We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe

35-39 London Street | RISC Global Cafe, Reading RG1 4PS, England
+44 7863 551097
Website
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (34 reviews)
“pancakes” (23 reviews)
“stews” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 01:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
£
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
35-39 London Street | RISC Global Cafe, Reading RG1 4PS, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with friends, with really special food. Plenty of choice for most tastes and beautifully prepared. The atmosphere in the RISC Cafe really buzzes and the staff are so friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CharlesPB45
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Tutu

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The global cafe is fun, friendly, alternative and a frequent venue for live music. So whilst having your meal you might also experience some jazz or psychedelic rock. Tutu’s Ethiopian dishes are hearty, delicious and probably not as weirdly exotic as you might think. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BackPacker799026
tutumelaku, Manager at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review . Tutu

Reviewed 24 August 2018

I have wanted to visit this restaurant for years, but as we live miles away (Cheshire) it has taken a while to get the opportunity, but so glad we did. Loved the food, so flavoursome and interesting, we had red lentils, spinach and a spicy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Roz N
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you so much for the review. Tutu

Reviewed 16 August 2018

The whole thing was an experience from start to finish. There is parking at the rear of the restaurant about six spaces (yellow) are free, some more are permit only and the rest are pay by phone. Two hours parking cost just £1.80. Finding our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Derek B
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you. You make my day. 😀

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to go here for a meal. An excellent stocked bar, friendly people and amazing food, light and tasty. Good value and recommend the pancakes and the sharing platter. Nice people and good fun - with be decor you imagine you are in Ethiopia.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Stumpy12345
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you so much for the review. Tutu

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today on the way to a hospital appointment at RBH from Reading Station. This cafe is about half way along the route, it looked really inviting and we were hungry. First time visit for us. Really friendly and helpful staff from start...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mabel1348
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for lovely comment. Tutu

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I visited Tutu's Ethiopian table at south hill food festival with my 7 year old. The choice was limited as very popular and beautiful so tasty we both ate it all. I will definitely be visiting the cafe in Reading next time I'm there!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Catherine C
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Tutu

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Some people seem to positively rave about this place, but I think that's just because it's so unique: I don't know of anywhere else one can get Ethiopian food in Reading. Problem is, this doesn't really make it great. Though they can certainly cook meat...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Benjamin T
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your feed back. Tutu

Reviewed 18 June 2018

A very friendly informal venue, the food is excellent, but not as spicy as other ethiopian meals I have had but highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank bryan l
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Tutu

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Unpretentious setting with a limited menu but the food is really lovely and great both for vegetarians and meat lovers. Staff friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Paola T
tutumelaku, Owner at Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for review :)

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 hotels in Reading
Great Expectations Hotel & Bar
238 reviews
.03 miles away
Premier Inn Reading Central Hotel
1,051 reviews
.12 miles away
ibis Styles Reading Centre
357 reviews
.12 miles away
Mercure George Hotel Reading
649 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
London Street Brasserie
1,784 reviews
.07 miles away
Bakery House
377 reviews
.07 miles away
Miller And Carter Oracle
1,371 reviews
.06 miles away
Cote Brasserie - Reading
810 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin
35 reviews
.26 miles away
South Street Arts Centre
22 reviews
.11 miles away
The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial
13 reviews
.26 miles away
Chestnut Walk
18 reviews
.21 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Malcolm P
10 September 2015|
Answer
Response from tutumelaku |
Please check our website and you can see our menu tutus ethiopian table
0
Votes
Irene G
20 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Irene G |
Thank you for your reply, we look forward to dining with you on 30th July and enjoying the music of Fusion 6
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35-39 London Street | RISC Global Cafe, Reading RG1 4PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 7863 551097
  • E-mail
Description
Tutu's Ethiopian Table is a restaurant and bar situated at The Global Café, Reading. Tutu's serves a tasty and nutritious selection of meat and vegetarian stews, served with the Ethiopian tradional pancake, Injera. We also serve a range of baguettes and other snacks, for lunches, buffets, and special occasions. Tutu offers a specialist catering service for conferences, gatherings and special events. We have a range of delicious dishes suitable for most occasions.For more information please contact Tutu Opening Times at the Global Cafe5 days a week (Tue - Sat) Lunch 12-3pm Dinner 6-9pm Saturdays 12-9pm Buffet every Thu 6 - 9pm, Veg/Vegan We also offer a takeaway service
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing