Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen

4.7
110 reviews
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  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
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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CR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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JG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning authentic and different food - not your average Indian. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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JB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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CH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clearly the best curry in Reading and the surrounds. Outstanding food and service.

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GK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fifth or sixth visit and again Clays was superb, service and food is first class - an exceptional restaurant.

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KM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal here with excellent service. I’ve already recommended you to others and we’ll be returning soon!

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NW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

Try the chicken 65
Paneer majestic
Venison bhuna

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MG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought two friends of mine and they really loved it. I love this place the food is fresh and delicious

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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NF
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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ML
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far and away the best Indian restaurant in Reading!! No need to say anymore!

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TE
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food. Loved the experience. I can’t wait to come back to try more of the menu.
Highly recommended. Top job

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NF
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious food and great service. The staff are friendly, efficient and courteous. A great atmosphere. Will keep coming back!

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LW
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paneer Biryani was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend. <3

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M
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such a fantastic different menu, everything was well spiced and so tasty. I will be back very soon.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and very good value.

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N
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, authentic & super tasty with incredible flavours. Quick, friendly and efficient service with helpful staff! Great! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or visit again

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RF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome flavoursome Indian food. The Kaleji was delicious and the Biryani was full of flavours and not too spicy. Friends were over the moon and couldn’t stop raving. Nice little joint in Reading. Would be recommending it to my friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Clays is outstanding; I knew that before this trip, but had staked my reputation by talking it up to the group before hand... it didn’t disappoint and my reputation was probably improved!
The setting is great, bold colours that are still relaxing for a dining experience, but you don’t notice anything around you when the food comes! Absolutely first class.
I’ve had the chicken livers to start every time I’ve been and they seem to get better each time!

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NF
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food and good service. Highly recommend

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find. Excellent food, very different to normal Indian food. We will be back

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KH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it. Will be returning very soon, with everyone I know.

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MD
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The quality of the food is always high as usual. Nice selection of dishes very different from he standard Indian restaurant

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food washed down with fantastic IPA all delivers with friendly and helpful service. Can’t wait to visit again!

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and atmosphere, lovely staff

highly recommended

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fiftieth Birthday night out with best of friends. Fab.

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SR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at Clays. Thank you for making everything about your restaurant a pleasure. Very happy to recommend it to all my friends. In fact, I’ll be back soon with some new diners.

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JD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great good but the server forgot our drinks and also part of our order

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ZA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good and the waiting staff attentive.

The only things I would suggest are to have some more traditional music playing as I think the Playlist was popular Western music.

I would also suggest having a heat/spice guide on the menu as a couple of people had food slightly hotter then they had anticipated.

Thanks, will recommend to others to try Clays as it was quite an authentic experience.

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AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service, easily the best curry in town if not the region.

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K
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely evening at Clays which was welcoming and friendly. However the food was incredibly spicey and it would be good to have an indiciation on the menu as to the level of spice for each dish. The mango beer was really good! Our table service was a little disappointing but the owner made the effort to come and speak to us and made appropriate adjustments to the bill which was appreciated. Overall we had a good experience and would go back.

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ES
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place, the food is 5 stars and everyone was so lovely!

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AA
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly service and good wine. Another great meal.

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r
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Another amazing meal at Clay's. Quail Pakora and JD chicken were wonderful but the real find was the Bhindi Fry. Great stuff!.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, everyone enjoyed

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