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World Turned Upside Down

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387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited just a short while ago with wife and kids. The best two things I quite liked about this place were the catchy name and that the carvery meats were moist and nice to eat. We all had carvery meals. The gravy was ok, nothing exciting. The carvery chef of the evening was very friendly and willing to pile on... More 

Thank WestMidlandsReviewer
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good hearty food, with good value for money proposal, family friendly atmosphere with generous portions

Thank Rosamaria D
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called here again with our grandchildren (4 & 5). They love it as they can choose their own meals! As usual the food was really good particularly the roast potatoes. The waitress was excellent and really complementary to the children for clearing their plates.

Thank NorbertSandhurst
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted a late roast so being local went there late afternoon god dinner and being late was expecting the food not to be at its best , but was shocked to find I was wrong and the food was as hot and fresh is if it was the first meals of the day. Value for money when you have 2... More 

Thank 13hg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a dinner. Nice relaxing atmosphere. The choice of meet was alright, was missing a lamb. Good prices for families.

Thank Kristina J
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best Carvery I've ever been to, always go there when anywhere near Reading, good friendly service with the meat being carved by Raymond, excellent value for money.

Thank Ilovemygadgets
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had both an evening meal (gammon) and full breakfast while staying at adjacent travel lodge, both meals were excellent value for money, nothing fancy, just good traditional food. With free top up of good coffee making breakfast the real winner.

Thank Aj T
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and really enjoyed if - staff especially Raymond were very friendly. Good choice and enjoyed being able to add extras which make an already cheap meal still cheap! I really enjoyed the Ice cream Factory which was a great added addition - bottomless ice cream and sauce.........topping pots payed for individually which due to my greed made my... More 

Thank Notacomplaimer
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a quick reasonably priced meal. 4 of us in our party and really enjoyed our meal. Even though it was quite quiet all of the food was piping hot ( I usually find when quiet carvery food in other places can be cold). Kids loved using the ice cream machine to make their puddings and the wife... More 

Thank Tony W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

What more can I say. Transparent does not do the windows do the windows justice. You come for the roast but you stay for the windows

1 Thank Adam N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $6
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 987 1763
We are Renowned For Our Quality of Food Together with Value For Money and Service provided by our Very Experienced Team. We are located on the outskirts of Reading and we boast a Large Car Park popular with Coaches of Away fans visiting The Reading FC Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Fc Football and London Irish Rugby. We are the closest Pub to the Stadium and is only a 20 walk. We cater for all Coach Tours whether you are on a day out and just passing through, visiting Reading or indeed as mentioned..A Coach Full Of Football Fans. Please Call Us for Further Information.

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