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Cafe Madras

73-75 Whitley Street, Reading, England
+44 118 975 8181
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“dosas” (22 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
73-75 Whitley Street, Reading, England
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2017

25 mile journey to a closed restaurant. Neighboring business says that they have a new owner who is about to re-open. He cannot even be bothered to leave a note on the window or even remove the old menu from the previous owners. The website...More

Thank Gareth C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Visited last week. Has a "closed for renovation" sign in the window, which looks very faded. Furniture and bills piled up inside. Doesn't look likely to reopen any time soon.

1  Thank Roz P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Stale food. No Authenticity. A supermarket take-way taste far better than madras cafe's food. Unfriendly staff. I ordered pepper chicken, I can hardly taste pepper in it. Biriyani is just boiled chicken pieces with over cooked rice and no flavour whatsoever. You will be better...More

1  Thank paulwhite785
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went here recently after a long time and felt that the food has improved since a decline in quality after a new management take over. The ambience however is somewhat lacking , maybe due to the almost total lack of service( in terms of...More

Thank Pooja D
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Last day was my third visit to Café Madras. We most of the staff member from Bio/University of Reading was there quite often. We were not treated as a customer. Staff doesn't know what is service industry? How they treat their customer. Nether they understand...More

1  Thank ramsimkhada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a lunch meal with a friend yesterday 02nd February 2017.The person taking the order was nil in every way to explain. After we had eaten my colleague asked for an order from the menu to take home. when we went to pay for what...More

Thank Radford C
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a lovely lunch at the restaurant but were quite upset when an `asian guy came and rudely asked the manager to use the toilet facilities .The manager politely told him that the facilities are for customers only.He threatened the lady that because he...More

Thank bassltd
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very Disappointed with today's visit. NO NEXT VISIT. Severe quality and food safety issue. Idli ordered was very hard and nothing like texture of idli. worst ever idli. Mix vegetables was completely spoiled. They offered to replace it but we were so concerned on quality...More

2  Thank Fragrance30
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This place serves good options ranging from the classics- Idli, Dosa, Vada, Sambhar, etc. in various varieties. They also serve other good Indian dishes (both North Indian and South Indian) as well. Value for money if you want some traditional stuff. Location is excellent as...More

Thank Avijitroy
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The food was nothing close to the south indian taste, in fact was stale and served burnt and smelt horrible. Informed the Manager about the burnt food and all he had to say was ok and laughed! This is pathetic customer service and I would...More

2  Thank Ria808
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73-75 Whitley Street, Reading, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 975 8181
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