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£16 - £23
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Bar, Asian, Thai, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

Ordered fish and chips and it was amazing the batter on the fish I've never tasted anything like it and the fish itself was good .I live in devon going back to Reading in a months time and this is where I. Shall be eating...again Toni HunterMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

An Asian and British pub hybrid. Saw they had my favourite real ale St Austell Brewery 'Tribute' so was already hooked. A great menu with choices to suit all. The crispy chill beef was plentiful and very tasty with just the right amount of heat...for me. Really recommend and will visit next time I am in ReadingMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

There are many choices for having a meal in Reading near the Caversham Bridge. Several on both sides of the bridge. I have tried many of them when I was visiting. I tried this particular one the first time and came back 3 times in...a week. It is located at the southwest corner of A4155 and Randolph Road. The only parking seems to be street parking but it is easily walkable for the area. It is a very nice pub-like atmosphere with Tables in front, inside, and out back of the building in a courtyard. The seating is a variety of options from 4-seat arrangements and bench seating to large outdoor picnic styles under a tent. The inside is wood floors with a bar. The staff was wonderful and helpful. The food and drink came out quickly. They have a large menu with a lot of variety. I tried the Sunday roast dinner, the burger, and something like Peking Duck. Every meal I got was delicious. I tried their cider and it was also excellent. Overall, it was excellent every time that I went there. I highly recommend this to anyone in the area hungry for a good meal or looking for a nice place to share a drink.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Very busy and popular pub, food looked lush, but we only had drinks. But after visiting the toilets glad I didn’t eat, mould on walls smelt very damp, paint all peeling off, so I wonder what the kitchen is like ?

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

We visit Reading every few weeks in the summer. We first dined at the Moderation in June last year (2022). I gained the impression that the management was fairly new and working hard to build a successful business. Fast-forward to 2023, and the place is...visibly busier; it's buzzing with customers most nights, and it's easy to see why. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Service is prompt and food and drinks are delivered with a friendly smile. The menu offers a selection of British and Asian dishes. I can only vouch for the quality of the Asian section of the menu; I'm happy to say that all the dishes that I've tried have been well-presented, tasty, and served promptly in decent-sized portions for the price. I have no idea where the "one star" reviews came from; certainly our experience of the Moderation bears no resemblance to those descriptions, and we look forward to drinking and dining there whenever we are in Reading.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

The food is absolutely amazing! Staff are so lovely. Cocktails delicious. Please please please sort the toilets out. They smell strongly of damp, cobwebs and in need of re decorating. The only thing that lets this great place down.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

Walked in to what seemed like a nice bar. The barmaid took our order without a word to us, then handed me the card machine and walked off with no explanation or clue that I might want to pay with cash. She then asked someone...to stand behind her so that my partner could not see her putting short measures in the cocktail! The cocktail arrived, weak and watery! The cocktail was handed over without a word. No welcome, no hello, just a very rude, surly barmaid! We will not be back!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Delicious food, excellent service, food came quickly & good choice of drinks. I've told all my friends about it and will definitely go again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

We spent 2weeks in reading and had a great experience at this pub. Great food, great service and a friendly environment would recommend this pub to anyone

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

We visited here for a friends reunion as we are spread from north to south and Australia. The eating area was quirky , a lovely round glass table with tree legs. Food was lovely we all had Thai presented well and tasted fab. Our only...complaint was a table right behind us had two families with children of whom they didn’t control, they were very noisy shouting up and down from the table. Parents didn’t seem to bother that they were so loud and maybe annoying people around them. It made our conversation and reunion chat extremely difficult. So we left as soon as we finished our food. Where are the days children had to sit in a pub quietly !! A lovely venue spoilt by childrenMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

Been twice in the last week. Once with the family anyway last night I went solo and had the seafood laksa which was superb. Good service, good beer and and wine.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023 via mobile

Food was amazing, big portion size and extraordinary service would definitely Recommend and will come back soon

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2022 via mobile

I have been coming to the Mod for years lured by the excellent and authentic spicy East Asian food and relaxed atmosphere. Ayam Bakar Bumbu Bali is a must have treat but all the menu is excellent and moreish. The prices are very reasonable and...great value, service friendly and convivial. This makes the mod very popular and you will need to book, especially over the weekend. I personally avoid Friday as it is a noisy after work hangout, but I’m sure they are having fun!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

We popped in while on holiday, it was lovely the staff were friendly and very helpful, I myself have a disability (wheelchair user) and the staff did everything they could to make sure we were ok. The pub is warm and welcoming, We ordered a...couple of bowls of chips and they were cooked to perfection Thank youMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

We were staying nearby and booked this place after seeing the interesting Asian dishes on the menu. What a great place to eat! Very friendly, wonderful food and ale, delightful service. Prices reasonable and generous portions. Will definitely visit again if in the area. Highly...recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
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