Review on London Street Brasserie
The London Street Brasserie in Reading is a refreshing alternative to the numerous fast-food outlets that dominate the Oracle Centre, this stylish venue occupies the shell of an eighteenth-century tollhouse overlooking the River Kennet. Its striking contemporary interior now boasts swathes of blond wood, modern art on white walls and a must-hear, state-of-the-art sound system.
The kitchen delivers a lively, eclectic mix of dishes with mostly French and Mediterranean overtones. Fillet of sea bass is served with sauté baby squid, artichoke salad and saffron potatoes, peppered duck breast comes with a rösti, shiitake mushrooms and pak choi, while rack of local lamb is paired with a seasonal 'first greens' risotto and salsa verde.
Plates of charcuterie and meze are big sellers, oysters and caviar have their say, and a quartet of British and Irish cheeses rubs shoulders with desserts such as Knickerbocker Glory, lemon tart and hot chocolate fondant with Baileys ice cream. The sharp global wine list includes a number of bottles that are 'exclusive to LSB'. Owner Paul Clerehugh also runs the Crooked Billet at Stoke Row, near Henley on Thames.
London Street Brasserie is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 until
Dinner: 10.30pm (11.00pm Fri-Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express