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Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe

35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, England
0786 355 1097
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Ranked #44 of 503 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: English, Ethiopian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Tutu's Ethiopian Table is a restaurant and bar situated at The Global Café, Reading. Tutu's serves a tasty and nutritious selection of meat and vegetarian stews, served with the Ethiopian tradional pancake, Injera. We also serve a range of baguettes and other snacks, for lunches, buffets, and special occasions. Tutu offers a specialist catering service for conferences, gatherings and special events. We have a range of delicious dishes suitable for most occasions.For more information please contact Tutu Opening Times at the Global Cafe5 days a week (Tue - Sat) Lunch 12-3pm Dinner 6-9pm Saturdays 12-9pm Buffet every Thu 6 - 9pm, Veg/Vegan We also offer a takeaway service
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Best pub/restaurant in Reading. Lonely staff, good variety of ales, good live music. One of my top ten place in Reading.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Heard about Tutu's Ethiopian kitchen on BBC R4 Food programme, and so glad we checked it out. Very down to earth cafe, with lots of drinks options, and really really tasty Ethopian food - highly recommended!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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95 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I ate here with a friend on a Wednesday evening and was so pleasantly surprised! For a start, don't be put off by its location a little away from the centre of Reading - it's so worth the detour! And make sure to explore the attached shop before you come into the restaurant: so many wonderful, quirky gifts to be... More 

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Pokhara, null, Nepal
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32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The mains we had were great. I'd never had Ethiopian food so didn't no what to expect. But I am quite happy we decided to try out the place. Have been there since back then, for drink and snacks. Will keep visiting this laid-back and homely cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As a vegetarian there are a lot of vegetable options here. There are various dishes which are then usually accompanied by an Ethiopian pancake. This pancake has a sharp yoghurty sour taste. The food overall is very bland as there isn't too much seasoning but at the same time it is very healthy food. The staff here are lovely and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is one of my favourite food joints in Reading, I go there at least once a month. I love everything about it.

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Hungerford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Tired to death of meeting work contacts in bland chain restaurants I suggested this to an open minded colleague, and I'm glad I did. We may have looked slightly incongruous in our business suits but the food was tasty, the atmosphere friendly and the whole thing came in at under £20. ( I didn't use the 10% off vouchers available... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love the food there. It's simple, tasty and reasonably priced. I love the atmosphere of Global Cafe, and together with Ethiopian food, Ethiopian beer and surrounded by good music, it makes a great place for evening hang-outs with friends. I often organize meeting with friends and The Global Cafe and Tutu's Ethiopian Food is always the priority location. I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I liked the eclectic mix of people, there was entertainment every night, very good original food and good service.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I visit The Global Cafe on an infrequent basis for the fortnightly poetry slams and writing workshops hosted there. They have a good atmosphere and a friendly serving staff; and everything is fair trade (though, naturally, this makes everything more expensive). The food menu is limited: you basically get a choice of five options (four of which are vegetarian, by... More 

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Additional Information about Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe

Address: 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, England
Phone Number: 0786 355 1097
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: English, Ethiopian

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