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"Piwnica" Restaurant

€€ - €€€, Vegan Options
81 London Road, Reading RG1 5BY, England
+44 118 958 9908
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pierogi” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 23:00 Hours
Central European, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
81 London Road, Reading RG1 5BY, England
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a rather random location and you might miss it if you're not careful. That being said when you get down there (it's in the basement of the building) it is very cosy and welcoming. The staff are friendly if not very...More

Thank rachyrach12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good quality, well prepared and tasteful food. As other commented, the portions are very generous. Service is very friendly and helpful. A hidden gem!

Thank MarjanvdWeijden
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great traditional Polish food. Lots of it on the plate. Make sure you are really hungry as everything is served up in massive portions for a very reasonable price. However, be prepared to wait for your food. Service is not the quickest. Waitresses are dressed...More

Thank Sunseeker_on_holiday
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I have been to this very traditional restaurant on a few occasions, staff are always eager to help and happy to explain the menu. The portions are big, the food is very tasty, the beef in particular. The car park is difficult to find, through...More

1  Thank Sharon186363
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Came here with some work colleagues. Great service. Great food. Massive portions. Good value. Car park quite hard to find. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes something a bit different

Thank Clairew79
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Piwnica is a very authentic polish restaurant and the decor is great. Have had a few dishes but have to say that the pierogi is my favourite with the sausage as a starter. The service isn’t the best, but the food makes up for it!...More

Thank Lozziefon
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Authentic, great taste. Went there a year ago with a group of friends and we tried many of the dishes as we shared. Very copious though, but delicious!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Went with my wife and son. Food was nice but not 100% authentic like grandma's cooking. Service was good and the restaurant decor was lovely. It is best to mix the dishes, makes the meal more interesting with a variety of flavours.

Thank BritishCypriot
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Before I start let me say I'm not Polish but came down from Newcastle to see some family and was taken here. The food is delicious. Decent portion size and the beer is good too (typical geordies) Would recommend anyone wanting to try polish food...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We've lived in the area for some time but never had a chance to visit Piwnica before, and that was our mistake! The food was amazing! We had three different dishes and all were just delicious! Service was really good and staff very friendly and...More

Thank JuggalettePL
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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, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, 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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