Bakery House Reading
Bakery House Reading, 82 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, have now been awarded our highly revered Good Food Award – Gold Seal for 2018. Our Gold Seal is the highest accolade bestowed by the Good Food Awards and is reserved to those achieving our award for three consecutive years or more. Premises must maintain the same exceptional standards that gained them initial entry into our awards over a three year period. Truly making this achievement the marque of distinction. These premises have demonstrated exceptional levels of food quality, service and value when compared to industry benchmarks in their category and have now maintained this formidable standard for three or more consecutive years.
In recognition of this achievement they have been duly awarded our highest accolade the Good Food Award – Gold Seal for 2018 | Good Food Award Winners in 2016, 2017 & 2018.
The restaurant has the grill at the front and the dining room at the back, clearly with an eye on capturing some takeaway trade late at night (the menu offers a range of shawarmas and other sandwiches, easily portable and far more appealing than the dubious delights of Chicken Base at the bottom of the hill).
The dining room, containing just ten tables, has tasteful battleship grey tiles and lightboxes on the walls with pictures in them which, surreally, appear to have little to do with the Lebanon. One is of a beach with palm trees, seemingly in the Caribbean. Another shows the windmills of Mykonos in the background and, err, a bowl of Greek salad in the foreground. A third is of a veritable explosion of tropical fruit. Despite that, it’s a nice space – and the mirrored wall at the back does a good job of bringing in light and the illusion of depth.
It’s a pleasing menu, too – a good range of hot and cold mezze, Lebanese pizzas, hot dishes straight off the charcoal grill or from the kitchen out the back. I was sceptical about the name Bakery House, but there is clearly baking going on – you can see the big oven, the pittas rising in the wooden racks on the back wall. They brought us some while we made up our minds and they were lovely fluffy circles, just right dipped in the intensely garlicky sauce or its slightly piquant chilli sibling.
Here at the Good Food Award we like to hear your experiences and preferences so please do leave your recommended dishes.
Bakery House, 82 London Street, Reading, Berkshire,
- I love your refreshed look Professionalism personified11th May 2018 - 12:38 am by Jayne Bennett
- Wonderful authentic Portuguese food made to a high standard....1st April 2018 - 3:09 pm by Sharon griffin
- Overpriced, under cooked and wrong toppings. Will never...1st April 2018 - 9:29 am by Adrian Poynter
- We've been eating at Shillingford's when we can since their...24th March 2018 - 1:36 pm by Stephen Williams