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“Fantastic food and service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Madras

Cafe Madras
Ranked #250 of 610 Restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
london
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

We went with Groupon and weren't at all sure what to expect!! Reports in here were favourable so we gave it a go - and we are delighted that we did! Ashish and George served us brilliantly and were knowledgable and gave recommendations on the menu.
The food was great - especially the Dosa!

Just a note:
Toilets not the cleanest!

Overall a fantastic experience and the food really was brilliant! Will be returning!! Thanks!

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Reading
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Good but different. Meat and veg dishes. Nearly everything has lentils in which I'm not a fan of so I didn't finish the chicken dish I had. I was introduced to Mango Lassi and had about 3 of them though, fell in love with them instantly.

Visited November 2011
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“This restaurant has gone down since we last vistited.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This restaurant has gone down since we last vistited. Service is pathetic n food is okay. Don't enjoy going back because of bad service we had last time.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Reasonable price and plenty of choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

This place is a real gem. The food is different and there is lots of choice and big portions. The atmosphere is not great and it is very cafe style so don't expect quiet and intimate. I am not sure how authentic the food tastes having not been to South India but it was varied and not overly greasy. There is a huge selection of veggie choices. Parking is not great but at least you are not having to pay the expensive oracle parking fees as you are slightly out of town. We will definitely be going bakc

  • Visited June 2012
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Newbury, UK
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Really excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

A fantastic, original restaurant that deserves to do very well. The food is amazing, very different from the usual Indian fare. This is what real Indian people eat. The dosas are a must-have. Very good value for money. I will be back. It would be better if they dropped the 'London' though! It's in Reading!

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Thank Fiendishly
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