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Valpy Street Bar & Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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We are a cellar bar and bistro nestled in the heart of the town, just a minutes walk from Reading Station. We have a real love of all things food, drink and service and our menu is a blend of classic and modern dishes. Our bar has extensive wine, cocktail and beer lists, so if you are looking for a quick business lunch, a celebration or the full a la carte experience, our team will make your visit special every time.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, European, British
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews onglet steak beef cheeks croquettes sticky toffee pudding haddock starters and mains chilli independent restaurant cooked to perfection food is excellent fantastic evening saturday night lovely atmosphere by the glass place to eat wine list reading town centre
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Reviewed yesterday

Office party yesterday; group of 20. Lunch at 3pm and table was pre-agreed to be ours for 3 hours, so they could reset for evening service. We also pre-ordered our meals so the starters arrived shortly after we sat down. Although the restaurant was busy,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cymro-in-Reading
Reviewed 4 days ago

2nd visit to Valpy, the first was better than the second! the goats cheese salad on the normal main menu is delish however not worth £15!! on the second visit it was a xmas lunch menu and I had the chicken/bacon pasta, it was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CupcakeChan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the few remaining independent restaurants in Reading town centre. Becoming a bit of a yearly tradition for our large group of friends to meet for a Xmas meal. They are very accommodating to adults and our young kids and allow us to pretty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Revstar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fab and the staff amazing. Slight issue with my food and they were fabulous in resolving. Customer service probably the best ever. Good selection of wines available by the glass. And the espresso martini was very good too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hatemarmite
Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly visit Reading and are gradually discovering some of the quality independent places that we really like in a town which seems dominated by corporate 'brands'. This was an excellent find, the food was varied and the fish was excellent as was the lamb....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Graeme347
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a birthday dinner here - free welcoming drink was a pleasant surprise! The food was all perfectly cooked and presented and the staff members attentive without being overpowering. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RWB2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening dinner with a colleague and we enjoyed very impressive food. My Cod á la Français was excellent. Decent wine list and great staff. Have been twice in two years now whilst visiting Reading and look forward to next visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DDG-Manchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so I popped in here for a bite of lunch today based on trip advisor reviews and always struggling for non branded places to eat whilst in reading. to be honest the place from the outside is a hidden gem, however this only leads to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank scemh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve come away from restaurant feeling very pleased with my life choices. The food was delicious as were the drinks and I have a well earned food baby now.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KatieJ255
Reviewed 7 November 2018

OMG, we love this place, talk about a hidden gem! We were introduced to this restaurant by friends and visit there 2-3 times per year - such a treat. Food is always excellent, plenty of seasonal dishes on the menu and dishes to cater to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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15 October 2018|
Response from AdamC761 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry for the delay in replying but it’s less than a 5 min walk!
20 March 2018|
Response from 521JohnR | Reviewed this property |
No idea - phone them and ask?
Alexandru Iosif L
3 April 2017|
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Response from Gideon63 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure it would be fairly quiet at that time and from my perspective a good place for conversation over dinner. Side tables are slightly recessed and great chatting without raised voices.
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