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 Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lacked ambience. The duchesse potato was awful but rest of food ok but I’m not rushing back. More a bar than a restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Once again a fantastic team lunch at Valpy Street. The food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. We will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Great service and lovely food for a birthday celebration. The ambience was spoiled a little by a very loud group behind us which can’t be helped. Otherwise the atmosphere would have been scored as a 5

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

It was a joy to have lunch here. The staff were all super: welcoming, friendly, helpful and efficient. Great food. Will definitely return!

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Excellent meal and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

We have all been here before, either as a family or with other friends, as with the other visits, the food service and everything about the evening was fantastic. a great place to visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Great food and service. Will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

We enjoyed a really great lunch from the a la carte menu. The food was delicious - excellent quality and choice. Our waitress was just the right mix of friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back!

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Thank you Kathy, so pleased you had a lovely lunch. See you again soon I hope.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Absolutely fantastic experience. Service was just amazing, made my husband’s birthday lunch very memorable. Very kind and thoughtful towards our young son. And most importantly the food was just delicious. So nice to eat out in Reading somewhere unique where each member of staff takes pride in what they do as they should.

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Thank you so much for your lovely review, I'm really pleased your husband enjoyed his day. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Cannot fault the food or service, both excellent but surroundings are in need of a refresh.

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Thank you John and yes, we totally agree. All the best from the Valpy team.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Lovely meal, great helpful staff, delicious food and good drink range. Had a great time!

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Thank you so much, it's always a pleasure to see you both. See you again soon I hope.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Our favourite restaurant! The food is exceptional and the staff provide an excellent, attentive service. The atmosphere is relaxed and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 January 2020
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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Fantastic food at affordable prices. You did amazingly well to accommodate all 52 of us for our Christmas party! We have several vegetarians / vegans who work for us and set menus usually only offer one choice for them but with six choices per course, two of which were either vegetarian or vegan they felt very looked after.

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Thank you so much Hannah, you were all great fun. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed everything, see you soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Fabulous Christmas Eve, thank you!!

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Thank you Amy, we hope to see you again in the new year. Many thanks from the Valpy team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

The portion sizes where a little small for the male members of our group and it took quite a long time for the starters to arrive. Other thank that it was a very enjoyable experience

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Thank you for your feedback Mr Gardiner, we really appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back again in the new year. Many thanks from the Valpy team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Delicious. Loved the nut roast.

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Thank you Amanda, really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year. Many thanks from the Valpy team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

The booking process was very easy and relaxed. The meal itself was a big hit, everyone enjoyed their food. We will be back next year!

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Thank you so much Ceri. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed your Christmas meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year. Many thanks form the Valpy team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Absolute great venue, couldn't fault at all, we had a large party 25 people, staff were excellent, great communicators very attentive. Food was excellent not one complaint!!!! We've used this venue in the past but certainly would recommend for small or large parties.

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Thank you so much Sarah, you and your party were lots of fun. Thank you for choosing Valpy. We hope to see you all again soon. Many thanks from the Valpy team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Lovely food, good service and atmosphere as always.

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Thank you so much Karen, I'm so pleased you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again in the new year. Many thanks form the Valpy team

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

This was our 4th year running having our team Christmas meal at Valpy Street. As always the food and service was excellent.

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Thank you John, you and your party were great fun, thank you for choosing us for a 4th visit, we can't wait until your 5th! Many thanks again from the team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

We love Valpy! For a group meal, either a set menu or the lunch menu work perfectly. The staff are always so very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank you for your kind review Catherine, we really appreciate it. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks from the Valpy team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Celebrated my birthday with great friends. A hidden secret for us. Amazing service and delicious food. Will definitely return.

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Thank you Becky, was lovely to celebrate with you. Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks from the Valpy team.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

First class service, great location - right in the middle of town but happily just a little away from Reading's busiest bars. Highly recommended.

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Thank you Alex, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit, hopefully we see you again in the new year.

Responded On Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Really great food with very attentive service. Would definitely go back

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