deliver a home recipe kit to kick your cooking up a notch. We offer next-day delivery on most orders so that when the time is right, you can prepare a fresh and artisanal Italian dish with ease.
In our professionally curated kits, you’ll find every ingredient you need to get started, from decadent sea bass ravioli to wild boar ragù. Italian in Reading has never tasted better.
Best Street Food Takeaways
The vegans among you have plenty of culinary options in Reading, whether you fancy one of our selected vegan-friendly pasta dishes or some tasty street food inspired by traditional global fare.
Vegivores evolved out of street food pop-ups at local markets to a full-blown restaurant and takeaway service, offering plant-based twists on some of your favourite Italian, Indian and Mexican dishes. Enjoy bean burritos, satay burgers and brunch bundles galore, featuring savoury snacks, smoothies and belly-filling waffles to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tasty Greek Souvlaki
On the theme of traditional dishes from around the globe, Tasty Greek Souvlaki offers just what it says on the tin — a delicious range of gyros, kebabs and pitas from the land of a thousand islands. When you’re in the mood for a serving of Mediterranean flavour, Tasty Greek Souvlaki will send a glorious Greek feast to your home.
The mini-chain is hugely popular with Reading locals and even has another branch in Acton, West London. Authentic, fast, and deliciously home-cooked, this is one of the best Reading takeaways you’ll find.
Best Pan-Asian Takeaways
A good Indian takeaway is hard to beat — and this cross-continental cuisine is one of the nation’s favourite weekend takeaways. No matter your dish of choice, Spice Master in Tilehurst can sort you out with the meal that you’ve been eagerly anticipating all week long.
The restaurant receives consistent five-star ratings on review aggregate site TripAdvisor, and at the time of writing, sits comfortably within the top ten restaurants in the whole of Reading. But what should you order? At Spice Master, you’re spoilt for choice. If you’re searching for inspiration, commenters heap praise on classics like the chicken korma, tandoori special and onion bhaji.
Coconut Bar & Kitchen
If fusion dining’s your thing, look no further than Coconut Bar & Kitchen for your Reading takeaway. This trendy little eatery on St. Mary’s Butts offers up an ambitious menu of Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean and Korean dishes, catering for every taste bud you’ve got around the dining table. Or sofa. We won’t judge.
From spicy szechuan pork belly to sticky chicken gyozas and Korean bibimbap, Coconut Bar & Kitchen serves up Asian cuisine fit for a king. Delight your senses and broaden your horizons with this diverse menu.