Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen
Our whole menu is based on Hyderabadi cuisine, a southern region in India.
Our food has seen praise from the likes of Jay Rayner, William Sitwell, Tom Parker Bowles and had received excellent reviews in Guardian, Observer, Delicious magazine among others.
We are a small but cosy dining space and we cannot take in any under 5 children at the moment. Our sincere apologies for that.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Absolutely amazing dinner. There were old favourites still on the menu but the new dishes were also superb. Cannot fault this restaurant. Utterly superb. So good to be back.
Flavourful, beautifully cooked interesting food and fabulous service. This is definitely not your regular 'English' Indian restaurant but it is definitely one you should try if you enjoy delicious food
The best Indian food in the country.
Wishing this fantastic establishment all the luck for the coming weeks.
Great restaurant, have been back 4/5 times. Definitely one of Reading's top restaurants
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
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.
Incredibly fragrant & rich food. Both food and drinks menus interesting & varied with plenty of vegetarian & vegan options. Lovely staff.
Everything was perfect. Would be good to get discounts for frequent/returning customers like us:)
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.
Consistently amazing food every time I go. Love it!
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.
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.
Daughter’s birthday meal. Food gorgeous and service wonderful.
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.
Outstanding! unbelievably good food, great prices and great service.
One of the best restaurants in Reading and a very original Indian offering for the town.
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..
Always good service, amazing food and lovely atmosphere.
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.
Great food, great service we will be back and recommending to all our friends and family.
Amazing food and amazing service! I will be back 100%!
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 :-)
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.
As delicious as ever, excellent service and we tried some new dishes as well as old favourites. Would highly recommend.
We ordered Andhra Fish , chicken65 and dum biriyani .
Everything was smacking good . Would like to go again and try other items on the menu .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Actually just one of the best meals I've ever had at a restaurant. The food was on another level.
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.
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!!
Excellent food! Top two for the type of cuisine in Reading.
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.
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!!
Brilliant local gem doing well cooked local food. Good beer too a Reading fave
food was fantastic, tasty and pretty, great service, friendly and cosy atmosphere. Definitely coming back.
Not our first visit, and definitely not the last... Amazing food, great service - I can't recommend Clay's highly enough
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.
Excellent food at reasonable value. My second time will definately go again.
Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.