Park Eat & Bar

About

We are the social heart of Whiteknights Campus, home to Park Eat, Park Market and the renowned Park Bar as well as our Concierge Service offering help with all Bars and Dining Services and Clever Cuisine.

ServiceDayOpening Hours
The BarEvery Day12:00 – 00:00
Pay-on-Entry BreakfastEvery Day08:00 – 10:30
(Last advised entry 10:00)
Pay-on-Entry LunchEvery Day12:00 – 15:00
(Last advised entry 14:30)
Pay-on-Entry DinnerEvery Day17:00 – 21:00
(Last advised entry 20:30)
Food Counter & Bar Opening Times (Out of Term Time – Subject to Venue Opening Times)

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Food Menus

Park Eat is an ideal place to meet for a drink or try a range of delicious food from several distinct zones. We operate in a sustainable and ethical way with plenty of choice and variety for you to choose from to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Enjoy meals from our different counters that are expertly cooked using the freshest ingredients, you will find Italian street food serving pizzas and calzones, Theatre Counter serving stir-frys and curries, and a range of other options changing on a daily basis.

Self-service coffee

Skip the queues and use our Frank the Barista machine! All you need is one of our eco-friendly reusable coffee cups and you can then purchase one of our coffee plans.

Good To Know

Allergens

Our allergen information is displayed above every servery counter. If you would like more information on allergens, ask our staff. We’re happy to help.

Come on in

We are open to University students and staff.

Sustainability

We are committed to delivering environmentally sustainable activities.

Nathan's eggs

All our eggs are from Nathan, a former student of ours. He is located on Beechwood farm only 13 miles away from the University.

Locally sourced

Most of our meat, veg, fruit and dairy are sourced from the UK.

Fairtrade

All of our tea, coffee and bananas are Fairtrade.

FAQs

We love all feedback as it helps us improve our services. Please provide as much detail as possible, including where and when, as it really helps us. All our team members will give you their name if requested. Certain staff in some areas may only give you first name and initial for privacy reasons. Feel free to drop us an email clevercuisine@reading.ac.uk , or we have feedback forms on our outlet pages.

Most of our food is self-service, some items are served to ensure availability for all but you may come back for more once you have finished the first portion.

It certainly is! Have a look at the Clever Cuisine Nutrition page and also our Wellness Portal to see all the great things we do. Cooking from scratch gives us the ability to leave out various nasty ingredients. If after looking at our pages you feel we aren't offering anything healthy, please request a face to face meeting letting us know what you want to talk about (the more detail the better) and we’ll send the most appropriate and senior member of the team to talk to you. We are always happy to work with you to ensure you eat how you want to.

Many of the food items we sell take several hours to cook, some up to 24 hours, and as they don’t come out of a packet, this does mean we run out of certain dishes. Our team use their knowledge of what sells, and what doesn’t sell, to try to get the numbers correct but this doesn’t always work. While it is annoying when things run out, it is also a good thing we don't have packets of highly processed food in the freezer....

If you have missed something you really wanted to eat, please drop us an email.

All chicken and lamb we cook with is Halal and is slaughtered in a humane manner that is approved by the RSPCA. Beef is not currently certified as Halal as it comes from our own farm and our local butcher isn't certified Halal. At Bars and Dining locations, our food is labelled on counters indicating whether or not it is suitable for a Halal diet. Park Eat, Wantage, Eat at the Square and St. Patrick's can cater for a Halal diet with a wide range of choice. At Park House and The Dairy, only vegetarian and vegan dishes are suitable for Halal diets.

Please contact the Clever Cuisine Team via email or in person at the Concierge Desk. We cook from scratch in kitchens handling multiple allergens so there is a risk of cross-contamination so those with severe allergies should ask before eating. If you are on a Clever Cuisine Eating Plan please book a time to see our Head Chef so we can tailor our services to you. You are also welcome to ask our staff to change their gloves or wash their hands before serving you due to your allergies.

The University is investing to continually improving the student experience and while we aim to keep disruption to a minimum sometimes we do need to adjust services/offerings. Currently we are working on specific projects to replace our  IT systems, food counters, furniture and decor with changes being made in the Summer Vacation periods.

Find Us

We have installed many plug sockets across Park Eat from the lovely people at Measurable Energy. This is to ensure that we are always mindful of the amount of electricity we are using. The coloured lights will indicate the amount of CO2e that is being used whilst the socket is in use. If 100 people chose a green phase over red when charging their phones using the power sockets, at least 40g of CO2e emissions could be avoided. 1,000 people could avoid 104kg a year!

Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

15 Apr 2024 – 7 Jun 2024
Monday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am

Out of Term Time

8 Jun 2024 – 29 Sep 2024
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Bank Holiday and Closure Days

27 May 2024: Closed
26 Aug 2024: Closed

Get In Touch

We absolutely love all feedback regardless of what it is as it helps us improve our services

clevercuisine@reading.ac.uk