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“Reliable as ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sweeney & Todd

Sweeney & Todd
Ranked #45 of 614 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: $10 - $101
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
England
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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Reliable as ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

I've been coming here for around 20 years and it hasn't changed much (including the decor! That could do with a lick of paint!). Good pies, good veg, good puddings and good beer. A Reading institution that seemingly can survive the chains of restaurants that have opened in the town.
Probably not for everyone (veggies, those who want spic and span places, those who want impeccable service!), but those of us in the know would not go elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Reading, UK
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“unbeatable pies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you go to one place in Berkshire you have to go here. The pies are the best I've ever had and they do a huge variety of home made pies from their own suppliers.

Family run and owned, you just can't beat the service.

*Vegetarians need to be careful of the vegetable pies as they use lard in the pastry!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Zapalniczka
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great pies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

This quaint little restaurant serves magnificent pies. There's not much else to say, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Joseph T
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The best in town!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you want good food with friendly service, excellent beer and all at good prices this has to be the place. If you want silver service you'll be disappointed but this is a unique experience this is the place to eat. And don’t be put off by the shop at the front – you may need to fight through the queue to get to the restaurant but this just shows how popular their food is.

As someone who travels all over the south of England I wish there was a place like this in every town.

The staff must be congratulated on the standard of service – I haven’t experienced such warm and friendly service in any other restaurant in the town and I’ve tried most of them.

First rate all round and I’d encourage everyone to try it.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank David R
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unique and charming restauraunt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a completely unique and charming pie shop where really traditional home made fare is generous and delicious. A superb venue for friends or the family. Heartily recommend this venue known locally as Mrs Miggins Pie Shop

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Maggie B
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