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"Piwnica" Restaurant

€€ - €€€, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
81 London Road, Reading RG1 5BY, England
+44 118 958 9908
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pierogi” (8 reviews)
“honey beer” (4 reviews)
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Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
81 London Road, Reading RG1 5BY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are here with 6 friends last night and we had a fabulous time. We had lots of authentic dishes, such as Pierogi, red and white borscht, mutton, potato pancakes and goulash and it was all delicious. The Rioja was lovely. The atmosphere was great and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NCH99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tired with friends after hearing good feedback and seeing excellent reviews on trip advisor,but didn’t meet the expectations. It seems like somebody just threw the food on plate ,no presentation at all and completely bland . One of the sweet dish was nice but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank messi8819
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best polish food in Berkshire!!!! Portions are huge, Beer is cold Great atmosphere. Go and try for yourselves, people come from as far as Southampton to eat here. It makes you feel proud, to see so many foreigners enjoying polish dishes prepared and served in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Piotr P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The décor is a bit rustic, the atmosphere, is good the staff are very ,friendly an attentive. They serve large portions, and the meals are basic up market, stews.The prices are a bit high. Other than that, make a booking

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carmine69
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Went because I wanted to try something new and different. Piwnica is an authentic Polish restaurant serving delicious food. It is clearly very popular, which is always a good sign and the service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely evening...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Not where you'd expect a restaurant to be, in the basement below what is now the Polish Catholic Centre in Reading, but then most things about this visit were unexpected, least of all my first time in a Polish restaurant. A huge and handy free...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James F
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and cosy atmosphere! I have tried almost everything from their menu and each dish was unique and delicious!! No wonder why I have been going back to that restaurant so many times since 2016 !!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ioannap371
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A gem of a place. Large portions of authentic Polish food. Fantastic atmosphere and very friendly service. This is our second trip to Reading and our third visit to Piwnica. Make it here for a great evening.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank CatchnRelease1
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Came here on Saturday lunchtime with a couple of friends, one of whom is Polish and was able to recommend her favourites. I chose the Potato pancakes with Pork Goulash and a Perla Miodowa (honey beer). The place is tucked away on a side street,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LuCa_in_UK
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Piwnica serves good, basic, traditional food, in large portions, at good prices and with good service, in a Carpathian mountain atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank degs1947
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25 June 2018|
Response from Dorota L |
Yes we do
Stephen H
3 January 2018|
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Response from ian1000 | Reviewed this property |
No parking outside the restaurant, and I is a little difficult to spot( but well worth it), parked on a square about 100 yards away.
1 April 2017|
Response from Adam N | Property representative |
Yes, we got gluten free options :) Ask our staff for more information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$45
Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 London Road, Reading RG1 5BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 9908
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