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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, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Great food, nice venue and central location

Love the food and the service... the venue also has a private space on the 1st floor ideal for small party groups !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Earley, United Kingdom
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Earley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Love the food and the service... the venue also has a private space on the 1st floor ideal for small party groups !!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The staff are friendly, the service is first class and the food is fantastic, a gem. We have been a few times now and compared to the overprice but fancy décor of the competitor down the street Pappadams deserves its 5 rating. Food is full of flavours and is always served hot which is certainly not always the case with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I rolled in 10 minutes before closing and the staff completely accomodated me. My food was delicious and it's really nice to see different items on an Indian restaurants menu! I've been looking at the same 6 curries on menus my whole life, and then there was pappadams :) A lovely mango lassi too. Will be returning for the lunchtime... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Myself and my partner ate hear. I had the chicken jalfrezi with vegetable rice, my partner had a keema rogan. We had samosas, bhaji and naan. My jalfrezi wa snice, just the right spice, my partners was way too spicy for her and could not eat it. The bhasjis were flavoursome and spicy as were the samosas. We had a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The restaurant is unappealing. And it has a horrid smell that is polluting the whole neighborhood around it.

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6mt, Owner at Pappadams, responded to this review

Thank you for your concern regarding the smell coming outside from our restaurant. We have a proper filter canapy system to avoid unnecessary smoke going everywhere and also exhaust is on the top. Regarding waste food we have designated bins provided with property lid and we really take care of the waste materials not to be thrown everywhere as it... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If any potential customers could see the backside of this restaurant , I doubt that any would enter let alone eat there. It's a shambles of rubbish and rat infested sheds and bins. On many occasion this establishment has been asked to clean up and finally the EHO has been and seem for himself the chaos that is the backside... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A must go! Had a wonderful & tasty vegetarian Indian lunch! All the items were delicious and yummy. Service was quick, good and staff polite. Ambiance was fine. My whole family enjoyed the food. Quite satisfied.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We had one of the set mid week lunches and we were disappointed with the quantity of the food served for the price charged. There was a lot of rice and a small bowl of curry with one naan for £7. When we finished the waiter was sort of trying to get out from serving the dessert (which is part... More 

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Reading, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

An unpretentious, straight-forward good curry-house. The interior is fairly basic, but comfortable. It can get a bit noisy when crowded (which it often is). They seem to put big parties upstairs, which is quite useful. If it seems crowded downstairs, check upstairs. Service is friendly, but sometimes the staff seem stretched at peak times. The food is excellent, good flavours... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went here for dinner a few Saturday nights ago when staying in Reading at The Forbury Hotel. This restaurant is just round the corner & serves excellent curry! It doesnt look much from the outside & the menus are kinda tacky & plasticy but the food is fab. They will make the dish as spicy as you request too. I... 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 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Indian

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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