Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen
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.
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.
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
Loved it. I love spicy food and Clays delivered. Will definitely be back. I want to try all the other stuff on the menu
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.
Superb food. Completely different from your “standard” curry house. Freshly prepared, some incredible flavours. Just love this place. Been several times before and we’ll certainly be back again!
We absolutely love the food at Clay’s, it is so delicious! I would love to try a taster menu there!
Great service and staff were extremely friendly. Food was very unusual and me and my friend really enjoyed it.
Another great evening at Clays, wonderful food and fantastic service.
Had been recommended Clay's by some friends and was better than expected. Cosy venue, amazing food which was different to normal 'Indian' without being too experimental and matched with a couple of great beers - one a partnership with a decent local brewery and a mango beer I'd never had before. Owner really knows what they're doing! Will be back shortly.
By far the best restaurant in Reading - unbelievable food and service.
The food was amazing, very different to other Indian restaurants. Will definitely return.
I’m afraid to say it was all a bit flat. I was very excited to visit but it didn’t live up to expectations. Maybe I didn’t order the right things or visited on a difficult day. I might be tempted to visit again though as I do like the inventive nature of the restaurant.
Lovely meal. Starter of cabbage pakora, followed by red curry chicken and chicken biryani. Will definitely be returning to try other items on the menu.
The food was excellent. No rush with anything. Certainly a different experience with a clay pot dish. Would recommend to anyone
Clays serves the best Indian food in Reading!
The best Indian restaurant in the wider RG area by far. Every single dish is superb. Sauces are flavoursome but light, the spices feel authentic, and the accompaniments (e.g. the roti) are perfect. Renders all other similar restaurants irrelevant.
We ordered for a claypot Biriyani and the Chicken inside the biriyani pot was cold. Also patar ka gost started was also not hot. Also we sat downstairs and at certain point no one turned up to check us and i went all the way up to ask something. My previous experiences with the restaurant was very good but this time was not ok. Thanks for the good parts though.
BEST PLACE FOR INDIAN FOOD IN READING! We went back to the menu again and again, and every dish was delicious. Great for vegetarians and meat eaters too. Now we've moved away, we'd definitely return to Reading just to eat here. Everyone was lovely and provided us with great recommendations, and were very patient when we kept ordering more. The only thing stopping us from going through the whole menu was the size of our stomachs!
THE best curry in Reading. Everything is paired beautiful from the accompanying sauces to the beetroot roti. The lamb starter and the Red Curry are favourites but there's so much more and very vegan friendly too. We have been multiple times and keep going back for more!
Sublime food. Wondering why we haven't found these dishes on our trips to India.
Answer: we haven't been to Hyderabad yet.
Service was just a little bit slow this time - refreshing drinks, only - otherwise it would have been 5*s across the board.
Stunning authentic and different food - not your average Indian. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Food as great as ever and the waiting staff are lovely. The decor could do with lightening up downstairs as it's quite gloomy without windows but Clays is a great little restaurant and a credit to Reading.
Clearly the best curry in Reading and the surrounds. Outstanding food and service.
Fifth or sixth visit and again Clays was superb, service and food is first class - an exceptional restaurant.
We had a fantastic meal here with excellent service. I’ve already recommended you to others and we’ll be returning soon!
A really different experience with superb choice of food for the slightly adventurous
Fantastic flavours... and rabbit, venison and fish all on menu as well as lamb
Their signature dish is a Biryani cooked in a clay pot (in a clay oven) and we were really impressed and then were given the pot to take home... super! would definitely recommend this to any lovers of real curry
Try the chicken 65
I brought two friends of mine and they really loved it. I love this place the food is fresh and delicious
I have been to Clay’s Kitchen several times now and it has never disappointed. The quality of the food is outstanding, and the flavours unique. Cannot wait for my next visit!
The standard of food was great as it usually is. I've been here a few times. Booked before arrival however the experience wasn't as pleasant as it usually was. We felt rushed. The bill was presented before we had asked to leave and while still drinking our wine. I'm not sure why that was but it made us feel as if they were hurrying us out of the restaurant. Not sure we will return again.
Amazing authentic cuisine, clearly made with love and served by lovely staff. Would definitely come back again. Prices are higher than other Indian restaurants, but the food is far superior.
By far and away the best Indian restaurant in Reading!! No need to say anymore!
This place is a great addition to Reading's somewhat samey restaurant scene. The Hyderabadi cuisine is different from the usual Indian fare and the dishes are authentically prepared by a family-led team. The personal service is prompt and friendly and it's reasonable value too. I particularly recommend the traditional Hyderabadi biriani dishes which are prepared in traditional clay pots and sealed with dough - really delicious. But everything is equally good, and well worth a visit.
Great place. Great food. Loved the experience. I can’t wait to come back to try more of the menu.
Highly recommended. Top job
The most delicious food and great service. The staff are friendly, efficient and courteous. A great atmosphere. Will keep coming back!
Paneer Biryani was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend. <3
Really nice food that's tasty and different - not like the repetitive stuff that you get at most other Indian restaurants. Very friendly service too.
Such a fantastic different menu, everything was well spiced and so tasty. I will be back very soon.
Great food and very good value.
What a lovely, independent restaurant catering to all diets. We went there with a couple who are vegan and they loved the vegan menu! Would definitely recommend.