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Pau Brasil

89 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TF, England
0118 9752333
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Ranked #24 of 488 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
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
Cuisines: Brazilian, Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Fantastic service! We were looking forward to coming here after reading all the positive comments, however food was terrible, definitely Not everything was homemade, the stuffed squid that I had for lunch they sell downstairs I noticed later in the freezer and the meat (beef dish) was tough. The homemade desserts were tasty though.

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PauBrasilrdg, Owner at Pau Brasil, responded to this review

Dear Nataliya, Thank you for taking time to write your review. Regarding your comments, I feel I need to explain to you, that we make no secret we use our seafood from our high quality range of frozen products, even suggesting our home made sauce and methods of preparation to customers who enjoy the dishes. We are an Imported Food... More

Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It was a rainy day in Reading but we didn't notice. We were in a Brazilian kitchen eating the most delicious rice, beans stewed and stewed meats followed by delicious hot custard tarts, cinnamon cake and the best coffee I have had a long time! Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. If you like home cooked authentic food... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The staff are so beautiful and friendly and really cannot do enough to make you feel welcome and at home. The food is great, the Feijoada is incredible. :) The prices are very reasonable. They have lots of Brazilian products on sale, snacks, meats, home-made things. It's a bit out of town, but well worth a visit. :)

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited Pau Brasil for lunch today with my partner and two friends and the experience really was wonderful. Never had Brazilian cuisine before, wondered what the choices would be. The food was sublime from the tapas-style fritters to Lulas Recheadas (squid stuffed with chorizo), Feijoada (black-bean stew with pork & rice) and Quorn vegetarian stew with angu (polenta). Desert was... More

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Thanks to tripadvisor, my wife and I went to this unpretentious little restaurant for a birthday lunch after a bit of shopping in Reading. The delightful owner, Evie, and her assistant Susannah looked after us superbly and were very happy to explain all the items in their authentic Portuguese/Brazilian menu. We enjoyed all the main dishes followed by truly scrumptious... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A small yet endearing cafe playing Brazilian music in the background and serving fantastic Brazilian food. The service was excellent and I will definitely be going back!

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berkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I came here for lunch with my parents after they had found it on a walk and raved about it. One word sums this cafe/restaurant up...Amazing!! I think I told the owner and waitress at least 4/5 times. The food was incredible and you couldn't fault the service. I could spend a whole afternoon upstairs enjoying delicious food and juices... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A lovely small cafe playing uplifting Brazilian music in the background and serving Brazilian food at its best. Excellent service.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place serves Portuguese food and snacks. It is at the corner of a row of residential houses along Whitley St. They open from 10/10.30am onwards till about 5/6pm. They have their lunch menu which comes out about 12pm until it finishes - the meat dish with rice was really good. Unfortunately, it is also really expensive on a student... More

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2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I'd always wanted to go on a date here and finally someone took me on one. The mains were lovely - really tasty and generous portions. Intimate dining area upstairs - very cute! Will definitely go back. It'll be with a different bloke though.

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Additional Information about Pau Brasil

Address: 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TF, England
Phone Number: 0118 9752333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Brazilian, Portuguese

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