Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen

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£26 to £40
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Welcome to Clays Hyderabadi Kitchen, we look forward to serving you.
Our whole menu is based on Hyderabadi cuisine, a southern region in India.
We are a small dining place so currently we cannot take in any under 5 children. Our sincere appologies for that.
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SamuelM
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Amazing beer
Amazing service
The best Indian food in the country.
Wishing this fantastic establishment all the luck for the coming weeks.

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Gemma
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, have been back 4/5 times. Definitely one of Reading's top restaurants

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colinl
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Clays - my cauliflower korma couldn't have been more different to 'regular' Indian dishes

I took two friends who'd not visited before and both said they would definitely look to go back.

I've subsequently heard a rumour that there might not be any more mango APA - very worrying, but certainly won't put me off looking for any reason to go back

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KeithH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit here and it was everybit as good as our first. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic! Paneer starter and Lamb Biryani main course was delicious.

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RachaelS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly fragrant & rich food. Both food and drinks menus interesting & varied with plenty of vegetarian & vegan options. Lovely staff.

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GiV1111111
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Would be good to get discounts for frequent/returning customers like us:)

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Stoutard
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great. Food great, unusual menu but with some recognisable dishes, the byriani is epic, cooked with real love and passion. Will be back for sure.

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MichaelK
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently amazing food every time I go. Love it!

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SimonT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's times when you find a restaurant that is ahead of the times and Clays's is clearly one of them, the menu is unique with some amazing choices and then when it arrives it blows you away.

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Kriti
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The ambience was great and so were the staff. Food was served on time. Really enjoyed the starters, the mains were ok. Probably because it was Friday night, personally felt a bit rushed in having to say what food we wanted to order and then what time we had to leave by. I think we were there for roughly 1hr 15 min. So if you are going for dinner on Friday night, might be a good idea to bear this in mind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daughter’s birthday meal. Food gorgeous and service wonderful.

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BeccaK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On Friday night me and my friends were celebrating a birthday. The staff were very understanding when a few of our party were late due to the trains.
The food was, as always, delicious. Every time we go we try new dishes and have never been disappointed. The mango APA is always a favourite for drinks.
Clay’s remains our ‘go to’ restaurant for celebrations, delicious food and good vibes.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! unbelievably good food, great prices and great service.

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Simon
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Reading and a very original Indian offering for the town.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The delicious main course, caring staff.

Visited the place for dinner with my husband. We were delighted by Indian style main course with species and lots of flavors, extremely impressive.

The service was above average.

When we arrived at 18:00, booked a table online, they prepared the table we didn’t have to wait, the restaurant was not full at all and bit small but cosy.

We ordered chilli paneer starter, that so tasty. But not worth the 7 pounds we paid for it unfortunately.

They were really caring towards their guests. The main course was just delicious.

I’d love to visit the place again. You can go with your friends, family, partner or whosoever you wish to. Do try their famous crab meat curry and methi roti, it's my new favorite curry to eat..

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AnnF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service, amazing food and lovely atmosphere.

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718Lucy
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another wonderful meal at Clay's. We delight in trying new items on the menu - this time we had Hyderabadi cauliflower main, along with yogurt rice and mixed roti, coupled with Hyderabadi IPA to drink. Such wonderful flavors! If you've not gone to Clay's yet, book a table tonight.

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Jack
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service we will be back and recommending to all our friends and family.

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! I will be back 100%!

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SanjeevG
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hyderabadi dum style biriyani is a personal favourite and we truly loved the food, way it was served etc. Certainly will visit again and highly recommend for food lovers :-)

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our second meal at Clay’s and our expectations were high! I’m happy to say we were not disappointed; the food was delicious and our friends were very impressed with the variety of dishes on the menu. We will definitely be back to try more of the amazing menu.

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AnnA
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As delicious as ever, excellent service and we tried some new dishes as well as old favourites. Would highly recommend.

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Priyanka
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ordered Andhra Fish , chicken65 and dum biriyani .
Everything was smacking good . Would like to go again and try other items on the menu .

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vipJezmindobizarro
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. The duck samosas are simply delicious!! So many great main course to choose from it can be a difficult decision working out what to order. The staff and especially the owners are really friendly and make a night at Clay’s feel extra special. Reading is lucky to have this place.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

A simple restaurant in a standard size shop unit with tables on Ground Floor and basement. The atmosphere/ambience is not great, particularly in the basement, but this is more than compensated for by very interesting and good food. Service is very friendly and excellent.
This is a very popular place so it is advised to book.

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Sandy555
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely aromatic curries, that are nicely flavoured. Staff are friendly and the Hydrybadi theme means there are dishes that are not often seen in other curry houses. The place is squeezed into an old shop - so book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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AngelaB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and friendly staff. Went early so it was very quiet (we were the only people in there!). Only complaint was that we weren't brought any tap water despite asking for it.

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BenM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually just one of the best meals I've ever had at a restaurant. The food was on another level.

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KatieL
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were great in accommodating different levels of spicy heat tolerance - ended up with an amazingly delicious and mild crab curry. Great service and wonderful food. Definitely going again soon.

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BernieL
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here on a number of occasions. In my view the food is superb. Forget the your local curry house, this is the real deal. Take a look at the online menu and you’ll get the idea. Just fantastic food and good friendly service. Live dangerously: give it a go!!

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JamieM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Top two for the type of cuisine in Reading.

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Kiwi
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My second time eating here so I wanted to try something else from their wonderful menu because it is so different to any Indian restaurant I’ve been to before. This was first time for my husband and friends & everyone enjoyed their starter & main courses. It was understandably noisy being close to Christmas but as both upstairs & down are small open rooms the sound seemed intensified which made conversation a bit difficult. The previous time had been quieter a few months ago. Service was quick & friendly/helpful. We look forward to returning to try another meal-the biryani in the clay pot looks good.

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BeccaK
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been a couple of times before. I took my boyfriend for his birthday. We had the most perfect evening. The food is incredible - every time we go we try new things, and have never been disappointed with a dish. The drinks were great too, lots of choice and tried things I hadn’t heard of. The staff are lovely, it’s always busy and it’s clear to see why. My favourite restaurant in Reading!!

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TomS
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant local gem doing well cooked local food. Good beer too a Reading fave

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PPAz
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was fantastic, tasty and pretty, great service, friendly and cosy atmosphere. Definitely coming back.

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MarkS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit, and definitely not the last... Amazing food, great service - I can't recommend Clay's highly enough

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MattR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, knowledgeable staff and top quality food.
Clay’s are one of the finest restaurants in Reading and they are constantly growing with that success in mind.

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RajinderH
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food at reasonable value. My second time will definately go again.

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PennyK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful and unusual Indian cuisine. Not your standard curry house, in a good way! Amazing and intense flavours. Even the plain roti is something special, two other flavours of roti also available. Delicious.

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NevJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and the food was delicious and good value!

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Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

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