We went to dine at the New Inn using a Groupon voucher - purchased last November for the express use of something to look forward to & cheering us up on a cold, dark (pre pay-day!) January evening.
There was only one other couple dining on this Wednesday evening. We were in a small room with very few tables off of the main restaurant - which I felt was a nice touch rather than being in a larger (empty) room.
The service was attentive without being obtrusive, and we had a very leisurely meal - not hurried in any way.
Starters - fishcake & chicken parfait - trust me, my brief description does NOT do them justice!
Mains -Slow cooked Duck leg (en croute) served on a potato rosti (one of the "specials") & grilled chicken with olives & chorizo with a madeira sauce served with sauteed potatoes - both mains served with brocolli & we ordered a side of buttered fine green beans & sauteed shallots.
Desserts - home-made chocolate brownie served with ice cream & home-made sticky toffee pudding served with ice cream (home-made custard was an option with both)
We also each had the house red.
The food was divine - I cannot stress how pleasantly surprised I was - everything was great, presentation, temperature, taste, texture & portion size - not to big or small, felt pleasantly sated at the end - not overstuffed!
Its completely soul destroying for a chef to only have 2 couples to cook for - and still went to great effort with the food & service.
would highly recommend this restaurant - nice for a quiet & cosy evening out for a couple, but sure it would be great for a group of foodie friends.
I guess the only down-side for me is the very rural location - would need to drive there.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Book Direct Rooms and Despegar.com so you can book your The New Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The New Hotel Reading
- New Hotel Reading