The first was Miller and Carter, on the Riverside. With its black and gold signage and cosy interior I had thought that this wasn't the place to be grabbing a quick bite with the children, but I couldn't have been more wrong. It's a gorgeous restaurant and we've been back quite a few times now. The steaks really are amazing - tender, generous and cooked just the way you ask. The fries that come with it are skinny, crisp and served separately in a little cup - I guess so the juice from the steak and sauces doesn't make your chips soggy, which is a great idea. Check out my review, which is now up on The Oracle's website.
|Miller and Carter's Rump Steak with Bearnaise Sauce and Chips|
|Miller and Carter's White Chocolate Box dessert|
The second place I tried, this time with the children in tow, was Tampopo. Just next to Miller and Carter, it was a great place for the girls to try some different flavours. I was a bit cautious at first when I saw their kids' meals are vegetable tempura, a dipping sauce and a chicken skewer but they loved it. And no sooner had they polished off that, they were asking to try our curries and stir-fries and tucking into chilli prawn crackers. A great place, and I wouldn't hesitate to take them back there again. Tampopo serve a wide range of Eastern foods, including Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese. Take a look at the full review, also on The Oracle website.
Have you eaten at Miller and Carter, or Tampopo? Or at any of the other restaurants at Reading's Oracle? What did you think?