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The Maiwand Lion, Forbury Gardens, Reading Ethnic cuisine features an amazing variety of dishes. Local restaurants offer their guests a vast choice of inimitable treats. The city offers as well several eating houses specializing in exotic cuisine trend. Italian, French, Indian and Chinese cuisines are as popular as traditional British one. Tourists wishing to try genuine ethnic treats are recommended to order a beefsteak in one of the local restaurants.
In the Middle Ages the city of Reading was a significant political and religious center of the country. In the 12th century an abbey was established on its territory, and it was the most … Open
Meat dishes admirers will appreciate ethnic menu, a great assortment of roast beefs, sausages and other meat delicacies available in every eating house. Meat dishes are commonly added with various vegetable treats and sauces, which are cooked in a special way. All the ingredients are as little baked as it is only possible. The time of dish processing is reduced to minimum that helps to keep natural taste and flavor of vegetables.
An important feature of local cuisine is preserving the natural taste of every dish in general and every ingredient in particular and scarce addition of sauces and spices. Another remarkable feature of the ethnic cuisine is lack of bread. Bread during meals is substituted with various puddings and cheese. Local cuisine keeps several hundred recipes of this popular ethnic treat. Puddings are cooked with cereals and added with vegetables and fruits. Copyright
1. Local shops start working at 9 am or earlier and commonly serve customers till 5-6 pm. Large shopping centers and entertaining malls located in the center of the city accept international … Open
Breakfasts are another peculiar feature of ethnic cuisine as one should not hope for a traditional generous portions and vast choice of meals at the table. Guests will most probably be offered a traditional hamlette being scrambled eggs with ham, a light vegetable garnish and toasts with paste. Noon is the best time for lunch, offering a more nutritive meal. Local restaurants offer a rich lunch menu including various sorts of sandwiches. Also local residents still keep up a good tradition of evening tea, so a free table is rather challenging to find in any local café or eating house at 5 o’clock in the evening.
A rich assortment of pastry, aroma tea with milk and sweet tempting desserts are the main complements to evening tea, being one of the main ethnic features. Dinner commonly falls after 18 being the most important meal during a day. Evenings the local restaurants offer a rich choice of meat and fish dishes, great assortment of main courses and fantastic garnishes on the menu. A visit to the city of Reading will not be complete without a good exploration of local eating houses and trying ethnic specialities. That is why tourists are recommended to include a gastronomy tour through local eating houses on the schedule of Reading visit.
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♥   Restaurant 'London Street Brasserie' Reading. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Forbury’s' Reading. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'French Horn' Sonning. Type - Traditional British. 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Ortolan' Reading. Type - French. 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Orwells' Shiplake Row. Type - Modern British. 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Plowden Arms' Shiplake. Type - Traditional British. 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse' Henley-on-Thames. Type - Modern British. 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Three Tuns' Henley-on-Thames. Type - Traditional British. 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Luscombes at The Golden Ball' Henley-on-Thames. Type - Traditional cuisine. 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Beehive' White Waltham. Type - Classic cuisine. 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Reading

ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower

From the series “Elegant Architectural Structures for Fans of Skywalks”
Initially, the main feature of the construction is its uncommon shape. By idea of ​​the authors, people looking at the amazing tower should enjoy its unique appearance and distract themselves from the series of daily concerns. Construction of ArcelorMittal Orbit has become one of the largest environmental projects in recent years. The structure consists of recycled steel for more than 60%. The construction of the tower took 18 months. Its carcass includes about 560 meters of tubular steel painted in rich red color. … Read further

Science Park Porton Down

From the series “Forbidden Construction Objects with Label "Access Denied"”
It is also known that the laboratories of the science park store samples of the most dangerous and aggressive viruses in the world, including the Ebola virus, which was first recorded in 1976 in Africa. In 2008, the Daily Mail published an incredible note that in the "Porton Down" Science Park they are investigating bodies of extraterrestrials that were brought to the laboratory from the crash site of an alien ship. For more than a hundred years of the existence of the base, almost nothing is known about its activities. It is impossible for an outsider to penetrate the territory of the scientific center. … Read further

Tower Bridge

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
Notable for the fact that the bridge was originally intended not only for the drivers, but also for the pedestrians. For the pedestrians were designed two galleries in the upper part, therefore one could go over the bridge even at the opening. In 1982 the small museum dedicated to the history of the bridge was opened in one of the galleries. In the same year there was the comfortable viewing platform for the tourists. Although the bridge is a hundred years old, it still has not lost its original meaning. Each day, about 40,000 people travel across the Tower Bridge. … Read further
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