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Park Eat & Bar

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Reservations

We require all customers to make a reservation, including those accessing our walk-in takeaway services to book a slot as we operate closely with Halls of Residence so keeping everyone safe is a priority. We strongly advise you to pre-book online as we cannot guarantee that we can always accept walk-ins. The maximum group size we are able to take is 6 and we need the details of all members of your group. When standing up and moving around we require all customers, that are able to, to wear a face covering. Park Bar and Park Eat operate on the same Reservation system so you only need to book once if using both, at the same time.

In accordance with government guidelines we are collecting contact details to support the Coronavirus contact tracing scheme, view our policy here

Orders

Food & Drink

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 serveries that are expertly cooked using the freshest ingredients, you will find Italian street food serving pizzas and calzones, Pan Asia serving stir fries and curries, and a range of other options changing on a daily basis. We also have a range of Grab & Go options freshly prepared each morning, including sandwiches, baguettes, salads, fruit pots, pasta pots, and other deserts.

Photo of a kitchen with chefs preparing food

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.

Freestyle location

The Sustain It bottle contains a RFID chip that allows you to pre-pay for drinks, choosing from different payment options as outlined below. The bottle is designed to pair up with our Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, offering well over 100 varieties and customisable mixes – the majority being zero and low calorie options.

A close-up photo of Park Bar beer taps

Park Market

Our Market Place at Park sells a range of ethical and sustainable goods including food items, drinks and everyday essentials.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, bring along your containers and use our refillable service with our range of loose foods, including lentils, rice, and pasta.

We also stock a range of Suma items, delivering vegetarian, natural, responsibly sourced products to our community.

Online ordering is currently unavailable but will launch shortly.

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.

Often you can – we serve smaller portions to help prevent food waste and encourage you to ask for more if you feel portions are too small. Exceptions to this are generally items that are sold by the item such as a Burger, a piece of fruit, pre-made sandwich, a Chicken Kiev etcetera or sold by weight or by container size. Our team are happy to advise you.

We definitely do! 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. Please ask the team for more information on Halal options. 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 ask to speak to a member of our team who’ll be able to help you. 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.

UPDATED 2 July 2020 - For the 2020/21 Academic Year all of our sites will be handling ingredients are or contain nuts as our kitchens will be co-producing for each other. This is to ease pressure caused by staff being unable to work across multiple kitchens to allow us to keep teams separate to reduce the risk of one person causing multiple staff to become ill. For example, we'll make Chocolate Cake at one kitchen for all our kitchens to use.

We will review this when Social Distancing is no longer deemed as required.

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Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

21 Sep 2020 – 11 Dec 2020
Monday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Out of Term Time

12 Dec 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
Monday: 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thursday: 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sunday: 8:00 am – 1:00 am

Get In Touch

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

clevercuisine@reading.ac.uk