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Pitcher & Piano - Reading

18 Friar Street | Reading, Reading RG1 1DB, England
+44 118 958 8964
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Ranked #134 of 457 restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Tapas, British, Bar
Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just wanted to quickly write in favour of the wow burger. The first time we ate here I made the error of ordering the chilli dog. It would have been fine if not for my food envy of the wow burger. therfore when we returned we both had the wow burger with its tower of breaded mushrooms, cheese, burger, salad,... More

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food so much you came back to see us! I'm glad you enjoyed the Wow Burger, we do pride ourselves on our burgers which are homemade on site every day. I will pass your complements onto my chefs. I hope you come back... More

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Always our first port of call in Reading for drinks and for food. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, with attentive and efficient staff. The bar itself is open plan giving it a light modern feel, helped by the contemporary decor. Sampling the cocktail menu is a must, the Gin Garden Martini's being my personal preference. If you are hungry... More

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very glad that you enjoy your visits to the bar and trying our cocktails, the Gin Garden Martini is also one of my favourites! My staff and I always aim to provide great service and products to our customers and I am happy to hear that you appreciate our... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A relaxing place to lunch, in that there were not many people there so we had a good choice of seating. Very friendly, helpful barman. Decent choice of beers - not extensive but fine. Lunch menu reads well but food was very ordinary and we struggled to find anything light without mayo (theirs is non free-range egg which we cannot... More

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we value all feedback as it allows us to improve on areas where customers feel we have let them down. I am glad you enjoyed aspects of your visit such as the service you received and your drink choices. If you could email me at reading@pitcherandpiano.com with the... More

Fishguard
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I always love going into this bar when I am in Reading. The service is always good and despite being a chain, their food is always good and fresh and well prepared. There is a great choice of drinks at reasonable city centre prices and you can try and work your way through the cocktail menu if you want! One... More

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review, I am glad that you have enjoyed your visits to us here in Reading. My staff and I always aim to provide all of our customers with a friendly service, it's important to us that the customer feels valued! We hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to Reading,... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My favourite bar in Reading. Good selection of drinks/cocktails, staff are very friendly and food is nice too. Perfect if you fancy a quiet afternoon drink, but also a great atmosphere on Friday/Saturday nights. Would definitely recommend

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you have enjoyed visiting us in the past and my staff and I look forward to welcoming you again soon! Tori More

Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Ok but could be better the food was ok service was ok and staff good the restaurant was close and tidy

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review. If you have more information about how you feel your visit could have been improved please email me at "reading@pitcherandpiano.com". I hope you come back for a return visit soon and we can improve on your last visit. Thank you. Tori More

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I don't know what this previous person was talking about as I had a burger exactly the same day (reading half marathon) and it was fantastic! The atmosphere was really positive after the run and everyone seemed really happy. The service was good and the bar manager checked back at our table to make sure everything was OK with our... More

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I feel that your review reflects a much truer account of not just Reading Half Marathon day but the bar in general. Myself and my staff all work hard to ensure that all customers enjoy their visit to the bar and I am glad that you experienced that. Our burgers regularly receive praise and... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day in Reading to watch the half marathon. It was a cold wet miserable afternoon so we decided to grab a burger and a drink somewhere. Could have gone to Wetherspoons, however we all agreed that the Pitcher has a good reputation and we should try it. Walking in it was cold and unwelcoming and with hindsight we... More

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

I am sorry that you have felt the need to leave such a negative review of the bar and I have to say that I am very surprised by the things you have said. The bar certainly wasn't cold on the day of your visit, we had the heating on to keep all the runners warm after their endeavours. I... More

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Love this bar and the food is great. The menu is quite American themed and the burgers they do here are amazing. The food service has really improved recently with food arriving quickly even when it's busy. There is also loads of choice for beers and they have hand pulls as well. I'd recommend here for drinks and food with... More

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your very kind review, I'm glad you enjoy visiting the bar and sampling our beer and burgers. We have a recently employed a new head chef who has been working hard on improving the speed of food service and I am glad that his efforts have been paying off! I look forward to seeing you... More

Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Lovely bar in Reading bear the station. Good menu with lot of choice. Friendly bar staff. All in all great bar. Will definitely go back there.

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Tori Y, General Manager at Pitcher & Piano - Reading, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your kind review. I am glad you have enjoyed visiting the bar and trying our food. My staff and I always aim to be provide a friendly and welcoming experience and I am glad you will be returning to visit us again! Tori More

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