Reading has seen a variety of new places opening or due to open in 2018.

First on the list is Fidget & Bob a new all day cafe.  Located a little way out of the town centre at Kennet Island it is well worth a visit for those coffee lovers who are fed up with the Starbucks and Costa’s of this world.

Food is available to eat in or take away and the cafe also offers a selection of nibbles, cheese boards and pizzas after 6pm.  To accompany this is a selection of artesian beers with interesting names such as Soundwave, Bibble, Undercurrent and Pogo.  Ciders on offer also have an interesting twist with flavours such as Elderflower, Strawberry, Ginger and Whiskey!

For beer lovers Brewdog has now opened in Reading with over 20 beers on tap to chose from.  The menu is made up of a variety of burgers and hot dogs.

Broad Street Bar and Kitchen is a coffee house during the day, offering a range of juices, smoothies and a lunchtime menu.  At night time enjoy a selection of cocktails or dinner.

Did you know the Doner kebab originally came from Germany?  No, neither did we. In the 1970s, a Berlin-based Turkish restaurant owner swapped the classic rice for a flatbread accompaniment to the meat so it was easier to takeaway.

German Doner Kebab is not your usual kebab house.  They offer healthy kebabs made from chicken fillets and lean beef served with a selection of their own secret sauces.  They also make their own bread.  So you can now enjoy a guilt free kebab!

We are fans of Comptoir Libanais so delighted that we now have a branch here in Reading.  The restaurants offer a lively atmosphere with bright decor, table and chairs are close together so not somewhere for an intimate meal for two but a great place to meet friends or simply people watch.  Enjoy snacks such as traditional humus and pitta bread, Chargrilled marinated chicken wings with garlic, lemon & pomegranate molasses (which we loved), saids, grills and of course, tagines

You can also buy a selection of recipe books, brightly coloured crockery and ingredients such as oils, herbs and spices if you want to make these dishes yourself at home.