Best restaurants in Wokingham

Wokingham is perfectly positioned as a hub for commuters into London, along with having the feel of a rural town. With these factors combined, it’s no surprise that it's a popular choice for people to both live and visit. And what do you need to have if you’re doing either of those things here? A list of the best restaurants in Wokingham for an exceptional experience. There is an impressive selection of places to enjoy a fantastic meal out. To find your perfect fit, simply scroll through this carefully collated guide to Wokingham's best restaurants.

Updated on 16 May 2024

Wokingham is a charming market town in Berkshire and lies just 37 miles outside of London, or seven miles south of Reading. During the 14th century, right through to the 16th, Wokingham was known for its bell foundry, which supplied many of the churches across England's south. On Rose Street, you'll be able to spot houses that still stand today, as they were then, and those that were part of the silk production during the Tudor period – another of Wokingham’s acclaimed talents over the years. If you've got family, there are plenty of day trips you can make, and if you consider yourself a history buff you should carve out some time to take a day trip to the nearby Windsor Castle.

But there is still much to see within Wokingham itself. Along with all the history that this town holds, there are plenty of places to shop, sightsee, dine, and have fun. One of the things we love the most about the best restaurants in Wokingham is the variety. You can choose from wine bars and pubs, right through to cafes, hotels, bars, and even boats, but if you're not sure where to start, then our best list is here to help you out.  Check out our ultimate collection of restaurants in Wokingham to find the ones we think are worth booking today. 

Chalk

Chalk

31 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 AU

Settled within the eighteenth-century bones of Montague house, just minutes from the Town Hall, Chalk is a cosy neighbourhood-style restaurant and bar serving elevated, affordable British pub fare, along with afternoon tea, breakfast and lunch.

£30 - £49
British
Afternoon tea
Ruchetta

Ruchetta

6 Rose Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1XU

Inspired by the Calabrian cooking of his youth, Angelo Colao creates satisfying Southern Italian dishes with the finest seasonal ingredients. But it’s more than just good food - Ruchetta offers a charming setting with exceptional service.

£30 - £49
Italian
The Rose Inn Wokingham

The Rose Inn Wokingham

30 Market Place, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AP

A locally revered pub and restaurant with original rafters and a wood-burning fire, The Rose Inn serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes from charcoal grilled steaks and fish to Neapolitan pizzas and comforting pasta.

£30 - £49
Mediterranean
Gastropub
Côte Wokingham

Côte Wokingham

18 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AQ

Cote ticks all the boxes of French regional cuisine and affordable casual dining. You’ll find a brasserie-style menu of tried and tested much-loved classics from beef cheek bourguignon to mules frites and confit duck a l’orange.

Under £30
French
The Warren

The Warren

Forest Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 5SB

A country pub with character and charm, The Warren serves a gastropub menu of all the classics plus some inventive treats. You’ll find an elegant dining room with low rafters, a wood-burning fire, and velvet seating.

£50 - £79
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L'Ortolan

Church Lane, Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9BY

Settled within a Georgian red-brick rectory, is L’Ortolan - a glamorous French fine dining restaurant serving immaculate dishes of Franco-British persuasion. This is a restaurant that's best reserved for a special occasion or celebration.

£50 - £79
French
Salty Olive

Salty Olive

5 Elms Field, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2FE

Offering Spanish pinchos and a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, Salty Olive brings a taste of Iberia to Wokingham town centre. Feast on authentic suckling pig empanadas, and traditional patatas bravas accompanied by a glass of Cava.

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Piccolo Arco

Piccolo Arco

Units 2-4 Town Hall, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AS

Located in Wokingham town centre, Piccolo Arco is a family-owned bistro specialising in Italian cuisine crafted from locally sourced produce. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere makes it equally suited to a quick lunch as a romantic evening.

£30 - £49
Italian

Unlike many areas of the UK, Wokingham's restaurants include some surprisingly affordable options. But if you are looking to travel further afield - perhaps in search of a pub to mark the end of a rambling walk in the countryside - you can check out our comprehensive collection of restaurants in Berkshire. Just be sure to make use of the facets and handy map view feature on the left-hand side. And if you’re browsing for a particularly special occasion, why not raise the bar and explore options for private dining in Berkshire?

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