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“Good pies but otherwise nothing special”
Review of Sweeney & Todd

Sweeney & Todd
Ranked #47 of 667 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$101
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Went with a friend for lunch. Place we pretty quiet. The pies were nice but the rest of the food was disappointing and the beer wasn't cheap. Very downmarket surroundings.

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Thank BobandJosie
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The pies are solid, good value. The vegetables are separate, and I would recommend getting one, they seem expensive on the menu, but you get a lot. The atmosphere was good, and the service was friendly and quick.

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Thank amf1954
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Wow selection of pies is wide you will be able to find one to suit everyone.
They are really tasty.
Can eat in or take away.
All freshly baked.

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Thank Paula H
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Pros: This place is very quiet.

Cons: Staff aren't bothered, no check back, bill given with our meal - OK hint taken, we went down the road for more drinks, would have been nice to have them with our food though, but I guess you didn't want our business. When we arrived we were told to speak to the barman, he in turn told us to walk to the back room and find our table, it had a reservation sign on it with our name, obviously too much trouble for staff to actually show us to our table.

Chairs uncomfortable and really tatty (picture provided). Customer care not present if you expect people to sit on these.

Pie was pretty, steak and ale was too salty, pinged in a microwave so soggy as well. Easy to ping then finish in the oven to crisp up pastry. Tomatoes had seen better days, dry and just the ends served (see picture), more than 1 tiny slice of onion with the small side salad wouldn't have broken the bank I'm sure.

Menu had pie names on it with no description at all of what was inside (see picture), apparently descriptions wouldn't fit on the menu. Top tip, GET A BIGGER MENU!

Customer care non-existent. Food standards less than average. Tatty place, unappealing. What a wasted opportunity this place is.

4  Thank JessicaTodd
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Was recommended to me. I was not disappointed. The pies are allegedly thebest in berkshire. After eating here I could not disagree. Would highly recommend popping in for lunch or dinner. But the takeaway service is worth a visit alone. Very big range of pies that could feed a small family.

Thank Andyefc22
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