24 July, 2014
For a hearty breakfast the morning after the night before, a quick lunch while shopping or a night of fine dining with a friend, Wokingham has all bases covered when it comes to satisfying one's appetite. With plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs, cages, coffee shops, markets and takeaways in the area, residents have a wealth of options all at their front door; it's safe to say you won't be returning with an empty stomach when dining in Wokingham.
From upmarket, civilised establishments to places suitable for the whole family, Wokingham boasts a swelling variety of restaurants which positions the area as a prime location for foodies. Chain restaurants such as Pizza Express and Zizzis are more than accommodating for parents and children, offering a range of classic Italian cuisines at reasonable prices, while seafood brand, Loch Fyne offers fresh fish and platters for diners looking to spend an extra pound or two.
Family-run Italian restaurant, Ruchetta is extremely highly-rated, ranking 2nd out of 95 restaurants in the area on TripAdvisor. Found on Rose Street, the "quality of the food and the imaginative yet rustic Italian menu" is "streets ahead" according to eatwokingham.co.uk, with some of the dishes approaching "Michelin star standard".
Away from Italian cuisine, Bean Oak Road offeres the recommended Szechuan Inn, which acquired a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 this year. Another family-run establishment, diners at this restaurant can expect to find authentic dishes from the Orient at prices that ensure this venue is good value.
Ranked the number one establishment in the area by TripAdvisor, a visit to Wokingham is not complete without a stop at Oslar Coffee on Denmark Street. With a range of coffee blends, milkshakes and snacks available, Oslar Coffee is a prime spot for residents in the city centre looking for a quick bite with friends or family.
Other smaller establishments, like Piazza Café's range of imaginative baguettes and The Brown Bag's decent cup of coffee, sit side by side with premier brands like Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero, ensuring residents always have the option of trying something new - or sticking with an old favourite.
Established brands like Burger King and Pizza Hut can satisfy that fast food itch but for curry, kebab and Chinese fans, there's no shortage of businesses that are more than willing to do the cooking while you have a night on the sofa. Haka, a Chinese takeaway on Peach Street, offers well-favoured dishes at decent prices while Monsoon Tandoori, Wokingham Tandoori and Sultan Express all compete to fill hungry tummies that crave Indian food.
For a change from the standard curry/pizza outlets, Pablano's Mexican Kitchen delivers gorgeous quesadillas, fajitas and burritos, ensuring your night has a bit of a Latin spice.
For hungry visitors and residents, Wokingham is rich in establishments that can more than accommodate an empty stomach. Take your pick!