Loch Fyne Reading

The Maltings Fobney Street , Reading, RG1 6BT

1 reviews

34 Fish Berkshire

SquareMeal Review of Loch Fyne Reading

Loch Fyne bucks the trend among national chains by offering a food & wine experience well above its high-street station. Selections from its recent menus such as hake with samphire, smoked salmon ‘sashimi-style’ with wasabi & soy, or ‘bradan rost’ with couscous salad, mango & coriander are dishes you might expect in flash big-city eateries – not in simply attired, accessible town-centre restaurants where ‘the food is reasonably priced & generously served’. This chain also caters for more traditional tastes, witness whitebait, mackerel pâté, fish & chips or fisherman’s pie alongside the group’s raison d’être – sustainably sourced oysters, mussels & langoustines from Loch Fyne itself. Most of the globetrotting wine list is available by the glass, with credible, fish-friendly pours including Albariño & Grüner Veltliner.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Reading Station 884m

Reading West Station 1km


Address: The Maltings Fobney Street , Reading RG1 6BT

Nearby Landmarks

Museum of Reading 1km

The University of Reading 1km


Telephone: 0118 918 5850


Cuisine: Fish


Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 6.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Foodess platinum reviewer 29 July 2013

Amongst a party of ten, we had variable service, but the evening service was very busy. I think the standard of food here is perhaps reasonable for the money, but I made the mistake of not choosing fish for my main. The guinea fowl was ok, but I would not repeat the choice. As part of a chain, it is what it is and the standard no doubt varies from place to place. Some staff were in need of further training, but they did eventually try to make amends for the shortfall. I ate in Reading but have only tried the Henley branch for drinks.