Valpy Street Bar & Bistro

17-19 Valpy Street, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 1AR
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Opening Information

Bar:
Mon- Thurs 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat 11am-12pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Food:
Mon- Thurs 12-3pm 5-9pm
Friday - 12-3pm 5-10pm
Saturday - 12pm-10pm
Sunday - 12pm-4pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Valpy Street Bar & Bistro

We are a bar and bistro nestled in the heart of the town, just a minutes walk from Reading Station. We have a real love of all things food, drink and service, and our menu is a blend of classic and modern dishes.

Our bar has extensive wine, cocktail and beer lists, so if you are looking for a quick business lunch, a celebration or the full a la carte experience, our team will make your visit special every time.

Cuisine: Bistro
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Great food! Great service! Very friendly and welcoming staff!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

We enjoyed our meal at Valpy, the staff were very friendly and nice, though service was a little slow (or perhaps it was the kitchen that was slow that evening). We enjoyed the food, but I would definitely like to see more vegetarian and vegan options. Also, the person who I was dining with was pescatarian, and almost all the fish options had meat in them!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

We had a birthday celebration with family on Saturday 7th, staff were wonderful and food delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Lovely bistro. Delicious food. Service can be a little slow.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

The service and food were excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

This was our second visit to Valpy’s, service slightly slow at the start given it was early with few customers. Not a huge issue, and food was great as previously. The atmosphere is cosy and sociable, a good place to go with friends and family. Relaxed but good quality. Would like to see some specials/menu variation.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Excellent attentive service

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Actually one of the best meals out I have had in Reading. Service was the best I have ever had in the town and the food was outstanding. Will recommend to friends and family!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Valpy Street had been recommended to me by some friends and I'm very pleased to say that I was not disappointed when I took my mother for a much overdue birthday dinner. Despite the restaurant being very busy that evening, the service was highly efficient, attentive and friendly. We were never left waiting. We had some excellent cocktails and while my mum enjoyed a wonderfully rich and delicious Beef Bourguignon, I had a beautiful seafood chowder accompanied by a fabulous bottle of Saint Veran white. A lovely evening. I will return!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Had a really nice Saturday lunch. Really nice, friendly service, great food and a lot of laughs at the bar afterwards.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

I come here several times a year with a good friend of mine. It has become our go to place over the last few years. We spend a whole afternoon here, eating, drinking and having a good catch up. We love the food which is always delicious, the staff are always friendly and helpful and the vibe is always very relaxed. Perfect.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Really enjoyable meal at Valpy st, my first time but my wife had been before. Service and welcome was excellent. The starter and main were good but my sorbet dessert was too heavy for my liking. We will definitely return as I liked the feel of the place.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

We really enjoyed our time at Valpy Street, the staff are very friendly. Which in my opinion is probably the most important thing having an evening meal in a restaurant. The food was lovely too. Will be returning at the earliest opportunity.

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Visited On Monday, 24 February 2020

Nice atmosphere and very good service

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Lovely restaurant, the head man was great but needed to chase the wine ordered from the waitress! Great food - had cod and chorizo fishcakes to start - would have them as main too if I could!! Not cheap but great way to spend a Saturday afternoon

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Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're very sorry you had to wait for your wine! We take all feedback very seriously as we always try and better ourselves. We very much hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Thanks again. With best wishes, Laurence

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Great venue with very helpful staff. Food was plentiful but fairly bland. The spicy stew with the duck had no spice and the croquettes lacked seasoning. However, a fun evening and we would go back.

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Dear Michael, Thank you for this feedback. We are always striving to be the best we can be so anything that helps us achieve this is always welcome. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and very much look forward to welcoming you again. Thanks again. With best wishes, Laurence FOH Manager, Valpy Street Bar and Bistro

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

We thought the food And service were excelllebt. Only thing I would say is that we would have preffered to have been seated more in the heart of the restaurant to get more of the stnosiegee, hence the slightly lower mark on atmosphe. Will definitely be returning, excellent!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Enjoyed our evening, good food, friendly efficient service. Will come again.

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Dear Belinda, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this wonderful feedback. We really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. With best wishes, Laurence FOH Manager, Valpy Street Bar and Bistro

Responded On Monday, 24 February 2020
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Visited On Monday, 17 February 2020

Was here for my Birthday on the 17th with 17 of my friends, it was amazing, the Service, food was incredible and Nick and the team couldn’t do enough for us . Really looking forward to going back again . Thanks Nick, you’re awesome 👍

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

A brilliant meal with top quality food and a great atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great food, I will be returning.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Fabulous Valentine's meal, staff were great even though it was very busy! :)

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

The staff and service was fantastic. Food was delicious and it was the perfect atmosphere fora Valentines dinner! Would recommend to anyone.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Everything was lovely, only critique is there was perhaps too much meat served

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

We could have eaten anything from the menu it was a difficult choice from a tempting selection. The food was well presented and delicious. Atmosphere was quiet and very comfortable. Wine selection and cocktails complemented the food. Valpy is a great place that I keep returning to, different to everything else in reading, a breath of fresh air.

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