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World Turned Upside Down

387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763 ‎
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Ranked #137 of 456 restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We often drop in en-route home after shopping. It's quick, straight forwards grub with no pretences. Sometimes better than others, don't understand why they've now priced beef/chicken different to turkey/gammon options, it just limits your options when making a choice when you get to the counter and the meats look a bit iffy, for the sake of 20p or whatever... More

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Berkshire, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very very good value for money. A carvery similar to Toby's but cheaper. However it is so cheap that they struggle with staffing issues and you have to overlooka few things. Good, cheap food.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Good food and lovely tea, pleasant staff, just 50 yards from travelodge, and when i was there it was very busy which tells me it is very popular

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Me and my family have been here a few times for a carvery and it's fair to say the value is fantastic! Far better value than Toby Carvery. The staff are always very pleasant and helpful especially the male carver, he is always very up beat and genuinely takes a real interest in the customers he serves. The portions are... More

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Manchester, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For what we paid, we couldn't complain. Friendly staff and quick service, although we weren't there at a peak time.

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food nothing fancy, just honest down to earth food, although a 'Carvery if you havn't visited for a while you could be in for a surprice. Fish & Chips on the menu now, cooked to perfection, and a fair size too, this newly introduced also runs along the same lines as the traditional carvery, and at a very realistic price.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I needed a quick meal staying next door this was only choice without getting cab. The price is amazingly cheap so was not expecting too much. The carver was friendly plenty meat but all the veg is over cooked roast potatoes excellent all on all great value but it's not somewhere I would chose to dine but if your staying... More

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Swanage
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This Carvery is the best I have experienced in Southern England. The food always appears to be fresh and wholesome. The quantity of meat served to each person if required is often greater than one would ever have on a plate in one's own home. The Chefs are excellent and take pride in the way guests are served. Most of... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We go there at least once a month. Good home cooking at a very affordable price. The atmosphere is wonderfully relaxed.

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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have eaten at this carvery quite often and have never been disappointed. The food is well cooked and hot with a fantastic choice of vegetables. There is usually a choice of three roast meats, battered fish & chips, beef pie or sausages. We have the small which is £3.79, but we find this is ample, and we don't have... More

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