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Larder Restaurant - Reading

Drake Way, Reading, RG2 0GQ +44 1189090679

(()** British
Average
Main course: £17
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 06:00 - 10:00 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 22:00, Saturday to Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00 13:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 22:00

I had a gluten free afternoon tea. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly. I would go again.

Susan Mumford 04 December 2016
from Surrey Heath District

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The pride of the exclusive Hilton Reading Hotel, Larder Restaurant Reading serves refined European delicacies. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bright, airy dining room look out onto the hotel grounds.

The Larder menu emphasises honest, homely cooking techniques, and the use of the finest seasonal produce. Alongside a hearty breakfast menu, the a la carte selection offers complex flavours and elegant presentation, as well as refreshingly simple options.

For a sophisticated selection of drinks, the bar showcases an extensive wine list, alongside fun, fruity cocktails. Family-friendly Larder Reading serves a kids’ menu for its younger diners.

In a secluded setting, Larder Restaurant Reading offers a fashionable haunt. Reading Rail Station sits 7 minutes’ drive away.

Larder Restaurant - Reading

Drake Way, Reading, RG2 0GQ

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2.3 (()** (based on 7 reviews)
28% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • dinner (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • (**** 7 February 2017 by Karen Knott from Reading

    One of the worst afternoon tea's that I have had,no correction it is the worst Afternoon Tea ever that I have had. They took ages to serve us then when we finally got the food the bread was stale (like the sandwiches had been left uncovered for some considerable amount of time) some of the sandwiches had crusts on them the salmon was turning brown at the ends, the cakes looked like they had come out of a packet! The mini eclairs were still partly frozen & there was only a plain scone which again was like it had just been taken out of a packet. I have always had a choice of two scone's in other afternoon tea's.
    We complained to the manager who at one point said that the restaurant wasn't meant to be open! But if that's the case they should not be offering afternoon tea's! We did get our bill reduced from £59 to £35 but once home I rang them to say that I don't think we should have paid anything! Was told the food & beverage manager would ring me back but of course no one has so tomorrow I will be ringing the manager of the Hilton hotel to ask for a full refund, if I don't get it then I shall write to head office!

  • (**** 17 January 2017 by Tiffany Argent from Basingstoke

    Due to an apparent internal water leak we were required to take afternoon tea in the bar.
    When the food arrived it was very disappointing-the sandwiches were very basic and tasteless and the cakes were sparse and nothing special. The scones were microwaved and doughy.
    Overall, it felt as though the food had been purchased from the local low cost supermarket and put on a cake stand.
    Upon complaining, the waiter simply shrugged his shoulders and offered no response.

  • (**** 2 January 2017 by Sofia Yunis from Reading

    Disappointed. Very disappointed. Not what i had expected from a large chain of hotels like Hilton hotel. Had afternoon tea there, teas arrived 15-20 mins before food by then they had gone cold. So had to ask for more tea. Asked for vegetarian option, emphasized 'no meat' was limited to cheese & tomotoe, humous , egg and mayo sandwiches only. Other hotels give you a larger vegetararian variety and throw in a fish sandwiches too. Bread used to make sandwiches was stale ( no excuse not to use fresh bread) and scones were cold. I would understand if the restaurant was extremely busy and staff were rushed of their feet, but it was very much dead, a total of 6 people were there. Would not go to another hotel and would not recommend to others.

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Susan Mumford from Surrey Heath District

    I had a gluten free afternoon tea. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly. I would go again.

  • ((*** 30 August 2016 by Angela Rogerson from Slough

    We booked afternoon tea here. The waiters were very friendly but clearly didn't know the first thing about what an afternoon tea consists of. For 2 of us, we had 5 very small individual cakes between us and 1 scone each in addition to an odd number of sandwiches.
    The waiter happily brought us another plate of cakes, so we could actually have 1 each and 2 fruit scones, as the ones we had were plain. That said, the cakes and scones were very nice.
    As I said, the waiters were happy to help but considering we had booked in advance, surely someone should inform the staff appropriately?

  • ((((( 26 August 2016 by Juliet Thompson from Essex

    Great waiter, service and food!

  • (**** 5 November 2015 by Paul Smith from Twickenham

    I'm sure the restaurant would have been acceptable, if it wasn't for the fact that it was shut. It seems at 3pm it's always shut, so if you are booking a late lunch, beware, you won't get it, at least not in the Larder Restaurant.

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