Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen

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166 reviews
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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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BL
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!!

JM
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

BK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!!

TS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

PP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

MS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 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.

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

PK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 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.

NJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and the food was delicious and good value!

PW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, a welcoming atmosphere and excellent service

AC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Indian food in Reading and charming service .... decor is a bit basic

ZY
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the staff delightful and the dining experience highly recommended.

T
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service. Excellent food. Would recommend to everybody

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unlike anywhere else I've been. Truly excellent food.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, good service. Enjoyed this meal and will return.

MM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best kept secrets of Reading. We visited for my sister’s birthday and the food was genuinely authentic and extremely tasty. Service was impeccable and a real homely vibe.

We’d recommend this for anyone looking to get a genuine taste of India and we will definitely be attending again!

AL
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Clay's is a welcome change to the 'usual' curry scene. There are very few dishes you'll have heard of on the menu but it means you get to try something actually authentic and clearly cooked with passion. The paneer majestic is definitely something to write home about; as was the crab meat curry. If you order a biriyani, you even get to take the clay pot it's cooked in, home. The service is always very friendly there and they're always happy to provide recommendations or explain the dishes. We had an excellent evening and will be making sure to visit again soon!

r
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty Indian meal with friends, not your standard curry house fare, more expensive (around £20 per head for a meal with a drink) but good value with vegan options and a cheery decor with welcoming staff. My mushroom masala was excellent. The only issue we had was a missing rice but the staff were very helpful. Definitely worth a visit.

RC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , great ambience and excellent customer service

MB
Hampshire
22 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always just brilliant food. Bought two new friends asking who thoroughly enjoyed each dish.

AF
London
30 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love love love love love.

Did I mention I love Clays?

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again, a wonderful meal at Clay’s. Sophisticated spice combinations, excellent quality, personalised service. I have been a few times, and every time is as fresh and surprising as the first. Will be back again soon!

JA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Over priced and the food doesn’t taste that authentic same like most Indian restaurants in UK an unfortunate scenario. Shame that the reviews from other sites on this restaurant dint do any justice. Ambience is of a take away bug prices are of posh restaurant totally unacceptable. Two person dining costed more than 56 pounds that’s unbelievable for the food we have ordered. The food tasted okish and that’s about it.

BK
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were recommended Clay's Hyderabadi Kitchen by a friend and I am so glad we went. The food was awesome and the service was incredible and accommodating. I live in Spain and visit Reading regularly and will definitely be back. I have already recommended it to a number of friends.

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious absolutely will be coming back.

LS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We all loved it. Would be good to have no alcohol beer for drivers and someone needs to check the loos for paper towels. That's all!

AT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not your usual Indian cuisine. This was authentic and much better! Not greasy. Very tasty.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, can't wIt to go back.
Wine very reasonable priced.
Food quite exspensive, but worth it

A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is beautiful but not cheap. Really good for a treat.

P
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply one of the best places to dine in Reading. Maybe even the best. The food is spectacular, and the staff passionate and friendly. Highly recommended.

IK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely but different take on Indian food. Plenty of options including veggie and vegan.

RA
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Ridiculously overpriced that doesn't even taste half as good as the price they charge you for..

I hail from South India and know a thing or two about south Indian food..they claim to serve authentic south Indian food which people who have never eaten south Indian food before may even agree..

You will get a better hyderabadi dum biryani for less than half the price in many restaurants in London..I cannot quite explain their chicken 65 and even wonder why they call it that as I guess they themselves know when it is not... There is a reason why some authentic receipes have been followed as it is for years..

if you had hyderabadi food before and go here with an expectation you will be dissappointed..

I saw a lot of white people and not so many indians when I went in and now I know why..No original flavour, ridiculous prices and I know I am not going there again...and if you want to a enjoy the true flavours of hyderabadi cuisine I say look elsewhere...

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my fourth visit since discovering the restaurant about four weeks ago. Once again it did not dissapoint.

M
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Clay's and unbelievably good food, the best Indian food I have had for a very long time. service was superb. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. We will definitely be going back. The Kodi Chips are fabulous.

ST
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We're massive fans of Clay's - fresh flavorful ingredients, kind staff and enthusiastic owners. If you're keen for a delicious evening and a memorable food experience, go to Clay's and prepared to leave happy.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, and great service. Highly recommend.
The food is just a little bit different to normal indian restaurants, and is outstanding.

We will definitely be back

PD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. I love spicy food and Clays delivered. Will definitely be back. I want to try all the other stuff on the menu

RP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the fourth time I have eaten here and each time it has been superb, food is excellent, staff are very helpful and I will definately be back.