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Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
+44 118 951 5790
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09:00 - 23:30
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I come here all the time! Food is so good and the menu changes every month. Sunday lunch is also great. The restaurant is lovely and always busy. Staff are efficient and smiley. The outside area is so nice in the sun. I always come here with my partner, it's our favourite place to go!

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Thank BrianW100FR
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear BrianW100FR, Thank you for your kind words following your many visits to us. I was pleased to read you enjoy our food & more than happy to read we are your favourite place to go. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards James More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked online as would be travelling to Reading for one day, really glad we chose this restaurant. Whilst a little pricy, the menu offered a good selection of choices and the meals we had were perfectly cooked and served attentively. Deserts especially good. The restaurant and bar are very tastefully decorated and the setting on the river was perfect,... More 

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Thank Kevin N
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Kevin N, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your meal especially the dessert. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards James More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is an open and airy space which creates a great environment to enjoy a meal. The food if first class, I've never had a lass than excellence course served either at lunchtime or an evening meal

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Thank Paudi_uk
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Paudi_uk, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to hear you found the food first class. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards James More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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719 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here for a networking group and we dined on the barge. A spacious room easily accommodating 20+ on a long table. Food was very good and service was good. Food hot which was good as it was a short journey from the kitchen to the barge. No toilet facilities on the barge - you have to go into the main... More 

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Winnersh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our table was booked for 1pm and wasn't asked for our drinks order until 1:40pm. So we waited 40 minuets for our order to be taken for our drinks. We ordered our food at the same time as we were waiting so long and we had two young children with us. Our food and drinks came out together. I ordered... More 

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James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Jann749, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. It was disappointing to read your feedback, especially the comments regarding the level of service you received. It goes without saying this is not the standard Bel & The Dragon expects & the management team at Reading will use your feedback as part of the... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab staff. Great food. Lovely place. Well positioned by the river. Great location. Excellent atmosphere and very friendly staff

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Thank Aly L
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we walked into the restaurant we were treated exceptionally well. The service was outstanding. The best roast lunch I have had. The managers customer service was great and he made everyone feel special. I will definitely be visiting again and would highly recommend this little gem.

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Thank Linda J
Reading
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636 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended to book. This is amazing with lovely food right in the canal. Certainly not cheap, but pay for quality. The mussels for starter were lovely and also the lamb was brilliant.

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Thank Stumpy12345
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Stumpy12345, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to read you enjoyed both the Mussels & the Lamb in particular. We hope to welcome you back soon James More 

Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in for Mother's Day with a party of 8 and what a treat we all had.This place was buzzing,which is always a good sign,but this did not effect the fabulous food and service we received.We all had different dishes and sampled each others and each one was just as good as the other,so unfortunately I cannot just recommend one... More 

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Thank Geraldine12345
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Geraldine12345, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit, I was pleased to read you enjoyed excellent food & service during your Mother's Day celebrations. Your kind words have been passed onto the team & they look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards James More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of a large party attending a birthday celebration last weekend. The service was very good with friendly and attentive staff in the restaurant and behind the bar. However the menu at £35 a head was measly and not particularly good quality. A disappointing affair given the reputation of this place. i would spend my £35 elsewhere to be honest.

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Thank Simon R
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit, I was pleased to read you found the team friendly & attentive. It was however disappointing to read your comments regarding the food, your comments have been passed onto the kitchen team who will moniter the quality & consistence of dishes leaving the kitchen. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 951 5790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?