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World Turned Upside Down

387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763 ‎
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Ranked #141 of 468 Restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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- Sep 14, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast here, which was cheap and cheerful. (Buffet £3.99) It is a buffet style and was very tasty. The sausages were not great quality, but it was lovely bacon and everything was fresh.(hash browns, beans, fried and scrambled egg, fried bread ) The staff were also very polite and helpful. We would eat there again.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Party of ten, meal + drinks = £67. Not much more to add to that other than we took a group of friends straight off the plane from Chile to The World Upside Down yesterday, and they loved it. What a cheapskate, but we wanted them to try out an English pub and food because they were so hungry, and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Certainly can't complain on the price, however the decor leaves a little to be desired. Big portions of food, which is not bad. Having said that, don't expect a'la carte , or table service. But if you want a value for money, down to earth meal, you'll not go wrong.

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Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

used World Turned Upside Down twice while stopping in the area while working first time had the carvery and for the price cant complain all the food was hot and was very nice,,2nd time we went i went for the fish had to wait for a couple of minutes while it was cooked again no compliants..made a nice change from... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the second time we have been here but sorry to say it was as bad as the first time, the food wasn't hot the deck was messy and the table where we sat was sticky they must of spilt the drinks when they brought them without cleaning it up. The only good thing about the visit was the... More

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ate here on a Sunday Lunch time as a party of 11. 8 of us went for the carvery option, the others choosing from the menu. We got off to a slightly shaky start as the table which had been reserved for our party was up a small flight of stairs, but most of our party were elderly and unable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a typical carvery bit a lot cheaper than others of a similar standard. The staff are friendly and the foods never been dissapointing

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Wirral, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

typical carvery food and good value for the price. Portions were more than ample. The staff were pleasant and helpful

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Reading, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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