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Valpy Street Bar & Bistro

€€ - €€€, European, British
17-19 Valpy Street | Valpy street, Reading RG1 1AR, England
+44 118 327 1331
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onglet steak” (19 reviews)
“pigeon breast” (6 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (5 reviews)
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
17-19 Valpy Street | Valpy street, Reading RG1 1AR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dear Valpy Street Team, What a truly excellent evening. The service you provided was superb, from the very warm welcome to the attentive and friendly hospitality throughout the meal right to the genuinely warm handshaking as we departed!! We really appreciate that you could see...More

Thank Lou H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location and excellent mushroom soup; Good service, excellent atmosphere; Staff is nice, food is great

Thank Олеся Н
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our wedding day meal as it’s our favourite restaurant in Reading and and pleased to say that the meal was perfect! The service we received was excellent right from the moment I called to book to leaving the restaurant - the staff...More

3  Thank ExzanyLaney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited VSB&B last night with a client who was in town from the US and it was excellent. Whilst I wasn't surprised as this is my 3rd visit in the last 12 months, and every one has been good, it was great to see...More

1  Thank Ceri P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated a friend's 70th birthday here, the venue was excellent for the occasion. A very tasty buffet was provided, although not an enormous amount to eat. However one of our party needs to eat gluten free food but there was nothing offered for her....More

1  Thank Barbara048
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Came in with some friends for drinks last weekend, didn’t have time to stop for food although it looked amazing. Had several cocktails served excellently by Joe (I think?) and the espresso martinis were the best of a great bunch. Will definitely be coming back,...More

3  Thank Sam A
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I have been to this bar several times, both with friends and with my husband. The food is excellent and quite good value for the quality you get. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. It's an intimate venue which never feels full or gets...More

1  Thank Marie F
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Tasty lunch pots. Great service. Great place for lunch. Close to station and very central. If you haven't been there definitely worth a try. Great atmosphere.

1  Thank Budjuggler
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Valpy Bar to try drinks at the bar. High quality ingredients and process led to great drinks. Professional staff new what to recommend and exhibited confidence. Very impressed.More

Thank Ben L
Molly B, Guest Relations Manager at Valpy Street Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Ben L, That is just what we like to hear! We have a new gin list that is starting soon with some lovely flavoured gins and we are starting some new cocktails - please do come back and try us again soon, Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Everything about this place was great from start to finish - online booking was easy, the service was very good, the food excellent with plenty of options available. There was a particularly good range of gins available which was a big plus for me! Highly...More

1  Thank Andrea C
Molly B, Guest Relations Manager at Valpy Street Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Andrea C, We have 3 new gins starting this week as well so you should come back and try them! Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review, we love it when our customers enjoy themselves. Kind Regards Molly

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Alexandru Iosif L
3 April 2017|
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Response from Gideon63 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure it would be fairly quiet at that time and from my perspective a good place for conversation over dinner. Side tables are slightly recessed and great chatting without raised voices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Valpy Street | Valpy street, Reading RG1 1AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 327 1331
  • E-mail
We are a cellar bar and bistro nestled in the heart of the town, just a minutes walk from Reading Station. We have a real love of all things food, drink and service and our menu is a blend of classic and modern dishes. Our bar has extensive wine, cocktail and beer lists, so if you are looking for a quick business lunch, a celebration or the full a la carte experience, our team will make your visit special every time.
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