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Pau Brasil

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Brazilian, European, Portuguese, South American
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89 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TF, England
0118 9752333
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Having recently come back from a holiday in Rio, we decided to try Pau Brasil. The food was brilliant. We shared some lovely starters which included coxinhas, bolinho de bacalhau and cheese croquette. The mains included lovely frijoles with a flavoursome chicken schnitzel and side salad followed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
displayname1981
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having recently come back from a holiday in Rio, we decided to try Pau Brasil. The food was brilliant. We shared some lovely starters which included coxinhas, bolinho de bacalhau and cheese croquette. The mains included lovely frijoles with a flavoursome chicken schnitzel and side salad followed by a tasty dessert of custard tart. The Acai caipirinhas were absolutely divine.... More 

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Thank displayname1981
Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Very nice loads of authentic dishes and bits and pieces to munch on, it's not in the centre of town but it's well worth a trip up the road a bit.

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Thank DM2214
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Brazilian and Portuguese food are delicious. Pau Brasil serves the authentic Brazilian food and it also sells for those wishing to cook it at home. The owner is ever so friendly, she was very helpful when I was trying to try cooking a 'feijoada' for the first time. Sometimes they have live music - I love Pau Brasil and definitely... More 

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Thank Tatiana L
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A bit pricey, but authentic, delicious and cosy place serving up fantastic food. The feijoada is great, the coffee is delicious and the snacks (pastel, pao de quejio, coxinha) are lovely.

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Thank apstapleton
Lisbon, Portugal
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I asked Luis from the Millennium Hotel to recommend me a nice Portuguese/Brazilian place to eat and wind down and this was perfect. Very live and clean place, food is gorgeous. The only down side is they close pretty early and they're next to a quite busy road.

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Thank SMunez
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place. In particular, the juices/ smoothies are a masterpiece!!!!! So yummy and full of flavour! Definitely recommended.

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Thank Andre M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

By far the finest cafe/bar/restaurant/shop in town, from the quality of the produce, to the customer service. The coffee is divine, and really the only place to have a real espresso in Reading. The food; to die for. Traditional, home-made dishes which are extremely well priced for the quality they are. The staff are some of the most friendly people... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went here several times with a varying number of friends and always come back. Above a deli is a very lovely little coffee that inspires with Brazilian atmosphere and serves good coffee an fantastic cake (ie the coconut one). Staff is also friendly and always up for a joke. Just parking a little tricky sometimes if you come by car... More 

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Thank Andreas H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

we had some lovely food and the experience was really nice. The lady that runs it is most welcoming and gave us plenty of information to help us choose. We'll definitely come again, such a nice place!!

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Reading
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Ambience is great, shop is eye opening and mouth watering. Staff are lovely, and so too are the custard tarts!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 0118 9752333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, European, Portuguese, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?