17 - 19 Valpy Street, Reading, RG1 1AR
0118 327 1331


  • An independent bistro

    with dining and entertaining at its heart

A bar and bistro in a historical setting

Valpy Street owners, Andrew and Antony, have many years' experience in the hospitality business. They recently bought the former Chronicles newspaper rooms in the heart of Reading with the desire to open an independent eatery in this unique building. It has long been their belief that there are far too few independent bars and restaurants in the town centre and they have a real passion to deliver the quality and personality to food and service that only an independent can bring.

What to expect?

A big welcome, a big smile and excellent service. We simply offer well executed dishes using high quality ingredients. Valpy St is very much a bistro, and our skilled chefs have a real passion for what we do.

We believe that nothing beats classic dishes cooked to the highest standard, and with the seasons in mind and fresh products at the forefront, we keep our menu evolving and wherever possible,  source ingredients locally. 

Lunch time at Valpy Street

Our Pot Menu specialises in classic dishes and consists of a one pot meal (small or large), perfect for a quick lunch or hearty main course. Along with our excellent burger and sandwich menu plus seasonal daily specials, we have lunch covered.
The bar area is a perfect place to meet and eat whatever the time of day. You'll be greeted with a smile, we'll learn your name and tipple and serve you with a perfect drink every time.

Events we offer

Our cellar bar is the perfect venue to hold a variety of events, from birthday parties and corporate meetings to a family get together. 

Call my bluff wine tasting

Fun and informative even for up to 60 people. Includes wine and supper - attendees will try and deduce which wine they are drinking from descriptions given to them by our panel of wine experts.

Business Meetings

We are available from 9.00am onwards to hold business meetings in our bar room which we hire out for private use. Refreshment and catering available upon request.

Venue Hire

We have many options available when it comes to hiring Valpy Street bar and Bistro. We can let out the whole venue, just the restaurant, or the bar. We also offer the option of buffet style food should this suit your event. Please contact us for costs and availability.
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