Bluegrass BBQ - Reading
For lunch & dinner we serve our smoked meats, all cooked the true American way which means our BBQ pitmasters work around the clock to ensure the 'cue we serve when our doors open is the best you will find - it takes nearly 48 hours of loving care and attention to perfect each of our smoked meat cuts.
For breakfast every weekend from 9am, we serve up freshly made-to-order American pancakes with delicious toppings, as well as fully loaded smoked breakfast plates.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mac 'N' Cheese
Our version of the classic served with fries & mini corn on the cob
Southern Fried Chicken Tenders
Our homemade southern fried chicken tenders (have a little spice to them) served with fries & mini corn
Really cool place, service was great and food was delicious as always!
I can’t believe I’ve lived in Reading all my life and this was the first time I went. Food was brilliant and loved the American sodas. Will be definitely be back again and visiting more frequently.
Lovely meal:) it was for my partners birthday. Great service too.
Sons 18th he loved every minute of it
Food was not hot and the mushroom was only half cooked. Not pleasant and would not go back.
Service was good, disappointed that the chilli on the chips was still cold.
Been here when it 1st opened and it was excellent. Now it is very poor. At Louis ribs were dry as were the boneless chicken wings. The wings were over cooked. The coleslaw was horrendous and looked like it had been made 3 days previous. The value was not good 3 adults and 2 toddlers was £70 . It’s pretending to be an American bbq restaurant but no quality at all.
Bit greasy and sat near the kitchen which was smelly
Service was slow 30 mins drink t 45 mins for food when arrived was Luke warm.
Got there for pre theatre dinner at 6.45pm just to be told at least 40 minute wait for food although restaurant empty. Will not be going back.
Overcooked ribs. Undercooked sweet potato fries, which were actually wedges.
Dry pulled pork.
Service slow, 30 min wait for food.
My partner had been before and said it was poor but i insisted I wanted to try it. I should have listened.
I booked our table for 5 celebrating with a birthday meal for my daughter. Drinks and good arrived promptly but the fries on our plates were luke warm and clumpy. The chicken wings and burgers were all great though.
Didn't have time to ask the waitress to replace them as we were going onto another venue after which was a booked slot and didnt want to be late.
Some of the food was cold, it didn’t all come at once and the burger was over cooked. Which was a disappointment and in contrast to our last visit, and to be fair we have been there often. The overall ambience and music was good and the two staff on were efficient and pleasant, but it left me thinking would I risk going into Reading again to take the chance that things had improved.
Excellent food as usual - filling and delicious 😋 recommend for any meat lover but maybe skip the booze
No food 30 minutes after placing the order, and clearly we had been forgotten as EVERYBODY ELSE - including people who came after us - had their food. 10 minutes after I asked where our Sharer Meat Platter was, it arrived - and the meat was DRY! Overcooked. All of it. As this was a Birthday meal with my son and we were now late for a Theatre show I did not make a big fuss and we just left (online order means you pay whether they give you a good meal or not!). This was not a good meal, although the drinks were OK. No service either - I had to search to find someone to ask where the meal was - the waiters should have been chasing for our food, not me!
Great service great food and really good atmosphere I always enjoy my visits to bluegrass. The pancakes are amazing
I paid £16 for a combo meal and the portion size was less than dishes costing £9-£10.
I feel like whoever put the plate together didn’t know what they were doing?
I had to go home and eat again.
I have the photo if bluegrass wants to see the portion i was served.
Amazing food and service as usual - only critique was the lack of social distancing because of Covid
Delicious ribs and brisket. Great selection of beer. A must visit for meat lovers!
We always come back for the tasty food (the ribs in particular are fab). Nice people serving, nice ambience and good value for money. We enjoy ourselves everytime we go.
Always great food here, fresh and tasty , nice and quiet place to eat
Restaurant was very noisy.
When meal arrived, the chicken was pink and looked raw.
Will never go back it was a special occasion and it was dreadful
Really delicious meal, good atmosphere. Definitely recommend
Food was lovely, we had an issue with one of us getting normal chips instead of sweet potato and we asked for correction. This didn't happen so when they collected the plates at the end I mentioned we never got them. The server said there must have been a mis communication and offered my son a scoop of ice cream FOC. This was the difference in a mediocre review and a recommendation.
I love BBQ food, not pretty to look at but delicious and good portion sizes at a fair price
We booked for breakfast on my birthday. The staff were lovely but there obviously wasn’t enough of them. We ordered drinks and food, and had to ask several times for drinks (tea and coffee) but told that only one person was making drinks so there was a wait. They eventually arrived 30 minutes after order and as three of us were finishing food. My husbands smokehouse breakfast came with eggs and beans really hot but everything else cold. Sent it back and it returned 15 minutes later with everything cold. The waitress apologised, and was very polite and helpful but it was not the experience we hoped for.
Have been here previously when I found everything was really good. This time I was disappointed in the service snd customer service, the food was ok but not as good as my previous visit. Nice but slightly disappointing.
Great tasting food and great prices with ultra friendly helpful staff
Staff having to run around the place up and down the stairs, meaning they are incredibly understaffed. Due to the rushing, our waiter ended up spilling all our sauces all over the table and onto my boyfriend. It is clearly not the staffs fault but management, as the staff was friendly upon entry but are being pushed to do two to three times the work load they should be doing. Not checked in on, have to order via the app. When food did come, it was very good but came seperately spread out so much so that we had finished our mains before any of our sides came out.
Disappointing and wont be coming back again even though the food was good. Should of just ordered from deliveroo.
Table ready when we arrived. Upon arrival we were told there was up to a 20min wait for food. Ordered from the table. Long wait for drinks. Waited nearly an hour for food. Mixed reviews. Mine was lukewarm as was my sons. Tasted good. I had the belly pork. Table behind us were very loud and using a lot of swear words. Luckily my children are older but some of the words we didn’t need to hear. Overall it’s was ok but think they were busy and didn’t think they could cope with the amount of people.
Our food took 1 1/2hrs to get to the table, when it did, items of food were missing and weren’t replaced as promised, not enough staff, no one checked on our food, complete shambles.
Had a great night! Can’t fault the experience as was really easy from booking a table, ordering food, fast service and all round care. Will be back soon as the food was amazing.
Lunchtime visit, we were seated in a socially distanced manner, the drinks and food arrived in a timely fashion, good quality and tasty.
Great food. App wasn’t working so meant long queue at bar but overall good
First time we visited and the food was amazing disappointing there was no wings available. Guess we will just have to go back for the wings.
Nice food and staff unfortunately they didn’t have the chicken tenders which we were looking forward to trying but other good value for money.
Service wasn’t great, ordered from the bar and was left waiting for longer than anticipated. Some food arrived at the table and had to ask for cutlery.
Food was amazing! Would definitely be back. Just as shame service seems to have been affected since covid.
The food is amazing!! We tried platter as it was our first time and the meats all done in the smoker did not disappoint! That plus a couple of sides was food overload for two people - as a dessert lover I could not even look at the menu as as I was stuffed!
The only dish I’d avoid is the Mac and Cheese - it lacked the pizzazz of the rest of the food.
My husband really enjoyed his pit burger however after being told our food would be a bit longer as my plate had been dropped (we had already waited 40 mins) the bbq chicken I eventually got was extremely dry so I was unable to eat it.
You can order delivery directly from Bluegrass BBQ - Reading using the Order Online button. Bluegrass BBQ - Reading also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 959 9112.
Bluegrass BBQ - Reading is rated 3.7 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.
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