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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Great food and good service. Highly recommend
Great find. Excellent food, very different to normal Indian food. We will be back
Absolutely loved it. Will be returning very soon, with everyone I know.
The quality of the food is always high as usual. Nice selection of dishes very different from he standard Indian restaurant
Delicious food washed down with fantastic IPA all delivers with friendly and helpful service. Can’t wait to visit again!
great food and atmosphere, lovely staff
Fiftieth Birthday night out with best of friends. Fab.
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.
Great good but the server forgot our drinks and also part of our order
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.
Great meal and service, easily the best curry in town if not the region.
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.
Fab place, the food is 5 stars and everyone was so lovely!
Excellent food, friendly service and good wine. Another great meal.
Another amazing meal at Clay's. Quail Pakora and JD chicken were wonderful but the real find was the Bhindi Fry. Great stuff!.
Excellent food, everyone enjoyed