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Pappadams

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74 King's Road, Reading RG1 3BJ, England
+44 118 958 5111
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Welcome to Pappadams, the new 'authentic' Indian resto in Reading. At...
Welcome to Pappadams, the new 'authentic' Indian resto in Reading. At Pappadams, we take Indian food to a whole new 'super' level. We do this by fusing our traditional aesthetic cooking with good attributes like honesty and passion. We commit ourselves to introduce a fresh loom to the 'Indian Curry' by constantly challenging and developing our tastes along with excellent hygienic standards. From an eclectic array of dishes like Prawn Olathiyathu, Lamb hyderabadi, Chicken saagwala and Goan fish curry the menu spans across the horizons of the Indian subcontinent. We are in a process of making 'Pappadams' a hallmark culinary firmament in Reading and we can do that with your love and support for good food. Please come and join us for a culinary festival.
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly Good, but Only the Food

I confess myself incredibly surprised after my first trip to Pappadams two weeks ago. The little restaurant on King's Street has always, to me, seemed dwarfed in size by some of the larger local Indians - namely Miah's, House of Flavours, Channai Dosa, and Royal Tandoori, all of which are easily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Simon C
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I confess myself incredibly surprised after my first trip to Pappadams two weeks ago. The little restaurant on King's Street has always, to me, seemed dwarfed in size by some of the larger local Indians - namely Miah's, House of Flavours, Channai Dosa, and Royal Tandoori, all of which are easily twice the size of this little restaurant, and when... More 

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Thank Simon C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow - what a great find, thanks t trip advisor. Agree with other reviews that the establishment is not a posh upmarket place. However the food was great. Customer service really good too. Would highly recommend if you want good honest Indian food and if you'd prefer not to sit in a swanky upmarket place. Great value for money and... More 

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Thank sharonreg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has such an unassuming exterior. I happened upon it because of the lunch menu one day. It is a real high quality eating establishment. The food is full of flavour. I haven't had a disappointing meal there yet (and I go there loads!) It is by far the best place I've eaten at in Reading. I take all... More 

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Thank mrs v
Zug, Switzerland
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Every time we stay in Reading we are sure not to miss this fantastic restaurant. No other way to describe it other than totally delicious. After dining here we are inevitably in pain for eating way too much.

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Thank EUtravelgal
Caversham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. The restaurant is simply decorated and quite small, don't let this put you off - the focus is on quality, delicious food and excellent friendly service. There is plenty of choice across the menu, with a fair few dishes you won't find elsewhere. The staff were attentive and came to take our order/clear... More 

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Thank StrontiumDog1975
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The restaurant is small and probably not very posh, but the food is tasty and genuine. The service is also good. Price is adequate, probably cheap considering quality/price ratio in the London surroundings.

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Thank Fabio F
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I went with a group of friends! Helpful staff, tasty food! Very warm atmosphere, a great place to go to with a group of people

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Thank Tammy R
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

On the outside unprepossessing but the food is a joy to behold! Friendly efficient Staff bring forth authentic South Indian food. A little piece of Kerala in Reading.

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Thank Arjaytea
Reading, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a great indian restaurant with great sized rooms upstairs ideal for large groups. Service is good and the food is great - very flavoursome.

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Thank Faceyreviews
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My family and I have eaten here twice now and both times have been very impressed with the food. It is a small restaurant and the exterior and decor is a bit tired, but don't let that put you off. The service is very good and all dishes we tried from vegetarian to meat dishes were all great. A great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 King's Road, Reading RG1 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Welcome to Pappadams, the new 'authentic' Indian resto in Reading. At Pappadams, we take Indian food to a whole new 'super' level. We do this by fusing our traditional aesthetic cooking with good attributes like honesty and passion. We commit ourselves to introduce a fresh loom to the 'Indian Curry' by constantly challenging and developing our tastes along with excellent hygienic standards. From an eclectic array of dishes like Prawn Olathiyathu, Lamb hyderabadi, Chicken saagwala and Goan fish curry the menu spans across the horizons of the Indian subcontinent. We are in a process of making 'Pappadams' a hallmark culinary firmament in Reading and we can do that with your love and support for good food. Please come and join us for a culinary festival.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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