Reading goes mad for food in June

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A month-long celebration of food and dining, Eat Reading, will take place in Reading town centre this June.  Three new special food events will form the centrepiece of this year’s Eat Reading with something to tempt the taste buds in the town centre during the first three weekends of June. Throughout the month there will also be special offers at many of Reading’s fabulous restaurants.



The Big Lunch on Broad Street – Saturday 6 June, 10am – 5pmFood 046 web

A giant street party on Broad Street! Many of Reading’s restaurants, along with other food producers, will be setting up food stalls on Broad Street. Sample a range of hot dishes, pick up lunch from one of the town centre’s food retailers or just bring your own. Take a seat at the giant dining table decorated by JELLY in the centre of Broad Street – and join the street party. It‘s all about sharing food, fun and getting to know each other better! There’ll be music and entertainment for the whole family.


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Street Eats Weekend – Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June, 10am – 5pm, Broad Street & Market Place

Urban food stalls from around the world in the town centre for the whole weekend! Street Eats will be taking over Broad Street and Market Place with their funky food stalls and vehicles - an amazing opportunity for food lovers to try foods from around the wold. From ‘Pakistani kababs  witimg 9645 webh beef, coriander chutneyandtamarind to ‘cevapcici’ from the Balkans. It will also be THE place to eat for people attending Reading’s Waterfest on the Saturday.


Reading Chilli Festival – Saturday 20 June, 10am – 5pm, Market Place and Town Hall Square


The hottest Saturday in June! The inaugural Reading Chilli Festival will take in Market Place and Town Hall Square with a wide range of spicy food stalls, chilli eating competitions, live music and entertainment! A great new event for Reading!


Also every Friday thoughout June, Reading’s Friday Food Market, CHOW, will be serving up a mixture of cuisine from around the world in Market Place from 9am-4pm.  


Get great special offers from Reading restaurants throughout June.  Get 25% off your bill at Zizzi (Kings Road) throughout June, enjoy a complimentary Kir Royale when you dine at Côte Brasserie (Oracle Riverside) and many other great offers. Just pick up a copy of the Eat Reading guide to find these and many other offers, as well as full details of the programme of events for Eat Reading.

Yulia Syrovoiskaia, Events Executive, Reading UK CIC, said: “This year’s Eat Reading will provide something or everyone. We have three great food events showcasing the best of world cuisine. Come and make new friends at our Big Lunch on Broad Street (6 June) or test your taste bCHOW webuds at our first Chilli Festival (20 June). In between we have a two-day world food extravaganza with funky food stalls selling the best Street Eats (13 & 14 June).  And don’t forget, many of Reading’s restaurants will be putting on special offers throughout the month. Just pick up a copy of our Eat Reading guide.”

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