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Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe

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35-39 London Street | RISC Global Cafe, Reading RG1 4PS, England
+44 7863 551097
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly place serving various food stuff. We had ethiopian lunch and really loved it. Next time, I wouldnt try the Injera though as its not my cup of tea.

Thank ScindiaAnnathurai
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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499 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Part-hippy part-authentic .... restaurant. Group of 14 people over two or three assembled tables . We had a midweek 'experience' at Tutus. The food lends itself to a more buffet or sharing experience than what one might call a regular meal or dining experience. Our night coincided with a regular local folkie event so the place was busy, animated and... More 

Thank Gary S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moved to Reading a few months ago and visited with my wife and in-laws on a Saturday night. The shop attached to the restaurant is one of my favourites in Reading and I was looking forward to trying the food. This is a difficult review to write, because if I was rating based entirely on food then this place would... More 

Thank wdj2
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first trip to the Global Cafe for food and a very pleasant experience. Always a bit of a lefty studenty place when I lived in Reading I put up with it because the choice of bottled booze was quite good. Turning up after a several year absence with wife and friends to try the food and we were pleasantly... More 

Thank KMHGS75
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tutu's table was a wonderful change from Reading's uninspiring chain restaurants. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff friendly. The food was served quickly and tasted delicious. We will definitely be going back again!

Thank PenelopeQue
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went in with my boyfriend for a quick bite to eat one evening. The food tasted so delicious, we will definitely be returning to try more. My boyfriend had a vegetarian taster platter which had a nice selection of small dishes from the main menu. I ordered the traditional Etheopian chicken dish which was the nicest curry I have ever... More 

Thank Kerri-Jo M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Away from Reading station 15-20 walk..Ambiance good, drinks self service, you need to place order at Bar, food will be server on table. Test and quality of food good, overall good Ethiopian food experience in Reading

Thank Aniruddha A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visiting here is a must if youre passing reading - look forward to visiting everytime just to come to Tutus! Worth visiting the RISC shop next door too, loads of funky bits and bobs and absolutely lovely staff. Not sure why anyone would have any complaints about the chips or wedges, only problem with them is how hard they are... More 

Thank bashthefash O
Ripley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome and fantastic food. First visit but will not be last! Tutu's food hits the spot. Had the lunch platter, very tasty and a good way to try new food. Tutu took time to explained what everything on platter was and I enjoyed all the new tastes. Live in Derbyshire but will defiantly come again when down in Reading....let's... More 

Thank Cheryl W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stumbled upon this cafe by accident. Has really cool decor - very quirky. The menu has lots of nice veggie options and many unusual combinations I had never tried before. On the down side parking is a bit expensive unless you are lucky enough to find a treasured spot on one of the side roads nearby. Try the traditional coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
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

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