Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen

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183 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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MB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

A
1 review
Dined on 9 February 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..

AF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service, amazing food and lovely atmosphere.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 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.

J
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 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 :-)

NH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 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.

AA
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
1 review
Dined on 17 January 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 .

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 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.

MW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 January 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.

S
1 review
Dined on 19 December 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.

AB
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 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.

BM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 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.

BL
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 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!!

JM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

K
1 review
Dined on 6 December 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.

BK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 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!!

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

PP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
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
6 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?