The Kitchen

Delicious food prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, served in our onsite restaurant.

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We serve local produce to the highest standards.

Our restaurant helps our students sharpen their culinary skills. All our menus have been created to challenge our chefs to enhance their customers' dining experience. The Kitchen is run by students, supported by teaching staff with industry experience.

We offer a fantastic four-course set menu for Tuesday dinner, designed by the student acting as head chef on the evening. The menu will feature a starter, fish course, main course and dessert, with coffee to finish.

Our modern restaurant features a large viewing window, so you are able to see the chefs in production. The facilities and menus are versatile and can be adapted to suit any dietary needs.

Opening Times

Wednesdays and Thursdays (lunch)
12:00pm–1:30pm (last seating at 12:30pm)

We are open during term-time only.

What people say

TripAdvisor
Had heard so much about the restaurant at the College and thought we would give it a try. 3 of us went there last night and ate. What a brilliant meal, beautifully cooked, ambience was lovely and very helpful staff. Will certainly be going again. The Kitchen is doing a Christmas festive lunch or dinner leading up to Christmas at a very good price, check it out, ideal for parties too. Keep up the good work.” 

Groupon.co.uk
“Excellent food and service. Well worth the money!”

TripAdvisor
“Anyone in the Reading area and who would like to try something different then go to "The Kitchen at Reading College

GetReading.co.uk
“The thing that surprised me most when I visited The Kitchen at Reading College was not how professional the students were or how the food was better than some I've had in other Reading restaurants. No, the thing that left me astounded, was that the head chef for the lunch time service was 16-years-old. 16!”

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The Kitchen

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Please note we are only open Wednesday and Thursday (lunch): noon–1:30pm (last seating at 12:30pm) Tuesday (dinner): 7–9:30pm (last seating at 7:30pm.)

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