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"Piwnica" Restaurant

81 London Road, Reading RG1 5BY, England
+44 118 958 9908
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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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 yesterday

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

Thank James F
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 !!!

Thank ioannap371
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank CatchnRelease1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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.

Thank degs1947
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Tasty food, affordable prices, warm atmosphere and great service We had an amazing evening! Thank you!

Thank Oana-Andreea G
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Came up to reading to see daughter..looking for a quiet place to eat .Good wholesome food ...Good service enjoyable evening would recommend for low key good food .

Thank nic65
Reviewed 27 September 2018

If you have a hearty appitite and like non fussy food then Piwnica is the place to go. I went here for my anniversary... having never tried Polish food we opted for a sharing platter starter, and a sharing platter main. The starter was delicious...More

1  Thank toad_and_snowleopard
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Everything very tasty and generous size portions. The only thing I would improve is the look of toilets (ladies, didn't see the other :) ).

Thank Olenka1980
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Great place. Happy to accomodate us putting up decorations and keep the cake chilled. Food was amazing very generous portions and prices are good. Would definately return.

Thank Michelle W
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26 June 2018|
Response from Dorota L |
Yes we do
Stephen H
4 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
USD 4 - USD 45
Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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